Canon EOS M50 review

Canon has been pushing its mirrorless EOS M series for some time, but the M50 finally looks like it’s hit the sweet spot


We tested the EOS M50’s performance against three key rivals – the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, Panasonic Lumix GX9 and Sony A6000.

Colour error

The Sony A6000 was the only camera to approach a perfect colour error score. The rest, including the EOS M50, were more wayward, though not by enough to be apparent in most real-world situations.

Signal-to-noise ratio

We expected the Canon to win here, but it’s beaten by the Panasonic Lumix GX9 and matched by the Olympus OM-D E-M10 III. The sensor in the Sony A6000 is showing its age, with the camera coming last here.

Dynamic range

Surprisingly, both Micro Four Thirds models beat both APS-C cameras in our comparison. The EOS M50’s dynamic range isn’t bad, but it’s not as good as some cameras in this price bracket.