Canon EOS M50
Specifications

Specifications

24.1 APS C sensor

24.1 APS-C sensor

24.1 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor

10 fps

10 fps

Shoot continuously at 10fps

DIGIC 8

DIGIC 8

Powerful DIGIC processing

WiFi

Wi-Fi*

Simply connect then share or backup wirelessly

4K video

4K video

Shoot exceptional 4K videos

Bluetooth

Bluetooth**

Always-on connection

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Fast, accurate AF and precise tracking

EVF

EVF

EOS-like handling with large, responsive electronic viewfinder

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Specifications in detail

Image Sensor

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

Image Processor

Type

DIGIC 8

Lens

Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens

Movie: In-camera Digital IS available. Further stabilisation enhancements from lenses compatible with Dynamic IS

Focusing

Type

Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor 1


Contrast detection method is used during 4K Movie Servo AF

AF System/ Points

Maximum 143/99 points depending on lens.


Max 25 frames in Zone AF 2

Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone via manual selection (area available lens dependent)

AF working range

EV -2 - 18 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 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/ EVF

Predictive AF

-


*with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph

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)

Focus Bracketing

-

AF Microadjustment

-

Exposure Control

Metering modes

Real-time metering from the image sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (384 zones)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 6.4% of Live View Screen)
(3) Center weighted average metering
(4) Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View Screen)

Center weighted only in Movie recording

Metering Range

Still image: EV 0 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)
Movie: EV 0 - 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

AEB

3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with Exposure Compensation)

ISO Sensitivity

ISO AUTO (100 - 6400), 100 - 25600 in 1/3 stop increments. ISO can be expanded to 51200

4K Movie: ISO AUTO (100 - 6400), 100 - 6400 in 1/3-stop increments. Full HD and HD Movie: ISO AUTO (100 - 12800), ISO 100 - 12800 in 1/3-stop increments. ISO can be expanded to 25600


*Recommended Exposure Index

Shutter

Type

Electronically controlled focal-place shutter

Speed

30 - 1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance

Type

Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

Settings

Auto (Ambience Priority), Auto (White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, 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, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing

-

Viewfinder

Type

0.39-type OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Approx. 2,360,000 dots

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx 100%

Magnification

-

Eyepoint

Approx 22mm

Dioptre Correction

Yes

Focusing Screen

-

Mirror

-

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

Eyepiece shutter

-

LCD Monitor

Type

7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Vari-Angle

Coverage

Approx 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

-

Coating

-

Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

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, Hints and Tips

Flash

Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)

5

Built-in Flash Coverage

Maximum coverage at approx. 15mm (35mm equivalent: approx. 24mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds 3

Modes

Auto (E-TTL II)

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red eye reduction lamp

X-sync

1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing

-

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Second Curtain Synchronisation

Yes

HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control

Via camera setting/ flash setting menu

Shooting

Modes

Scene Intelligent Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Assist, SCN(Self-Portrait, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Sports, Close-up, 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 auto exposure, Movie manual exposure, Time-lapse movie)

Picture Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

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 correction
Chromatic aberration correction
Diffraction correction

Creative Assist:
Presets
Background Blur (5 settings)
Brightness (19 levels)
Contrast (9 levels)
Saturation (9 levels)
Color 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 (2s, 10s, Custom, Remote)

Continuous Shooting

One shot AF: Approx. 10 shots/sec for up to 33 frames in JPEG and 10 frames in RAW 4
With Servo AF: Approx. 7.4 shots/sec for up to approx 47 frames in JPEG 5

Intervalometer

-

Live View Mode

Type

-

Coverage

Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate

-

Focusing

-

Metering

-

Display Options

-

File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.31 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: RAW (CR3 14-bit),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

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 & Image Resize available in playback

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

4K - 3840 x 2160 (23.98, 25 fps)
Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Sound Files

-

Folders

New folders can be created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Continuous, Auto Reset
(2) Manual Reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

9 customisable buttons

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (Author's Name, Copyright Details)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination

-

Water/ Dust resistance

-

Sound Memo

-

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

-

Playback zoom

15 steps plus smooth pinch-to-zoom

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (toggle options)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (4/9/36/100 images)
(4) Jump Display (1/10/custom number image, by shot date, by rating, by folder, by movies only, protected only)

Slide Show

Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Slide in 1-2, Fade 1-3

Histogram

Brightness/ RGB

Highlight Alert

Yes

Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Data Verification

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x8)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x5)
(4) Display menu
(5) My Menu

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

Firmware update possible by the user.

Interface

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (Micro USB)

Other

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support 6

Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) 78

HDMI (Micro - Type-D connector), HDR output to compatible TV supported

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

Storage

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 9
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

Software

Browsing & Printing

-

Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional

Other

Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices 10

Power Source

Batteries

1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12

Battery life

Approx. 235 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) 11
Eco Mode: Approx. 370 shots
Movie Recording: Approx. 85 mins
Playback time when playing back a slideshow of still images: Approx. 4 hrs

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

Display off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins, Disable)
Viewfinder off (1, 3 min, disable)
ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery charger LC-E12E

Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
DC Coupler DR-E12

General Specifications

Body Materials

Polycarbonate

Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7mm

Weight (body only)

Approx 387g (black), 390g (white), CIPA testing standard including battery and memory card

Accessories

Viewfinder

-

Cases / Straps

Body Jacket EH32-CJ (beige)
Body Jacket EH32-CJ (light brown)
Neck Strap EM-E2 (black)
Neck Strap EM-E2 (white)
Neck Strap EM-200DB

Wireless File Transmitter

-

Lenses

EF-M lenses
All EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M

Flash

Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III, 430EX III-RT, 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 OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

Battery Grip

-

Remote Controller/ Switch

Bluetooth Remote BR-E1

Other

Interface cable IFC-600PCU
Mount Adapter EF-EOSM

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  2. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  3. When battery is fully charged
  4. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Total number of frames captured and continuous shooting speed may vary depending on camera exposure settings, type of lens used, battery level, light level and memory card used.
  5. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Under Servo AF, maximum continuous shooting speed and total number of frames captured depends on subject condition, camera settings and lens used
  6. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
  7. 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 Europe Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  8. Bluetooth functionilty with Camera Connect app requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)
  9. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
  10. Bluetooth functionilty with Camera Connect app requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)
  11. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated