Canon to follow up the EOS M50 with a Mark II update in 2020

Jul 17, 2020

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Canon to follow up the EOS M50 with a Mark II update in 2020

Jul 17, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Canon’s popular EOS M50 was released only a couple of years ago, and we spoke with Canon about it when we were at The Photography Show back in 2018. But now it looks like we might see an EOS M50 Mark II coming at some point this year. Or, at least an announcement.

Canon Rumors reports that there’s a higher-end APS-C camera coming to Canon’s mirrorless lineup and they’ve been told that it will be an EOS M50 successor. But while the announcement may come this year, it may only be for Japan right now. The rest of the world might not see it until 2021.

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The EOS M50 has proven to be extremely popular in Canon’s APS-C mirrorless lineup over the last couple of years, and on release, I felt it was almost perfect. The thing that killed it for me was that 2.5x crop when shooting 4K video. Otherwise, I’d have bought one there and then.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a whisper about an upcoming EOS M50 Mark II. Way back in November last year, the idea was floated, although it seemed very much like wishful thinking at the time. The specs mentioned were a 32.5-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, 4K UHD, FullUHD 1080p @ 120fps (which I’m more inclined to believe now than I was then), a 3″ 1.04m-dot flippy out LCD and an announcement date around September 2020.

Although Canon Rumors says (and we agree) that the EOS M50 Mark II won’t be a replacement for their now-defunct EOS 7D DSLR line, it should be a big upgrade over its EOS M50 predecessor. Given Canon’s recent releases with the EOS R5 and EOS R6 and the reception they’ve had (despite potential overheating issues), I would hope it is, too.

Firstly, let’s get rid of that 4K crop, yeah? I wouldn’t go expecting RAW video, though.

[via Canon Rumors]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “Canon to follow up the EOS M50 with a Mark II update in 2020”

  1. Al Roderick Avatar
    Al Roderick

    It’s strange that the article doesn’t mention its linemate, the EOS M6 Mark II, which is basically everything you described in this rumor for the new M50, 33-ish megapixel APS-C, uncropped 4K, 120 frames per second in HD, the exact same battery and lens mount, but it’s been out since late 2019. It was thought at the time by some that the M6 Mark II would replace the M50 outright, but it looks like they’re planning on keeping the small APS-C line split between integrated EVF and optional detachable EVF.