After some exciting rumors, the Canon EOS M50M mark has finally been implemented – but it is supposed to be a disappointing light refresh of its predecessor, with no leaks.
Instead, the second sign of the Canon EOS M50M is a carbon copy of the original Canon EOS M50, the same 24.1MP APS-C sensor, the same Digic 8 image processor, the same cropped 4K video that is limited to 24p … in reality, The actual hardware in the posts looks exactly like the same camera.
The changes come in the case of software, where the second second mark has now come up with several new techniques compared to its predecessor. Canon says it improved autofocus with face and eye AF when shooting both stillness and video – although it seems to lack dual pixel AF when recording in 4K.
It acquires the ability to capture vertical video, a la camera like the Canon Powershot G7X Mark III, ideal for shooting stories on Facebook and Instagram. It has acquired another useful social media strategy to enable live streaming wirelessly on YouTube – something that will undoubtedly make the content creation crowd more attractive.
The second is able to be used as a webcam through Canon’s EOS webcam utility (which can be downloaded for free) and other supported video applications.
Touch recording and self-timer activation in movie mode while shooting via EVF, as well as a touch and drag-style rear screen focusing method add several useful touchscreen inputs to the mix.
All in all it’s a disappointing display for the camera’s second iteration – and really, all the new features feel exactly the same: iteration. It seems that these upgrades can be patched to the original M50 via firmware updates, although at the risk of being alarming that obviously can’t make any money.
The Canon EOS M50M Second Mark will be available for only $ 599 at the end of November, or ক্যান 699 with the Canon EF-M15-45mm kit lens. Again, it will come in both black and white options. Interestingly, there are currently no plans to release the camera in the UK – we’ve reached out to Canon for confirmation.
Update: Canon responded to the availability of the M50 Mark II in the UK and EMEA regions:
“Canon today (October 14, 2020) announced the launch of the EOS M50 Mark II in some international regions. It is the successor to the award-winning EOS M50 mirrorless camera. At this stage we are unable to confirm when and where this camera will be launched at EMEA. “
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