Type 22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels approx. 24.1 megapixels
Total Pixels approx. 25.8 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Type DIGIC 8
Lens Mount EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount Adapter EF-EOS M)
Crop factor 1.6x (the field-of-view of a lens attached to the EOS M5 is equivalent to a lens with a focal length 1.6x greater attached to a full-frame camera)
Image stabilisation Optical image stabiliser (IS) on compatible lenses. Movie: In-camera Digital IS available. Further stabilisation enhancements from lenses compatible with Dynamic IS.
Type Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. Phase detection pixels built into imaging sensor. Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% vertical and 80% horizontal of the frame.
AF System/Points Maximum 143/99 AF points depending on lens. Max 25 frames in Zone AF. Can freely position AF point or Zone via manual selection.
AF Working Range EV -2 to 18 (at 23°C & ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f2 STM)
AF Modes One Shot AF and Servo AF
AF Point Selection Face+Tracking: Face and subject tracking via automatic recognition/ manual selection via touchscreen. Automatic selection over AF points when no face recognised within frame.
Eye AF: available in One Shot AF
Smooth Zone AF: Manual zone selection, plus automatic selection over AF points within selected zone
1-point AF: Manual selection via touchscreen / buttons
Selected AF Point Display Indicated on LCD monitor and in EVF
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock button
AF Assist Beam via LED assist beam
Manual Focus With EF & EF-S lenses - Select via AF/MF switch on lens
With EF-M lenses - Select via dedicated MF Button / other customisable buttons (toggle AF/MF).
MF Peaking available
AF+MF available (Manual focus adjustment after One-Shot AF)
Magnify image available during MF (5x or 10x)
Metering Modes Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering
(2) Partial metering at centre (approx. 6.4%)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.8%)
(4) Centre-weighted average metering in Movie mode only.
Metering Range EV 0 to 20 (at 23°C, ISO 100).
AE Lock Auto: in One Shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved. Manual: by AE Lock button in Creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV in 1/3-stop increments
Autexposure bracketing (AEB) 3 shots ±2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with manual exposure compensation).
ISO Sensitivity Auto: 100 to 25600; 100 to 25600 in 1/3-stop increments, expandable to 51200. 4K Movie: ISO Auto: 100 to 6400 in 1/3 stop increments. Full HD and HD Movie: ISO 100-12800 in 1/3 stop increments, expandable to 25600.
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speeds 30 seconds to 1/4000 second (1/3 stop increments), Bulb. (Total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode)
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB (Ambience priority), AWB-W (White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour temperature (100 Kelvin increments)
White balance compensation 1) Blue / Amber ±9 levels; 2) Magenta / Green ±9 levels.
Custom White Balance Yes, one setting can be registered
Type 0.39-type Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) electronic viewfinder
Coverage (vertical/horizontal) approx. 100%
Eyepoint approx 22mm
Dioptre correction Yes
Viewfinder information Customisable and toggle via INFO button
1) Liveview image with exposure info
2) Liveview image with basic info
3) Liveview image with full info
Customisable settings: Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios
Depth-of-field preview Yes
Type 7.5 cm (3-inch) ClearView II Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Vari-angle.
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options Customisable and toggle via INFO button
1) Liveview image with exposure information
2) Liveview image with basic information
3) Liveview image with full information
Customisable settings: Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios, Hints and Tips.
Built-in flash Guide number 5 (ISO 100, metres)
Built-in flash coverage to 15mm focal length
Built-in flash recycle time approx. 3 seconds
Modes Auto (E-TTL II)
Red-eye reduction with red-eye reduction lamp
Flash Exposure Compensation ±2 EV in 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing No
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
PC Terminal No
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control via camera setting / flash setting menu
Modes Scene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist, SCN (Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Silent mode), Creative Filters (Grainy B/W, Soft Focus, Fish-eye Effect, Water painting effect, Toy camera effect, Miniature effect, HDR Art standard, vivid, bold, embossed), Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Movie
Movie modes Movie auto exposure, Movie manual exposure, Time-lapse movie
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
• Highlight Tone Priority (standard and enhanced)
• Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
• Long exposure noise reduction
• High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings + Multi Shot NR))
• Lens peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration correction, diffraction correction
Creative Assist Background blur (5 settings), Brightness (19 levels), Contrast (9 levels), Saturation (9 levels), Colour Tone 1 & 2 (19 levels), Monochrome: (Off / Black and white / Sepia / Blue / Purple / Green)
Drive Modes Single, High-Speed Continuous, Low-Speed Continuous, Self timer (2 seconds, 10 seconds, Custom, Remote)
Continuous Shooting One Shot: approx. 10 shots per second for up to 33 frames in JPEG and 10 frames in RAW; with Servo AF: approx. 7.4 shots per second for up to approx. 47 frames in JPEG.
