Canon EOS M50 Mark II Gets Silver Award at DPReview (80% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Canon EOS M50 Mark II mirrorless camera, and the new Canon EOS M50 Mark II achieved an excellent 80% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Key Features:

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

What we like

  • Solid face tracking and Eye Detection in both stills and video
  • Pleasing out-of-camera JPEGs and good quality Raw files
  • Compact, yet comfortable to hold
  • Electronic viewfinder good for daytime shooting
  • Supports external microphones
  • Excellent touchscreen interface
  • Good full auto mode

What we don’t

  • Disappointing 1.5x crop on 4K footage
  • Poor autofocus while shooting 4K
  • Soft 1080p footage
  • Silent, electronic shutter only available in fully automatic scene mode
  • No headphone socket
  • Arbitrary limitations on streaming features, imposed by YouTube / Google
  • Rear controls a little cramped

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a solid option for easily taking stills and video on the go. 4K video quality isn’t great, and live streaming limitations are disappointing, but the stills images it churns out are pleasing. The camera is also quite comfortable in the hand, despite its very compact size.

Canon EOS M50 Mark II Body: $599 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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