Canon unveils mirrorless M50

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Canon has officially announced the EOS M50, which the company is calling its most intuitive and advanced mirrorless camera yet.

The first mirrorless camera capable of 4K video recording in the Canon lineup, inside the M50 is a 24.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with a maximum ISO of 25600 (extendable to 51200).

The M50 sensor also includes Canon's Dual Pixel technology, which significantly increases autofocus speed and accuracy in Live View mode, including autofocus while shooting video.

In another first, the M50 features Canon’s latest DIGIC 8 image processor. The processor powers many of the camera's functions including 4K movie recording, 4K time-lapse and 4K frame grabs from 4K movies. The M50 shoots 4K at 24fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 120fps, although 4K is shot at a crop 1.6x and doesn't take advantage of the Dual Pixel AF.

“The EOS M50 is Canon’s most intuitive and powerful mirrorless camera to date,” says Brendan Maher, Product Manager – Cameras, Canon Australia. “Ultra-compact and packed with the latest processing power, sensor technology and 4K movies as well as ‘autosave’ to your phone, it’s the perfect companion for the modern traveller.”

Inside you'll also find a 2.36 million-dot OLED EVF along with a 1.04 million-dot fully articulated 7.5cm touchscreen. There's also eye detection autofocus, and the M50 can shoot 10 fps shooting with focus lock, and 7.4fps shooting in C-AF.

Other features include 5-axis image stabilization that works with IS lenses, pop-up flash, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, including the ability to automatically transfer images after capture, and a new silent shutter mode.

Local pricing has not been set, but in the US the M50 will retail for in April for $780USD body-only. Find out more at Canon.

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