Canon Is About To Unveil Its First Ever Mirrorless 4K Camera

by on February 18, 2018
Stephan Jukic – February 18, 2018

According to reporting from the website Canonrumors, Canon is right on the verge of unveiling a new mirrorless camera with 4K video recording capability. This model is the EOS M50 and it will be Canon’s first ever 4K edition of a mirrorless model. More specifically, the EOS M50 will be the first Canon camera with an APS-C crop sensor to offer 4K video recording.

The shooter will also feature an EF-M mount and is expected to get a formal announcement sometime in late February, presumably in time to beat the opening of the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging show, which starts on March 1st in Japan. Other details about the specs of the EOS M50 are still pretty much totally absent from even the rumor mill but we’re guessing that this model will offer at least reasonable photo resolution and decent low light shooting capability, which is a common feature of mirrorless camera models. The 4K video will be a neat extra but possibly more of a curiosity since mirrorless cameras almost by default offer weaker (than DLSR) battery performance and shooting any footage in ultra HD will be a further strain on this, aside from difficulties with internal storage caused by any 4K recordings.

In general, Canon has been a bit slow compared to rivals like Fujifilm, Nikon, Sony and most others when it comes to creating and releasing 4K digital cameras of any kind. This has applied particularly to mirrorless models. Sony, in contrast, offers several different 4K-capable mirrorless models at an assortment of price ranges.

We’ll report more on the EOS M50 as it emerges prior to its unveiling.

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