Canon is including a brand new, extra inexpensive entry level into its RF mirrorless digicam ecosystem. Alongside the full-frame EOS R8, the corporate unveiled as we speak the EOS R50, an APS-C RF mount digicam that may begin at $680 when it goes on sale later this yr. Canon didn’t ship over a full spec sheet, however judging from the data the corporate did share, the R50 might shortly turn out to be a go-to for a lot of learners.
The digicam contains a 24.2-megapixel sensor able to capturing uncropped 4K video footage at as much as 30 frames per second. The R50 also can shoot 1080p video at as much as 60 frames per second and S&Q-style slo-mo footage at as much as 120 frames per second. What’s extra, Canon claims the digicam can seize a full hour of steady footage. Regardless of its modest value, the R50 additionally consists of the corporate’s wonderful Twin Pixel autofocus expertise, with built-in topic detection for folks, animals and autos. Better of all, the tech is obtainable for each stills and video.
You aren’t getting any log modes, nevertheless it does have HDR PQ which additionally provides you 10-bit video — not unhealthy for a finances digicam. Different video options embody a microHDMI port for exterior video, each microphone and headphone ports, and UVC compatibility for direct webcam streaming.
Burst taking pictures speeds are nice at this value as properly: 12 fps in digital first-curtain shutter mode (there isn’t any full mechanical shutter) and 15 fps in digital shutter mode, each with servo AF. It’s going to solely seize 13 C-RAW+JPEG recordsdata in a burst although, seemingly because of the sluggish UHS-I SD card assist. There is no in-body stabilization (IS) at that value, however it might use the IS constructed into lenses or digital stabilization (with a crop) for vlogging. It additionally has an OLED viewfinder, which many cameras on this value vary do not, although decision is pretty low at 2.36 million dots.
On the similar time, Canon is increasing its RF lens lineup so as to add new crop sensor glass. The RF-S55-210mm is a compact telephoto lens with a full-frame equal discipline of view between 88mm and 336mm. It contains a variable f/5 to f/7.1 aperture, four-and-a-half stops of built-in optical stabilization and close-focusing capabilities. The RF-S55-210mm IS STM isn’t the quickest possibility in Canon’s RF lens steady, nevertheless it does add some much-needed selection on the APS-C aspect of issues.
At $680 for body-only, the R50 slots beneath the EOS R10, which was beforehand Canon’s most inexpensive RF mirrorless digicam. Successfully, the R50 is a extra succesful model of the EOS M50 Mark II that’s lower than $100 costlier and doesn’t restrict you to Canon’s dead-end EF-M mount system. It’s additionally aggressive in opposition to Sony’s ZV-E10 and Nikon’s Z30, which price about the identical however don’t provide an digital viewfinder. The EOS R50 will arrive later this yr. Along with promoting the physique by itself, Canon will bundle the digicam as a part of a Content material Creator Equipment that may ship with a microphone, 18-45mm package lens and grip for $800.
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