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The Canon M50 is undoubtedly an impressive camera for those who are looking to get into the Canon mirrorless ecosystem and at the same time, are not in the mood to spend a lot of money. This happens quite frequently and to be honest, there is nothing really wrong with this situation, in the first place.
However, the one thing that a lot of people including myself don’t like about the camera is the lack of in-body stabilization. This means that if you want to shoot handheld, you will have to spend money on an expensive stabilized lens or a gimbal; the latter being the better choice. In addition, you can read about Canon M50 tips on our blog.
Best Gimbals for Canon m50
How do you find the best gimbal for Canon M50? Well, that is where I come in here to help you as this round up is dedicated to some of the best offerings that you can buy this very moment. Knowing our reader base, I have decided to add some of the finest gimbals that you can buy and that too, without any complications. So, let’s not waste time and have a look, shall we?
DJI RSC 2 – Best Overall Gimbal
DJI RSC 2 comes with a folding design and provides great stabilization. It also supports full frame payload
DJI has made some excellent gimbals in their time in the market and this is not something that looks like it’s going to change and honestly, for all the right reasons. We are always on the lookout for great offerings from all the companies. After all, having more competition is always better because you get to look at some of the best offerings from everyone.
With that said, the DJI RSC 2 is something that everyone needs to get their hands on and the best part is that if you do want a gimbal that is going to deliver excellent performance, then well, you are in luck because this is one amazing gimbal thanks to some amazing features.
For starters, the gimbal brings a unique folding design that makes it really easy for everyone to pack the gimbal away when it is not in use. It also has excellent stabilization when you are actually using the gimbal.
Not to forget, it fully supports full-frame payloads, which is always a good thing. This means that if you do buy it for your Canon M50 and later decide to upgrade your camera, you will not have any complications coming in the way.
You are also getting an impressive 14-hour battery with USB charging as well as an automatic 360-degree roll which just makes the whole experience of using this gimbal all the better.
If you are looking for some additional perks, then the good news is that follow focus along with other accessories are also available, so you know there is value here.
I do not have a lot to dislike about this gimbal, to be honest. The DJI RSC 2 does take some getting used to and the battery cannot be replaced by the user but aside from that, there is nothing to dislike.
Overall, I would say that the DJI RSC 2 is perhaps the best gimbal that you can get for the Canon M50 but that is not enough. In case you ever feel like upgrading, just change the camera and you are all sorted, or get your hands on some accessories.
Zhiyun Crane 2S – Best Gimbal for Vlogging
Zhiyun Crane 2s works with most of the cameras. It is easy to balance and provides vertical video mounting.
In a world of gimbals, a company like Zhiyun does not really need an introduction. When they first introduced their crane I was in a lot of doubts and wondered if it would manage to hold against the big boys from DJI and a few other companies but over the past couple of years, these gimbals have managed to prove that they are just as good and even better in some cases.
With that said, the Zhiyun Crane 2S is an excellent gimbal for vlogging and considering how the Canon M50 is very centered around vlogging, this does make more sense. The gimbal is excellent for stabilizing both mirrorless and DSLR cameras with ease, and well, you will not have any issues with that, at all.
Not just that, the overall balancing on Crane 2S is excellent and I had such a good time setting it up and balancing everything. The vertical video mounting open is another thing that I really love, even though the use is more or less a niche.
However, the best thing that I love about this gimbal is the fact that the batteries are swappable, which means that if you do run out of juice, you can always swap the battery and start rolling all over again.
Moving further, the Zhiyun Crane 2S also brings USB type-C charging, so there is nothing to worry about. Users are also getting access to a 360-degree roll. Not to forget, the Zhiyun Crane 2S also has followed focus and other add-ons that you can buy for the complete experience.
While there is so much to love about this gimbal, there are some issues that one would need to address first. For starters, the assembly and disassembly are not toolless. The gimbal might also be heavier for some people and the USB camera control varies by the camera model.
Overall, the Zhiyun Crane 2S makes up for an excellent gimbal that can easily be used for more intensive tasks than vlogging like some filmmaking. Sure, if you are looking for higher end options, those are also available but for the price you are paying for this gimbal, you cannot go wrong.
MOZA Air 2 – Best Value Gimbal
MOZA Air 2 comes with a solid build quality and can stabilize most of the cameras.
