Canon Gets 4 EISA Awards for EOS 6D Mark II, EOS M50, EF 85mm f/1.4, and Speedlite 470EX-AI

Eisa Awards
Press release:

Canon Awarded Four Prestigious 2018 EISA Awards

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Wednesday 15 August 2018 – Canon is honoured to have been awarded four prestigious accolades from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) showcasing the breadth of Canon’s unrivalled camera, lens and accessory line-up.

  • EOS 6D Mark II named ‘EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019’
  • EOS M50 named ‘EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019’
  • EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM awarded the ‘EISA DSLR prime lens 2018-2019’
  • Speedlite 470EX-AI flash awarded the ‘EISA photo innovation 2018-2019’

Voted by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of editors from 53 internationally-respected consumer electronics magazines across 23 European countries – as well as Australia, India, Canada and the USA – EISA celebrates technology products that combine the most advanced expertise and desirable features in their class.

Lee Bonniface, Marketing Director, Canon Europe said, “We constantly strive to produce the highest quality products that enable photographers of all levels to perfect their craft. The desire to continuously innovate has kept Canon at the forefront of imaging excellence throughout its 80-year history, so to receive four prestigious awards by EISA is acknowledgement of Canon’s relentless focus on unrivalled image quality.”

In recognition of Canon’s award-winning products, the EISA judging panel delivered the following citations:

EISA DSLR Camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
The Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a compact but powerful DSLR for the enthusiast photographer. The 26.2-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 7 image processor work together to provide excellent image quality, even in low-light scenarios. The camera combines a fast and reliable 45-point autofocus system with Canon’s impressive Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus system that is used for live view and video shooting. The Vari-Angle touchscreen – a first for Canon’s full frame cameras – makes it easy to frame the subject and to operate the camera menu.

Discover more here: https://www.canon.co.uk/cameras/eos-6d-mark-ii/

EISA Best Buy camera 2018-2019: Canon EOS M50
This small, light and affordable mirrorless camera delivers the same image quality as its larger siblings. Thanks to the 24.1 megapixel APS-C sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, it can capture both high-quality still images and 4K video. The Vari-Angle touchscreen makes it easy to frame your subject from any angle – whether high, low, ‘selfie’ or vlog – with a simple tap-to-focus. The improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF allows for fast, accurate, and precise focusing across up to 88% of the imaging area in both photos and Full HD movies. With the built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth you can easily transfer images to a mobile device and share them on social media.

Discover more here: https://www.canon.co.uk/cameras/eos-m50/

EISA DSLR Prime Lens 2018-2019: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
This unique lens combines built-in image stabilisation with a very large aperture. This combination makes it possible to take handheld pictures in very low-light situations. The lens is built for professional work, with weather sealing and fast and accurate autofocus. The sharpness is improved compared to previous 85mm lenses from Canon, while blurred backgrounds are rendered very attractively. It’s a perfect choice for portrait and wedding photographers who are shooting with high-resolution full frame DSLRs.

Discover more here: https://www.canon.co.uk/lenses/ef-85mm-f-1-4-l-is-usm-lens/

EISA photo innovation 2018-2019: Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI
This Speedlite flashgun makes the life of the photographer much easier by taking the guesswork out of bounced flash. The 470EX-AI automatically fires a series of pre-flashes to determine how light can be bounced from a ceiling or wall, and rotates the flash head into the correct position to provide soft and flattering light. Alternatively, the photographer can also manually position the flash head, and the unit will maintain this position even if the camera is rotated. With full E-TTL control, the flash will automatically fire at the right intensity to give perfectly exposed images.

Discover more here: https://www.canon.co.uk/cameras/speedlite-flash-470ex-ai/

Note to Editors:

About EISA: The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is comprised of 53 special interest magazines from 25 countries across the globe. Internationally known for the European EISA awards, it represents the largest editorial collaboration in the world for consumer electronics. EISA has been celebrating the very best products in the industry for over 35 years.

Canon EOS M50 firmware update ver. 1.0.1 released (solves smartphone issues)

Canon EOS M50 Mark II

Canon released firmware ver. 1.0.1 for the Canon EOS M50.

Firmware Version 1.0.1 incorporates the following fixes:

1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images captured with the Adobe RGB color space may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.
2. Fixes a phenomenon in which some JPEG images, that were converted from RAW images may not successfully transfer to a smartphone.

Click here to download the firmware update.

Entry-level APS-C Mirrorless Shootout (Canon EOS M50 vs Sony a6000 vs Fujifilm X-T100)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

DPReview TV posted a 14 minutes video where they compare Canon’s EOS M50 with the Sony a6000 and Fujiflm X-T100. Chris and Jordan walk you through the pros and cons of each camera to help you make the best decision for your needs. And the winner is…the EOS M50 (most well rounded entry-level MILC)!

Enjoy.

Canon EOS M50 best selling mirrorless camera in Japan (BNC Ranking)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

Canon EOS M50 at a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600, Extended ISO 51200
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

BNC posted their market statistics for the month of June 2018.

It turns out the Canon EOS M50 (Kiss M in Asia) is the best selling mirrorless camera in Japan. Same as last month.

canon eos m50

Among the first 10 cameras, 7 are Canon (the others are Nikon cams). Not bad for a company so heavily criticised and said to be close to extinction.

The EOS M50 is a cute little MILC, getting one positive review after the other. The Canon EOS M50 got a price drop and now starts at $629 for the body only.

Canon EOS M50

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS M50 video review (a great 4K MILC, Tech Gear Talk)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

Canon EOS M50 at a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600, Extended ISO 51200
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Tech Gear Talk posted their 26 minutes video review about Canon’s latest mirrorless camera, the EOS M50. The reviewer seems to like the EOS M50 (so do I). For sure it’s a good tool for vloggers, beginners, and for those who like to travel light.

The Canon EOS M50 got a price drop and now starts at $629 for the body only.

Canon EOS M50

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS M50 field test (a lot for the money, Imaging Resource)

Canon Eos M50 Mark Ii

Canon EOS M50 at a glance:

  • 24.1MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K and HD 720p120 Video Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC, Bluetooth
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • ISO 100-25600, Extended ISO 51200
  • Combination 5-Axis Image Stabilization

Imaging Resource field-tested the Canon EOS M50, the company’s latest mirrorless camera.

From the conclusion:

A well-rounded, easy-to-use M-series camera that offers a lot of features for a low price.

The biggest strengths of the EOS M50 are its good design, great touchscreen interface and strong autofocus performance. The camera is easy to pick up and use, which is important for a camera in this segment. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a powerful and capable camera. You can easily take full control of the camera and get your creative juices flowing. The image sensor holds up well in many situations too, allowing for a good amount of versatility and flexibility in a wide array of shooting situations. Read the review…


The Canon EOS M50 got a price drop and now starts at $629 for the body only.

Canon EOS M50

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK