Is a "dead" camera still worth buying? Let's talk the Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Canon EOS M50 Mark II
(Image credit: James Artaius)

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II was a perennial favorite for vlogging, content creation, everyday and travel photography. However, after five years of surface (between it and the Mark I), the camera along with the entire EOS M system was discontinued last year. 

More than that, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II was outright replaced by the Canon EOS R50 – a more advanced camera, using the more advanced Canon RF lenses that will be the backbone of the company for the next few decades.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.