Just picked up the new Canon M50 and thought I’d give it a quick test.
But first a disclaimer – I believe that gear doesn’t make you creative.
Gear doesn’t make you better.
Gear is only a tool to help you create.
I’ve never had a client ask me “what kind of camera do you have?”.
I love the cameras I have and have produced a lot of great work. So why get a new camera? Honestly, I’ve been intrigued with mirrorless cameras and found myself a few times needing something that could shoot 4K.
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Yes, my iPhone does shoot 4K, and amazingly well I might add, but sometimes I need something more without paying a lot for it.
So I picked up the new Canon M50 and decided to give it a quick test. And when I say quick test, I did just that. Hit record and walked around the house.
Some things I immediately loved:
- It’s light. I mean like really, really light.
- It’s small which makes it easy to grip.
- It’s a Canon. They don’t pay me to say this but I just love their cameras.
- It’s easy to use.
So far the only things I’m not crazy about is the lack of audio monitoring on the LED screen…REALLY CANON?!?!?…and no built-in stabilization. Not a deal-breaker, but something I need to think about considering how much I love to shoot hand-held.
I did pick up a lens adapter so I can use my old lens. Saves money and works too.
I also picked up the new Rode VideoMic Pro+ for several reasons like better sounds, powered by the camera and will be a great boom mic too.
For now, I like it. More tests to do.
Let me know what you think and if you have any questions too.
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