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Meet the Canon EOS R50

Meet the Canon EOS R50

A great new camera just came out by Canon. In the world of digital cameras , a new Canon camera is a big deal. The Canon EOS R50 is a entry level mirrorless camera in the EOS series. Although the EOS R50 was designed for the beginner user, many professionals will find this mirrorless camera has the tools and quality productions that would suite much of their needs.

Canon R50

Canon’s EOS R50 is a great addition to the EOS R series. This joins the Canon EOS R3, Canon EOS R5, Canon EOS R6 the R6 mark II and the Canon EOS R7 and the Canon EOS R8 and Canon EOS R10.

The camera comes equipped double lenses. With a an RF lenses STM RF-S18- 45mm F45 - 6.3 IS STM lens and RF-S55 - 210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens. The RF-S55 IS STM telephoto zoom lens can capture even far away images with a sharp, crisp, and vivid image. It far outweighs point and shoot cameras such as the Powershot, and although smaller and lighter, point and shoot cameras only offer the fixed lens that comes with it.

The EOS R50 mirrorless camera boasts a powerful CMOS sensor with dual pixel CMOS AF II which makes for amazing production quality for content creators and seamless for vlogging as well.

The camera is equipped with a an approximate 24.2-megapixel full frame rate CMOS sensor with auto focus, which is one of it’s best features.

There are so many different options on this Canon Camera EOS R50. It is geared for the beginner user looking to update their creativity or a just being used in general to take amazing photos and videos. Editing software is part of the many great features this lightweight camera has to offer.

The Canon Camera connect software offers an amazing array of options for editing and printing. While printing can’t be done over Wi-Fi it can be done via USBC connection to your Windows or MAC computer.

The CMOS sensor and HEIF recording capabilities, and options including being able to display images and videos from this camera onto a TV in 4K UHD oversampled at 30 fps offers great playback as well. The 3.0 inch touchscreen LCD with Clearview technology viewing and continuous shooting.

The RF mount is the same as found on the EOS M50

The Canon EOS R50 also comes in white.

Canon R50

Features & Benefits

Let’s review some of the specs, features , and benefits from our hands on favorite model of the Canon EOS R50.

  • Fantastic price point for the specs as the least expensive RF mount camera

  • Extremely lightweight and easily portable including the lens

  • The camera body is very lightweight at less than one pound with the battery and SD card installed.

  • IS STM lens offering a less expensive smaller and quieter operation than a USM. (with bundle)

  • Comes with a digital interchangeable lens. Canon RF lens group (including RF-S lenses) When using Mount Adapter EF-EOS R: Canon EF or EF-S lenses (excluding EF-M lenses) (please refer to the user manual for your model)

  • Due to it’s RF-24.2 megapixel – 50mm lens the wide-angle recording is phenomenal. Includes aps-c image sensor for long range zooming. This also helps offer better Bokeh effect than found on smartphones.

  • The RFS55 IS STM is a fantastic telephoto zoom lens

  • Digic X (Digital Imaging Integrated Circuit) image processor for signal processing and control units in Canon Cameras, which offer noise reduction and sharpness-based image processing.

  • Improved resolution at low light iso range speeds and low noise at higher iso range speeds (please refer to the user manual for your specific model for iso ranges)

  • Exceeds 30 minutes of 4K video recording of video at 30 FPS and at full HD 1920 x 1080 up to 120 fps (please refer to your user manual for your model)

  • The EOS R50 camera can continuously record video for up to 1 hour, allowing you to set up your video and capture images and video for your vlog.

  • High speed and precision Auto Focus with the dual pixel CMOS AF offering approximately 100% of image coverage of the picture area.

  • The Autofocus system offers a High speed, high precision Auto Focus allowing for composting of nearly anything in the picture frame

  • Supports the following image formats JPEG (.JPG), HEIF (.HIF), RAW, C-RAW (.CR3); Movies: ALL-I (Time-lapse video only), IPB (Light)

  • Magnification Approx. 0.96x / Approx. 28.0°

  • Featuring a single electronic first curtain shutter to end exposures. This mechanical shutter works amazingly

  • The shutter speeds are 1st-curtain Electronic shutter: 1/4000th sec – 30 seconds, in 1/3 or 1⁄2-step increments
    Electronic shutter: 1/8000th sec – 30 seconds, in 1/3 or 1⁄2-step increments (1/16,000th possible, if user-set in Tv or M shooting modes)

  • 3.0 inch LCD monitor screen with an aspect ratio of 3:2

  • OLED color electronic viewfinder; 0.5-inch, approx. 3.69 million dots ; Coverage. Approx. 100%

  • Wi-Fi enables access to the 2.4 Ghz network and bluetooth 4.2. for seamless connections.

