Canon has finally joined the likes of Panasonic, Fujifilm and Olympus by adding 4K video to its mirrorless camera stable
Canon has finally joined the likes of Panasonic, Fujifilm and Olympus by adding 4K video to its mirrorless camera stable. The first recipient of the technology, the EOS M50, appears to be positioned between the most junior EOS M100 and last year’s EOS M6. The camera records footage in the 4K UHD format, with the option of extracting stills from captured footage available. Video and stills are recorded using a 24.1MP APS-C sensor, one that’s been fitted with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.
The new model has been designed with a centrally positioned, 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, together with a three-inch, 1.04 million-dot Vari-angle touchscreen, and it’s the first camera in any of Canon’s camera lines to be equipped with a DIGIC 8 processing engine. The spec sheet is rounded off by 10fps burst shooting and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy image transmission to smart devices.
Canon has also announced a pair of new DSLRs alongside the EOS M50, one being the most affordable DSLR ever to have been launched by the company. The EOS 4000D combines an 18MP APS-C sensor with a DIGIC 4+ processing engine and Wi-Fi capabilities, together with a nine-point AF system and Full HD video recording. To help keep costs down, the company has finished the model with a plastic lens mount, while the LCD screen measures a reasonably modest 2.7 inches, although it does at least resolve images with a respectable 920K dots.
The other model, the EOS 2000D, is based around much the same idea, although it offers a 24MP sensor, a metal lens mount, a larger three-inch LCD screen and both Wi-Fi and NFC technologies.
The EOS M50
The EOS M50 is now available, with an RRP of £540 for its body and £650 in a bundle with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM lens. The EOS 4000D meanwhile, is retailing at £330 for its body and £370 for a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II lens, while the EOS 2000D has an RRP of £370 for its body and £470 for a kit.