Overview: This Canon EOS M50 kit includes the EOS M50 camera
body, and the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM zoom lens. The camera has the Canon M mount, and is
compatible with Canon EF-M lenses. With the optional
Mount Adapter EF-EOS M, the
EOS M50 camera is also compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.
3" Touch Panel LCD Monitor: The EOS M50 features a 3"
Touch Panel LCD monitor, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and approximately 1.04-million
composing and viewing images. The fully articulating LCD monitor can swing out 180°,
and rotate 180° backward or 90° forward. This makes it easier to frame low-angle
or high-angle shots or
take self-portraits. The Touch Shutter feature lets you take photos by touching
the screen and releasing your finger to shoot.
24.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
Canon's CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor
captures images with exceptional clarity and tonal range, and offers
approximately 25.8 megapixels and 24.1 megapixels. This
APS-C-sized sensor (22.3mm x 14.9mm) has the same 3:2 ratio as film cameras,
enabling an effective 1.6x field of view, compared to 35mm format. The camera
has an image sensor cleaning function that automatically removes dust when the
power is turned on or off. The cleaning function can be activated manually as
The EOS M50 features Canon's new DIGIC 8 Image Processor to complement the 24.1
Megapixel image sensor. The DIGIC 8 helps improve autofocus, and enables you to
shoot 4K UHD 24p video. The DIGIC 8 also has an improved Auto Lighting Optimizer
to analyze the images and maintain color and detail in bright areas of your
Still Image Recording:
The camera records still images in JPEG
and RAW formats. You can choose from the following image
sizes: Large, Medium, Small 1, and Small 2. For each resolution (except Small 2), you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. For
RAW images, you can record only at the highest resolution. For RAW images with
smaller file sizes, you can also shoot in C-RAW format. You can set the camera to RAW + JPEG and record a RAW image and a Large
Fine JPEG image simultaneously.
Aspect Ratio: The camera image sensor has an aspect ratio of
3:2. You can choose to record still images in 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, and 1:1 aspect
ratios. This gives you the option of selecting any of the following image sizes:
|Quality ||Aspect Ratio and Pixel Count |
|3:2 ||4:3 ||16:9 ||1:1 |
(JPEG / RAW / C-RAW)
|6000 x 4000 ||5328 x 4000 ||6000 x 3368 ||4000 x 4000 |
|Medium ||3984 x 2656 ||3552 x 2664 ||3984 x 2240 ||2656 x 2656 |
|Small 1 ||2976 x 1984 ||2656 x 1992 ||2976 x 1680 ||1984 x 1984 |
|Small 2 ||2400 x 1600 ||2112 x 1600 ||2400 x 1344 ||1600 x 1600 |
RAW File Format: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera's CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into
JPEG or TIFF images using the downloadable software.
Recording Media: The EOS M50 records images on an SD, SDHC,
and SDXC memory cards, including UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) memory cards.
For 4K recording, memory cards with a UHS-I speed class rating of U3 are
recommended. No memory cards are supplied with
Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus: The M50 features Dual Pixel CMOS
AF to give you fast and accurate auto focusing in an instant. When used with the
included EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens the autofocus area includes up to 99
AF points within an 80% x 80% range. This can be expanded up to 143 AF points in
an area of approximately 88% (H) x 100% (V) with
select compatible lenses (including the optional EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM).
Eye Detection AF: The new Eye Detection AF automatically
determines where to focus based on the subject's eyes. This
The EOS M50's top-mounted mode dial lets you choose the shooting modes. The M50 can record still
images and movies in the following modes:
- Scene Intelligent Auto: This mode provides optimal
settings for specific scenes automatically. The camera analyzes the scene
and applies the settings.
- Hybrid Auto: In the Hybrid Auto mode, the camera
records 2-4 second clips of scenes before each shot which are later combined
into a digest movie.
- Special Scene: In the Scene mode, you can select a
setting that matches the shooting scene, and the camera automatically
configures the settings. Available scenes include: Self-Portrait, Smooth Skin,
Sports, Close-up, Food, Panning, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight
Control, and Silent Mode.
- Creative Filters: The Creative Filters mode lets you
add effects to your images while you shoot. You can choose from Soft Focus, Fish-Eye Effect, Oil Painting Effect, Watercolor Effect, Toy
Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, and HDR (Art Standard, Art Vivid, Art Bold,
- Program AE:
This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness.
- Shutter-priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: You set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired.
- Movies: Movie mode lets you shoot High Definition and Standard
Definition videos 4K, Full HD, or HD. You can use the
mode switch or the dedicated recording button to begin recording movies.
