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Mir­ror­less model an­nounced along­side bud­get-friendly DSLR pair

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The lat­est prod­uct an­nounce­ments and in­dus­try de­vel­op­ments

Canon has fi­nally joined the likes of Pana­sonic, Fu­ji­film and Olym­pus by adding 4K video to its mir­ror­less cam­era sta­ble. The first re­cip­i­ent of the tech­nol­ogy, the

EOS M50, ap­pears to be po­si­tioned be­tween the most ju­nior EOS M100 and last year’s EOS M6.

The cam­era records footage in the 4K UHD for­mat, with the op­tion of ex­tract­ing stills from cap­tured footage avail­able. Video and stills are recorded us­ing a 24.1MP APS-C sen­sor, one that’s been fit­ted with Dual Pixel CMOS AF tech­nol­ogy.

The new model has been de­signed with a cen­trally po­si­tioned, 2.36 mil­lion- dot elec­tronic viewfinder, to­gether with a three-inch, 1.04 mil­lion-dot Vari-an­gle touch­screen, and it’s the first cam­era in any of Canon’s cam­era lines to be equipped with a DIGIC 8 pro­cess­ing en­gine. The spec sheet is rounded off by 10fps burst shoot­ing and both Wi-Fi and Blue­tooth for easy im­age trans­mis­sion to smart de­vices.

Canon has also an­nounced a pair of new DSLRs along­side the EOS M50, one be­ing the most af­ford­able DSLR ever to have been launched by the com­pany. The EOS 4000D com­bines an 18MP APS-C sen­sor with a DIGIC 4+ pro­cess­ing en­gine and Wi-Fi ca­pa­bil­i­ties, to­gether with a nine-point AF sys­tem and Full HD video record­ing. To help keep costs down, the com­pany has fin­ished the model with a plas­tic lens mount, while the LCD screen mea­sures a rea­son­ably mod­est 2.7 inches, although it does at least re­solve im­ages with a re­spectable 920K dots.

The other model, the EOS 2000D, is based around much the same idea, although it of­fers a 24MP sen­sor, a metal lens mount, a larger three-inch LCD screen and both Wi-Fi and NFC tech­nolo­gies.

The EOS M50 is now avail­able, with an RRP of £540 for its body and £650 in a bun­dle with the EF-M 15-45mm IS STM lens. The EOS 4000D mean­while, is re­tail­ing at £330 for its body and £370 for a kit with the EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II lens, while the EOS 2000D has an RRP of £370 for its body and £470 for a kit.

Be­low VARI-AN­GLE The EOS M50 can have its 3in LCD screen pulled away from its body to face the front Right CEN­TRAL The model has been de­signed with a cen­trally po­si­tioned viewfinder

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