Buy M50 now or wait?

Aug 20, 2018
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Hey there,
Sorry if this was already covered.
... but my question is in the light of all of these rumors.
Should I buy M50 now or wait for another mirrorless from Canon to come soon (as birds are chirping).
Or just wait for the price drop of M50 when they announce new camera or that is not what would happen?
Tomek
 

Mikehit

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I doubt the new camera, whenever it appears, will be in a completely different price bracket so I very much doubt it will affect the price of the M50.

Why do you want to buy a M50 and are those reasons urgent enough to wait until after Canon's announcement? The new camera will likely be minimum 2,000 USD (probably more than that) - if you are not willing to spend that then you may as well buy the M50?
 
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Aug 20, 2018
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I doubt the new camera, whenever it appears, will be in a completely different price bracket so I very much doubt it will affect the price of the M50.

Why do you want to buy a M50 and are those reasons urgent enough to wait until after Canon's announcement? The new camera will likely be minimum 2,000 USD (probably more than that) - if you are not willing to spend that then you may as well buy the M50?
Thanks for your fast replay Mikehit.
I'm thinking bout M50 for youtube videos maaaybe some vlogs, b-rolls, timelapses.
And for stills some street photography, travel and portraits.
You think I should consider different camera in that price range?
 

Mikehit

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I don't do video or vlogs so cannot answer that but the M50 certainly has had some good write ups for those functions.
 
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It's an entry level camera but with a good amount of features that are very useful. It is probably the best of Canon's mirrorless lineup at a relatively low price, so it might not depreciate as heavily as the earlier, less refined ones.

It really depends if the lens lineup is good enough for you. If you don't already have Canon lenses then it is debatable if the Canon EF adapter is worth getting, but a 50/1.8 STM could be useful for portraits. The 11-22mm is excellent for vlogging and the 22mm f2 STM is probably the other one that is worth getting the most, because of the fast aperture, although it does not have image stabilisation for video.

Or if you want to spend the least amount, then the kit lens is adequate.


 
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I bought one as a colour companion for my Monochrome as it was on special and a free EF Adaptor included.
Picked up a M2M adaptor so can use my summis as well.
Pretty happy with it so far, Just need Capture One to support cr3
 
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It's an entry level camera but with a good amount of features that are very useful. It is probably the best of Canon's mirrorless lineup at a relatively low price, so it might not depreciate as heavily as the earlier, less refined ones.
Thanks for that, gets me closer to buying it :)
 
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Mt Spokane Photography

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Prices typically drop in the October-December months, so if you don't actually need a camera, watch the prices, set what you would pay, and buy if it reaches that number.

Its grossly overpriced right now, it should be ~$500. A SL-2 will outperform it and has a $549 MSRP, but goes on sale for $500.

The FF bodies we are expecting will be more like $4,000.
 
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