The Canon M50 is capable of recording video in ultra-high definition at a resolution of 4K at a frame rate of 23.98. Additionally, it is capable of recording Full HD video at up to 60 frames per second and HD video at up to 120 frames per second.
Even when recording 4K ultra-high-definition video, which has four times the pixels of Full HD video, the M50 can record for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds, which is an excellent recording limit for 4K in this class. Full HD video has 1080 pixels wide by 1920 pixels tall. 120MBs are the bit rate of 4K video. However, there are a few drawbacks to consider. The frame rate for a 4K video can only be captured at a maximum of 24 frames per second, the image is stretched from the center by a factor of about 1.6 times on top of Canon’s 1.6x APS-C crop, and autofocus can only be achieved through contrast detection.
Dual Pixel AF is accessible when Full HD video is being recorded, the bit rate is reduced to 60 Mbps when shooting at a 60p framerate, and the maximum clip length is unaffected, remaining at slightly under 30 minutes. While using the high-speed HD video mode at 120 frames per second, the maximum clip length that can be achieved is about 7.5 minutes when using 52 Mbps. Additionally, the M50 captures stereo sound using its twin internal mics, and it also pleasantly surprises users by including an input for an external mic. It is important to take note that the maximum sensitivity that can be achieved when recording in 4K is ISO 6400, but the maximum that can be achieved when recording in 1080p or lower is ISO 25,600.
Even while the M50’s implementation of 4K video does have a few disadvantages, it’s fantastic that Canon has finally put it in an M-series camera.