DPReview Published the Canon EOS M50 Review (79% Overall Score)

DPReview published their full in-depth review for the Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera, the first Canon EOS M-series camera with 4K video recording. The Canon EOS M50 achieved an impressive 79% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon EOS M50 Key Features:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Extended ISO 51200, 10 fps Shooting
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Pro:

  • Very good image quality from its 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Dual Pixel AF performs well, even at 7.4 fps and in low light
  • More AF points and larger phase-detect coverage area with select lenses
  • New C-Raw format cuts file size with minimal effect on image quality
  • First non-pro Canon to support 4K capture
  • Bluetooth makes pairing a smartphone easy
  • Fully articulating LCD with well-implemented touch interface
  • 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder
  • Useful auto transfer to phone or PC
  • External microphone input

Cons:

  • Substantial crop in 4K makes wide-angle shooting nearly impossible
  • No Dual Pixel AF when recording 4K
  • 4K video softer than peers; very obvious rolling shutter and ‘jello’
  • Digital IS increases video crop even more with noticeable drop in quality
  • Poor battery life
  • Small buffer when shooting Raw bursts
  • Basic Auto ISO implementation
  • Video capture button is hard to find and easy to press accidentally
  • Eye detection limited to single AF
  • No USB charging
  • Limited native lens selection

Conclusion from DPReview:

As a stills camera, the EOS M50 is a solid choice for photographers who want something more advanced than an entry-level camera, without going overboard. Its image quality, improved AF system and wireless connectivity are all impressive, and the new C-Raw format is a nice bonus. If 4K video is what you’re after, the M50 is not the camera for you due to its high crop factor, rolling shutter and mediocre AF performance.

Canon EOS M50 body: $779 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS M50 with 15-45mm Lens: $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon EOS M50 with 15-45mm and 55-200mm Lenses: $1,249 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

You can read the full review at DPReview.

Read more: Best Lenses for Canon EOS M50.

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