Canon M50 at WPPI - Baby Steps?

Canon has released a mirrorless 4k camera and Toby spends a few minutes at WPPI sharing his thoughts on the M50. This is Canon's vlogging camera, at a low price point it's touted with 4K while keeping a small size and being budget friendly. As their first strong go into the mirrorless market does it work? Watch Toby's video to find out.Preorder/Buy the Canon M50: 

Finally: M50 Canon Camera Offers 4K Video & Several Other Sweet Features


Canon has just announced the M50 - their newest mirrorless camera. I have not been impressed with previous mirrorless models from Canon but with the M50 Canon is finally offering a truly competitive camera with a few caveats.What the M50 Offers -

  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Eye Detection AF

  • 24p UHD 4K and 120p HD for slow motion

  • Built-in OLED EVF with Touch and Drag AF

  • Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD

  • Automatic image transfer to compatible devices while shooting

  • Automatic backup on home WIFI

  • New DIGIC 8 Image Processor with Improved Auto Lighting Optimizer

  • Silent Mode for Quiet Operation.

For $899 you get the M50 and the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

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Screenshot-2018-02-26-07.41.59-400x325.png I like about the M50A redesigned body that feels nicer in hand than previous models and offers a fully articulating touch screen! Canon continues to offer one of the best touchscreen systems in any camera and switching the M50 design to a fully articulating screen really makes this appealing for anyone shooting video, especially vlog/selfie style. Earlier models were limited to a vertical articulating only, they did not flip out to the side.4k video - it is 2018 and Canon's lack of serious 4k offerings up to this point has been embarrassing. Many of you might say you have no interest in creating 4K video but having the option to shoot 4K gives you more flexibility to work with the content in post - you can stabilize the footage or crop in for more zoom.While the sensor is not stabilized canon offers a decent electronic stabilization system that will work together with the lens IS to provide smooth footage.  It does work in 4k too!Automatic in-home backup. Through an update to Canon's desktop software - when you enter your home, the camera will automatically connect to your WIFI and begin to backup/transfer your images. Anything that makes it easier to get the photos from camera to computer - I am a fan. I reserve full judgment until I get to try this out.What I don't like about the M50Dual pixel AF is some of the most accurate and cinematographic looking autofocus in any camera but for faster action, it just doesn't keep up with something like the Sony a6300. I hope the redesign to the chip and dual-pixel AF has increased the speed. It is important to not you do lose this feature when shooting 4K.Despite being a Canon camera the M50 uses canon's newer EF-M mount. While Canon and third-party manufacturers have been releasing EF-M lenses, the system isn't quite as mature as others and you may find that you need to use an adapter. The use of an adapter isn't terrible but it is rarely ideal.When shooting 4k you suffer an additional crop factor of 1.6x. That is on top of the standard APS-C crop that is 1.6x- this ends up above 2.5x crop which significantly changes the focal length of the lens you are working with. Often a drawback but a benefit if trying to use telephoto lenses and getting close to wildlife.Final Thoughts on the Canon M50This is a smart design and a smart release from Canon - it makes me hopeful and excited that we will see additional serious mirrorless offerings from them in the future - I just wonder how long we will have to wait to get a truly professional mirrorless?Are you interested? Let me know in the comments!For $899 you get the M50 and the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

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