Canon R50

Entry-level yearbook camera

Mirrorless, APS-C Format

The Canon EOS R50 is a compact, light camera that is ideal for student publications.

Its ergonomic grip and well-placed buttons ensure comfortable handling and quick access to essential controls. With its solid build quality, the EOS R50 feels durable and ready for any photographic adventure.

The Canon EOS R50 delivers outstanding image quality due to its 26-megapixel full-frame sensor.

The sensor captures sharp and detailed photos with accurate colors, allowing you to preserve your precious memories with stunning clarity. Even in low-light conditions, the EOS R50 performs exceptionally well, thanks to its wide ISO range and effective noise reduction capabilities.

The EOS R50 features an advanced autofocus system with speed, accuracy, and tracking capabilities.

Whether you’re capturing portraits in your classroom studio, candid photos in the hallways, or action shots on the soccer pitch, the camera’s autofocus performs flawlessly, ensuring that your subjects are always in focus.

You can effortlessly capture the perfect shot in any scenario with various autofocus modes.
If you need to share your camera with your broadcast crew, the Canon EOS R50 offers impressive video capabilities. With built-in image stabilization and a vari-angle touchscreen, you can explore different angles and achieve professional-looking videos.
Navigating the EOS R50 is a breeze, thanks to its intuitive menu system and customizable controls.

You can personalize your shooting experience by assigning functions to buttons and dials. These function buttons will simplify the photography process for some of your students.

The camera’s high-resolution electronic viewfinder and vari-angle touchscreen provide multiple options for composing and reviewing your images.

With the EOS R50, you can enjoy extended shooting sessions without worrying about running out of power. The camera’s battery life is commendable, allowing you to capture countless moments without interruption.
Although the R50 camera uses the RF lens mount, you can also use your existing lenses provided you use an EF to RF adaptor.

While there may be other options on the market, the EOS R50 stands out for its performance, compactness, and value for money. It offers a reliable and versatile solution for student publications.


  • Large 24-megapixel sensor
  • 12 fps (15 fps electronic) shooting
  •  Good photo quality
  •  Excellent dynamic range and
  •  Low noise at high ISO settings
  •  A fast and accurate autofocus system makes it suitable for capturing fast-moving subjects. Great for sports.
  •  The APS-C format gives a 70-200mm lens the same reach as a 112-320mm lens.
  •  Robust build quality
  • Weather sealed body
  • 1/8000 maximum electronic shutter
  • Focus stacking
  • Anti-flicker
  • Touch Screen


  • Not full-frame
  • Fewer focus points than the R100
  • Slightly heavier than the R100

Canon R50 sample images

Sample images from, Creative Commons License

How To Use the R50

R50 Camera Review