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Canon R50

 
Canon EOS R50 front
 
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Increase to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 375g - 116 x 86 x 69mm
  • Released February 2023
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ
Portability
75
Imaging
72
Features
88
Overall
78

Canon R50 overview

Canon R50 is Canon's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first introduced on February of 2023. The camera has got a 24MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.

The R50 places at #4 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #60 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can try our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Canon R50 family

The Canon R50 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all previous and brand new models as well as main specifications.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-R100 front thumbnailCanon R100
R50 vs R100
24MPAPS-C6.5 fps2023
Canon-EOS-R50 front thumbnailCanon R5024MPAPS-C12.0 fps2023
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Canon-EOS-R7 front thumbnailCanon R7
R50 vs R7
33MPAPS-C15.0 fps2022
Canon-EOS-R10 front thumbnailCanon R10
R50 vs R10
24MPAPS-C15.0 fps2022

Canon R50 Pros and Cons

Here is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Canon R50 based on things that are generally seen as necessary in a camera.

comes with focus via touch
comes with phase detect AF
connects via bluetooth
does have HDMI port
does have mic port
exports RAW formats
flash built-in
has manual focus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
interchangeable lenses (Canon RF mount)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
offers tracking focus
pretty good screen size (3.00")
quiet shutter (1/8,000 seconds)
screen articulates fully
screen is selfie friendly
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
touchscreen functionality
very good high ISO (32,000)
very good min ISO (100)
very good screen resolution (1,040 thousand dot)
no headphone port
no image stabilization
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Canon R50 Sensor specs

The specification of the sensor in the Canon R50 is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and provides a native ISO range of 100 - 32000. The ISO can be widened electronically to a maximum of 51200. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.

The picture below shows the R50's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The R50 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon R50 dimensions

Canon R50 weighs around 0.83 pounds (375 grams / 13.23 oz) & has exterior dimensions of 116mm x 86mm x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 grams so the Canon R50 is heavier as compared with its rivals.

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Listed below is a visual of the Canon R50 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.

Canon EOS R50 dimensions scale

The top view below will provide the button layout on the R50.

Canon EOS R50 topview buttons dials

Canon R50 Lens details

The R50 works with the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses that you can purchase. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the R50.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-RF-70-200mm-F2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM70-200mmf/2.8 1070g
Venus-Laowa-Argus-35mm-F0.95-FF-RF-Mount lensVenus Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 FF35mmf/0.95 755g
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Canon-RF-600mm-F11-IS-STM lensCanon RF 600mm F11 IS STM600mmf/11 930g
Canon-RF-100-400mm-F5.6-8-IS-USM lensCanon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM100-400mmf/5.6-8 635g
Canon-RF-50mm-F1.8-STM lensCanon RF 50mm F1.8 STM50mmf/1.8 160g
Laowa-85mm-f5.6-2x-Ultra-Macro-APO-RF-Mount lensLaowa 85mm f5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO85mmf/5.6 310g
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Canon-RF-1200mm-F8L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 1200mm F8L IS USM1200mmf/8 3340g
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Canon R50 Connectivity

The R50 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which include NFC and Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and usually alter camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Several apps also enable a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery through the USB socket.

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Canon R50 Video details

The highest video quality in the Canon R50 is 3840 x 2160 and you can record in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 format. 2160p can provide a great quality for video. You are able to downsample to Full HD in order to get clearer video. Be wary of the huge file sizes and make sure you have high quality SD cards with good write speed. Although the body offers a mic jack, it is unfortunately lacking a headphone jack which means that you will not have the ability to keep an eye on your sound levels.

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Canon R50 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing on the Canon R50 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.

Canon R50 Display and Viewfinder

The Canon R50 has got a 3.00 inch fully articulated display screen having a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

It includes a selfie friendly display for self portraits and group photos when needed. Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to adjust focus point and adjust settings using your fingertips.

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The ViewFinder specifications for Canon R50 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.59x

For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders are very helpful.

Canon R50 Shutter details

Canon R50 continuous shooting speed is 12.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec. The camera also provides silent electronic shutter of 1/8000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might lead to "rolling shutter" under some conditions.

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Canon R50 Flash and Hot shoe details

Canon R50 features both built-in flash as well as external flash ability. The highest flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.

Canon R50 Autofocus details

Canon R50 features both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has got Face detect which makes it handy for portraits.

It has got 651 focus points to choose from. Canon R50 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Canon R50 comes with manual focusing in case it is required in low light situations or you need more accurate focusing control.

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Canon R50 Battery life

The battery power (LP-E17) on the Canon R50 is designed to last for 370 photos according to the CIPA requirements which is about average when compared to it's competition. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 offers the highest (750) battery life in this class of cameras.

Following is a list of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:

Canon R50 for different forms of photography

The following graph shows a overview of the Canon R50 for different forms of photography. To view more, browse to the specific section below.

Portrait photography with Canon R50

The Canon R50 receives a points tally of 83 which is superb, and means the camera is a terrific option for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, RAW support & ability to utilize external flash.

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focusing manually
MP count good (24 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
supports RAW formats

Canon R50 as a Street photography camera

Coming in at a tremendous rating of 77, the Canon R50 is a terrific fit for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen articulates
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
supports touch focus
good ISO range (32,000)
lack of image stabilization

Canon R50 Sports photography highlights

A outstanding sports photography points total of 77 means the Canon R50 is a superb option for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have good focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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quiet shutter (1/8,000s)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
has phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization

Canon R50 Travel photography information

Size is really important in buying a travel camera. In general, the Canon R50 gets a outstanding 84 for a travelling camera which makes it a outstanding pick to take with you on your holidays.

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has bluetooth
features touch to focus
sensor resolution is decent (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly

Canon R50 Landscape photography factors

For anybody planning to pick a camera for landscape pictures, the most important aspect is going to be image quality. The Canon R50 with it's impressive grade of 80 for a landscape camera is a great fit compared to its competition.

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has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon RF mount)
good sized screen (3.00 inch)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good ISO range (32,000)
exports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization

Canon R50 Vlogging details

A camera for vlogging preferably should have a articulating display screen, mic port and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon R50 is a superb option as a vlog camera as it receives a wonderful score of 77.

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display is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
has face detect autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic port
lack of image stabilization

Canon R50 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the R50, here is a range of the top rated cameras which fall into the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.

The diagram just below will give you a bird's eye view of the R50 compared to it's highest ranked competitors mentioned above.

There are a bunch of cameras you might look into as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
Canon
Model type
Canon EOS R50
Class
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released
2023-02-08
Body design
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area
332.3mm²
Sensor resolution
24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW data
Maximum native ISO
32000
Maximum boosted ISO
51200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Total focus points
651
Lens
Lens mount type
Canon RF
Available lenses
37
Crop factor
1.6
Screen
Display type
Fully Articulated
Display diagonal
3.00"
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.59x
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
6m at ISO 100
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/200 secs
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 70 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 90 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 170 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 85 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 85 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 470 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 70 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 30 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 12 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 90 Mbps, MP4, H.265, AAC
Maximum video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
375 gr (0.83 lb)
Physical dimensions
116 x 86 x 69mm (4.6" x 3.4" x 2.7")
Other
Battery life
370 pictures
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery ID
LP-E17
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
Single UHS-II SD card slot
Storage slots
One
Price at launch
$679