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Canon EOS M50 Hands On, Quick Review: More Than Your Average Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera?

We check out the EOS M50!

Canon has been upping its mirrorless camera lineup in the past few months. With the EOS M50, Canon wants to make a statement that even as a company who is into making DSLRs, they can go head-to-head with brands focused on smaller mirrorless cameras.

The M50 does not scrimp on specs: Even if it is billed as an entry-level camera, it comes with a few features found on upper tier models like a dedicated electronic viewfinder, support for 4K video, and an ergonomic hand grip. We got our hands on a unit during its unveiling at Manila Polo Club, and let’s give you a quick look at the camera.

First impressions: Familiar design

If you have come across the EOS M5, the EOS M50 shares a similar structure, from the ergonomic hand grip to the camera bump housing the electronic viewfinder.

 

From the top, you have your TTL hot shoe, shutter button with quick control dial, scene mode dial, and your power button.

 

The EOS M50 has a textured plastic body, and comes in two colors: Aside from black, there is a white variant, which looks more youthful than its black counterpart.

 

Let’s take a quick tour of the ports: On the left, you have a microphone jack and NFC. The inclusion of a microphone jack is crucial for those who want to use the EOS M50 as their blogging camera.

 

On the right side, you have a Micro USB port and an HDMI port, along with a button for Wi-Fi connectivity.

 

There’s rubber coating from the grip to the back of the camera, giving the EOS M50 a premium feel.

 

When it comes to the back, you have your electronic viewfinder, your usual set of buttons and controls, and a 3-inch vari-angle touchscreen LCD display.

 

Powering the EOS M50 is an LP-E12 battery, which is the same battery used on the EOS M100. You also find the SD card slot here as well.

 

That’s it for our quick review of the EOS M50. We will be posting a few sample photos we shot with it in a separate article.┬áPricing for the EOS M50 is at Php 38,998 for the body only, Php 44,998 with the 15-45mm kit lens, and Php 60,998 with the 15-45mm and 55-200mm kit lens.

 

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