Did I? Can't say I did .. but dial back the judgement a bit from 11
Canon rarely raises prices of it's entry level cameras - canon competes in this segment on PRICE. They always have. So if the M50 was sub $700, there's a good chance the M50 Mark II would be sub $700. See how that works?
I've mentioned this before: The M50 sold well because it was pretty: "pretty good" "pretty cheap" "pretty small" "pretty light"
Secondly, there's certainly room for improvement around video - none of that needs or really wants the 32MP sensor, since oversampling from 32MP is a pain in the ass. Whether this has it or not remains to be seen.
There was little stuff that should be fixed from the M50. The awkward silent shooting, eyeAF in all modes, lack of DPAF in 4K and so on that didn't require a full blown revamp. there was a ton of other gotchas as well. I think even bulb mode was a bit fussy and awkward.
Finally .. even though it's competition has increased, outside of perhaps video and fps (which Canon can talk fast and say it's 10FPS), the competition in this price range isn't much better. So why would canon toss the kitchen sink into it. also with increased competition, canon usually again, competes on price in this segment, see point A.
At times Canon history has refreshed an entry level model to simply .. refresh an entry level camera model. newer cameras sell better than older cameras.
And finally - all we have is high level verbage (that is machine translated from Japanese) on the M50 Mark II - we don't know if they improved AF sensitivity, DPAF during 4K, full width 4K,etc.
and btw, you replied to me commenting to someone else that wanted a 32.5MP sensor and IBIS .. for again under $700. That's simply unrealistic.
so when you consider all that, tell me.. what would you have expected.
This update (not upgrade) seems like a joke. Clean HDMI output, better eye AF, vertical video and maybe direct streaming should be possible as firmware upgrade and it would have been a good move by Canon to offer a firmware upgrade for maybe 49 bucks ($ or €) - but maybe this is not how economics works. Make things incompatible, urge users to buy new stuff is in our current system necessary.So the new M50 doesn’t even have dual pixel AF in 4K, and still has the same 1.5 crop factor? Canon updated the best selling camera in the world after almost 4 years and only added better eye detection. That’s it. This isn’t just another camera - the M50 has been the best selling camera in Japan and on Amazon USA for a long time. The comments on YouTube to the official Canon USA video are justifiably brutal. I’m very surprised and equally disappointed by this release. I’m a Canon user for 30 years and this release as much as any just makes me question the company’s direction.
M50 mark ii is MEH, but it tells me that there is a chance for a beafier (beafier inside) more video orientedSeriously, this is a ridiculous and pointless update. Well, i guess they can sell it again at the original price.
Tells a lot about the future of the M system. Not a single lens in a full year and one firmware update.
unless you are an ambassador, and like handbagsCanon usually moves the Rebel line sensor to the d line in the next generation. This isn’t going to move the needle for Canon. Fine camera and it takes good pictures, but hard to tempt anyone to purchase if they already have a camera with Canon’s 24 MP sensor. That sensor has been around a long time and been in a lot of cameras. Canon better get the M5 mk2 out quickly. The reaction in this forum will mirror the reviewers too.
How about this? Do an upgrade with the absolute minimum of non-recurring expenses (i.e., engineering costs) but don't expect a lot of people to upgrade. Low cost, low benefit.I really don't get their thinking.
I have to eat my words. I really thought I was going to pre order this camera no matter what. This is pretty disappointing, the m6 MKII would be the perfect camera if it had a built in viewfinder (the external one is crap) and a proper flip screen. I really regret selling my Canon m50 (mark i) now.
How did Canon screw this up so bad?
I think the only people that will upgrade from the mark 1 will be those with an insurance claimI am not defending this as it seems like a firmware update to me, but some percentage(may be small) will upgrade to the MarkII. People who were going to buy a MarkI can buy the MarkII instead for the same price. They sell a few more units than they would without the upgrade.