Best Gimbals for Canon EOS M50
Looking for the best gimbals for Canon EOS M50? I have just the thing for you.
Thanks to the popularity of Canon EOS M50 among vloggers, more and more people are looking for suggestions concerning which gimbal should they consider for the new Canon EOS 50.
I’ve been using the M50 for over a month now. What I liked so far is that the camera uses a 24.1-MP APS-C-sized image sensor to capture amazing photos and videos. My test results and real-world sample images were incredibly sharp, with crisp details and accurate, vibrant colors. As for my bright-light test images, even the small-size texts on color charts were sharp and readable.
Enough about the camera. We all know how great it is. What concerns me the most is how to get the most out of my camera, regardless of which model it is.
I’ve researched several different gimbals on the market and what I found completely bamboozled me. Most of them are unevenly priced and lack important features. That’s not to say there aren’t any good ones available. Hence I’m writing this post.
I’ve settled upon 3 of the best gimbals for Canon EOS M50, all of which checks all the boxes and can fulfill your needs without breaking the bank.
Let’s check them out!
#1: Zhiyun Crane V2
One of the best gimbals for Canon EOS M50 (Amazon) Zhiyun Crane V2 has the perfect combination of image stabilization, functionality, price, and performance.
Controlled by a nifty switch, 2-button, and a touch-centric directional pad, Crane V2 lets you handle your important gimbal stabilizer functions simply by holding it with your thumb. It also lets you switch between modes effortlessly whenever you want.
Crane v2’s incredible Bluetooth compatibility allows you to control the gimbal remotely with the provided remote control, as well as the iOS or Android app. As a result, you can place the gimbal in one location and move to a different one while still maintaining perfect stabilization. This makes Zhiyun Crane V2 one of the best gimbals for Canon EOS M50. It’s also the go-to choice for most vloggers out there.
With a max load of 4 lbs (1.8 kg), Crane V2 supports your Canon EOS M50 effortlessly. Not to mention the 12-hour long battery life, which makes the gimbal unbeatable in this price range.
As for build quality, the 3-axis gimbal does not feel weak or flimsy. In fact, the company has used strong materials to build and design the gimbal while still providing a lightweight feel, ensuring users can carry the gimbal to anywhere without discomfort.
Overall, I’d say the Zhiyun Crane V2 would be my first pick when it comes to gimbals for Canon EOS M50.
- Working Current: 110mA
- Working Voltage: 8.4V
- Battery Runtime: 6h-12h (26500 Li-ion batteries); Charging Time: 3h
- Angle Tolerance while holding: min. ±0.1° max. ±0.3°
- Angle Tolerance while moving: min. ±0.5° max. ±0.2°
- Tilt, Roll, and Pan Angle Range: 360°
- Valid Payload: 350g ~ 1800g
- Dimension: 173* 188* 374mm
- Weight: 950g/Unit
- Working Temperature: -10°C ~ 45°C
The Box Includes:
- Crane V2 Gimbal Stabilizer *1
- Micro USB Cable *1
- Battery Compartment *1
- Lens Support *1
- 26500 Li-ion Batteries *2
- 26500 Battery Charger *1
- Thumb Screw for Mounting Camera *2
- User Manual *1
#2: Zhiyun Crane M2
(Amazon) Zhiyun Crane M2 is a fan-favorite gimbal. It is recommended by most photographers and vloggers due to its exceptional image stabilization ability.
As for the battery performance, Crane V2 kills it in this department. You could say it’s equivalent to the gimbal mentioned above. It offers pretty much all the features and functionality Zhiyun gimbals offer (e.g., Bluetooth support, easy control system, Zhiyun remote control, etc.).
Weighing only 0.67 lbs, Crane M2 is mostly preferred by travel vloggers as they are always on the move and require small, lighter cameras.
Let’s talk about the Modes. Zhiyun has created modes, such as Vortex mode, Locking mode, Pan follow, Full following, Full-range POV, and Go settings to make sure you can bring the most out of your Canon EOS M50.
Overall, it is one of the few gimbals for Canon EOS M50 that comes close to my top pick: Crane V2.
- Designed for small cameras, e.g., Canon EOS M50, G7X Mark ii, etc.
- Large 4-way joystick
- Quick-release plate, Thumbscrew
- 0.01° of accuracy within 0.25 ms
- Android/iOS app
- 12h battery runtime
#3: Feiyu G6 Plus
You cannot have a list of top gimbals and not include the (Amazon) Feiyu G6 Plus. It’s one of the best gimbals for Canon EOS M50, offering top-tier performance and exceptional build quality while still holding the top position in the vlogging scene.
G6 Plus has 1.76 lbs max load capacity, which supports your EOS M50’s weight seamlessly. You can expect a 12-hour long battery life, which, by the way, takes only 3-4 hours to fully recharge. Now that is super convenient.
Both the software and hardware of G6 Plus work together in terms of producing the highest quality image stabilization. Just like the Crane V2 listed above, the control system is unique and easy to handle; i.e., you can access all your important gimbal functions using your thumb.
Okay, let’s now talk about the build quality and design.
The G6 Plus gimbal works like an absolute beast while weighing only 1.46 lbs. I cannot help but praise Feiyu for bringing all the features the gimbal offers in such a compact size. And the best part is, you’re not compromising on the design either. It lets you hold the gimbal for longer periods without hassle.
I’m not going to ignore the fact that some of the previous generations of Feiyu gimbals had issues with their build quality. However, that’s no longer the case with the G6 Plus gimbal stabilizer. It comes from Feiyu’s modern G Range, which means it is designed with high-quality materials and boasts the latest firmware updates.
- Focus ring—to control the zoom/ follow focus
- Rolling button
- Bluetooth + W-Fi, Dual Module Connection
- Easy-to-control FoV
- Max Payload: 800g
- Net Weight: 663g
- Working Time: 12h
- Battery: 26650 battery (5000mAh)
- Charging Time: 3h
- Tilt: 260°
- Roll: 320°
- Pan: 360°
- Water-proof Grade: Splash-proof.
Wasting your hard-earned money on fancy gimbals wouldn’t be a wise choice unless you’re getting what you paid for. If you do plan to buy premium gimbals, then pay the premium for features you actually need. For the budget-conscious photographers, pick the gimbal that best suits your requirements.
Leave a comment down below if you have any thoughts or suggestions.
Hi! If I purchase one of these gimbals, will it allow me to not have to purchase a tripod as well (ex. the JOBY Gorillapod) Thanks!