Finally, the new Canon Eos M50 is not released yet. 😀 But we were allowed to have a first look at Canons 4k video camera. Whaaaaat?
Yes, finally Canon released their first 4k camera with the brand new DIGIC 8 Processor. But without me bragging about the new things let’s watch the video.
- Price: $779 Body only/$899 with EF-M15-45mm lens 7/10
- Build quality 9/10
- Price Performance 7/10
- Best place to buy: Amazon
So as you have seen that 4K isn’t automatically 4K you can be almost 100% sure about the fact that the 4K will look better than most other 4K’s because canon used to always have a very good video codec. But you can’t compare it to a high-end camera like Peter said. The two downsides of the 4K, in my opinion, are that as soon you start shooting in 4k the camera crops to 2.56x and your frame rate is locked to 24 frames per second, which is….. Not the best thing that could have happened. 🙂
This is not a bad thing If you ask me, but you have to keep in mind that your 24mm lens will look like 38mm lens and your 15mm will look like a 24mm because the picture is cropped by 1.6x.
It Finally has a Viewfinder
Which works awesome and gives you a real-life view of your picture.
The Frame Rate
The frame rates are in 4K 24fps, in 1080p up to 60 fps and in 720p up to 120 fps. On one hand, I love the fact that the camera can shoot in slow motion but it’s 2018 who shoots in 720p or watches in 720p??? The other downside is the 24K frame lock in 4K…
The Dual-Sensing Image Stabilization only works when your lens has image stabilizer. Which is sad because almost every new DSLR has a dedicated IBIS which means it can stabilize the image inside the camera (which works amazingly good).
The one thing that made the M5 unusable for 99.9999% of the human population got changed YAAAAY. The flip screen now doesn’t flip to the bottom it flips to the side like it supposed to do. Plus it feels really solid and has great color.
It Shoots in a New RAW
With the new DIGIC 8 processor also comes a new RAW file. In the past canon offered you to choose between S-RAW, M-RAW and the normal big RAW. The S and M version was lower resolution files and used to save space on your memory card, But they are gone now. Instead of them, there is now C-RAW. C-RAW is pretty much an M-RAW file but it only takes up 40% of the space. Or as Canon likes to say it’s an M-RAW that take up as much space as an S-RAW.
A good thing is that the body doesn’t seem to be made out of cheap materials like the new 2000D which made me a bit sad.
Dual pixel Autofocusing
Canon is loved by everyone (haters not included) for its dual pixel autofocusing because it’s the best on the market. It is super fast and super accurate. The M50 has 143 AF point which is more than enough and a new eye detection software to track your movement… BUT when you switch the camera to 4K it also switches from dual pixels autofocusing to contrast detection. Which is explained in the video, but to make it short not as good as dual pixel focusing? Which is another very said downside if you ask me.
Beam Pictures Onto Your Phone
The canon mobile app is now a few years old, so they apparently decided to make a new one. The new one only needs now to be connected to your phone and the camera will send every picture quickly to it. Which might be really nice for Instagrammers or just sharing with friends.
Big Lenses Can Be Used.
One last pro, in my opinion, is that you don’t need to use the small canon lenses. You can buy an adapter and use every lens on the M50.
The Eos M50 is definitely a step in the right direction in terms of mirrorless but it also has its shortcomings. I think that the M50 is a great vlogging camera and also a good beginner photo camera for people that don’t want to carry a big DSLR. If you want to buy the M50, the best place would be Amazon they ship faster than Canon.(but I would encourage you to use a DSLR for Photography they are Cheaper and perform better). However, as much as I LOVE Canon they don’t offer as many options as the competition does in terms of mirrorless cameras.
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That’s already it with my Canons 4k Video Camera post. I hope that I was able to answer some questions for you. If you still have any let me know in the comments and I will get to you as fast as I can.