Shooting Movies: The EOS M50 can record movies in 4K, Full HD, or
HD at different frame rates. Movies are recorded
in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format with AAC audio. You can
record audio using the built-in stereo microphone. When shooting movies, a
large-capacity SD card with a speed rating of Class 4 or higher is recommended.
For 4K recording, you should use cards with a speed rating of Class 10 and UHS-I
U3. You can select from the
following recording sizes and frame rates:
|Movie Recording Size ||Bit Rate ||Total Recording Time |
3840 x 2160
|23.98 fps ||120 Mbps ||29 min 59 sec |
|Full HD: |
1920 x 1080
|59.94 fps ||60 Mbps ||29 min 59 sec |
|29.97 fps |
|30 Mbps ||29 min 59 sec |
1280 x 720
|119.9 fps |
|52 Mbps ||7 min 29 sec |
|26 Mbps ||29 min 59 sec |
Manual Focusing: If you choose to focus manually with an EF-M
lens, you will need to switch to Manual Focus in the menu then turn the focusing
ring on the lens. If using an EF or EF-S lens (with the
EF-EOS-M adapter), you will
need to set the focus mode switch on the lens from AF to MF, and turn the lens
focusing ring until the subject looks sharp. You can magnify
the image 5x or 10x for better visibility when focusing.
ISO Speed: ISO speed can be automatically or manually set between 100 and
25600 (in 1/3-stop increments) to suit the shooting conditions. You can
expand the ISO speed to 51200.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings: Auto (Ambience priority, White
priority), Day Light, Shade, Cloudy,
Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Color Temperature, and Custom.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape,
Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User Defined. Customized Picture Styles let
you adjust the sharpness (strength, fineness, threshold), contrast, saturation,
color tone, filter effect, and toning effect.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to
alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3 EV in 1/3-stop increments.
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode
utilizes all 384 zones within the frame, and is suited for most subjects even under
backlit conditions. After detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc; uses approximately 6.4%
of the frame at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject; uses approximately 2.8%
of the frame at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene.
Continuous Shooting Mode: In Continuous Shooting mode, you
can shoot up multiple images consecutively as long as you hold the shutter
release button down. The number of shots and the shooting speed depends upon the
|AF Type ||Speed Setting ||Frames per second ||Format ||Maximum Number of Shots per
|One-Shot AF ||High-speed ||10.0 fps ||JPEG ||33 |
|RAW ||10 |
|C-RAW ||16 |
|Low-speed ||4.0 fps ||JPEG ||1000 |
|RAW ||15 |
|C-RAW ||32 |
|Servo AF ||High-speed ||7.4 fps ||JPEG ||47 |
|Low-speed ||4.0 fps ||1000 |
Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image following a preset time delay after pressing the shutter
release. The self-timer lamp and beeper will indicate a countdown before the
picture is taken. You can choose from the following self-timer modes:
- 10 Second: The camera takes a single image 10 seconds
after pressing the shutter release button.
- 2 Second: The camera takes a single image 2 seconds after
pressing the shutter release. This is handy for reducing camera shake.
- Continuous: You can specify the number of shots, between
2 and 10.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. The Auto
Rotation feature can be set to On (computer), On (computer and camera), or turned off, if desired.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the
memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can set the time each image is displayed on
the LCD monitor to 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. You can also select which
images to display: all images, images by date, images by folder, movies only, stills only,
or by rating.
This feature allows you to view 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3), 36 (6x6), and 100 (10x10) images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10.0x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
PictBridge Printing: Using a USB
cable (Type A-to-Micro-B 2.0, not supplied), you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant
camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of
DPOF Print Settings: On the memory
card, you can select which
image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is
convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon direct print
function compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at
participating photo labs.
Wi-Fi Overview: Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to send images
wirelessly from the camera to a variety of compatible devices, and operate the
camera remotely from your smartphone. The camera supports IEEE 802.11b/g/n, and
has a range of 49'.
NFC-Compatible: The EOS M50 is compatible with NFC-compatible Android
smartphones (version 4.0 or later), which allows you to connect by touching the phone to the N-Mark on
the bottom of the camera.
Compatible Devices: You can connect the camera to the
following devices and services via Wi-Fi:
- Smartphones and Tablets: Using the Canon Camera Connect
app you can transfer photos and videos to your mobile device, and use the
device to control the camera. The app is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod
touch running iOS 9.0 or later, and Android devices (varies with device).
- Other Cameras: You can send images from the EOS M50 to
another Wi-Fi-connected Canon camera, or vice versa.