Still Image Type
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.31 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (14 bit, Canon original RAW 3rd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, RAW + various JPEG compressions possible
RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000
JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2) 2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600
In-camera RAW processing & Resize available via playback
Movie Type MP4. Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)
• 4K – 3840 x 2160 (23.98, 25fps)
• Full HD – 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
• HD – 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie Length Maximum duration 29min 59sec, maximum file size 4GB
Folders New folders can be automatically created and selected
File Numbering 1) Consecutive numbering, Auto reset 2) Manual reset
Custom Functions 9 customisable buttons/dials
Metadata Tag User copyright information (author's name, copyright details); Image rating (0-5 stars)
Playback Zoom 15 steps plus smooth pinch-to-zoom
1) Single image with information (toggle options)
2) Single image
3) Index display (4/9/36/100 images)
4) Jump Display (1/10/custom image, by shot date, by rating, by folder, by movies only, protected)
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/30 seconds
Transition effects: Off; Slide in 1-2; Fade 1-3
Highlight Alert Yes
Erase: single image, selected images, selected range, all images
Protection: selected images, selected range, all images, unprotect all images
Menu Categories Shooting menu (x8); Playback menu (x4); Setup menu (x5); Display menu; My Menu
Languages 29 Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
Computer Hi-Speed USB (micro USB connector)
• Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support
• Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology)
• HDMI (Micro - Type-D connector), HDR output to compatible TV supported
• External microphone (3.5mm stereo jack)
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)
Type SD, SDHC or SDXC (UHS-I compatible) card
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10
For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor, Image Transfer Utility
Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices. Bluetooth functionality on Camera Connect app requires compatible smart devices equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 or later.
Batteries one rechargeable Li-ion battery LP-E12
Approx. 235 shots (at 23 °C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
ECO Mode: approx. 370 shots (at 23 °C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Movie recording: approx. 85 minutes
Playback time (slideshow of still images): approx. 4 hours
Battery Indicator 4 levels
Display off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins)
Viewfinder off (1, 3 min, disable)
Power Supply & Battery Chargers Battery charger LC-E12, Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700, DC Coupler DR-E12
Body Materials polycarbonate
Operating Environment 0 to 40°C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7 mm
Weight (body only) approx. 387g (black), 390g (white) (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)
Case and strap Body Jacket EH32-CJ (beige, light brown), Neck Strap EM-E2 (black, white), Neck Strap EM-200DB
Lenses EF-M; EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Flash Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT). Off Camera Shoe Cord OCs-E3; Speedlite Bracket SB-E2
Remote Controller/Switch Bluetooth Remote BR-E1
Other Interface cable IFC-400PCU
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated. Subject to change without notice.
CANON PRESS RELEASE
26 February 2018
Do your stories justice with Canon’s cutting-edge EOS M50 mirrorless camera with 4K movie capability
Canon today launches the EOS M50, the latest addition to the EOS M series and Canon’s most intuitive and technologically advanced mirrorless camera yet. Designed for today’s modern adventurers, the EOS M50 is Canon’s first mirrorless camera to feature 4K movie capability, a Vari-Angle touchscreen and Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor.
Coupled with Bluetooth®1 and Wi-Fi (2) for seamless connectivity, an APS-C sized 24.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor for beautiful soft backgrounds and sharp, high-resolution images in low-light situations, and 10 frames per second (fps) continuous shooting for capturing the most fleeting moment in rich defined detail.
The Canon EOS M50 is the perfect choice for confident smartphone and compact camera photographers seeking to enhance their photography capabilities, with a lightweight and highly portable interchangeable lens camera for storytelling to be proud of.
Packed with the latest technology, the Canon EOS M50 distils DSLR quality into a compact body, sleek enough to be taken on any adventure. For a super-fast and responsive autofocus system, the camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF speed enables photographers to capture crisp, high-resolution images and Full HD videos with beautiful depth of field control for sharp subjects and soft backgrounds. The cinematic look and feel achieved by the 24.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor reaches new heights with the addition of 4K movie capture, for enriched detail with four times the resolution of Full HD.
