Canon M50 is a very good mirrorless camera for its price, offering solid video recording options, good autofocus in 1080p (not when recording 4K, unfortunately) and a fully articulating screen. This is why it is used by many amateur and up-and-coming video shooters, YouTubers and vloggers. However, one big part of the good-quality video is audio, which is why we suggest getting an external microphone for your Canon M50. The built-in mic simply doesn’t cut it. This is why we created this list of best mics for Canon M50 that includes many options at different price points.
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Best Microphone for Canon EOS M50
We’ll list five of our favorite mics for Canon M50 below, sorted by price from most to least expensive. Keep in mind that since M50 is a pretty small camera, it may be best to pair it with one of the smaller/more affordable microphones, but if you want the best mic that you can perhaps use when you upgrade your camera sometime in the future, you can opt for a more expensive one.
Rode VideoMic Pro+
VideoMic Pro+ by Rode is their newest and top of the line microphone that packs many features, including a built-in rechargeable battery, buttons on the back of the mic for easy control, auto on/off function (very useful since it’s easy to forget to turn off your mic and next thing you know your battery is drained). That being said, this microphone doesn’t necessarily offer better sound quality than almost $100 cheaper Rode VideoMic Pro, but if you opt for that one, you lose many of the aforementioned features. Some people prefer the fact this microphone offers a bit more pronounced low end than other mics, while other people are not fans of this. It’s up to you to decide.
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Deity V-Mic D3 Pro
This is one of the newer on-camera microphones on the market, and it is in fact very good. It is about $100 cheaper than Rode’s top offering but has almost the same features. It includes a rechargeable battery (that you can charge via USB-C port) and a very useful gain knob on the back of the microphone. Some people actually prefer the sound of V-Mic D3 Pro, compared to Rode’s offering because the low end is less pronounced, but again – this depends on your taste. Both mics are quite good.
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Rode VideoMic Pro
There is not much to say about this microphone – it offers basically identical sound quality like the Rode VideoMic Pro+, but it lacks many of the aforementioned features and requires external batteries to be used. It is, however, $100 cheaper than the ‘+’ version.
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Deity V-Mic D3 – Best Mic for Canon M50
In our opinion, Deity V-Mic D3 is the best microphone for Canon M50. This microphone is not only compact, making it a great option for the M50, but its sound quality is very similar to the V-Mic D3 Pro. It’s also 50 percent cheaper! Unsurprisingly, you get way less features. There is lack of the gain knob on the back of the mic and you don’t get a rechargeable battery, but this microphone is amazing value for the price.
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If you want the absolute smallest external microphone for the M50, this is the one to get! It works without any batteries (it’s powered by the camera since it’s so small) and doesn’t have any additional features, but it’s quite an upgrade compared to the built-in microphone. Of course, the sound quality is not exactly at the level of Deity V-Mic D3 or Rode VideoMic Pro, but this is to be expected from a small budget microphone like this one.
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