Building on the versatility of 2018’s EOS M50, Canon’s new EOS M50 Mark II punches up some of its predecessor’s most popular features, making it the perfect content creation tool for vlogging and live streaming while also shooting spectacular stills.
This hybrid—released just ahead of the holiday shopping rush, hint hint—features a 24.1 MP CMOS sensor and a powerful DIGIC 8 image processor, the same as it's predecessor. It also has 4K UHD 24p and HD 120p for slow motion video. Content creators will love the vari-angle screen, built-in WiFi® and Bluetooth®, and the ability to use the EOS Webcam Utility software as a webcam alternative.
Now, users have the ability to shoot video vertically or horizontally with the EOS M50 Mark II, and output everything via HDMI for high-quality live streaming. Wireless live streaming is now available on the M50 Mark II via YouTube.
Improving on the EOS M50, the Mark II boasts faster Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus to lock onto fast-moving subjects quickly, and enhanced Eye Detection now recognizes eyes and faces from farther away. This advanced Eye Detection autofocus can also be used while shooting video with Movie Servo AF, making keeping subjects in frame and in focus even easier.
With everything considered, the addition of face and eye-detection in video shooting, the ability to capture vertical video and the live streaming capability are just slight upgrades to the previous Canon EOS M50. It makes sense that with such minor changes, the EOS M50 Mark II will be $599 body-only, only $20 more than the previous M50. As for the lens kits, it will be $699 with the 15-45mm F3.5-6.3 lens, and $929 with the 15-45mm and 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 lenses. The availability date will be late November 2020.