05-26-2023 06:31 AM - last edited on 05-26-2023 12:07 PM by Danny
Let me start off with this. I have been shooting with a Canon 4000D and looking into getting a newer camera! I do a lot of photos, but, looking for something I can also do Car videography.
For the price point around $400-500 I was heavily considering the Canon M50. I know the EF-M lenses are dead and would have to get an adaptor to use my current lenses.
If there any reason why I shouldnt get one? Or another option around that price point I should consider?
05-26-2023 07:15 AM
It's a bit more costly, but the R-series equivalent of the EOS M50 is the EOS R50. It would definitely make for a more future-proof investment and something I would thus recommend.
R50 prices (as of this writing on B&H Photo):
Canon also just announced the EOS R100 which is less expensive. Though these can only be pre-ordered currently. Prices (also from B&H Photo):
05-26-2023 10:34 AM
I like Ricky's recommendation. The M series is a super compact body. But you will need a body and adapter. It will be "throw away" money. At least with an R series body, it's adapter would be something that you could move forward with. The EF-M > EF only works on a EF-M body and we already know what the future for it is.
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05-27-2023 01:02 AM - edited 05-27-2023 01:09 AM
In all honesty, the M series cameras are pretty much dead and Canon is dropping both body models and lenses form the production line. Definitely the future lies with the R-series bodies.
If you need to stick to the $400-500 price limit, you might want to consider the new R100, which uses the same sensor and processor as the M50 but has a lot of added features. You could use your current EF and EF-S lenses with this body too, via and adapter, but it would give you a foothold onto the newer and much more capable R-series platform, with the eventual potential to use RF and RF-S lenses.
See: Introducing the Canon EOS R100 - YouTube by Canon USA
and: Canon EOS R100 review: best budget mirrorless camera? - YouTube
The price on the Canon site comes in at $480, so it's comparable to getting an M50 price-wise. If you want so save up a bit more, then look at the Canon EOS R50 that Ricky recommended, which boasts some extra features.
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