12 Essential Camera Accessories For Canon M50 Cameras!

[the_ad id=”20″]The Canon m50 is one of the most popular entry-level mirrorless cameras on the market right now with a massive customer base of photographers, videographers, vloggers, social media influencers, and steamers who use it as their go-to camera body of choice. Not only is the m50 relatively cheap for the performance and functionality that it provides you but it offers some great image quality for its price point and it is also very small and lightweight too.

As you would expect for a camera body as popular as the Canon m50, we are always seeing people reaching out for advice on various accessories for the camera that can help improve the image quality that they are able to capture. Although we have published some dedicated articles for various accessories for the m50, we have decided to make today’s article based around a number of general camera accessories for Canon m50 cameras that we feel are worth adding to your collection.

Now, the usefulness of some of these accessories is going to depend on what you are actually doing with your Canon m50. Some of the accessories that we recommend will be essential for some niches while some will be totally useless for other niches so you will have to factor in your own personal circumstances. Either way, we are confident that many of these products can make a solid addition to your Canon m50 accessories and help improve the performance that you can get out of the camera.

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A Gimbal Stabilizer

Zhiyun Crane Plus Zhiyun Crane V2 Upgrade Version in 2018 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer 5.5lb Payload FPV Mode Intelligent Object Tracking Motion Memory Nightlapse
Our first camera accessory recommendation is a decent quality gimbal stabilizer that can support the payload weight of your Canon m50 rig. If you are into videography or vlogging then a 3 axis gimbal can be a great addition to your camera accessories as it is able to provide you with some excellent quality image stabilization while on the move.

This can help you with your vlogs while talking directly into your camera, while capturing your b-roll, and for a large number of common videography tasks. Now, we already have a dedicated article going into what we feel is the best gimbal for the Canon m50 that is well worth reading if you are wanting more information on what gimbals are suitable for your m50. In addition to this, our recommended gimbal has a ton of reviews from the community that offer some great insight into its performance and functionality.

A Decent Vlogging Lens

Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 STM Lens
If you do use your Canon m50 for vlogging then the kit lens that comes with most of the m50 bundles can perform well but its narrow field of vision and high aperture can be a pain for vlogging. Adding the Canon EF-M 11-22mm to your camera accessories can be a solid camera accessory that can really improve the image quality of your vlogs. As you probably know, the vlogging space is very competitive in this day and age so offering the best image quality possible to your viewers can really help your content stand out from the competition and help your channel grow.

In addition to vlogging, the Canon EF-M 11-22mm is a great little lens that performs very well in a large number of common situations for both photography and videography too. If you are a streamer then you can also use the lens to help improve your face cam image quality is using the m50 too. All in all, no matter what you are using your camera for, the Canon EF-M 11-22mm can make a solid addition to your camera accessories due to its versatility.

Just like above, we have a dedicated article going over what we feel is the best vlogging lens for the Canon m50 on the market right now. We feature three different lenses in the article and go over the merits of each of them before taking a more in-depth look at our primary recommendation, the Canon EF-M 11-22mm.

A Compatible Mount Adapter

Canon EOS M Mount Adapter
As the Canon m50 uses the EF-M lens mount that has a pretty limited and restrictive lens range for some photography and videography niches, a decent lens mount adapter can be an excellent addition to your camera accessories. It allows you to mount a number of additional lenses to your m50 body and opens the camera up to a whole range of zoom ranges that were previously unavailable to it.

The main problem with mount adapters is that many of the third-party ones are low quality and although they allow you to mount other lens types to your m50, they don’t form a perfect seal. This can have a negative effect on your image quality so we would always recommend that you folk our and purchase the official Canon lens mount adapter. It forms a tight and secure seal and ensures that the image quality you can capture with other lens types is just as good as you could capture using a native EF-M lens.

A Sturdy Camera Tripod

ZOMEI Heavy Duty Camera Tripod Travel Z818 Aluminium Alloy Monopod with 360 Panorama Ball Head Quick Release Plate(Orange)
No matter what you are using your Canon m50 for, a decent quality tripod is an almost essential camera accessory that everyone will likely need. Now, the tripod that you actually need will depend on the niche you are working in but the Zomei z818 is a solid, cheap, yet very effective tripod that can provide you with some excellent image stabilization. It is suitable for a large number of popular niches and gig types and won’t break the bank either.

We would highly recommend that any of our readers who own the Canon m50 and are looking to add a tripod to their camera accessories seriously consider it. We also have a dedicated article going over what we feel is the best tripod for the Canon m50 where we go into a bunch of detail on what you should be looking for. The Zomei z818 is a very popular tripod and also has a large number of excellent, independent reviews that you can read to get some additional insight on the tripod.

A High Quality Microphone

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount, Auxiliary, Black
Although pretty useless for photography niches, any type of videography, vlogging, or streaming work with your Canon m50 can make good use of investing in a cheap but high-quality external microphone. Ensuring that you are capturing the best possible audio track for your viewers or clients can really help boost your reputation as a videographer or vlogger.

Thankfully, there is some excellent, cheap microphones on the market that you can use with your Canon m50 to up your game without having to break the bank. Gone are the days where a cheap microphone would often result in a low quality, contaminated audio track or a ton of noise as developments over the last few years have massively increased the quality of the low-end microphones.

