Canon officially announces the Canon EOS M50 Mark II

tataylino

I'm New Here
Jul 14, 2020
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It just makes the M50 I a better value when the M50 II is available.
I seems we will be seeing the M5 II instead
 

vxcalais

I'm New Here
Feb 11, 2020
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I am disappointed because for the most part it doesn't do anything for me, who owns an M50. This should have been an update not a new model, very misleading to the public. I will save my money and use my current model, for photo's it's perfect.
It's interesting that many said the same thing when the M6ii came out. Maybe people need to face the facts that the original M50 was just an excellent camera for its time and to some extent still is.
 

Skux

EOS M6 Mark II
Feb 21, 2020
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This is a new low, even for Canon. It's like they couldn't even be bothered lifting the Cripple Hammer to hit new hardware so they just rereleased the exact same camera.
 

Czardoom

EOS 90D
Jan 27, 2020
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At least Canon kept the price the same.
I was not expecting much at this price point but I was expecting them to remove the crop and have phase detect dual pixel autofocus in 4K.
Canon did not keep the price the same. The original M50 sold for $779. This one is $180 cheaper. ($200 cheaper with the kit lens) And yet CR gear-heads expected all sort of high-level improvements.

It's an entry level camera. Is that too hard to understand for gear-heads? The target market cares about a cheap camera, easy to use for stills and simple video. Small and light. A couple lenses that cover from wide to moderate telephoto, yet keep the small and light form factor. That's what they want and that's what Canon gives them.
 
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Oct 4, 2020
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I'll wait for a possible M5 mkII or maybe even an RF crop, but the M5 mkII will need to have a vari-angle flip screen instead of the tilt screen. I'm not a fan of the M6 mkII external viewfinder.
 
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Sep 8, 2020
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For a moment I thought I'd be trading my M6 Mark II. Mildly disappointed not to be, alas I can understand the reasoning behind the latest update given the M50 is a lower entry camera than the M6. Bring on the R6 Mark II...
 

Joules

EOS R
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2017
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It is interesting that somehow all of a sudden a noticeable improvement in AF is considered a minor update. The day of the DSLR already seem to faint in the memories of forum participants. This is nothing like the 650D to 700D move, which really was disappointing. We're getting actual video features.

How often did Canon put a new AF sensor on a new model? Even today, some STILL use the ancient 9 dot diamond that isn't even all cross type. And here they are putting in an actual improvement and it gets glossed over.

Canon did not keep the price the same. The original M50 sold for $779. This one is $180 cheaper. ($200 cheaper with the kit lens) And yet CR gear-heads expected all sort of high-level improvements.
Thanks for reminding us. I was wondering about the price, as I had also remembered the M50 originally being 700-ish and just becoming a greater value over time due to lowering the price. That they actually cut the price this heavily over the original launch while doing some appreciable updates to the AF seems like a really nice move.
 

Roby Davis

EOSR, M50, 6DMKII, 70D, 5DMKII, 40D, 30D, RebelXT
Oct 13, 2020
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A whole lot of people complaining that the base model isn't a Ferrari? Hmmm...
I dont think that's accurate. I made the mistake of selling my m50 assuming Canon would use the same upgrade logic they used for the m6 > m6MKII. I'm not looking for an r5 for the cost of a m50, in fact I'm ok with spending more for the m50 if given the right upgrade.

I want
1. Smallish camera body (m50 is a perfect frame)
2. Uncropped 4k (m6 MKii is perfect)
3. Decent built in viewfinder (m50 is perfect)
4. Flip out screen (m50 is perfect)
5. Clean HDMI (m50 MKII delivered)

I dont need but will take it...
LOG \ RAW
IBIS
4k 60
 

nchoh

EOS RP
Apr 3, 2018
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Calgary
I dont think that's accurate. I made the mistake of selling my m50 assuming Canon would use the same upgrade logic they used for the m6 > m6MKII. I'm not looking for an r5 for the cost of a m50, in fact I'm ok with spending more for the m50 if given the right upgrade.

I want
1. Smallish camera body (m50 is a perfect frame)
2. Uncropped 4k (m6 MKii is perfect)
3. Decent built in viewfinder (m50 is perfect)
4. Flip out screen (m50 is perfect)
5. Clean HDMI (m50 MKII delivered)

I dont need but will take it...
LOG \ RAW
IBIS
4k 60
So you are willing to pay Ferrari bucks for a Ferrari?
 

slclick

Pinhole
Dec 17, 2013
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2,196
Consensus is most of us want the M5 Mkll? I had one, I enjoyed it but could list 10 things about it that needed improvement (mainly the Powershot menu system) I always had a feeling the Mk ll would be special, unfortunately it's possibly never coming.