A report from last month suggested that Canon might launch a new mirrorless camera this month, and it turns out the rumors were right on the money as Canon has since officially announced their latest mirrorless camera in the form of the Canon EOS M50 which should come with features that might appeal to videographers.

This includes the ability for the camera to capture video in 4K resolution, something that many have criticized Canon for in the past. For those unfamiliar with Canon’s lineup, 4K video is something that was typically reserved for Canon’s high-end DSLRs, so bringing 4K to the EOS M50 does make it a bit more accessible to users.

In addition to support for 4K, the EOS M50 will come with a new DIGIC 8 image processor, a 24.1MP APS-C sensor, along with a vari-angle LCD touchscreen, an OLED electronic viewfinder, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. However it should be pointed out that the 4K video capture is said to come with a 1.6X crop on top of the 1.6X crop from the APS-C sensor.

Also phase detection AF doesn’t work in 4K either, which means that it’s not really aimed at professionals. Then again the EOS M50 is priced at $780 for the body-only which means that it was never meant for professionals to begin with, but if you’re looking for an entry-level mirrorless camera it could be worth checking out when it is released this coming April. In the meantime there is still no word on Canon’s rumored full-frame mirrorless.

Filed in Photo-Video. Read more about Canon, Digital Cameras and Mirrorless Cameras.

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