Canon EOS M50


24.1 APS C sensor

24.1 APS-C sensor

24.1 MP APS-C size CMOS sensor

10 fps

10 fps

Shoot continuously at 10fps



Powerful DIGIC processing



Simply connect then share or backup wirelessly

4K video

4K video

Shoot exceptional 4K videos



Always-on connection

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Fast, accurate AF and precise tracking



EOS-like handling with large, responsive electronic viewfinder

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Specifications in detail

Image Sensor


22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 24.1 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx 25.8 megapixels

Aspect Ratio


Low-Pass Filter


Sensor Cleaning

EOS integrated cleaning system

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

Image Processor




Lens Mount

EF-M (EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M)

Focal Length

Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

Image Stabilisation

Optical Image Stabilizer on compatible lens

Movie: In-camera Digital IS available. Further stabilisation enhancements from lenses compatible with Dynamic IS



Dual Pixel CMOS AF System. Phase detection pixels built onto imaging sensor 1

Contrast detection method is used during 4K Movie Servo AF

AF System/ Points

Maximum 143/99 points depending on lens.

Max 25 frames in Zone AF 2

Freely position 1 AF point/ 1 AF Zone via manual selection (area available lens dependent)

AF working range

EV -2 - 18 (at 23 °C, ISO 100, with EF-M 22mm f/2 STM)

AF Modes

One-Shot AF and Servo AF

AF Point Selection

Face + 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

Selected AF point display

Indicated on LCD monitor/ EVF

Predictive AF


*with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph

AF Lock

Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or customisable AE Lock Button

AF Assist Beam

via LED assist beam

Manual Focus

With EF & EF-S lenses - Select via AF/MF switch on lens

With EF-M lenses - Select via dedicated MF Button/ other customisable buttons (toggle AF/MF).

MF Peaking available
AF+MF available (Manual focus adjustment after One-Shot AF)
Magnify image available during MF (5x or 10x)

Focus Bracketing


AF Microadjustment


Exposure Control

Metering modes

Real-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)

Center weighted only in Movie recording

Metering Range

Still image: EV 0 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)
Movie: EV 0 - 20 (at 23 °C, ISO 100)

AE Lock

Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock Button in creative zone modes.

Exposure Compensation

+/-3 EV in 1/3 stop increments


3 shots, +/- 2 EV, 1/3-stop increments (can be used together with Exposure Compensation)

ISO Sensitivity

ISO AUTO (100 - 6400), 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

*Recommended Exposure Index



Electronically controlled focal-place shutter


30 - 1/4000 sec (1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

White Balance


Auto white balance with the imaging sensor


Auto (Ambience Priority), Auto (White Priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature (100 Kelvin increments)

White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9 levels
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9 levels

Custom White Balance

Yes, 1 setting can be registered

WB Bracketing




0.39-type OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Approx. 2,360,000 dots

Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

Approx 100%




Approx 22mm

Dioptre Correction


Focusing Screen




Viewfinder Information

Customisable 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

Depth of field preview


Eyepiece shutter


LCD Monitor


7.5 cm (3.0”) Touchscreen LCD (TFT). 3:2 aspect ratio. Approx. 1,040,000 dots. Electrostatic capacitive type. Vari-Angle


Approx 100%

Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)




Brightness Adjustment

Adjustable to one of seven levels

Display Options

Customisable 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, Hints and Tips


Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)


Built-in Flash Coverage

Maximum coverage at approx. 15mm (35mm equivalent: approx. 24mm)

Built-in Flash recycle time

Approx. 3 seconds 3


Auto (E-TTL II)

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes - with red eye reduction lamp


1/200 sec

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 increments

Flash Exposure Bracketing


Flash Exposure Lock


Second Curtain Synchronisation


HotShoe/ PC terminal

Yes/ No

External Flash Compatibility

E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

External Flash Control

Via camera setting/ flash setting menu



Scene 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 Styles

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

Colour Space

sRGB and Adobe RGB

Image Processing

Highlight 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 modes

Single, High-Speed Continuous, Low-Speed Continuous, Self timer (2s, 10s, Custom, Remote)

Continuous Shooting

One shot AF: Approx. 10 shots/sec for up to 33 frames in JPEG and 10 frames in RAW 4
With Servo AF: Approx. 7.4 shots/sec for up to approx 47 frames in JPEG 5



Live View Mode




Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

Frame Rate






Display Options


File Type

Still Image Type

JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.31 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0)
RAW: RAW (CR3 14-bit),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording

Yes, RAW + various JPEG compression possible

Image Size

RAW: (3:2) 6000 x 4000, (4:3) 5328 x 4000, (16:9) 6000 x 3368, (1:1) 4000 x 4000

JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400 x 1600
JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328 x 4000, (M) 3552 x 2664, (S1) 2656 x 1992, (S2) 2112 x 1600
JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000 x 3368, (M) 3984 x 2240, (S1) 2976 x 1680 (S2) 2400 x 1344
JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000 x 4000, (M) 2656 x 2656, (S1) 1984 x 1984, (S2) 1600 x 1600

