Canon EOS M50 II

24MP APS-C CMOS sensor | Dual Pixel AF | 4K/24p video capture

What we like:

  • Very good image quality
  • Easy to use auto mode
  • Dual Pixel AF performs very well

What we don't:

  • Lots of trade-offs when shooting 4K
  • Limited lens selection
  • So-so battery life
The EOS M50 Mark II is a compact mirrorless camera that features a 24MP APS-C-sized sensor with Canon's Dual Pixel autofocus and uses the company's EF-M lens mount.
The SLR-shaped EOS M50 II is well-built and has a good-sized grip, though its buttons are small and crammed together. The EVF and fully articulating LCD have average specs for this class. The M50 II offers an excellent auto mode that makes it easy for beginners to adjust settings, while allowing room to gain experience. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth both work reliably.
While its specs aren't earth-shattering, the M50 II takes good quality stills and has an autofocus system that rarely disappoints
The M50 II has the latest version of Canon's Dual Pixel AF system. While we're yet to test it on this camera, its face and eye detection – along with subject tracking – are impressive. The M50 II's battery life isn't great, though you'll likely do better in the real world. The camera can be charged over USB.
Since it uses the same sensor and processor as its predecessor, we expect the M50 II to produce JPEGs with vibrant colors. You should be able to brighten shadows without adding a lot of noise, though some of its peers are better in that regard.
While the EOS M50 II can capture 4K/24p video, it has a heavy crop, below-average quality, and no Dual Pixel autofocus (dropping to 1080p resolves those issues). That's a shame, as built-in YouTube streaming, vertical video support and a mic input would make it a good choice for vloggers.
The Canon EOS M50 II is an easy-to-use, well-designed camera. While its specs aren't earth-shattering, it takes good quality stills and has an autofocus system that rarely disappoints. It's a poor choice for 4K video, but if that's not your thing, it's well worth considering.

Jeff Keller

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