The fact that gimbals by Moza have made it to my lists a number of times goes to show that the company really knows what they are doing. Honestly, making the right gimbal is not at all difficult; you just have to know what you are doing and what needs to be done and you are good to go and Moza has perfected the formula for themselves.
The MOZA Air 2 happens to be an excellent value gimbal that you can pair with the Canon M50, which happens to be an excellent value camera, as well. Sure, you might want to get something more powerful but the camera does not call for it as it is lightweight and would stabilize with ease.
The gimbal is excellent when you are looking at an affordable solution for smooth and handheld video. At first, I did think that the lower price would mean that the build quality is not as good as one would want but that is not the case at all.
Despite having a solid build quality, the MOZA Air 2 just weighs 1.6kg without the camera/lens on it, and honestly, this feels light to a point that you would wonder there is something wrong with it but that is not the case at all.
The fact that the gimbal can easily stabilize most DSLR and lens combinations including mirrorless cameras is just perfect and allows for much better flexibility for various use cases.
I managed to spend a significant time with the MOZA Air 2, and honestly, I don’t have a lot to complain about. However, I did realize that the gimbal can take some time to get used to but that is more common among people who have tested a lot of gimbals.
Overall, it is safe to say that if it is the value you are seeking, the MOZA Air 2 is something that will not wrong you in any way. Sure, it does have a somewhat steep learning curve but once you overcome that, you will be all good to go.
DJI Ronin-SC – Best Compact Gimbal
DJI Ronin SC is small in size as compared to Ronin-S. It has 3-axis locks for easier setup.
There was a time when gimbals, in general, used to be massive and heavy; I still remember seeing rigs that would require two hands to properly handle and while those rigs still exist, the world is moving towards smaller gimbals and there is nothing wrong with it, as well. After all, if our cameras are getting smaller, why not the gimbals too, right?
Speaking of small and compact gimbals, the DJI Ronin-SC is one of my favorite gimbals for the very reason but hey, don’t let the small size fool you as the gimbal still manages to deliver exceptionally well balanced performance and does not cost a lot of money, either.
In terms of functionality, the DJI Ronin-SC is a lot like the Ronin-S but the good thing is that this one is a lot smaller. So, if you are searching for something that is not going to be massive in your hands, then this is the one you need to go with because you get a great experience here.
The overall stability and balance on this gimbal are excellent and allow you to get some of the best shots and that too, with ease. I have had an amazing experience with this gimbal and that too, without any complications.
I love the 3-axis locks that make the setup a breeze; you just put the locks in place, set up the camera, balance it, and get started. It is one of the most intuitive ways of getting things in order.
One more thing is that you cannot overlook DJI’s brilliant companion app that is full of advanced features that make the whole concept of using the gimbal inherently intuitive and keeps you coming back for more.
Honestly, my only complaint about this otherwise excellent gimbal is that putting it back in the case can be difficult for newcomers but that is just something that requires a learning curve.
In conclusion, I find the DJI Ronin-SC to be an excellent gimbal and something that everyone should have, especially if you are in the market for something that is small, lightweight, well built, and full of features. I don’t see how you can go wrong with this gimbal.
Zhiyun Crane 3S – Best Heavy Duty Gimbal
Zhiyun Crane 3s can easily carry a 6.5kg payload. It has dual carrying options.
Every now and then you run into a product that is not made for everyone and honestly, there is nothing wrong with it. After all, there is a reason why specialized equipment exists, to begin with. Does the same apply to gimbals? Well, definitely. The options that we have looked at so far are all made for cameras that are lightweight and easy to carry and therefore, the gimbals are made around the same concept.
However, the Zhiyun Crane 3S is not at all something that you would expect to be used for smaller cameras because this gimbal is made to carry some serious payload and not just that, it is made with a lot of high-end features that most average users are not even going to use.
Still, you are getting access to a gimbal that can carry up to 6.5KG of payload, which is impressive, to say the least. Meaning that you can easily put some high-end camera gear with ease and you will not have any issues with the gimbal balancing it.
You are also getting dual carrying options, which is an excellent offering and makes the gimbal all the more versatile. Sure, it all depends on how you are going to carry it around but hey, if you do need a choice, this is a great way of having that.
The thing that I love about this gimbal is the fact that this is easily a powerful enough gimbal that can carry some powerful cine gear and that too, without breaking a sweat. Now, I know that you are not going to take your Canon M50 out and pretend that it is cinema-quality but if you are ever planning on future proofing things, this is the way to go.