The EOS M50 features Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor, a first for any Canon camera. The new processor powers many of the cameras functions, including: 4K movie recording, 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs from 4K movies; fast continuous shooting speed and a standard maximum ISO of 25,600, which allows for low light shooting whilst still obtaining sharp images. The DIGIC 8 image processor also supports a wide range of improvements in autofocus, Auto Lighting Optimiser, Digital Lens Optimiser and Highlight Tone Priority, for superb high-quality images ready to share straight from the camera.
The EOS M50’s bold and contemporary design offers a modern take on a traditional shooting experience, with its large centrally mounted electronic viewfinder. Users can also explore creative shooting angles, take great selfies, and easily record vlogs using the 7.5cm Vari-Angle touchscreen, enabling multiple perspectives for improved story capture. Evolved touchscreen capabilities enable Touch and Drag AF, allowing for instinctive and seamless autofocus point adjustment without taking your eye away from the viewfinder.
Connectivity and control with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
The Canon EOS M50 integrates effortlessly with smart devices, using the free Canon Camera Connect app for iOS and Android. A constant low energy Bluetooth connection allows a smart device to ‘wake up’ the camera, perform remote triggering, and facilitates a simple switch to Wi-Fi for remote Live View shooting and transferring images.
Photos and videos can be transferred from the camera to smart devices (3) automatically for easy sharing on social media sites, making the step from capturing to sharing with the world seamless. In addition, content can be cloud stored to Canon Irista or synced automatically and wirelessly to PCs and Macs with Canon’s Image Transfer Utility 2 installed.
For group shots, vlogs, and interesting creative angles, users can take control of their EOS M50 with Remote Live View shooting via the Canon Camera Connect app, changing settings and previewing shots on a smart device.
Inspiring technologies for stories to be proud of
The Canon EOS M50 automatically captures photos and movies packed with detail, thanks to a host of in-camera optimising technologies enabled by the DIGIC 8 image processor. Memories can be transformed into cinematic epics with the rich detail of 4K movie and the realism of Canon colour.
Up to 120 frames per second HD movie capture enables smooth action sequences and expands options for slow motion playback. Superb action shots can also be captured with fast 10 fps continuous shooting, the first time this has been achieved in a Canon mirrorless camera, and 7.1 fps with continuous AF is also possible.
More images, more storytelling. The EOS M50 is the first camera to feature the new CR3 14-bit RAW file format, as well as a new C-RAW option that creates full resolution RAW files whilst saving approximately 30-40% on the file size of standard RAW files – increasing the number of images that can be stored on a memory card yet retaining the flexibility of RAW images.
A lens for every occasion
The EOS M50 is compatible with Canon’s range of compact and high-quality EF-M lenses, allowing users to create their ideal compact system. For ultimate storytelling choice and flexibility, EOS M50 is compatible with over 80 renowned EF and EF-S interchangeable lenses via the Mount Adapter EF-EOS M. This extends to the exploration of flash photography, thanks to a hotshoe that allows simple connection of Canon’s Speedlite flashes, and high-quality audio with a 3.5mm mic input for connecting a dedicated microphone such as Canon’s Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1.
Canon has produced its most intuitive and powerful mirrorless camera to date, delivering the latest in photographic technology and capabilities. The combination of image processing power, 4K movie capability and the latest in sensor technology, empowers the world’s modern adventurers to start doing their stories justice.
1| Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Initial pairing with compatible device required.
2| Wi-Fi: Not all functions or devices are supported; see full specifications for details.
3| Smart Devices: Compatible iOS and Android devices with the Canon Camera Connect app, see specifications for details. Computers: Mac and PC running Canon Image Transfer Utility 2, see specifications for details.
• 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor
• Dual Pixel CMOS AF
• DIGIC 8 processor
• 7.5cm vari-angle LCD touch screen
• 10fps continuous shooting (7.1fps with continuous AF)
• 4K video
• 4K time-lapse
• 120fps HD video
• ISO range from 100 to 25600
• Electronic viewfinder
• Built-in flash
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
• Interchangeable EF-M lenses (accepts full EF range using an adapter)
Pricing and availability
The EOS M50 is available to pre-order from 26 February 2018 and to purchase from March 2018.
• EOS M50 body only – £539.99 / €629.99
• EOS M50 + EF-M 15-45mm lens – £649.99 / €759.99
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