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Canon has just announced the update of the two-year-old EOS M50 mirrorless camera – the EOS M50 Mark II.

The update focuses on two things. One of these is the addition of eye-tracking autofocus for photos and videos. This backs the current Dual Pixel autofocus system to track subjects and lock focus more accurately.

canon-eos-m50-mark-ii-bodyThe second thing that the EOS M50 Mark II brings is the option to record vertical videos. This may sound outrageous, but vertical videos work well with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok.

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Other added features include a video record button as well as a self-timer for videos. The screen can also be used to autofocus while looking through the EVF. Webcam Mode has been added which can be used with Canon’s EOS Webcam Utility software. Lastly, the camera supports livestreaming directly to YouTube.

canon eos m50 mark ii backThe EOS M50 Mark II uses the same 24.1MP APS-C sensor with the Canon EF-M mount. It records only up to 4K at 24fps with only contrast-based autofocus and 1.5x crop, making it quite underwhelming for 2020. If you want the Dual Pixel autofocus and high frame rate, you’ll have to work with 1080p.

The Canon EOS M50 Mark II is available for USD 600 (body only) and USD 700 (with the EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 kit lens), respectively.

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