A Decent Quality Camera Backpack

BESCHOI Camera Bag, Camera Backpack for photographers 20L Waterproof Camera Bags for DSLR Camera, Speedlite Flash, Camera Tripod, Laptops, Lens and Accessories
If you are involved in a niche where you have to be out and about with your camera and travel around a whole bunch then a solid backpack is a no brainer. Ensuring that you can easily pack your Canon m50 as well as all of your camera accessories while being able to transport them without having to worry about them being damaged. Although there are some solid options, many cheap backpacks do not offer a secure hold for your gear leaving it to move around while in transit.

If you are into your travel videography or travel vlogging then a solid camera backpack is pretty much an essential bit of kit that we would recommend that all of our readers invest in. Even if you are in a photography niche where you have to travel around a whole bunch we would still recommend that you purchase a decent photography backpack.

A Great Flash Unit

Neewer NW-670 TTL Flash Speedlite with LCD Display for Canon 7D Mark II, 5D Mark II III, IV,1300D, 1200D, 1100D, 750D, 700D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 500D, 100D, 80D, 70D, 60D and Other Canon DSLR Cameras
Our next camera accessory suggestion for your Canon m50 is a cheap but decent camera flash unit. Your photography image quality can be improved by a surprising amount by picking up a flash unit to help provide light to your subject when working in low light conditions. In all fairness, there are a large number of decent entry-level flash units that will pair well with the Canon m50 but most of them will only offer standard TTL functionality.

We have a dedicated article going over what we feel is the best flash unit for the Canon m50 where we go into more detail on various suitable flash units for your camera. We cover the basics of what you should be looking for as well as a number of key features that you should ensure your flash unit of choice has. Obviously, if you have the budget available then a higher price point flash unit will offer better performance and functionality but can often be a little overkill for what your m50 needs.

A Versatile Gorillapod

Joby JB01503 GorillaPod 1K Kit. Compact Tripod 1K Stand and Ballhead 1K for Compact Mirrorless Cameras or Devices up to 1k (2.2lbs). Black/Charcoal.
If you are using your Canon m50 for vlogging then a Gorillapod is an almost essential camera accessory that is well worth every cent. Not only are Gorillapods extremely versatile but they are also very cheap considering their maximum load capacity, build quality, size, and weight. Now, there are a few Gorillapod options that you can go with that we cover in more detail in our article going over the best Gorillapod for the Canon m50 but in our opinion, the Gorillapod 1k will make an excellent option for the vast majority of Canon m50 setups that are popular at the time of writing.

A Set Of Spare Batteries

BM Premium 2-Pack of LP-E12 Batteries and USB Dual Battery Charger for Canon EOS-M, EOS M2, EOS M10, EOS M50, EOS M50 Mark II, EOS M100, EOS M200, SX70 HS, Rebel SL1 Digital Cameras
One of the most important camera accessories for Canon m50s that everyone should invest in, no matter what they use their camera for is a set of spare LP-E12 batteries. Not only does this offer a quick and easy way to extend your cameras battery life during use but accidentally damaging or losing a battery while out and about happens a surprising amount of time.

Having a spare LP-E12 battery on hand helps to remove this problem and if your primary battery is damaged or goes missing you can quickly and easily switch to your spare. This ensures that there is minimum disruption to your day and allows you to go on capturing content as required without having to waste time going to the closes shopping center to get a new battery.

A Fast SD Card

SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card - C10, U3, V30, 4K UHD, SD Card - SDSDXXY-128G-GN4IN
Although we would imagine that the vast majority of our readers already have an SD card for their camera we would highly recommend that you upgrade to a high-speed card for any kind of video work. Your SD card is usually the second-highest source of head generated in any digital camera after the battery and recording high definition video for long periods of time for videography or vlogging can result in a ton of heat being generated.

Although rare, this can lead to your overheating warning light coming on but thankfully, this can be fixed easily by switching over to a faster transmission SD card. This ensures that minimal heat is generated by the card when writing video data to it and can prevent any potential overheating issues. Ideally, you will be wanting to go with a card with at least a 90MB/s writing speed and a 170MB/s transfer speed and thankfully, in this day and age, they are commonplace and relatively cheap compared to a few years back.

A High Load Capacity Selfie Stick

Fugetek 49' Selfie Stick Monopod Professional High End FT-568, For Apple iPhone, Android Samsung, & DLSR Cameras, Aluminum Alloy, Rechargeable Wireless Bluetooth Remote (Black)
In this day and age, anyone who is trying to make it in the vlogging or social media influencer space needs a decent selfie stick. Now, as the Canon m50 is a heavier camera than something like a small point and shoot or a GoPro many of the first and second generation selfie sticks are simply too weak to support it. Thankfully though, next-generation sticks like the Fugetek FT-568 can easily support the payload weight of most Canon m50 rigs even with some heavier camera accessories mounted to it.

This ensures that you are able to quickly and easily capture that epic selfie to share on your social media pages in the best possible image quality with your m50 while out and about. If you are a vlogger, blogger or social media influencer then picking up a selfie stick with the load capacity to support your m50 is an excellent camera accessory.

A Simple Bluetooth Remote

Canon Wireless Remote Control BR-E1
The final item on our list of accessories for the Canon m50 is something like the Canon BR-E1 Bluetooth Remote that allows you to quickly and easily remotely trigger your m50s camera shutter when needed. Although very cheap, this can be a great accessory to add to your collection as it allows you to mount your m50 to focus on an area, get in the frame and then use your wireless remote control to trigger your camera.

If you are planning on traveling a whole bunch then this can be a great way for you to be able to capture some photographs with you in the frame while also capturing the beautiful backgrounds behind you in all their glory. There are a number of other niches and uses that a decent wireless remote can be used for too but it will come down to your own personal circumstances.