Is the M50 too small?

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lily munster
lily munster New Member • Posts: 14
Is the M50 too small?

I've only had the M50 for a few weeks so still getting my feet wet. I am not sure if it's just because I am not used to it, but I find that because the camera body is so tiny, I keep accidentally pushing buttons on the back as I am positioning the camera in the tripod, or reorienting the back screen, whatever etc.

The funny thing is that I bought the camera because of its small size, but I'm starting to wonder if it's just too small. (And I am not a big person, and I have pretty narrow hands). I realize the dented area alongside the * button is there for a reason and I am trying to keep my thumb there but it's just not happening yet.

Aside from that, I am enjoying the M50! Even though it has a rather fragile feeling to it, it's a pretty robust little guy (at least I hope). However, I will not be using any super heavy zoom lenses on it though. I handle it pretty gingerly even when putting the lightweight M lenses on it.

I imagine this awkwardness will go away as I get more used to using the camera... yes? Anyone else finding the small size a bit, well, "odd" ? Especially if, like me, you are coming from a much larger/heavier camera.

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Craig Smith Regular Member • Posts: 248
Re: Is the M50 too small?

I solved the same issues you've encountered by adding this to my M50:

easyCover Protective Case for Canon M50 Camera, Black

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1429327-REG/easycover_eccm50b_silicone_protection_skin_for.html

The covering increases the overall camera size just slightly. It's easier to grip and protects the buttons enough to prevent accidental usage.

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lily munster
OP lily munster New Member • Posts: 14
Re: Is the M50 too small?

Craig Smith wrote:

I solved the same issues you've encountered by adding this to my M50:

easyCover Protective Case for Canon M50 Camera, Black

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1429327-REG/easycover_eccm50b_silicone_protection_skin_for.html

The covering increases the overall camera size just slightly. It's easier to grip and protects the buttons enough to prevent accidental usage.

That's a great idea! And it must be popular--sold out. Will keep an eye on that for restock. thanks [Gives it a higher-end look too!]

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Craig Smith Regular Member • Posts: 248
Re: Is the M50 too small?
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easyCover also sells them direct from Amazon and eBay.

Search for "easycover M50".

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Myrgjorf Regular Member • Posts: 383
Re: Is the M50 too small?

lily munster wrote:

I've only had the M50 for a few weeks so still getting my feet wet. I am not sure if it's just because I am not used to it, but I find that because the camera body is so tiny, I keep accidentally pushing buttons on the back as I am positioning the camera in the tripod, or reorienting the back screen, whatever etc.

The funny thing is that I bought the camera because of its small size, but I'm starting to wonder if it's just too small. (And I am not a big person, and I have pretty narrow hands). I realize the dented area alongside the * button is there for a reason and I am trying to keep my thumb there but it's just not happening yet.

Aside from that, I am enjoying the M50! Even though it has a rather fragile feeling to it, it's a pretty robust little guy (at least I hope). However, I will not be using any super heavy zoom lenses on it though. I handle it pretty gingerly even when putting the lightweight M lenses on it.

I imagine this awkwardness will go away as I get more used to using the camera... yes? Anyone else finding the small size a bit, well, "odd" ? Especially if, like me, you are coming from a much larger/heavier camera.

The M50 is too small to have perfect ergonomics. I prefer handling a big DSLR but you easily bring and carry the M50 when a DSLR is too big and heavy.

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rz64 Regular Member • Posts: 148
Re: Is the M50 too small?
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lily munster wrote:

I've only had the M50 for a few weeks so still getting my feet wet. I am not sure if it's just because I am not used to it, but I find that because the camera body is so tiny, I keep accidentally pushing buttons on the back as I am positioning the camera in the tripod, or reorienting the back screen, whatever etc.

The funny thing is that I bought the camera because of its small size, but I'm starting to wonder if it's just too small. (And I am not a big person, and I have pretty narrow hands). I realize the dented area alongside the * button is there for a reason and I am trying to keep my thumb there but it's just not happening yet.

Aside from that, I am enjoying the M50! Even though it has a rather fragile feeling to it, it's a pretty robust little guy (at least I hope). However, I will not be using any super heavy zoom lenses on it though. I handle it pretty gingerly even when putting the lightweight M lenses on it.

I imagine this awkwardness will go away as I get more used to using the camera... yes? Anyone else finding the small size a bit, well, "odd" ? Especially if, like me, you are coming from a much larger/heavier camera.

I think it depends on your expectations. For me (I have the M6) it was important to have a small camera that I can always have with me. Since I also have quite small hands, for me the M6 has a perfect size with a lot of options. In relation to sensor size, IQ and handling I regard it as "the best possible compromise", especially in combination with a small lens.

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geru Contributing Member • Posts: 757
Re: Is the M50 too small?
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lily munster wrote:

I've only had the M50 for a few weeks so still getting my feet wet. I am not sure if it's just because I am not used to it, but I find that because the camera body is so tiny, I keep accidentally pushing buttons on the back as I am positioning the camera in the tripod, or reorienting the back screen, whatever etc.

I've had the M-50 not much longer than you.

The funny thing is that I bought the camera because of its small size, but I'm starting to wonder if it's just too small. (And I am not a big person, and I have pretty narrow hands). I realize the dented area alongside the * button is there for a reason and I am trying to keep my thumb there but it's just not happening yet.

I too bought the M-50 because of it's size, weight, and trans-portability . I'm no tiny person by any stretch of imagination. My hand size is between large and XL in a golf glove so no tiny hands here.

I was a little worried initially but using techniques I learned in golf (decades ago) I quickly overcame any concerns I had. Holding the camera to my eye and then moving my thumb or fingers around the camera to perform adjustments or changes to settings (learning where the buttons and etc were). I did this for several days as a repetitive task. Now in an instant I can change settings, enter menus and etc all looking in the EVF.

Aside from that, I am enjoying the M50! Even though it has a rather fragile feeling to it, it's a pretty robust little guy (at least I hope). However, I will not be using any super heavy zoom lenses on it though. I handle it pretty gingerly even when putting the lightweight M lenses on it.

I imagine this awkwardness will go away as I get more used to using the camera... yes? Anyone else finding the small size a bit, well, "odd" ? Especially if, like me, you are coming from a much larger/heavier camera.

The awkwardness only goes away with mastering the camera, keep practicing.

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