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Sharpness Issue - Canon M50

HI Friends,

I have Canon M50 and using it for landscape Videography.
The issue I am having is that the filmed clips have no sharpness in them they are dull, flat, soft and blury.
No idea what should I do.

Any reference you would like to give me to learn more on it.

Many thanks.
Arif

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Re: Sharpness Issue - Canon M50

Sounds like you have been pixel peeping too much.  If you are expecting distant objects to be razor sharp, then your expectations are way too high.

 

Post an image of a sample frame, so that we can see what it is that you are talking about.  Just remember, though, a a full HD video frame is equivalent to 2MP photo.  And, a 4K video frame is equiveant to, you guessed it, a 4 MP photo.

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Re: Sharpness Issue - Canon M50

What video camera did you have that did not result in images that were dull, flat, soft and blurry? Did you do the same test with that one?

 

Haze can often create flat images, how far away was this landscape? A pink "skylight" filter may help.

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Re: Sharpness Issue - Canon M50


@Arifsarwar wrote:

HI Friends,

I have Canon M50 and using it for landscape Videography.
The issue I am having is that the filmed clips have no sharpness in them they are dull, flat, soft and blury.
No idea what should I do.

Any reference you would like to give me to learn more on it.

Many thanks.
Arif


What is not indicated in your post is the optics you are using, and what the settings are for the lenses.  If you want to do landscape videography, why not get a real video camera that is designed for video specifically.  A camera like the M50 is something of a compromise - a photographic camera with some video capability.

cheers Trevor
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Re: Sharpness Issue - Canon M50

Thanks for the reply,

Here is the video I created which serviously lack sharpness.I think you are right that my expectation is too high from this basic level camera.


https://youtu.be/yBwY_cZiUAg

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@Arifsarwar wrote:

Thanks for the reply,

Here is the video I created which serviously lack sharpness.I think you are right that my expectation is too high from this basic level camera.


https://youtu.be/yBwY_cZiUAg


As it has already been pointed out, without knowing what lens you are using, camera AF settings, this video is meaningless.

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Re: Sharpness Issue - Canon M50

I am using its kit lens 15-45 mm EFM, focus was zone focus in auto mode. ISO as minimum as possible and F was somewhere 8-11 don't remember now.
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@Arifsarwar wrote:
I am using its kit lens 15-45 mm EFM, focus was zone focus in auto mode. ISO as minimum as possible and F was somewhere 8-11 don't remember now.

Right off the bat, my first reacion is that the 15-45 is not regarded as the sharpest lens in the pack.  I have one - it came with a camera, but frankly I don't use it much at all...

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@Arifsarwar wrote:
I am using its kit lens 15-45 mm EFM, focus was zone focus in auto mode. ISO as minimum as possible and F was somewhere 8-11 don't remember now.

Right off the bat, my first reacion is that the 15-45 is not regarded as the sharpest lens in the pack.  I have one - it came with a camera, but frankly I don't use it much at all...


If had ever had one of those lenses, I would probably feel the same way.  I bought my M3 as a "body only" kit with the EF lens adapter and EVF viewfinder from B&H.  The lens seemed to slow for what I wanted, which was a fast, wide angle pocket camera with high image quality.

 

I quickly realized that most EF lenses would drain the battery fairly quickly, as well as lenses with IS.  I found that the battery life was significantly improved with the EF 24mm and EF 40mm pancake lenses.  Battery life and image quality was even better with the Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cinema lens, which I would focus at its' hyperfocal distance, and shoot away all day long.

 

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When Canon introduced the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens, I jumped on it.  It gave me exactly what I wanted from the M3 camera body.  This sample photo was shot on a heavily overcast day, not the best of lighting conditions.  Yet, it captured the image exactly as I remembered it.  

 

REMEMBER.  This image began as a 24MP captare.  Video frames begin life as a 2MP capture.

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