Summary: The picture quality is excellent. However the camera has one deadly flaw. When you manually zoom in and out quickly, using the zoom button on top of the camera, the camera makes a loud clicking sound which is recorded onto the audio track. This artifact is really unacceptable. It totally ruins your audio track, especially on quiet passages. I can't believe Canon would put a camera of this quality out on the market without fixing this glaring error.
Summary: I had an M30 previously which I was mostly happy with so I bought this as a replacement. I was disappointed there isn't a flash like on the M30. I like the convenience of having a single device for video and pictures. I'm not too disappointed because the M30 didn't take great pictures to begin with. Also the low light capability is much better on the M50 so pictures look better even without flash. I'm especially impressed with the low light capability.