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.
A Gimbal Stabilizer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A Set Of Spare Batteries
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
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
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
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.