Last updated June 2, 2018
After owning and using the Canon M50 for the last few weeks, I can say it’s truly a great value and a marvelous tool for vloggers. Right now it is on sale on for $200 off! This deal will NOT last long, especially since this camera was just recently released!
The previous best Vlogging Camera (IMO) is the Canon G7x Mark II. Which still has it’s PROS and CONS over the Canon M50. Personally, I have both the Canon G7x Mark II and the Canon M50, and feel they both have their unique purpose, while both overlap as the best Vlogging Cameras out there.
Canon G7x Mark II PROS: everything is builtin, and thus making it easy and error-proof to turn on and start recording. The G7x Mark II can fit in my jeans pocket!
Canon G7x Mark II CONS: 24mm-100mm effective focal length sometimes isn’t wide enough. Has a slow and dated autofocus system, does not have an external microphone jack.
Canon M50 PROS: Has the best Autofocus system in the market today, has an External Microphone Jack, has better lowlight capabilities.
Canon M50 CONS: larger than the G7x Mark II, and cannot fit in my jeans pocket anymore.
- Amazing Dual Pixel AF, this is the best autofocus system on any camera right now! The face tracking mode works wonders (in 1080p mode). This is the same autofocus system found in Canon’s flagship Canon 1Dx Mark II, a $6000 camera!
- It has a flip-out Screen, so you can see yourself, check exposure, check battery life, make sure you are ACTUALLY recording!
- It has an external microphone jack for better audio. I personally use the Rode Video Mic Pro, but the Rode Video Micro, or the Rode Video MicGo all work great too!
- Even if you don’t use an external Microphone, the on-camera Microphone is actually really good!
- It’s compact and lightweight! If you detech the lens, it can easily fit in your jacket pocket!
- It can capture 1080p at 60fps or 30fps, and it can do 720p at 120fps for some sweet slow motion!
- Has great low light capabilities and ability to create creamy blurry backgrounds using the APS-C sensor (which is a 1.6x crop sensor, the same sensor found in the Canon 80D, a $1200 camera).
- It’s priced very well. The Canon M50 with the EF-M 15-45mm Imaged Stabilized Lens retails for $899, but Canon usually puts these on sales twice a year for around $699! Check Amazon for the latest price.
- You have lens options! For $400, you can get the EF-M 11-22mm Imaged Stabilized Lens which is even better for vlogging if you want to capture a wider shot (although the kit lens, the 15-45mm lens works fine for vlogging). Another option, if you want some nice blurry background effect and/or better low light capabilities, you can check out the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2.0 for about $250.
- The batteries (Canon LP-E12) are small, you can fit a few in your pocket! Each can last about 1.5 to 2 hours of video recording per battery. They take about 2 hour to fully charge.
- The camera uses SD cards which are inexpensive and compact! The SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SD cards are the best bang for the buck, but they also come in 256GB and 512GB. Personally I use a MicroSD card with an adapter since I have a lot of MicroSD cards which I use in my Mavic Pro, GoPro Cameras, and other devices.
- As with any Canon camera, the Canon Color science always looks great!
- If you add a EF-M to EF lens adapter, you can attach ANY of Canon EF lens lineup! Like the Canon 15mm Fisheye, 24mm L Mark II f/1.4, Canon 50mm f/1.2 L, Canon 85mm f/1.2 L Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS Mark II, just to name of few of my favorites!