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The Canon EOS M50's design offers no surprises

The design of the company's middle-of-the-line mirrorless has a lot in common with the Rebels.

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Canon EOS M50

Canon's EOS M50 is roughly the size of its compact dSLR, the EOS Rebel SL2/200D.

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Stuck in the middle

Pricewise, the M50 sits in Canon's mirrorless lineup between the M100 and the M6, though some of its capabilities outpace the M6. The top controls, though, are simplified with no exposure compensation dial.

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Back

The back controls are identical to the M6, though, and the M50 builds in the EVF that's optional on the M6.

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Articulated

Another difference between the M50 and the M6 is the display: The M6's flips up/tilts down, while the M50 has a more traditional flip-out-and-over LCD.

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Mic input

Like the M6, the M50 has a mic input.

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Popup flash

Since the camera has an EVF and more of a dSLR-like configuration, the flash is similar to that of the Rebel series rather than off to the side as on the M6.

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Grip side

The USB and HDMI connectors sit on the grip side, where it'd be nice to have the SD card slot instead. 

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Canon EOS M50

The view from above.

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It comes in black or white

This is white.

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Canon EOS M50 without lens

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