A few months ago, after yrs of carrying my heavy 7D with grip, tiring of same while carrying so much gear on the trail with me, I started looking for a small mirrorless camera to replace it. After watching reviews of many cameras from several diff mfgs., I opted for the M50. I am so glad I did as this camera is so much easier to carry and deploy, not to mention, it also takes pretty darn good photos, most of which are tack sharp and can take some cropping without losing sharpness. My 7D photos wouldn't tolerate any cropping. If I had to criticize my M50 at all, it would be no weather sealing, something that can be critical on a hike during inclement weather. I solved this by attaching my M50 to my pack straps via Peak Design's Capture clip and then cover with their medium shell, which fits my Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art lens coupled to my EF-M adapter and M50 perfectly. This set up has enabled me to tread into heavy rains while out on the Mtn trails, without fear of moisture getting into my gear. While the 18-35 is not a small lens, I really don't notice the weight on my pack that much, using this set up and the lens provides such stunning photos on an M50, especially in low light, often found in the woods. If you are a hiker, you may just want to consider an M50 pkg.