Is Canon’s EOS M50 Right For You?

Photo by David Wallace Shoots

Are you in the market for a mirrorless camera? You might consider the Canon EOS M50 (also called the EOS Kiss M in Asia).

Designed for up-and-coming filmmakers and content creators, the Canon EOS M50 is lightweight and convenient. It’s Canon’s first camera that automatically sends photos to your smartphone after each shot. It also offers 4K shooting.

Though it results in great image quality, the EOS M50 hasn’t always garnered the best reviews. Users haven’t liked the cropped 4K video, lack of a headphone jack for shooting video, limited native lens options and limited raw burst options.

However, the camera is definitely an improvement from your phone if that’s what you’re using for photos. Plus, the recent Canon EOS M50 price drop to under $500 makes it worthy of consideration.

Canon EOS M50 Features

  • 24.1 Megapixel (APS-C) CMOS Sensor
  • Built-in electronic color viewfinder with 0.39-type screen size and approx. 2.36 million dots
  • Tiltable Touchscreen LCD
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus system
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • 10 Picture Styles, including Custom
  • White balance correction
  • Depth of field preview
  • Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus with three different focusing modes
  • 4 Metering modes and exposure control systems
  • Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
  • 1-second time lag with LCD monitor on
  • Manual pop-up flash
  • Mic input
  • Single shooting and continuous shooting  drive modes
  • No blackout in the viewfinder
  • MP4 file formats
  • 4 Display formats

Have you ever tried the Canon EO5 M50? What are your thoughts?