In-camera RAW processing & Image Resize available in playback

Movie Type

MP4 [Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

Movie Size

4K - 3840 x 2160 (23.98, 25 fps)
Full HD - 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
HD - 1280 x 720 (119.9, 100, 59.94, 50 fps)

Movie Length

Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB

Sound Files



New folders can be created and selected

File Numbering

(1) Continuous, Auto Reset
(2) Manual Reset

Other Features

Custom Functions

9 customisable buttons

Metadata Tag

User copyright information (Author's Name, Copyright Details)
Image rating (0-5 stars)

LCD Panel / Illumination


Water/ Dust resistance


Sound Memo


Intelligent Orientation Sensor


Playback zoom

15 steps plus smooth pinch-to-zoom

Display Formats

(1) Single image with information (toggle options)
(2) Single image
(3) Index display (4/9/36/100 images)
(4) Jump Display (1/10/custom number image, by shot date, by rating, by folder, by movies only, protected only)

Slide Show

Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10/30 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Transition Effects: Off, Slide in 1-2, Fade 1-3


Brightness/ RGB

Highlight Alert


Image Erase/Protection

Erase: Single image, Selected images, Selected range, All images
Protection: Selected images, Selected range, All images. Unprotect all images

Data Verification

Menu Categories

(1) Shooting menu (x8)
(2) Playback menu (x4)
(3) Setup menu (x5)
(4) Display menu
(5) My Menu

Menu Languages

29 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Malay, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi, Japanese

Firmware Update

Firmware update possible by the user.



Hi-Speed USB (Micro USB)


Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only, 1-11 ch), with Dynamic NFC support 6

Bluetooth® (Specification version 4.1, Bluetooth low energy technology) 78

HDMI (Micro - Type-D connector), HDR output to compatible TV supported

Direct Print

Canon Printers

Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge


Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge



SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)

Supported Operating System

PC & Macintosh

Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 9
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12

For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10

For Image Transfer Utility:
Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.9 / 10.10 / 10.11 / 10.12


Browsing & Printing


Image Processing

Digital Photo Professional


Picture Style Editor, EOS Utility, Image Transfer Utility

Camera Connect app available on iOS and Android devices 10

Power Source


1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E12

Battery life

Approx. 235 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) 11
Eco Mode: Approx. 370 shots
Movie Recording: Approx. 85 mins
Playback time when playing back a slideshow of still images: Approx. 4 hrs

Battery Indicator

4 levels

Power saving

Display off (15, 30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10, 30 mins)
Auto Power Down (30 sec or 1, 3, 5, 10 mins, Disable)
Viewfinder off (1, 3 min, disable)
ECO mode

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

Battery charger LC-E12E

Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
DC Coupler DR-E12

General Specifications

Body Materials


Operating Environment

0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity

Dimensions (W x H x D)

116.3 x 88.1 x 58.7mm

Weight (body only)

Approx 387g (black), 390g (white), CIPA testing standard including battery and memory card




Cases / Straps

Body Jacket EH32-CJ (beige)
Body Jacket EH32-CJ (light brown)
Neck Strap EM-E2 (black)
Neck Strap EM-E2 (white)
Neck Strap EM-200DB

Wireless File Transmitter



EF-M lenses
All EF and EF-S lenses compatible via Mount adapter EF-EOS M


Canon Speedlites (including 90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III, 430EX III-RT, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, 600EX II-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

Off-Camera Shoe Cord OC-E3, Speedlite Bracket SB-E2

Battery Grip


Remote Controller/ Switch

Bluetooth Remote BR-E1


Interface cable IFC-600PCU
Mount Adapter EF-EOSM

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. Dual Pixel CMOS AF - AF is possible over an area of approx. 80% Vertical x 80% Horizontal of the frame
  2. Maximum number of AF frame is dependent on selected image aspect ratio
  3. When battery is fully charged
  4. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Total number of frames captured and continuous shooting speed may vary depending on camera exposure settings, type of lens used, battery level, light level and memory card used.
  5. Continuous shooting speed is measured with EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and requires SDHC/SDXC UHS Speed Class 1 memory card. Under Servo AF, maximum continuous shooting speed and total number of frames captured depends on subject condition, camera settings and lens used
  6. Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions.
  7. Equipped with Bluetooth® low energy technology. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Canon Europe Ltd. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
  8. Bluetooth functionilty with Camera Connect app requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)
  9. Software applications compatible with Windows 10 in Windows 10 Desktop Mode only
  10. Bluetooth functionilty with Camera Connect app requires smart device to be equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0 (or later). Also requires smart device to be using operating system iOS 8.4 (or later) or Android 5.0 (or later)
  11. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated