CANON M50 quick field test with sample footage and photos

If you’re thinking about starting Vlogging you might be looking for a decent camera that doesn’t cost the earth. I faced the same challenge when I started my own Vlog and after lots of research I chose the Canon M50 – in this video I share my initial findings.

I’ve been using a Sony PXW X70 for filming projects for the Skill Builder channel for a while now along with an iPhone for bits on facebook and Instagram but once I started my own Vlog I needed my own kit.

If money was no object I would have gone for the Panasonic GH5 but I needed something more affordable so after a lot of research I chose the Canon M50 because I decided it was the best vlogging camera for me.

It had to be something lightweight and compact so I didn’t have to think twice about taking it out and about with me and I wanted it to be easy-to-use but also capable of capturing quality content with 4K capability.

Stills are also really important for me so I needed something that could also take a good picture.

When I was researching the Canon M50 I found it really difficult to find simple sample video footage and stills examples so I have shared some in this video and even put the video footage up against footage from my iPhone so you can see the distinction.

I spent £749 on the Canon M50 complete with the 15-45EF-M Kit lens so it’s not the cheapest vlogging camera but it was the best cheapest quality vlogging camera I could find and definitely the best Canon vlogging camera for my needs. It’s a good starter vlogging camera if it’s within your budget.

This is the first of a series of review videos I am doing on the Canon M50 to see whether it lives up to my expectations – please subscribe to follow the series and see more Canon M50 reviews. Hopefuly it will help you work out whether the Canon M50 would be a good Vlogging camera for you.


About Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

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