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EOS M50 is the latest offering by Canon in the series of crop sensor mirrorless cameras and undoubtedly have the best features as compared to the previous models. Having used M5 and M100, EOS M50 appears to be cross between the two in terms of design and build.eos_m50_m15-45_003

 

Design and build

As far as first look is concerned, this compact body camera is equipped with a high-resolution electronic viewfinder, large grip, and Vari-Angle touchscreen. The Vari-Angle touchscreen is really beneficial in situations where angle for taking photograph is awkward  like extremely low. The screen can also be rotated around to function as a selfie screen, handy for vlogging.

 

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The small body has an advantage over the  DSLRs as it does not draw any attention especially while shooting on streets. The camera comes with a silent scene mode for shooting with no shutter sound. The “silent” shooting along with vari-angle screen work wonders for candid photography. 

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Shutter Speed 1/80 Aperture f6.3 ISO 800

Sensor and Processor

The 24.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS Sensor in the camera along with DIGIC 8 image processor ensures high resolution images processed at a very high speed, extremely useful for continuous shooting (upto 10fps) and seamless videos.

 

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Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f9 ISO 100

Auto Focus

There are 143 AF points(with compatible lens) which cover 88% horizontal by 100% vertical area of the screen and include Eye Detection AF(One Shot AF). Auto Focus is fast and accurate because of an improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF system.The touch and drag option on the screen helps in selection of focus points using the touch screen while looking through the EVF like a touchpad.

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Shutter Speed 1/100 Aperture f6.3 ISO 640

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Shutter Speed 1/100 Aperture f6.3 ISO 320

CR3 RAW and Compressed RAW format

The camera for the first time introduces CR3 RAW format replacing the CR2 Raw Format existing in the previous models since 2004. EOS R is the other camera as on date using the CR3 RAW format. With this C-RAW (compressed RAW) is offered where the file size is 40% smaller that of a regular RAW file with very less drop in quality. 

 

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Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f9 ISO 100

 

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Shutter Speed 1/100 Aperture f5  ISO 100

Connectivity

EOS M50 camera provides an option to send images to smartphone while shooting through the app or EOS utility. The camera is also the first EOS M-series camera which works with Canon’s EOS Utility software, which allows the camera to be tethered to a computer and use the large screen of computer. Almost all camera functions are available with EOS Utility software.

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Shutter Speed 1/100 Aperture f6.3 ISO 100

 

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Shutter Speed 1/64 Aperture f6.3  ISO 100

Low Light Performance

In low light situations, at higher ISOs, the camera performs quite well and noise is not really noticeable.

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Shutter Speed 1/64 Aperture f3.5  ISO 1600 

 

EOS M50 comes across “an easy to use on the go” camera, compact and lightweight offering excellent image quality with useful connectivity features. It is an ideal choice for street and travel photography and the improved Creative Assist options(presets) makes it simple to operate and get creative shots without worrying about the technical aspects.

 

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Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f10 ISO 100

 

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Shutter Speed 1/100 Aperture  f7.1  ISO 100

 

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Shutter Speed 1/64  Aperture f3.5  ISO 250

 

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Shutter Speed 1/80 Aperture f8 ISO 400

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