Canon EOS M50 Mark II review

4K is not its forte, but the Canon EOS M50 Mark II has plenty to offer – especially to content creators

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

Digital Camera World Verdict

While we would in no way recommend upgrading to the Canon EOS M50 Mark II if you own the original camera, if you're coming to the system afresh there are a lot of things to like about it. It's incredibly compact and capable, taking great stills and 1080p video, which makes it ideal for travel, everyday imaging and vlogging and content creation – especially for streaming and vertical shooting. If you need to record 4K then this isn't the camera for you, but as an affordable go-anywhere and shoot-(almost-)anything camera this is Canon's most recommendable EOS M body.

Pros

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    Great stills and 1080p

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    Clean HDMI out

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    Vertical video

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    YouTube live streaming

Cons

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    4K is very compromised

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    Eye Detect AF not 100%

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    Only one control dial

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    Rolling shutter

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The Canon EOS M50 Mark II has arrived – and, on paper, it's quite a curios camera. Its 24.1MP image sensor, Digic 8 processor, 2.36 million-dot EVF and 3-inch touchscreen all seem very familiar. 

And there's good reason for that. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is, both internally and externally, virtually identical to the original Canon EOS M50. The same hardware, same ergonomics, same sensor, same almost-everything. It's a proper step up from Canon's base level EOS M200 model, but then so was the original.

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