Canon EOS M50 Specifications

SpecificationsCanon EOS M50
Year Introduced2018
Total Pixels25.8
Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm
Pixel Dimensions6000 x 4000
Pixel Size3.72µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/6.0
Sensor StabilizationN
Lens MountEF-M (EF, EF-S, TS-E, MP-E lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Image ProcessorDIGIC 8
TypeDual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor
Points143/99 points
Working RangeEV -2 – 18 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
ModesOne-Shot AF and Servo AF
Point SelectionFace + 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
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesReal-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)
Metering RangeEV 0 – 20 (at room temperature 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Exposure Comp+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments
AEB3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with Exposure Compensation)
ISO SensitivityISO AUTO 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
Shutter Speed1/4000 sec. to 30 sec.
WB SettingsAuto (Ambience Priority), Auto (White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)
Custom WBYes, 1 setting can be registered
Type0.39-type OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Approx. 2,360,000 dots
CoverageApprox. 100%
InformationCustomizable 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
DOF PreviewYes
Eyepiece Shutter
Type7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Vari-Angle
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display OptionsCustomizable and toggle via INFO. Button
(1) Liveview image with exposure info
(2) Liveview image with basic info
(3) Liveview image with full info
Customizable settings:
Grid overlay (x3 formats), Histogram (Brightness/ RGB), Electronic Level, Multi aspect ratios, Hints and Tips
Built-in GN5 (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageCovers approx. 15mm focal length
Built-in Recycle TimeApprox. 3 seconds
ModesAuto (E-TTL II)
Exposure Compensation+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / No
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera setting/ flash setting menu
Shooting ModesScene 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 StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Image ProcessingHighlight 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:
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 ModesSingle, High-Speed Continuous, Low-Speed Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, Custom, Remote)
Continuous ShootingOne shot AF: Approx. 10 shots/sec for up to 33 frames in JPEG and 10 frames in RAW
With Servo AF: Approx. 7.4 shots/sec for up to approx 47 frames in JPEG
Shutter Lag
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A
Live View  
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF)
MeteringReal-time metering using the image sensor
(1) Center-weighted average
Display Options
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG/RAW/CRAW (.CR3 Canon 14-bit RAW format)
Image Size3:2 Aspect Ratio: Large: 6000 x 4000, Medium: 3984 x 2656, Small 1: 2976 x 1984, Small 2: 2400 x 1600, RAW: 6000 x 4000, C-RAW: 6000 x 4000
16:9 Aspect Ratio: Large: 6000 x 3368, Medium: 3984 x 2240, Small 1: 2976 x 1680, Small 2: 2400 x 1344, RAW: 6000 x 3368, C-RAW: 6000 x 3368
4:3 Aspect Ratio: Large: 5328 x 4000, Medium: 3552 x 2664, Small 1: 2656 x 1992, Small 2: 2112 x 1600, RAW: 5328 x 4000, C-RAW: 5328 x 4000
1:1 Aspect Ratio: Large: 4000 x 4000, Medium: 2656 x 2656, Small 1: 1984 x 1984, Small 2: 1600 x 1600, RAW: 4000 x 4000, C-RAW: 4000 x 4000
In-camera RAW processing & Image Resize available in playback
Movie TypeMP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]
Movie Size3840 x 2160 (4K UHD, 23.98 fps / 25fps), 1920 x 1080 (Full HD, 59.94 fps / 50 fps / 29.97 fps / 25 fps / 23.98 fps) and 1280 x 720 (HD, 119.9 fps / 100 fps / 59.94 fps / 50 fps)
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Other Information  
Wireless FeaturesBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC
Custom Functions9 customizable buttons
LCD Panel / IlluminationNo / No
Water & Dust Resistance
Sound MemoNo
Computer InterfaceHi-Speed USB (Micro USB connector)
Other InterfaceHDMI OUT terminal Type D
HDMI output while recording (shooting screen without sound) available
HDMI output to HDR compatible TVs* available
External microphone (3.5mm stereo jack)
Memory TypeSD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12
Battery LifeApprox. 235 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Eco Mode: Approx. 370 shots
Movie Recording: Approx. 85 mins
Playback time when playing back a slideshow of still images: Approx. 4 hrs
Power Supply Battery ChargersBattery charger LC-E12E
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
DC Coupler DR-E12
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsPolycarbonate
Shutter Durability Rating
Operating Environment32–104°F / 0–40°C
Dimensions Inches4.6 x 3.5 x 2.3" (116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7mm)
CIPA Weight13.7 oz (387g)
Wireless File TransmitterBuilt-in
Compatible LensesEF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)
Battery Grip
RemoteBluetooth Remote BR-E1
OtherNeck Strap EM-E2 (black/white), Neck Strap EM-200DB
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