Canon EOS M50 review

The Canon EOS M50 finally hit the mirrorless sweet spot for Canon, combining features, a viewfinder and affordability

Canon EOS M50 review

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Canon EOS M50 packs a lot of tech into its compact body, and the fact it has a viewfinder – when so many similarly priced mirrorless cameras don’t – is a big selling point. The retracting 15-45mm kit lens, however, is a little awkward to use, and the 4K video mode has some unexpected limitations. Nevertheless, this was a big step in the right direction for Canon’s EOS M series. It's been superseded now by the EOS M50 Mark II, but the changes are small and the original EOS M50 is still a good buy if the price is right.


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    Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF

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    Built-in electronic viewfinder

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    Excellent vari-angle touchscreen


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    Unexpected 4K limitations

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    Manual lens retracting mechanism

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    Simplified exterior controls

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The Canon EOS M50 marked a shift in Canon's approach to its mirrorless EOS M cameras, finally offering just about all the features we'd look for in a price that is pretty reasonable.

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