Canon has announced the EOS M50, the first camera capable of 4K video recording in Canon’s mirrorless lineup. “For photographers actively seeking to upgrade their skills, the EOS M50 is an all-around, entry-level camera with an extensive list of user-friendly features that encourages users to broaden their creative visions,” says Canon.
Inside the EOS M50 is a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with an ISO range of ISO 100-25600 (extendable to 51200). The M50 sensor packs Dual Pixel technology, which allows for speedy, sharp, and smooth autofocusing for both photo and video. In respect to video recording, the M50 shoots 4K at 24fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps. Video files have a maximum length of 30 minutes. On the back of the M50 is a built-in 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder. Underneath it is a 3-inch swiveling touchscreen LCD. The screen can be used for Touch and Drag AF for selecting your desired point of focus with your finger.
Other specs and features include a DIGIC 8 image processor, eye detection autofocus, combination 5-axis image stabilization that plays nicely with lens IS, a pop-up flash, Wi-Fi/NFC/Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a new silent mode with virtually zero shutter sound.
The Canon EOS M50 will be available starting in April 2018. The camera by itself will cost $780, and it’ll also be bundled with an EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens for $900 or with the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM as well for $1249.