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Canon officially announces the Canon EOS M50 Mark II

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MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 2020 –– Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the EOS M50 Mark II Interchangeable Lens Camera, the successor to the #1 selling mirrorless camera in the U.S. market – the EOS M50*. An all-in-one product for content creators with improved video features and autofocus capabilities, the EOS M50 Mark II is the latest, high-quality digital imaging camera in the notable EOS lineup.

“Our customer base includes future content creators and imaging storytellers; it’s in our best interest to continuously provide high-quality products that are easy to use in the creative world of photography and video content creation, as well as streaming,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The EOS M50 Mark II continues to pave the way for photography and video enthusiasts to experience a lightweight interchangeable lens camera with many similar features as our full-frame professional mirrorless cameras.”

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For the family who strives for high-quality output when capturing their precious moments or for the budding social media creator, the added and improved capabilities of the EOS M50 Mark II camera make the upgrade to an ILC extremely appealing. The new features include:

  • Improved autofocus including eye autofocus for stills and video
  • Vertical video shooting support
  • Vari-angle touchscreen LCD with newly added tap video record button and movie self-timer for better vlogging experience
  • High quality webcam capability, when used with compatible services, with the free EOS Webcam Utility software or Clean HDMI output
  • Wireless YouTube Live streaming capability**
  • The ability to tap the screen to auto focus on your subject while looking through the EVF, helping to control who the main focus of the image is

The EOS M50 Mark II camera is inclusive of many of the beloved features of its predecessor. Overall, the EOS M50 Mark II is a well-balanced package deal for those interested in both still photography and videography – including those with sparks of social media content creation, thanks to the 4K UHD 24p. Providing a 24.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIGIC 8 image processor and built in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® technology, as well as access to cloud service for better workflow, the EOS M50 Mark II camera remains compact and a lightweight addition to your carry bag.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II camera is scheduled to be available in Late November 2020 at an estimated retail price of $599.99 – body only, $699.99 for the camera body plus EF-M 15-45mm lens kit and $929.99 for the camera body plus EF-M 15-45mm and EF-M55-200mm double zoom lens kit.

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* Source: The NPD Group, Inc. U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Mirrorless Detachable Lens Cameras, Based on camera family unit sales, Jan. 2020 – Aug. 2020 combined.

** The live streaming service available with this product is for live streaming on YouTube only. To use live streaming, you need to have an active YouTube account and an account. Please be aware that YouTube may change, stop, or terminate its services, including live streaming, at any time without notice. In accordance with YouTube’s “Restrictions on live streaming” users must have a minimum of 1,000 channel subscribers in order to live stream from a mobile device (including camera products with live streaming capability). For up-to-date information from YouTube on restrictions, please visit Canon makes no representations or warranties with respect to any third party product or service, including live streaming.

Andy Westwood

CR Pro
Dec 10, 2016
Well it isn’t what we hoped, but let’s face it, the M50 II is what it is.

With tough times ahead Canon must feel they have done enough with this minor revamp, the most frustrating thing on my M5 when I first got it was the AF and Canon is fast catching up with mirrorless AF now.

The new AF on the M50 II looks good so, along with the other tweaks, that might be enough for Canons target audience, but not enough to warrant upgrading from the original M50 I doubt.

At $599 body only or and extra 100 for a kit lens I don’t think Canon have been greedy.

I wonder what the M5 II will bring to the table, a lot more, I hope!


Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
Pretty basic version upgrade to a very useful and popular camera. I don't see the need to upgrade mine because I don't do video content and most of the improvements were aimed at that, which makes sense since this is a SUPER popular vlogger camera. I still wonder if the 4k is full width or cropped? I imagine its cropped since most content created with this camera is not 4k. It will probably continue to sell very well at its price point.

That last spec list for this was too good to be true at this price point. Maybe that is the new M7 or whatever they will call it.



Olympus OM-D E-M5II
Aug 22, 2020
I'm really confused but are all the updates in software only? If that is so, will Canon update the M50 firmware as well? (I get they want a new version for marketing.)


Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
I'm really confused but are all the updates in software only? If that is so, will Canon update the M50 firmware as well? (I get they want a new version for marketing.)
That's just something people are saying to complain about not getting a bigger upgrade. The sensor appears to be the same, and the autofocus is improved, which they say is only software. The EVF and I think screen are also different, and there are probably logic chips and other internal components that are different to allow the AF performance improvement.

Everyone was thrown for a loop here, as the previous rumored specs looked like a huge upgrade. In retrospect, a camera that was better in some ways than the M6 at this price point was too good to be true. But it left people wanting more...



Jan 26, 2017
I'm really confused but are all the updates in software only? If that is so, will Canon update the M50 firmware as well? (I get they want a new version for marketing.)
I definitely don't think it is just a software update. I can see at least one difference in the images from the previous M50 :sneaky:
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