Canons 4k Video Camera – Eos M50 Review

Canons 4k Video Camera – Eos M50 Review

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


4K

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. 🙂


Crop Sensor

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…  


Image Stabilisation

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).


Flip Screen

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.

Canon 4k Video Camera


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.


It’s Solid

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.Canon 4k Video Camera


Conclusion

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.

If you look for a DSLR you might wanna check these posts out.

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.

Cheers Aaron.

14 thoughts on “Canons 4k Video Camera – Eos M50 Review

  1. Jack Taylor

    I’ve been hunting for a new video camera and I found your page. The Canon 4k Video Camera looks awesome and I love Canon products. I have been buying their cameras since the 1980’s. After reading your review, I decided to go ahead and buy the Canons 4k Video Camera. You can’t go wrong with a Canon!

    Jack

    1. Aaron

      Hey Jack, I actually agree with you that you can’t go wrong with Canon, but they fucked up pretty bad with their last mirrorless camera. ;P This camera is different. It is actually pragmatic and has a few new great features.

  2. John Rico

    Hey there! I got various types of dslr and I’m looking into forward into 4k video to vlog and to capture great pictures. I read your review about this canon eos m50 and it got my interest. But my problem is that this is kinda expensive for its price. Do you have any other mirror less camera suggestion or should I just save up my money and buy this one? I really appreciate your time and effort sharing this review and for answering my question.

    1. Aaron

      Hey Rico, thanks for the great feedback. As far as I know there is only one option and that is the Panasonic Lumix G7 4K mirrorless camera. http://amzn.to/2FS4tQ5  which is comparable to the M50 but it is even more expensive. So if you want to film in 4K it’s going to cost a little bit :/  I hope I answered your question.

  3. justin

    Hey this is a really good article and very helpful. The camera i have is not that good and i like making youtube videos, i have made youtube videos for over a year before i joined WA. I do need something better with really good quality. This one looks like it would be the right fit and its a good brand. I may have to look into it, keep up the good work!

    1. Aaron

      Hey Justin, thanks for the good feedback. If you want to make Youtube videos in 4k or 1080p and then downscale them this might be a good buy. what is your channels name? I would love to check it out. 🙂 

  4. Dom

    The Canons 4k Video Camera looks like a super solid option.

    Do you know what software works the best with this camera for video editing?

    I also like that it has some weight to it and won’t break if it’s dropped once. (It seems like fewer and fewer manufacturers are making less and less durable gear.)

    I enjoyed reading this post, thanks!

    1. Aaron

      Hey Dom, thanks for the positive feedback. The M50 is a really light and still solid camera. which is the best of both worlds in my opinion 🙂

      Good free software would be: Lightworks or Hitfilm Express. which is totally fine for for beginners

      I use Adobe premiere and after effects. They have more options but they cost a little bit.

  5. Craig

    Thanks for the great review Aaron.

    I had been looking at mirrorless for a while but just couldn’t pull the trigger. The M50 is one of the models I was looking at .

    Although I agree it is a step in the right direction, I am glad I found this article to help guide me away from this model. I will wait on Canon to produce the right mirrorless for me. I am not in that big of a hurry. Our DSLR’s are performing flawlessly, so I can wait.

    Thanks again for the in-depth review. It was very helpful.

    Craig

    1. Aaron

      Hey Craig, yes the M50 is a step in the right direction but I also stay with my DSLR as my main camera. Because the mirrorless options are cool but they can’t really compare yet with what my DSLR can do. But for beginners I think it might be a cool option because things are going to get mirrorless anyway.

  6. Soby

    Very good and helpful review. I and my husband are looking to get our first serious camera. We never had one before, mostly shooting pictures on our phones. ANd now when we start to do the research this is just crazy how many options are out there. This article definitely helps, sounds like a great option for us!

    1. Aaron

      Hey Soby, I’m glad that you are looking for a camera to step up your photo game. 🙂 When you buy your first camera go with a cheap one. Just know what you want to do more video or photography. For photos I would recommend the Canon Rebel t6s https://whatcameraguide.com/canon-eos-rebel-t6s-review But if you also want to shoot videos either the Canon 77D https://whatcameraguide.com/best-intermediate-dslr-camera or if you want 4k and a small camera the M50. Also thanks for the great feedback it’s always a plesure to hear that the post helped people. 🙂

      Cheers Aaron. 🙂

  7. evilgodness

    This camera is definitely on my bucket list!
    I love the fact that it has a viewfinder, and that it shoots 60fps in 1080p – I know it’s not the best option out there, but for the affordable price it’s totally worth it! (I agree that 720p is kinda old age now).
    My favorite lens is Canon 50mm at 1.8 F – and I can’t wait to make slow-mo movies with it using this camera!
    Thanks for the review 🙂

    1. Aaron

      Hey Evilgodness,  yes the price might be alright now after I tested the camera for longer it actually is pretty robust and well made. Good lens choice by the way 🙂

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