The pull of internet fame is getting harder and harder to resistand after Sony created that ZV-1 to support Vlogger, Canon is advancing the trend with its own EOS M50 Mark II.
The M50 Mark II is a successor to the Original M50, Sports the same 24.1 MP sensor and Digic 8 image processor, but with a few new tweaks and improvements, Including improved autofocus and eye AF for photos and videos. It even offers Support for recording vertical videos, This makes it easier for you to upload and share your content from your phone.
Just like the previous model, the EOS M50 Mark II has a 3-inch foldable touchscreen with variable angle, except this time Canon added a dedicated button for video recording as well as a built-in self-timer that counts down from 10 (which may save you a change or two) Canon also gave the M50 Mark II the ability to send clean video through the camera’s mini-HDMI port.
The biggest improvement on the M50 Mark II, however, is that when connected to Wi-Fi, you can now stream video from the camera directly to YouTube Live without the need for a dedicated capture card or recording and uploading your footage first.
Aside from a new white model, unfortunately, not much has changed on the M50 Mark II, which means you don’t get a dedicated headphone jack for audio monitoring and you still have a micro-USB port instead of USB-C.
Fortunately, the new model with the M50 Mark II starts at $ 600 body only, or $ 700 for a kit with Canon’s 15-45mm f / 3.5-1: 6.3 lens just a touch more than the currently available outbound model for around $ 580 (body only).
Elsewhere in the Canon ecosystem, Canon is launching the $ 300 PowerShot Zoom, a new high zoom digital monocular camera that has a 12 MP sensor and a built-in 400mm zoom lens that can be digitally expanded to 800 mm. The PowerShot Zoom is designed for watching sports or wildlife rather than a real standalone camera and can also be paired With your phone, it’s easy to share zoom footage with others nearby.
Finally, for all Canon professional photographers, Canon is also releasing the Speedlite EL-1, Canon’s new flagship flash module. Starting at $ 1,100, the Speedlite EL-1 works with any EOS camera and features a new joystick, better battery life, faster flash recycling time, and a redesigned housing a new, highly resistant xenon glass flash tube.
The EOS M50 Mark II and PowerShoot Zoom will be available in late November, while the Speedlite EL-1 will be available next february.