Canon Australia will launch the new EOS R50 camera with the ability to shoot 4K video and deliver highspeed continuous shooting up to 15fps.

The EOS R50 is the perfect gateway into the EOS R range for content creators looking to step up from their smartphone and refine their stills and video. Its lightweight design at 375 grams and comfortable grip makes it the ultimate travel companion to capture content on-the-go. The vari-angle touch screen is supported by an electronic viewfinder and simplified layout of controls, making it intuitive to use.

Creative Assist automatically offers the ideal settings for different scenes, while Creative Bracket mode provides multiple looks for each image. The high resolution 24.2-megapixel APS-C sized sensor offers genuine control over depth of field, taking sharp detailed stills with blurred backgrounds, and records UHD 4K 30p video oversampled from 6K.

Automatic in-camera image merging guarantees focus when capturing subjects close up. The camera also has reduced digital noise and controlled highlights when shooting at night, and more contrast when there’s a wide dynamic range.

With Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus II, the EOS R50 detects and tracks people, animals and vehicles to quickly focus on subjects, even if they are moving. This is supported by continuous shooting at 12fps using the electronic first curtain and 15fps silent electronic shutter. RF lens compatibility and access to the EF lens range with an adapter makes shooting easy.

Featuring a multi-function hot shoe, vloggers can easily connect compatible external accessories such as a microphone to the camera. The multi-function shoe can also be used to supply power from the camera to compatible accessories.

Seamless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity enables image and movie transfer using the Camera Connect app for instant sharing and remote shooting. For users seeking fast, easy, wired connection for direct download and operation via the Canon Connect app, the EOS R50 is iOS MFI certified for iPhone. Android users can enjoy the same benefits via USB-C to USB-C cable.

The Bluetooth connection also allows simple control with the BR-E1 remote control or a compatible smartphone to take images or start and stop recording. It’s also possible to use the EOS R50 as a webcam using UVC/UAC over a USB connection, requiring no additional software.

Camera cloud platform,, enables Canon cameras equipped with automatic image transfer functionality to automatically upload image and video files in their original quality and store them for up to 30 days. 

Accompanying the EOS R50 camera launch is the RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM compact and versatile RF zoom lens (approx. 3.8x) ideal for capturing subjects that are further away or achieving a flattering look to portraits with subject separation and blurred backgrounds. Its image stabilisation means users can capture sharp photos even without a tripod, and a STM focusing system achieves smooth and quiet autofocusing perfect for shooting video.

The EOS R50 and RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM will come with Canon Australia’s five-year warranty when purchased from an authorised reseller. The EOS R50 single lens kit and twin lens kit will be available for RRP $1,399 and $1,699 respectively.