  • USB control of the camera can be done on a either a Windows or Mac computer via the Canon Camera Connect EOS utility software.

  • Fast continuous shooting for image taking with up to 30 fps including a rolling shutter for continuous shooting and a deeper depth of field.

  • Offers Advanced A+ Assist which offers great stills even in low light

  • Fluid face and eye detection and tracking with just change the subject detection to “People”. Can also detect animals, their faces and their movements.

  • Images can be sent to a compatible social media site via it’s USB promoting vlogging for vloggers via the Canon Camera Connect software.      

  • 9 levels of white balancing modes including Auto Balancing.

  • 29 different language modes

  • USB control of the camera can be done on a either a Windows or Mac computer via the Canon EOS utility software called the Canon Camera Connect software.

  • One USB-C and micro HDMI output/input to connect to your computer, phone, tablet or compatible device USB is 3.2 generation for the fastest communication with your compatible PC or other device.

  • Stereo microphone for sound recording with 3.5 mm headphone jack

  • Best for Vlogging - One of my absolute must pros of this model is the availability of live streaming. Utilizing the Canon connect app, you can live stream events via common apps like Zoom and Skype for example.

  • Does not offer in-body image stabilization as some of the higher end cameras from top brands like Canon or Sony. However, digital IBIS is offered. Digital in body image stabilization allows for the camera sensor to reduce camera shake while shooting images. An in body image stabilization requires an additional lens to ensure a stable image.

  • There is no top LCD screen as seen on higher tier EOS models such as the Canon EOS R6 mark II

    Canon R50

Printing and Expansion Cards

Printing from Wi-Fi printers is not supported. The camera should be attached either directly to a USB port on the printer itself, Windows, MAC, PC, or other compatible device via the USBC port to print images. USBC is the best way to transfer and retain the integrity of your images data.

One SD Card slot for memory card Compatible with UHS-I. MMC cards are not supported.

There is one SD port for memory cards. This should more than suffice for your average use.

Battery Life

Battery life on full 30 fps recording on the lp-e17battery of video which can last up to 1 hour. However, it can drain a bit quicker than that, if used with full function of features and power of the image stabilization and processing (just like most cameras).

The smaller lp-e17 battery is rated at to 370 stills using the LCD screen, however if you utilize the (EVF) electronic viewfinder that number drops to a rating 230 shots. There are power saving modes which can potentially increase these up to 50-80 shots taken, however some of the power saving modes may impact the availability of several of the cameras features.

Real world use will vary based off several different factors such as the freshness of the battery. (Please consult your user manual for specifics on the model chosen). We recommend a spare battery due to this.


The Canon EOS R50 comes in several different options at different price points.

The Canon EOS R50 RF-S55 - 210mm F5-7.1 IS STM mirrorless in black (our favorite model in this series)

The Canon EOS R50 Dual Pixel CMOS AF II mirrorless with an RF-S18 - 45mm IS STM lens in black.

The Canon EOS R50 Dual Pixel CMOS AF II mirrorless camera with an RF-S18 -45mm IS STM lens in white.

The Canon EOS R50 Body only comes in white.


This entry level mirrorless camera suits all of our beginning photo needs. With live streaming capabilities it can also be used as a webcam. Perfect for content creators and vloggers. How about having the movie close up demo mode? The movie demo mode can switch to an object moving to the camera from the on camera image. That is just awesome! For the price point, it will be challenging to find a better value. We highly recommend the Canon EOS R50 cameras for beginners, aspiring photographers, vloggers, and online content creators.

Our favorite Canon EOS R50 Mirrorless Camera contains the following in the box:

A Camera Cover R-F-5, Neck Strap EM-200DB, Battery Charger LC-E17, Battery Pack LP-E17, Battery Pack Cover, RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, Lens Cap E-49, RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM, Lens Cap E-55, Lens Dust Cap for the RF lens and Shoe Cover.

If you are looking at a great entry level mirrorless camera, this is the way to go.

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