Canon will release the EOS R50 APS-C size mirrorless camera that even camera beginners can easily and conveniently enjoy still image and video shooting, as well as the RF-S55-210mm F5 telephoto zoom lens for compact and lightweight APS-C size cameras. -7.1 IS STM” will be released in late March 2023. The lineup and estimated market prices are as follows:
- EOS R50 Body: 111,100 yen including tax
- EOS R50/RF-S18-45 IS STM Lens Kit: 126,500 yen including tax
- EOS R50 Double Zoom Kit: 156,200 yen including tax
- RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM: 60,500 yen including tax
The EOS R50 is a mirrorless camera that condenses the high shooting performance and convenient communication functions of the “EOS R System” in a compact and lightweight body. This camera’s body is the smallest and lightest in the EOS R series. By expanding the EOS R system lineup with the “RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM” telephoto zoom lens for APS-C size cameras in the EOS R series, the camera’s capabilities can be widely expanded..
Main Features of EOS R50
Still image shooting function that allows the photographer to take simple and beautiful photos with the camera.
The EOS R50 has an APS-C size CMOS sensor with a maximum effective pixel count of approximately 24.2 million pixels and image engine “DIGIC X,” which allows for the realization of high image quality. When shooting still images, high-sensitivity shooting with a maximum ISO of 32000 is possible with regular use.
The fully automatic mode “Scene Intelligent Auto,” which allows even beginners to easily take pictures suitable for the scene, has been further enhanced. Equipped with Advanced A+, the camera automatically detects the scene, continuously shoots multiple images, and automatically synthesizes them into one image. In scenes with high backlight or large contrast, it is possible to shoot images with a wide dynamic range that reduces overexposure while improving the gradation of dark areas.
In addition, when shooting night scenes, bright colors such as neon can be reproduced smoothly while reducing overexposure and underexposure. Furthermore, in macro photography, you can shoot images with a deep depth of field that are in focus from the foreground to the background.
It is equipped with the brand-new “Creative Bracket” feature that allows you to automatically record three images with different brightness and color in one shot, and enjoy the difference in image creation. You can find your favorite images from the automatically recorded images, and you can check the settings of your favorite images and use them as a reference for the next time you shoot, helping you to step up your shooting skills.
“Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” achieves high-speed, high-precision AF with excellent tracking over a wide range. The algorithm “EOS iTR AF X” that utilizes deep learning technology demonstrates excellent subject detection and tracking performance. Inheriting the subject detection technology of the high-end EOS R10, it can detect the eyes, face, head, and torso of people, the eyes, face, and whole body of animals (dogs, cats, birds), vehicles (cars and motorcycles in motor sports). ) for whole and spot detection.
Equipped with an “auto” setting that allows the camera to automatically select the subject without switching the subject detection target in the menu. It is possible to use the subject detection function more easily.
Furthermore, when shooting with the electronic shutter, AF/AE tracking achieves a maximum of approximately 15 fps, and when shooting with the electronic front curtain, a maximum of approximately 12 fps with AF/AE tracking achieves high-speed continuous shooting. It also supports typical still image shooting.
In “panning mode”, when moving the camera according to the movement of the subject, it is equipped with a “subject blur guide” function that displays the amount of deviation between the movement of the subject and the movement of the camera with the number of colors and lines. .
Convenient video recording function that meets various needs such as vlogs and Podcasts
In addition to achieving high-quality 4K video recording with 6K oversampling without cropping, it also supports full HD/120P high frame rate video recording without cropping.
In addition, it supports “review videos” that allow you to comfortably shoot review videos that introduce the appeal of products. You can quickly switch the focus to the subject closest to the camera, and you can comfortably shoot selfies with the camera fixed.
Equipped with convenient video shooting functions that meet a variety of needs, such as “Vibration correction video” that corrects camera shake during handheld shooting and enables more natural Vlog shooting.
Video electronic IS is set to “Vibration correction: strong” by default, and corrects camera shake during hand-held shooting, helping prevent visible camera shake that results from the unstable controlling. Video electronic IS realizes stable video recording with reduced camera shake even with lenses that do not have in-lens IS. Furthermore, when an RF lens equipped with in-lens IS is attached, blurring can be reduced more effectively through cooperative control of video electronic IS and in-lens IS.
AF shooting with “Dual Pixel CMOS AF II” is possible even during movie shooting. Taking advantage of the subject detection function of “EOS iTR AF X”, it supports shooting by persistently focusing on moving subjects over a wide range.
Equipped with “automatic horizontal correction” that automatically corrects horizontal tilt. It is said to be effective when it is difficult to keep the camera horizontal at high or low angles.
“Plus Movie Auto” automatically records a short video that summarizes the day by recording a video of the scene of about 2 to 4 seconds immediately before shooting at the same time as shooting a still image.
On the screen, it is possible to have a reference frame visible that indicates that video recording is in progress, making it easy to check whether the video is being recorded.
Compact and lightweight body with enhanced communication functions and expandability
Approximately 116.3mm (width) x 85.5mm (height) x 68.8mm (depth), weighs approximately 375g (black) / approximately 376g ( White) realized the smallest and lightest EOS R series.
Equipped with a shooting mode guide that explains various functions with easy-to-understand visuals and a touch panel that allows intuitive operation and settings. Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connection to mobile devices such as smartphones is possible, and it also supports wired connection with mobile devices via a digital terminal (USB).
Compatible with UVC (USB Video Class) / UAC (USB Audio Class) and can be used as a web camera. Realizes the delivery of high-quality images and images that take advantage of the bokeh effect of the lens in streaming distribution and remote meetings.
Supports automatic image transfer from the camera to “image.canon,” Canon’s cloud service. With “image.canon”, you can transfer data to web services such as “Google Photos” and “Frame.io,” and you can easily back up and edit the still images and videos you have taken.
Main Features of the RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM Telephoto Lens
Telephoto zoom lens “RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM” covering a focal length equivalent to about 88-336mm in 35mm format
While covering a telephoto range equivalent to 88-336mm in 35mm format, it is compact and lightweight with a total length of 92.9mm and a weight of 270g. It is possible to enjoy photographic expressions unique to telephoto lenses, such as compression effects. The lens optical design of 11 elements in 8 groups, including 2 “UD lenses” and 1 “aspherical lens”, reduces various aberrations that cause image quality deterioration and enables high image quality.
In addition to the EOS R series APS-C size camera, it can be attached to the EOS R series full size camera, and it is possible to make effective use of the lens when using each camera together.
4.5 steps of image stabilization with in-lens image stabilization, 7.0 steps of image stabilization with cooperative control with in-body image stabilization
The in-lens optical image stabilization mechanism achieves an image stabilization effect of 4.5 stops. Even when combined with a camera that does not have an in-body image stabilization mechanism, such as the EOS R50, it exhibits a high image stabilization effect. Coordinated control with a camera equipped with an in-body image stabilization mechanism achieves an image stabilization effect of 7.0 stops.
Realization of close-up shooting with a maximum shooting magnification of 0.28x and comfortable video shooting
With a minimum focusing distance of 0.73m and a maximum shooting magnification of 0.28x, close-up photography that captures the finest details is possible. Equipped with a lead-screw-type stepping motor (STM), it enables natural and smooth AF even when shooting movies and suppresses camera shake even when shooting handheld. Responds to video shooting needs, which are in high demand for Vlogs and SNS. In addition, it supports “focus breathing correction” that electronically corrects the change in angle of view caused by focus operation during movie shooting.
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