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Canon EOS M50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Canon EOS M50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The size and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the focus and battery. Reviews about the durability and lens are different.

usability, performance, size, portability, image quality

battery, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS M50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon EOS M50


The Canon EOS M50 is the company's first affordable camera with 4K, but there are better mirrorless options out there for video.

Compact. 24MP APS-C image sensor. 10fps burst. 7.4fps with tracking. Wide focus coverage area. Vari-angle touch LCD. Mic input. EVF. Wi-Fi.

4K video is cropped with slower autofocus. Native lens options still limited. Limited shots when shooting Raw bursts.

It's about time that Canon added 4K to a consumer camera—it's currently only available in the pro-grade EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II SLRs and in its cinema cameras. But what's in the EOS M50 was not the right way to do it. Cropped footage is...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon EOS M50 Review


Canon's new EOS M50 mirrorless camera offers 4K video capture, expanded Dual Pixel AF coverage and improved connectivity. We've taken a closer look at these features and more in our in-depth review.

At first glance, the Canon EOS M50 could pass for a smaller, less expensive version of the company's EOS M5. Despite the surface similarities, the real changes are inside. The M50 is the first Canon camera to use the Digic 8 processor and the only...

Apr, 2018

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Canon EOS M50


The Canon EOS M50 may be the newest entry level camera in the M lineup for Canon, but it's already the most advanced. With features like 24.1MP APS-C CMOS image sensor, this little camera can record 4K (1.6x cropped) video, Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (

Canon EOS M50 Review


What started as a single model has now filled out into an entire line of MILCs (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras). Canon has been adding to their EOS M lineup and the M50 is now a very attractive addition to that camera series. Though positioned...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Canon EOS M50 Review


Canon's latest mirrorless camera is a curious beast, on the one hand offering several headline-grabbing features that promise to out-perform the company's own flagship model, whilst on the other falling short of its full potential.

Apr, 2018

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Canon M50 Review: Canon releases their first 4K mirrorless


More than an entry-level camera but not quite an enthusiast-grade one, the new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera includes a lot of very interesting features and in some ways tops every other Canon M-series camera despite not having the highest price. The...

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (

Canon EOS M50 Review: A Surefire Mirrorless Camera


The Canon EOS M50 does a very good job in many ways, but it doesn't quite knock Sony's A6300 from the top spot, due to low battery life and lackluster image stabilization in video mode. And Sony's system also offers more lenses at this point. But the...

Very good photo quality, even in low light ; Excellent electronic viewfinder ; Easy-to-use swiveling touch screen ; Lots of shooting modes ; Includes hot-shoe for external flashes

Expensive ; Relatively smaller lens selection ; Video footage had some jitter ; Less battery life than competition

Consider it. The Canon EOS M50 offers novices and enthusiasts a lot to like, but it's pricey and will need more Canon lenses to make it a truly full-fledged mirrorless system.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Westlake (

Canon EOS M50


Canon EOS M50 review: A great option both for beginners

Compact size and light weight make it easy to carry everywhere ; Excellent image quality, with reliable metering and auto white balance ; Quick and accurate autofocus, even with adapted EF-mount DSLR lenses ; Easy-to-use interface that still gives...

Single-dial control slower to use than twin-dial competitors ; Overly contrasty viewfinder blocks up shadow details ; Poorly implemented manual focus magnification ; Very small range of native EF-M lenses ; 4K video is subject to considerable restrictions

In many ways the EOS M50 is the best entry-level EOS Canon has yet made. It’s a great option both for beginners and for Canon DSLR owners tempted by the advantages of mirrorless.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Canon EOS M50 review: M series finally gets credible


The Canon EOS M50 is a step up for the M series. It's taken time to get here, but Canon finally has a credible mirrorless APS-C camera on its hands.

Capable Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus ; Vari-angle touchscreen is useful (and stows for protection) ; Small size and lightweight ; Decent image quality

Poor battery life (three bar system bad for projecting remaining life) ; Simplistic autofocus features ; Limited lens range (of limited quality ; Too) ; Some touchscreen quirks

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (

Canon EOS M50 review


Crikey, Canon's finally made a solid mirrorless cam for beginners...

Small and light ; Good viewfinder ; Looks like a mini DSLR

Dials and controls might be too limited for some ; Limited battery life ; Small selection of native lenses right now

It’s no mirrorless wundercam, but the M50 is a solid little performer and an ideal first camera for smartphone upgraders

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LC-AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y
Voice recording:Y


Battery Capacity:875
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery life (CIPA standard):235 / 370
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E12
Battery voltage:7.2
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery
Video recording time:85


Anti-dust function:Y
Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera file system:DCF 2.0,DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.31,RAW / DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.31,RAW
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show / Slide show
Contrast adjustment:Y
Dioptre correction:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Image editing:Rotating
Image processor:DIGIC 8
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
Languages support:Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
Live view:Y
Photo effects:Neutral
Playback Modes:Repeat, Slideshow, Zoom
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Sports / Close-up (macro), Food, Landscape, Portrait, Self-portrait, Sports
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Movie, Scene, Shutter priority
Start-up time:1000
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten


Color of product:Black / White
Product color:Black / White


Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y


External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y
Flash guide number:196.9
Flash modes:auto, Red-eye reduction / second curtain synchro
Flash recharging time:3
Flash sync-speed:1/200
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto Focus (AF) points:143
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus / Face detection, Face tracking, One Shot Focus, Servo Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:39.4 / 5.91
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Filter size:1.69 / 2.05
Fixed focal length:0.866
Focal length range (f-f):0.591 - 1.77 / 2.17 - 7.87
Lens mount interface:Canon EF-M
Lens structure (elements/groups):17/11 / 7/6
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.83
Minimum aperture number:6.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945
Mounting type:Bayonet

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:100, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 6400, 25600, 51200 / 25, 6400, 25600, 51200
ISO sensitivity (max):25600 / 51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial, Spot


Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1


Bluetooth version:4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:AC
Hand strap:Y
Lens cap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera / MILC / MILC Body / SLR Camera Kit
Image formats supported:JPEG
Image sensor size (W x H):0.878 x 0.587
Image Stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Sensor format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600, 4000 x 4000 / 6000 x 4000, 3984 x 2656, 2976 x 1984, 2400 x 1600, 5328 x 4000, 3552 x 2664, 2656 x 1992, 2112 x 1600, 6000 x 3368, 3984 x 2240, 2976 x 1680, 2400 x 1344, 4000 x 4000, 2656 x 2656, 1984 x 1984, 1600 x 1600
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:25.8

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10,Windows 7,Windows 8,Windows 8.1

Technical Details

Auto focus:Y
Display brightness control:Y
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Image processor:DIGIC 8
Lens cap included:Y


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:120
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps,1280×720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps / 1280x720@120fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps,3840x2160@24fps
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Lens diameter:2.39 / 2.4
Lens length:0.933 / 3.41
Lens weight:3.7 / 9.17
Weight:12.4 / 12.5
Weight (including battery):13.7 / 13.8