Thursday, February 22, 2018

Updated specs and pics for new Canon EOS M50 4K mirrorless

After breaking the original leak yesterday, Japanese rumor site Nokishita has updated specs and images for the new Canon M50 4K mirrorless:


  • 24.1 Megapixels APS-C CMOS
  • DIGIC 8
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF with greatly improved performance
    • AF area is enlarged by about 38% with corresponding lens (100% vertical × 88% wide in live view image display range)
    • The selectable AF point is a corresponding lens with a maximum of 143 points (99 points for non-compatible lenses)
  • Pupil detection AF
  • Dual Sensing IS
  • Silent mode
  • DLO in camera
  • RAW development in camera
  • Video: 4K 25p / 24p, FHD 60p, HD 120p
    • Frame cutout from 4K movie is possible
    • 5 Axis Electronic Image Stabilizer · Combination IS
  • Standard ISO: 100-25600 (extended ISO: 51200)
  • Continuous: Up to 10 frames / sec (at servo AF: up to 7.4 frames / sec)
  • EVF: 0.39 type 2.36 million dot Organic EL
  • 3 type 104 million dots Vari angle touch panel liquid crystal
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
    • Wireless remote controller BR-E1 compatible
  • HDMI HDR output compatible
  • Supports the next-generation CR3 RAW format and the new C-RAW compression format
    • The C-RAW format is 40% smaller in file size than conventional RAW, and it corresponds to in - camera RAW development and digital lens optimizer
  • Battery: LP-E 12
  • Weight: 387 g black, 390 g white (including battery and memory card)
  • Color: Black / White

The most interesting new headlines here for filmmakers, videographers and vloggers seem to be (subject to the vagaries of Google Translate):

  • Confirmation of the fully articulated "Variable" angle LCD
  • 5-axis IBIS with dual in-body and lens based stabilization (similar to Panasonic's dual-IS)
  • 4K/24 & 25 fps, 1080/60 fps and 720/120 fps.

If these specs are accurate, and Canon can bring the price in at around $1000-$1500US, the EOS M50 could be real competition for the in-body stabilized crop sensor cameras from Panasonic and Sony.

With its 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, this camera should deliver better still image quality than the Panasonic G85 - plus 720/120p slow motion. It is almost certain to be better in low light.

Plus, it has the fully articulated LCD the Sony A6500 lacks.

Then there's possibly the biggest selling point of all - with the EOS M50, all you'll need is a relatively inexpensive EOS-M to EF adapter for full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S glass.

No more costly Metabones Canon to Sony "smart" adapters or Canon to Panasonic Speed Boosters - and no more checking lists to make sure your lens and adapter are compatible.

It is probably too early to say for sure, but Canon may be back in the game as an option for serious entry-level filmmakers, videographers and vloggers - especially those with a significant investment in EOS glass.


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