Canon’s EOS M sequence has been clinging on for expensive life for a number of years now, however the brand new Canon EOS R50 lastly confirms it – the corporate’s unique APS-C mirrorless digicam vary is now all however historical past.

Our hands-on Canon EOS R50 evaluate reveals that the digicam, which is fronted by Canon’s newer RF-mount, takes the hobbyist baton from the Canon EOS M50 Mark II. And it’ll hopefully take the EOS M idea additional than that sequence has managed during the last decade.

Just like the M50, the R50 is an entry-level mannequin for rookies, and turns into the smallest and lightest digicam within the EOS R system. It additionally successfully finishes off the EOS M sequence, which launched again in July 2012, for good.

The unique Canon EOS M (above) launched again in June 2012, with the ‘M’ standing for ‘Mobility’. (Picture credit score: Canon)

This isn’t precisely an enormous shock. Canon hasn’t launched a brand new EOS M digicam since early 2021, and the disappointing EOS M50 Mark II was successfully only a firmware improve of getting old {hardware}. Canon’s first APS-C fashions for the EOS R system, the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10, additionally landed in mid-2022, one other transfer that confirmed the EOS M vary’s days have been numbered.

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