Canon EOS M50 Detailed Review

Canon EOS M50

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In additional EOS M50 was introduced by Canon in February 2018. It belongs to the Mirrorless Cameras category.

Canon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Canon.

Brand Canon
Category Mirrorless
Date 02/2018
Sensor Properties

Also EOS M50 has a APS-C CMOS sensor with size of 22 x 15 mm² (0.88″ x 0.59″).

Picture of EOS M50’s sensor compared to popular format.

Infographic: EOS M50 comparing sensor sizes

The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.

The EOS M50’s sensor has resolution of 24 megapixel.

The EOS M50 features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.

Format APS-C
Sensor area 22.30 x 14.90mm²
(0.88″ x 0.59″)
Resolution (physical) 25.80 megapixel
Resolution (effective) 24.10 megapixel
Pixel size 13.80 µm²
Sensor cleaning
RAW support
Continuous 10 frames/second
Interchangeable lens
Mount Canon EF-M
Viewfinder Properties

The EOS M50 uses an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 2.36 megapixel, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this which makes the camera a joy to use.

The magnifcation is c. 0.60x, an above average value for an electronic viewfinder.

Type Elektronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 0.60x
Resolution 2.36 megapixel
Dioptric correction

The EOS M50’s shutter speed varies from 1/4000s to 30s.

Max. shutter speed 1/4000s
Min. shutter speed 30s
Sensitivity Properties

The EOS M50’s sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 25600 ISO.

Also, Canon’s sensitivity can be boosted to 51200. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.

Min. sensitivity 100 ISO
Max. sensitivity 25600 ISO
Boost 51200 ISO
Exposure Modes

The EOS M50 supports all general exposure modes.

The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Auto Focus Properties

The EOS M50’s auto focus processor uses 143 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. when panning the camera).

Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.

Type Phase Detection
AF points 143
Manual focusing
Flash Specs

The EOS M50 has a built-in flash with a diapason of up to 5m (17 ft.). That range will fit for almost all occasion.

Range 5.00m
(17 ft.)
Hot shoe
Display Specs
EOS M50 display and touch screen

The EOS M50 display has a diagonal of 80.00mm (3.1 inches.) and a resolution 1.04 megapixel.

The camera display is intended for selfies or other occasion.

Display parameters:

Type LCD
Size 80.00mm (diagonal)
(3.1 in.)
Resolution 1.04 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

EOS M50 video supported the resolution with 3840 x 2160 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Canon EOS M50 Video parameters:

Max. resolution 3840 x 2160 pixel
…with frame rates 24 frames/second
25 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The EOS M50 has Wifi connectivity already built-in. Use Wifi to transfer images to a smartphone or computer and to remote control the camera. With NFC, camera and smartphone can be paired without the need for passwords.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Canon supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The camera supports SD HC and SD XC cards.

Memory cards characteristics:

Slots 1
Memory cards SD

The Canon EOS M50 works with a LP-E12 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 235 shots. That’s on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the EOS M50.

The EOS M50’s battery battery parameters:

Type LP-E12 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life 235 photos

The Canon EOS M50’s size is 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7mm³. (4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.3″). That dimensions are without lens. The weight of camera is 4.6″ x 3.5″ x 2.3″ grams (387 oz.) without lens weight.

Here is front and top view of the EOS M50:

Canon EOS M50 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Canon EOS M50 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.

Canon EOS M50 size comparison

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