Whenever the topic of cameras arises in conversations between my friends and me, the brand name, Canon, unfailingly is the first brand that comes to my mind. Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing the Canon EOS R50—a model that lives up to Canon’s reputation.
Upon my first encounter with the camera, it exuded a sense of sleekness and elegance. Weighing at a mere 375g, it is extremely lightweight and easy to fit into my bag and bring about. The EOS R50 presents an impressive combination of versatility and portability, on top of that, it was extremely easy to use, and did not have a big learning curve, positioning it as a prime choice for photographers regardless of their skill levels—whether they’re novices venturing into the world of photography or seasoned experts. Furthermore, the EOS R50’s commitment to exceptional image quality further solidifies its standing as a compelling option in the world of mirrorless cameras.
Embark on this journey with me as I put the EOS R50 to the test, bringing my camera along on my day’s adventures!
I first started my day with a visit to my friend’s house, taking the opportunity to play with her cat and test out the special features of the camera. The seamless integration of subject detection in conjunction with the dynamic Sports mode astounded me as it flawlessly captured the playful antics of the constantly moving cat. I was amazed by the clarity and detail of the images that I’ve captured. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF II and EOS iTR AF X (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Autofocus) made focusing a breeze, allowing me to track the cat’s motion effortlessly.
After this, I explored the camera’s additional features, including the Advanced A+ mode, which allowed the EOS R50 to autonomously select optimal settings based on scene detection and recommendations. Having a soft spot for photographing the ever-shifting skies, I found myself drawn to the Intelligent Auto mode. It was only natural to seize the opportunity and capture the sunset. Just take a look at the outcome – a stunning sky with pink clouds!
Next, I decided to try out the panorama shot (SCN mode). As I moved the camera smoothly across the sky, the EOS R50 automatically captured a sequence of images. Its intelligent stitching technology seamlessly combined these individual frames into a breathtaking panoramic image that captured the full majesty of the sky.
Switching to the close-up mode of the Canon EOS R50, I marvelled at how the camera’s capabilities adapted to different scenarios. The 24.2 megapixels of resolution allowed me to capture intricate details of the flower’s delicate petals, while the EOS iTR AF X continued to work its magic, ensuring that the subject remained in focus even at such close proximity. The end result was a series of enchanting macro shots that revealed the flower’s beauty in a new light.
As the night approached, we decided to take a walk along the river at Tanjong Rhu. I used the “HDR backlight mode” to snap pictures of the bridge. Despite the dimming light, the mode allowed me to
capture the intricate details of the architecture by balancing out the bright lights and shadows. Comparing the photo taken with the automatic mode and the HDR backlight mode, the disparity was striking – the picture taken with the HDR backlight mode was evidently brighter.
For dinner, I made a stop at my favourite Taiwanese café, and ordered their signature 卤肉饭. I then decided to try out the food mode, and this mode enhanced the colours and details of the dishes, making them look even more tempting and mouthwatering.
Using the Canon EOS R50’s Smooth Skin mode was a game-changer for my photography experience. The results were simply astonishing – my skin was flawless and clear in every photo taken. It’s remarkable how this feature effortlessly boosted my confidence, without the need for additional post-processing. The EOS R50 is a dream come true for beauty content creators and bloggers, ensuring picture-perfect shots.
As the day came to an end, I was excited to transfer my Canon EOS R50 photos to my phone. To streamline this process, I turned to Canon’s Camera Connect app, available on the app store. Using either Bluetooth or wifi, this nifty feature enabled me to seamlessly transfer my photos directly to my phone. After a quick download and setup, connecting my camera and phone was a breeze. Within moments, my entire photo collection was accessible on my phone, making it easy to share my photographic journey with friends and family. This final step added a touch of modern convenience to my day of capturing memories.
My time with the Canon EOS R50 has been absolutely remarkable. This groundbreaking camera, boasting a 24.2MP sensor and remarkable 4K video capabilities, has revolutionised my photography approach. It’s advanced focusing technology and versatile shooting modes have empowered me to capture moments with exceptional precision and creativity. From breathtaking landscapes to intimate details, the Canon EOS R50 has been an essential companion in capturing and preserving cherished memories.
Priced at SGD 1039, the Canon EOS R50 can be directly purchased from Canon’s official store.