Canon EOS R50 : A new entry-level camera in the EOS R mirrorless system

Canon has just unveiled a new compact APS-C mirrorless camera, the EOS R50, along with a compact 55-210mm RF mount APS-C telephoto zoom lens. Aimed at content creators, the EOS R50 features a 24.2MP APS-C sensor, can shoot videos at up to UHD 4K30p, comes with new automatic modes and has Dual Pixel AF II.

It will go on sale for around $679.99, body-only. A kit with the retractable RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM will sell for around $799.99, and a two-lens kit that adds a new 55-210mm F5.0-7.1 takes the recommended price up to $1029.99.

The Canon EOS R50 is a compact mirrorless camera designed to appeal to users looking for something more than a smartphone. It’s based around a 24 megapixel sensor and Canon’s latest ‘RF’ lens mount.

Canon EOS R50 costs $679, first available for pre-order at B&HPhotoAdorama.

Canon 55-210mm F5.0-7.1 costs $349, first available for pre-order at B&HPhotoAdorama.

Canon EOS R50 Key Features

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Digic X processor
  • 15fps
  • Some limited weather sealing
  • Small grip and compact dimensions
  • Weight 375g
  • 2.36M dot EVF
  • Creative Bracketing
  • Vari-angle screen
  • LP17 battery
  • Subject detection – but not horses, planes and trains as with the R8
  • 4K 30p video
  • Multi-function smart shoe
  • 2.4GHZ WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • Compatible with Canon Camera Connect

The R50 joins the existing R10 as an entry-level option for photographers and video creators. At $679.99 body only and with kits starting at $799.99, the R50 is Canon’s most affordable EOS R system camera yet. It features the same 24.2-megapixel APS-C sized sensor as R10 and incorporates Canon’s excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. The R50 includes AI-powered subject detection autofocus features, including automatic tracking for various subjects, like people, animals and vehicles.

The EOS R50 is essentially designed as an RF-mount equivalent of the M50: an easy-to-use interchangeable lens camera that’s practical to carry around with you. It’s a similar size to the EOS M50 but, in addition to using Canon’s newer lens mount, it also brings a newer sensor and processor, which together deliver significantly more advanced autofocus capabilities.

Canon RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM: compact APS-C telephoto zoom

Along with the EOS R50, Canon also added a new compact APS-C telephoto zoom lens to their lineup, the RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM. This versatile RF mount glass offers a 3.8x zoom, can provide up to 4.5 stops of image stabilization (7 stops when used in combination with IBIS) and Canon claims that its STM focusing system is suitable for video shooting.

Canon already launched the EOS R7 and EOS R10 – two affordable APS-c sensor mirrorless cameras – along with the RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM lenses. Here’s everything you need to know about Canon RF-S lens mount ! All the products are available B&HAdorama.

RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM $299.00 B&HAdorama
RF-S 18-150m F3.5-6.3 IS STM $479.00 B&HAdorama
Canon EOS R7 $1,499.00 AmazonB&HAdorama
Canon EOS R10 $979.00 AmazonB&HAdorama

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