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Canon’s EOS M50 – CMOS Sensor Camera

Canon’s EOS M50 – CMOS Sensor Camera

Canon’s EOS M50 – CMOS Sensor Camera

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera, is also called Canon EOS Kiss M in Japan. Canon’s EOS M50 is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, announced by Canon. Canon EOS M50 release date was February 26, 2018. Equipped with 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor, Canon EF-M lens mount, CR3 14-Bit Raw File format, and Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus system. It is an entry-level user-friendly, best low light focusing camera.

The camera gives piercing and sharp images, with natural look and quality. Best for shooting landscapes, travel, and portrait photography. Let’s check out, Canon EOS M50 camera details.

Canon EOS M50 Specification

  • 24.1 Mega Pixels APS-C size CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 8 ProcessorNative ISO range of 100-25,600
  • Continuous shooting at 10 frames per seconds
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus system (Fast, accurate AF and precise tracking)
  • 3 Inch vari-angle touch screen (1,040,000 dots)
  • OLED 2360k dots Electronic View Finder
  • Capable of 4K UHD video recording
  • Wifi, NFC  and Bluetooth Connectivity 

New DIGIC 8 Image Processor & 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor

24.1Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and a new DIGIC 8 image processor work together, to carry high sensitivity and faster camera processing, both for video and image photography. ISO range (100-25,600) is extendable up to ISO 51,200, that is capable of delivering the best results in different light situations.

Canon EOS M50 Camera is also the first entry-level canon camera, with the new DIGIC 8 processor. This processor enables the EOS M50, to shoot UHD 4K video recording up to 23.98fps. DIGIC 8 processor meets the 10 frames per second continuous shooting rate, fast camera startup time, and short interval times, between each frame for effective shooting procedure.

ISO Sensitivity Range

ISO Sensitivity range of M 50 is 100 to 25,600 (expandable to a higher ISO range of 51,200). It has been observed that lower ISO settings, give the spotless and best images. However, images taken with an expanded ISO range of 51,200 become spotted, with painted and decorative noise. This situation complicates the image details. 

Autofocus Performance

Autofocus has been a specific sector, where both mirrorless and compact cameras have met issues like continuously focusing on moving objects, with telephoto lenses. EOS M50 utilizes Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, and Eye Detection AF system to overcome these challenges. This camera gives an exact focus performance for both photography and video shooting.

The Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus uses each pixel on the camera imaging sensor for both focus detection and image recording.

On the basis of focus detection by every pixel, a lot of sharpness data is collected, and the Image sensor focus in mirrorless cameras is the only way for focusing.

The EOS M50 carries innovative features and execution to the Dual Pixel CMOS technology.  By usage the variety of EF-M lenses (EF-M 18–150mm, EF-M 55–200mm, EF-M 28mm), this camera enables focusing additional part of the image, than earlier models of EOS M series. As a result of the enlarged AF area, the volume of autofocus points is increased to 149 points.

EOS M50 is capable of excellently focusing in low light situations. The camera is equipped with low light autofocus ability EV -2, a light level equal to ISO 3200 scene.

Articulating LCD Screen

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera has a 3 inch (7.5 cm) multi-angle Touchscreen LCD of 3:2 aspect ratio at his back. The rotating screen is hinged at the left side of the camera body. It can be repositioned out to face any object. It can also be angled through a wide arc of positions to fit almost any shooting point. The quick responsive swiveling touchscreen enables you to preview images, set focus, shutter or navigate menus easily.

Electronic Viewfinder

Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Digital Camera has the best, keen and rich built-in viewfinder of 2.36 million dot resolution to shoot images in all situations.

CR3 14-Bit Raw File Format

DIGIC 8 processor enables the EOS M50 camera to capture the new smallest CR3 format. CR2 file format used in older cameras can capture lossless compressed Raw files. The new C-RAW format is capable of producing 30-40 % smaller but full-resolution raw files.

Canon EOS M50 Battery Life

The M50 uses a 7.2V 875mAh LP-E12 lithium-ion battery. Due to a lot of features, Canon EOS M50 battery life is inappropriate. A single battery charge lets you shoot round about 235 images.  The video recording ability of its battery is about 85 minutes.

Canon EOS M50 Picture Quality

24.1-MP APS-C-sized image sensor is capable of shooting sharp photos. Its sensor delivers you exceptional pictures having crunchy figures as well as solid, and exact colors. low-light performance is also satisfactory.

Canon EOS M50 Lens Mount

Canon EOS M50 Digital Camera uses an EF-M lens mount. EF-EOS M lens mount adapter enables EOS M50 to use more than 80 prominent EF and EF-S interchangeable lenses. M50 is a missing image stabilization feature, but 5 of the above-mentioned lenses come with optical image stabilization. As a result, the camera facilitates image stabilization.

Canon M50 Low Light Performance

EOS M50 is capable of excellent autofocusing in low light situations. The camera is equipped with low light autofocus ability EV -2, a light level equal to ISO 3200 scene.

Canon EOS M50 Video Quality

M50 is able to shoot 4K UHD (ultra-high-definition) video at 23.98 fps (frames per second). It can also record Full HD video up to 60 fps, and HD video recording ability is up to 120 fps. Video quality is reasonable but image stabilization is not vigorous.

  • Easy to use
  • Good Image Quality in low light situations
  • Swiveling Touch Screen
  • A Wealth of Shooting Modes
  • Canon EOS M50 weight 390g only
  • Expensive
  • Poor Battery Life
  • Limited Lens Range
  • Low Image Stabilization for Video
  • Video Footage Contains Fewer Shaking

Canon’s EOS M50 image quality is really good. It gives spotless and crunchy images even in low light. Along with its excellent features, there are some drawbacks like unsatisfactory image stabilisation in video mode and low battery life. But despite these weaknesses, Canon EOS m50 still meets the needs of advanced photographers as well as beginners. 

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