If you’ve been following the 4K HD Video revolution that has made it possible for anyone to be the next Stephen Speilberg (aside from the multi-million dollar budgets and A-list actors), then you also probably know that digital video leader Canon has be lagging in the 4K space. No longer:
Canon is finally embracing 4K video with a new mirrorless camera called the M50. The petite shooter is, essentially, 2016’s Canon M5 with fewer dials and buttons and a more streamlined body. But the upgraded internals and a swivel-out screen mean this will be the company’s most video-friendly mirrorless camera to date when it ships in April.
The $779 M50 uses a 24.1-megapixel APS-C sensor that’s a hair smaller than the 24.2-megapixel one found in the M5. Despite that, the camera is capable of doing more, and should capture better images in low light, Canon claims. This is thanks to the fact that the M50 employs a brand new version of Canon’s image processor, the DIGIC 8.