Last Updated on July 30, 2021 by Arvino Voyage
Canon continues to add to its portfolio of mirrorless camera lines in the market, which is where the trend is. One of them is the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, which is the successor of the previous generation, the Canon EOS M50. This latest mirrorless camera from Canon is designed in a compact and easy-to-use form. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is aimed at photography and videography enthusiasts for social media content needs such as YouTube.
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Why target creators primarily for YouTube?
Naturally, the previous product of the Canon EOS M50 was one of the mirrorless cameras favored by vloggers. Because the features are complete and the price is still affordable. So it is hoped that the second generation of the M50 will increase its capabilities.
Canon EOS M50 Mark II : Additional Features
Powered by a DIGIC 8 processor and a 24.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, this camera can also record 4K resolution video with the detailed image quality and vivid colors. In addition, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II has also updated the Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Eye Detection AF technology so that it has high focus speed and accuracy.
This Eye Detection AF feature can also be used in Servo AF mode for taking photos and also in the Movie Servo AF mode when recording video, so that the natural expression of the subject can still be captured even in moving conditions. The Canon EOS M50 Mark II has a continuous shooting speed of up to 7.4 fps in Servo AF mode and 10 fps in One-Shot AF mode when shooting in LiveView, so users can shoot fast-moving subjects.
The display of the AF frame on the EVF or LCD screen on this camera has also been improved so that it is faster and smoother to track the focus of the subject, without experiencing on-screen lag. The EOS M50 Mark II is also the first EOS camera to use a fully touch-sensitive display with the new Tap AF feature.
Movie digital IS on the EOS M50 Mark II helps reduce shake for a more stable recording even at 4K recording. Users can also be creative by making slow motion videos with high frame rates at HD resolutions up to 120p or time-lapse videos with 4K quality.
The Canon EOS M50 Mark II also has movie digital zoom technology (about 3-10x) in the center of the screen during the shooting process, which can be combined with the optical zoom with a zoom lens for close-up shooting. For those who like to create content on social media, there is also a vertical / portrait video recording mode.
The battery life of this camera has also been increased up to 70 times more than the previous series so that users can take photos up to 305 times with one battery charge.
So what’s new with the EOS M50 Mark II?
Unfortunately, there are not many, and at first glance it seems that it can be offered through a firmware update instead of having to buy a new camera. The most important update is the presence of an eye tracking autofocus system, both for taking photos and videos.
This is quite crucial considering that its predecessor could not activate face detection or eye detection in video recording, as well as in a number of shooting modes. The Dual Pixel autofocus system used is actually the same as before, but the eye tracking feature should make the job easier.
For the rest, the EOS M50 Mark II is completely identical to its predecessor, especially in terms of hardware. The outer form does not change, nor does the offal; the device is still powered by the same 24 megapixel APS-C sensor, complete with the same DIGIC 8 processor. Canon also did not tamper with the touch screen or electronic viewfinder at all.
Obviously this camera is not intended for those who already have the previous EOS M50, but for those who want to upgrade their current blogging equipment who still rely on smartphones.
Should I buy the Canon EOS M50 Mark II?
That’s a great question. A lot of people make the mistake of buying cameras based on specs alone – they fall victim to either marketing or peer pressure and feel like if they don’t get the best specs available, that they’re somehow making a mistake. So instead of focusing on features that they’ll use every day, things like ease of use, simple post-processing workflow and great ergonomics they essentially compare two lists of specs side by side and then assume the more powerful – or feature-rich camera is the better buy – and that’s often not the case.
Easy to use and versatile, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II gives users the freedom to create beautiful photos and 4K quality videos. With enhanced video features and live streaming features, users can quickly and easily upload and share video content to social media platforms anytime and anywhere.