At this point, it is rather safe to say that I love the Zhiyun Crane 3S but that does not mean that the gimbal is faultless. For starters, it is heavy for long handheld use. Sure, if you are used to carrying heavier weights, then it is fine but for all of us, things might get tiresome. Another thing that I did not like is that some controls are not placed conveniently and do require some getting used to.
However, at the end of the day, the Zhiyun Crane 3S still manages to be one of the best gimbals available in the market. Sure, it is not made for everyone but hey, I really do not see how that is a problem. Whether you have high end gear or not, this gimbal will get the job done for you.
Zhiyun Crane 2 – Best Gimbal for Canon Cameras
Zhiyun Crane 2 easily supports heavier camera rigs. It has excellent battery and stabilization.
Mirrorless cameras deserve a lot more love considering how they are the future of the cameras and although all the gimbals that you see in the market are actually made for almost all the cameras (depending on the payload they support) having something that is always good for every camera is what you might be looking for.
With that said, the Zhiyun Crane 2 happens to be one of my favorite gimbals for almost all the cameras that you can look at or think about, to be honest. It is the gimbal that is not going to let you down in any case and well, it is good for various reasons. Let’s have a deeper look.
For starters, it can easily have the chops to handle larger camera rigs without any issues that might otherwise come in the way. The battery life remains to be excellent, allowing you to use the gimbal for longer times without really having any issues.
You are also getting great stabilization with this gimbal and the whole balancing process is one of the easiest that you can experience. I barely ran into issues with this gimbal.
The amazing OLED display is one of the best and to be honest, you are not going to run into any issues with this gimbal, either. So, if you are looking for something that delivers a good performance overall, this is what you should be going for.
The Zhiyun Crane 2 also comes with a Manfrotto plate that allows you to quickly shift your camera to a different gimbal altogether, a very useful feature if you own multiple rigs.
Although the Zhiyun Crane 2 is an excellent gimbal, it is not entirely faultless. For starters, non-Canon cameras do not get a lot of advanced features such as focus control or video start/stop recording and the gimbal itself can feel heavy after continuous use, especially if you have a heavier camera on it.,
Simply put, the Zhiyun Crane 2 is an excellent gimbal for Canon cameras. Sure, you can spend a bit more money on this gimbal and get some advanced features, especially if you have a different camera but overall, the performance is satisfying.
DJI RS2 – Best Flagship DJI Gimbal
DJI RS2 is easy to set up and comes with a solid build quality. This gimbal is lightweight and easy to carry.
The last gimbal that is on our list is a treat for everyone who is looking for something that is high-end and is not afraid to pull punches. After all, everyone wants to get their hands on the level best and when the budget is not an issue, why not go for something that will deliver absolutely best performance that you get.
Yes, I am talking about the DJI RS2 and yes, I have used this gimbal and featured it on previous round ups, too. I know it might be a bit of an overkill for the small and compact Canon M50 but hey, if you want the best experience, why not go for something that can deliver that.
There is a lot to love about this gimbal, to be honest. For those wondering, for a flagship gimbal, this is one of the smallest and lightweight offerings that you can get. A combination that you don’t get to see every day.
Despite its lightweight, the gimbal is easily able to support a pretty good payload, which allows you to use a variety of camera/lens combinations without any stress of things not working.
I also love just how easy it is to set the gimbal up and you will not really run into any issues as far as that is concerned. So, do get your hands on this gimbal specifically for that and you will thank me later. Additionally, the locking motor is another feature that I love about this gimbal and is something that has become a staple in all the great gimbals in the market.
As far as the downsides are concerned, honestly, I am not really concerned with a lot aside from the fact that you are looking at a lot of wires and the battery life is not as good as some might think.
Overall, the DJI RS2 is not only one of the best gimbals available in the market but it is also one of the most powerful, allowing you to get excellent performance without really running into any major inconveniences.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Canon M50 is a great camera but I do understand the confusion some people run into when looking for a gimbal for it. The camera has digital image stabilization and while one might think that it works well but that is not always the case when you compare it with footage that is stabilized through proper means.
Especially when you are talking about a gimbal; the round up focuses on the best gimbals that are available for the Canon M50 but the best part is that you can go ahead and use these gimbals for other cameras as well, making the round up a really good way of getting into gimbals.
Hi, I’m Robert Frank, a videographer fascinated by the fusion of technology and art. As a self-proclaimed ‘Gimbal Maestro’, I’m here to help you achieve smooth, professional-looking videos.