- Wireless Printing: You can print images wirelessly on a
printer. You can use an existing access point, or use the camera as an
- Canon Connect Station: You can connect directly to the
Canon Connect Station CS100 and transfer photos and videos to the built-in 1
TB of storage.
- Canon iMAGE Gateway: With a one-time registration to
the Canon iMAGE Gateway, you can send photos and videos to the web service
from your PC or smartphone.
- EOS Utility: The camera supports EOS Utility, allowing
remote Live View shooting, precise focusing, and easy setting changes right
from your computer.
Bluetooth: You can pair the camera to a compatible
smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth using the Camera Connect app. You can also
use Bluetooth to pair to the optional
Wireless Remote Control. When connected via Bluetooth, the camera receives
continuously updated GPS location data so you can geotag your images and movies.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a micro-HDMI jack
(Type D) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A micro-HDMI-to-HDMI
cable is required.
Microphone: The camera has a stereo 3.5mm microphone input
on the side that is compatible with external microphones such as the Canon
An external microphone can record better quality audio for your movies than the
built-in microphone. Any sounds of lens or camera operations picked up by the
built-in mic will be quieter with an external mic.
USB Port: The Micro-B 2.0 USB port allows you to connect the camera to
your computer via an optional USB cable for downloading the recorded images and
Battery: The EOS M50 operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V/875 mAh). Battery performance decreases when used in
temperatures below 32° F. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E12
battery charger in approximately 2 hours. Typical battery life for the LP-E12 battery is as follows
(using EF-M 15-45mm lens):
- Still Images:
- Normal Mode: Approx. 235 shots
- Eco Mode: Approx. 370 shots
- Movie Shooting:
- Typical Use: Approx. 85 min.
- Continuous Shooting: Approx. 130 min.
- Playback Time (slide show): Approx. 4 hours
Power Saving: You can save battery power by activating the
Display Off and Auto Power Down features. After a pre-selected period of time
(10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, 2 min, 3 min), the display will automatically
turn itself off if no buttons are pressed. After approximately 2 additional
minutes (5 minutes in playback mode), the camera will automatically power down.
Optional AC Power: With the optional CA-PS700 Compact Power
Adapter and the DR-E12 DC coupler, you can connect the camera to household power without worry of the battery becoming exhausted.
Lens: This EOS M50 kit comes with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM
wide angle zoom lens. IS stands for Image Stabilizer, while STM stands for Stepping Motor.
Image Stabilizer: The Image Stabilizer system built into these lenses
provides up to four equivalent stops of shake correction, giving you much
sharper photos at full zoom, and blur-free videos.
Auto/Manual Focus Modes: When using an EF-M lens, the focus mode
must be set in the camera menu. After setting the mode to Manual Focus, you can
focus on your subject by turning the focusing ring.
| ||EF-M 15-45 IS STM |
|Focus Length ||15-45mm |
|Maximum Aperture ||f/3.5-6.3 |
|Minimum Aperture ||f/22-40 |
|Lens Construction ||10 elements in 9 groups |
|Angle of View ||Diagonal: |
|84°30'- 33°40' |
|Maximum Magnification ||0.25x (at 45mm) |
|Minimum Focusing Distance ||0.82' (9.84") |
|Filter Diameter ||49mm (E-49) |
|Hood ||EW-53 (sold separately) |
|Dimensions ||Diameter: 2.389" |
Length: 2.037" (2.533" w/caps)
|Weight ||4.6 ounces |
Software: The following software is available for download
from the Canon website for use with the EOS M50:
- Digital Photo Professional (Windows/Mac):
primarily used for browsing, selecting, and developing RAW images. It has
various image adjustment functions in the Picture Style format, and allows
you to make adjustments easily. Available for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7,
Mac OS X Yosemite v10.10, El Capitan v.10.11, macOS v10.12 Sierra and macOS
High Sierra v10.13.
- EOS Utility (Windows/Mac): for communication between
your computer and the camera, allowing you to download images saved in the
camera's memory card. You can also change camera settings and shoot remotely
from your computer. Available for
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Mac OS X
Yosemite v10.10, El Capitan v.10.11, macOS Sierra v10.12, and macOS High
- Picture Style Editor (Windows/Mac): allows you to edit
Picture Styles to your unique image characteristics and save them as original
Picture Style files. Available for Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Mac OS X Yosemite
v10.10, El Capitan v.10.11, macOS Sierra v10.12, and macOS High Sierra
- Map Utility: a software application that displays
geotagged images taken on the camera on a map. Available for Windows 10,
Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (SP1), Mac OS X Yosemite v10.10, El Capitan v.10.11, macOS Sierra v10.12, and macOS
High Sierra v10.13.