Looks like Canon will be focusing on the RF mount, as the EOS R50 is a spiritual successor of the EOS M50 Mark II.
It has been more than two years since Canon announced the EOS M50 Mark II. We haven’t heard any updates on the EOS M line since then, which makes us wonder what are Canon’s plans for the line. With the unveiling of the EOS R50, it becomes much clearer that Canon will be focusing more on its EOS R line moving forward.
Being its smallest and most affordable EOS R camera to date, the EOS R50 has roughly the same size as the M50 Mark II–all while using an RF mount. Its APS-C sensor has 24.2-megapixels and can shoot 4K30 without any cropping, along with Full HD at up to 60FPS (120FPS in slo-mo mode). Despite being tiny, Canon claims that you can shoot an hour of footage with the EOS R50 and still keeps Canon’s Dual Pixel autofocus that has subject detection for people, animals, and vehicles in both photo and video.
Unlike other EOS R cameras, you don’t get any LOG mode with the R50. Instead, you have HDR PQ to output 10-bit video. Being an entry-level camera, it does not have a mechanical shutter, does not have in-body IS, and only supports UHS-1 cards. To be fair, you do get an OLED viewfinder with the EOS R50, which is a nice feature to have.
With a $680(~Php 37.4k) price tag for the body only, this makes the EOS R50 affordable for an RF-mount camera. Canon is expected to bring the EOS R50 to the Philippines soon, so stay tuned for updates.