Canon has launched the EOS M50 Mark II, an replace of its EOS M50 mirrorless digital camera from two years in the past. The replace is comparatively minor for a two yr outdated physique and largely focuses on two issues.
The primary change is the addition of eye monitoring autofocus for stills and movies. It will enable the present Twin Pixel autofocus system to trace topics and lock focus extra precisely than on the earlier mannequin.
The opposite change is the choice to file vertical movies. As sacrilegious as it’d sound, lots of people file vertical movies today for social media, particularly since sure purposes like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok require vertical video for his or her vertically oriented UI. For videographers making vertical movies for their very own or their consumer’s social media, it will now allow them to shoot a better high quality video and add it with minimal problem.
The opposite adjustments are much less important. You now get a video file button and a self timer for movies. You too can use the display screen to autofocus whereas trying by the EVF. A webcam mode has been added to make use of the digital camera with Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility software program or clear HDMI output. And at last, the digital camera helps reside streaming on to YouTube.
Other than that, you’re nonetheless getting the identical 24.1MP APS-C sensor with the Canon EF-M mount, which actually hasn’t seen a lot native glass for the reason that authentic EOS M50 launched. The digital camera additionally has pretty restricted video options for 2020, with the very best recording choice being 4K at 24fps with solely contrast-based autofocus and 1.5x crop. If you need the Twin Pixel autofocus and better body charges, you’ll have to shoot in 1080p. The digital camera’s comparatively restricted options are particularly at odds with this replace, which is sort of solely about video recording.
The EOS M50 Mark II is priced at $600 body-only and $700 with the EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 equipment lens.