Canon’s New M50 is a Bit More Exciting Than Their New Rebel T7

The Canon M50 and Canon Rebel T7 are two of the company’s latest cameras.

Let me get the less exciting product straight out of the way: the new Canon Rebel T7 is literally the Canon Rebel T6 but with a 24.1MP APS-C sensor. Why? Maybe it’s just Canon trying to find a way to increase profits and not spend a lot of money. But with more megapixels on that sensor, the built in DIGIC 4 processor may struggle to catch up. However, with the new Canon M50, we’re actually seeing a whole lot of new (and in some ways a few strange) things.

Let’s start with the strange: there’s a silent shutter in the camera, but it’s built into a scene mode. That scene mode gives you no control over the exposure but lets you shoot in RAW. Then, there has been a big revamp to Dual Pixel AF–but only some of the lenses will be receiving the most that the system has to offer. With the Canon M50, some lenses won’t be able to use 100% of the camera’s focusing area and will be locked into 99 af points. But when you use other lenses, you’ll instead get access to 143 focusing points.

Most notable though is that there is a brand new RAW format. Canon is changing their format from CR2 to CR3. And what that also means is that the types of RAW files are changing. There is regular RAW and what’s now being called C-Raw. C-Raw is a format between medium and between small raw. You get the same number of pixels in the image but some of the information is stripped away. Why? I’m not sure.

Oh yeah, and the Canon M50 has 4K video. Finally!

Canon Rebel T7

  • The most bottom of the level camera
  • 24.1mp sensor
  • Digic 4 processor
  • 3fps
  • It’s the same camera as the T6

Type

Type

Digital, AF/AE single-lens re ex camera with built-in ash

Recording Media

SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards
• Compatible with SD speed class cards.
• Not compatible with UHS speed class cards.
• Compatible with Eye-Fi Cards.
• Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used. (A card error will be displayed.)

Image Format

Approx. 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C)

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF Lenses (including EF-S lenses and excluding EF-M lenses)

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

Type

CMOS sensor

Pixels

Effective pixels: Approx. 24.10 megapixels (rounded to the nearest 100,000) Total pixels: Approx. 24.70 megapixels (rounded to the nearest 100,000)

Pixel Unit

Approx. 3.72 μm square

Aspect Ratio

3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

Color Filter System

RGB primary color lters

Low Pass Filter

Installed in front of the image sensor, non-detachable

Dust Deletion Feature

(1) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
• The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass lter are detected by a test shot and

appended to subsequent images.
• The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the EOS software to automatically

erase the dust spots. (2) Manual cleaning by hand

• Self Cleaning Sensor Unit not provided.

Canon M50

  • Vari angle lcd
  • Touch screen
  • EVF
  • 4K video at 24p
  • White or black
  • Digic 8 processor
  • Advanced autofocus improved over the M5
  • 99 af points minimum
  • 80×80 area coverage of the af
  • 143 points with select lenses that cover the entire area of the sensor
  • Dual pixel CMOSs AF, much improved
  • Eye detection AF in one shot but not Servo AF
  • 7.4 FPS. One shot af is 10fps
  • 24.1mp APSC. Less noise and high definition in low light
  • 4K 24p. Contrast AF for 4K
  • Full HD autofocus is dual pixel AF. But 4K is contrast
  • HD at 120p
  • Touch and drag AF on the LCD
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Automatically transfer while shooting but only in the auto send mode. This is a really cool feature.
  • In camera raw development.
  • Silent mode, scene mode that doesn’t let you have manual control over he exposure. But you get raw photos
  • CR3: this gives you raw and c-raw. C raw is between small and medium
  • C-RAW images are 40% smaller but the same pixel size.

Type

Type

Digital single-lens non-re ex AF/AE camera

Recording Media

SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards * UHS-I compatible

Image Format

Approx. 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C)

Compatible Lenses

EF-M lens (and EF/EF-S lenses when using Mount Adapter EF-EOS M) Equivalent to approximately 1.6x the focal length indicated on a mounted lens

Lens Mount

Canon EF-M mount

Image Sensor

Type

Canon CMOS Sensor

Pixels

Effective pixels: Approx. 24.1 Megapixels Total pixels: Approx. 25.8 Megapixels
* Pixel count may decrease due to image processing.

Pixel Unit

Square pixel approx. 3.72 μm

Aspect Ratio

3:2

Dust Removal Feature

Auto/Manual

Recording System

Recording Format

EXIF 2.31 (DCF2.0)

Image

JPEG/RAW (CR3 a Canon 14-bit RAW format)