Images of the new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera and 470EX flash unit have been leaked

Feb 20, 2018

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.

Images of the new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera and 470EX flash unit have been leaked

Feb 20, 2018

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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Last month there was the invitation to the secret dealer meeting about some new Canon mirrorless camera. Then we discovered that this might be the EOS M50, capable of shooting 4K UHD video. Now, thanks to Nokishita we’re seeing what are reported to be leaked images of the new camera, and 470 EX AI flash unit, along with some specs.

According to Nokishita, the specs look pretty respectable for a small APS-C mirrorless camera, along with some cool new space-saving features for your memory cards.

  • 24.1 Megapixels APS-C CMOS
  • Dual pixel CMOS AF
  • DIGIC 8
  • 4K video
  • Standard ISO: 100-25600 (extended ISO: 51200)
  • Continuous: Up to 10 frames / sec (at servo AF: up to 7.4 frames / sec)
  • EVF: 2.36 million dot organic EL
  • 3 type 104 million dots “Bali angle” (I’m guessing they mean vari-angle) touch panel liquid crystal
  • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth · NFC installed
  • Supports the next-generation CR3 RAW format and the new C-RAW compression format
  • The C-RAW format is 40% smaller in file size than conventional RAW, and it corresponds to in-camera RAW development and digital lens optimizer
  • Color: Black / White

10fps at 24.1MP with dual pixel autofocus? Sounds like a fantastic lightweight system for sports, wildlife, or just chasing your kids around the local park. Shooting at those kinds of frame rates, though, is going to fill up a memory card quickly. Thanks to the new C-RAW format, though, you can expect to fit nearly twice as many images on that card.

Beyond being able to shoot 4K, there’s not really any word on video capabilities yet. We don’t know if it’ll shoot Log or Raw video, but with that dual pixel autofocus, it should be able to keep up quite well with moving subjects. At least, it will if shooting video with autofocus is your thing.

Obviously, there’s no word on price. We won’t know anything for sure until after this secret meeting. That being said, Nokishita believes that it will be available for pre-order starting February 27th.

Along with the EOS M50, Nokishita posted a photo of a new on-camera flash unit, the 470 EX AI. Presumably, this will launch alongside the EOS M50 but, again, no idea on price.

It looks like it’s shaping up to be a pretty impressive little camera if these specs are true. It will be interesting to see how this compares to their existing mirrorless models, and eventually, Nikon’s supposed full frame mirrorless offering. I’d also be curious to see how well it stacks up in person against other recent announcements, like the Fujifilm X-H1.

[via Nokishita]

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8 responses to “Images of the new Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera and 470EX flash unit have been leaked”

  1. Tj Ó Seamállaigh Avatar
    Tj Ó Seamállaigh

    They already made 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX-RT, then 580EX and 580EX II, then next 600EX-RT. Why on Earth do we want 470EX? (just to clarify, the number of the model is the guide number and max distance to reach, when “0” is removed). I can’t find the logic behind this make.

  2. dracphelan Avatar
    dracphelan

    Hopefully, they will put a fully articulating screen on this one. If they do, I well be buying it.

  3. Tim Covington Avatar
    Tim Covington

    Hopefully, they will put a fully articulating screen on this one. If they do, I well be buying it.

    1. Grant Watkins Avatar
      Grant Watkins

      Looks like there is a on the right side of the camera.

  4. Lawrence Yang Avatar
    Lawrence Yang

    But.. but… but.. I just got the M5 ???

  5. Jia Chen Lu Avatar
    Jia Chen Lu

    So the eosm5 is better than the eosm50? Usually single digits are better then double digits or triple digits…

    Or did canon update their naming system?

    1. Wesley Hetrick Avatar
      Wesley Hetrick

      The M50 loses the second control dial and exposure comp dial of the M5. Otherwise specs are better but I would expect a replacement to the M5 to come soon with even better improvements.

  6. cameradoll Avatar
    cameradoll

    I was hoping it would finally be the full frame mirrorless. I guess I’m moving to Sony.