Canon eos m50 review compact, but with dslr versatility the kashmir monitor database hardening

I have been lugging around a Canon camera for almost half my life. And for most of the other half, I dreamt of lugging around a Canon. However, for the past couple of years, my Canon EOS 1200D and its lenses has been locked up safely in some cupboard as I went around clicking photos on a smartphone. But for the last week I have been carrying a Canon in my bag, almost forgetting it was there.

The Canon EOS M series is the range of compact mirrorless cameras the Japanese camera maker debuted a couple of years back. The Canon EOS M50 is the latest from the company and stands out for being really compact. I think this will be a huge factor for those who choose to buy this camera, for the M50 is small enough to pass off as a point-and-shoot. But then being small does not mean the camera is light or flimsy.


As a photographer, I like some weight to help me be stable while clicking. The M50 weighs around 350 grams without lens and hence offers this stability.

For a Canon user like me, the camera and its features were all very familiar. The one change is that you adjust shutter speed or aperture using a ring which is now part of the trigger, and not separate, like in the DSLRs. This took some getting used to as my finger kept feeling for the crag under the trigger. One other difference is the lock on the lens, which is almost like an on/off button for the camera, as you can’t shoot without unlocking here. There is a vari-angle LCD with touch so that you can move around settings fast and even focus better when shooting video.

Canon EOS M50, Canon EOS M50 price in India, Canon EOS M50 specifications, Canon EOS M50 availability, Canon EOS M50 features, Canon EOS M50 ISO, Canon EOS M50 shutter speed The Canon M50 can be easily yoked to a smartphone using the Canon Connect app, after which you can transfer photos to the phone, or even control the camera from the phone.

The settings on the M50 are very easy to understand and the menu, despite being exhaustive, is comfortable to navigate. The software can be customised to show only what you want while framing a picture. The M50 can be easily yoked to a smartphone using the Canon Connect app, after which you can transfer photos to the phone, or even control the camera from the phone. My only issue here was the ability to move photos in bulk. But I could enable the setting to move new photos to the phone automatically.

I like mirrorless cameras primarily because they are so good in low light. The Canon M50 is no exception. Using the camera with a 15-45mm lens I was impressed by the performance. The ISO can go up to 25600, but you don’t have to always go to those extremes to get good low light shots. Again, as you are composing a frame, changing a setting is as easy as touching the value on the screen and turning the dial.

The M50 is quick to click, but it won’t shoot unless the AF is locked and at times you might need to adjust your position. Since there is no full manual override on the lens, I had to step back at times to get subject locked. But then you can switch to the full auto mode and just click without a thought.

The camera offers some good creative filter modes for those who like to experiment. I liked the fisheye lens option and the grainy black and white but thought the HDR mode was too made up. There are also preset scenes, including a self-portrait mode, which is a testament to the times we are in, as well as the portability of this camera. In fact, the portrait mode of this camera gives you a good idea of where the smartphones still have to play catchup.

In the video mode, you can go up to 4K with 25fps which is good enough for shooting broadcast quality footage if needed. The auto-focus in the video mode is impressive and moves smoothly as you pan, and this is one of the areas where a mirrorless camera is better than a DSLR.

Xiaomi has launched a new smart rearview mirror with video recording function. The Mi Smart Rearview Mirror Recorder essentially combines a dash cam, a backup camera, and a rearview mirror. Initially, the device will not have a reversing camera but interested buyers can buy 70 Steps HD Reversing Video Camera separately and pair with it. The company has revealed some of the specifications and pricing details of the two products that have been launched under Xiaomi’s Mijia platform after releasing them via its crowdfunding platform.

The Xiaomi Mi Rearview Mirror Driving Recorder and 70 Steps HD Reversing Video Camera will be available for purchase on June 16 for CNY 399 (roughly Rs. 4,200) and CNY 99 (roughly Rs. 1,000) respectively. Both the products are currently listed on Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform Youpin as well as the company’s own China site.

The Xiaomi Mi Rearview Mirror Driving Recorder is a product for car owners. It is essentially a smart rear view mirror that will assist drivers in parking or keeping a track of who is behind their car on the highway while offering other features such as tracking. As per the product description provided in the listing, the device features a 5-inch IPS display, voice controls, parking monitoring, and the ability to record on both sides. Xiaomi notes that users will have to use a microSD card between 16GB to 64GB inbuilt storage.

Xiaomi has packed a Sony IMX323 image sensor with a f/1.8 aperture in the Mi Rearview Mirror Driving Recorder. It promises lower reflection or distortion in the images. Notably, users can also give voice commands to the device for capturing images, video recording, and switch on and off the display. Also, the camera automatically saves videos in the event of an emergency brake or collision. This will help with additional safety. Also, the camera sensor comes with a 160-degree field of view.

As per the listing, the recorder can record videos at 720p and it is able to switch the cameras from front to rear and vice versa depending on the gear the car is in. Notably, the rearview mirror is fuelled by a 470mAh battery. Also, the device can connect to the Mijia app via Wi-Fi. It is worth noting that the 70 Steps HD Reversing Video Camera that is sold separately comes with a 138-degree field of view and is IPX7 waterproof.

Samsung’s rumoured foldable Galaxy X smartphone could launch early next year. Now, a report in Korea Times claims the retail price of the phone could be a whopping KRW 2 million, which is approximately Rs 1,25,000 on conversion. Do note that this price is without subsidies, and carriers could make the Galaxy X available at a subsidised price. The report cites market analysts who told the website that contractors will start supplying parts for Samsung’s foldable phone beginning November, while the company will start assembling Galaxy X next year.

Samsung has already confirmed that its foldable phone is not a gimmick as the company aims to deliver the best experience through the upcoming device. In an interview to CNET, Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh said in March that the company is making progress on the foldable device, but he needs “complete confidence that we’re delivering the best user experience when we’re launching a new category”.

Now, we are starting to get a lot more details about the device thanks to rumours. Samsung Galaxy X could feature a 7.3-inches OLED screen, though it will measure 4.5-inches when folded. A prototype could be showcased to major mobile carriers in the US and Europe at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next year. The meetings are expected to be private, the report adds. Earlier this year, Samsung showed two versions of Galaxy X behind closed doors at CES. It is being speculated that Samsung will manufacture the Galaxy X in limited numbers at first so it can gauge the demand.

Not much is know about Samsung’s foldable smartphone as of now. However, it looks like the device will be very expensive. Notably, Samsung is not the only company working on a foldable phone. LG, Huawei, and ZTE are also reportedly working on smartphones with bendable displays as well. A report in ET claims that Samsung will start manufacturing the phone in November, followed by a launch in December or early November.

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