I'm considering buying the Canon M50 and have a couple of questions. First, can I use an external monitor with it? Second, will a tripod be necessary? Thirdly, is the microphone plug on this camera the same as other models? Lastly, does anyone have any experience with this camera or any others similar in price and features?
I've also been looking into cameras for vlogging, mainly the Sony A5100, but am leaning towards the Canon M50.
In terms of video quality, they're both good choices. The Canon M50 has better low-light performance and a wider dynamic range than the Sony A5100 (though I'm not sure whether this affects your use case). The Sony A5100 has a flip screen that makes it easier to shoot yourself while holding the camera above your head or at waist level, which might be helpful if you want to record yourself doing things like cooking or playing music on guitar. You could get an external monitor for either one; those might be cheaper than buying an external monitor for your DSLR (if you already have one).
What's the advantage of using an external monitor?
A: The external Camera Monitor allows you to see what you're shooting on a larger screen than the camera itself. This is helpful because it makes it easier to focus and compose your shots. It also gives you more control over the image quality, allowing you to adjust things like color temperature and sharpness.
Should I use a tripod?
A: Yes! A good tripod will make all the difference in your video quality by eliminating camera shake, which can happen when holding your camera for long periods of time or when using longer lenses. If possible, try to get one that's as sturdy as possible so there isn't any wobbling or shaking while filming—this will help create smoother footage overall. You may also want to consider getting some sort of gimbal or stabilization system for smoother motion shots (like panning).
The Canon M50 doesn't have a External Camera Screen, so the only way you can see the image on the M50 is by connecting it to an external monitor. There are several ways in which you can do this:
Hot shoe mount that enables you to connect an external flash unit or an external microphone.
Microphone jack for attaching an external microphone.
Headphone jack for connecting headphones for audio monitoring and playback options during video recording and playback (this cannot be used simultaneously with another accessory).
USB port for connecting a USB cable or AC adapter kit to transfer images from your camera’s memory card onto your computer using Adobe Lightroom CC Mobile or Canon Digital Photo Professional 4 software applications (for macOS users).
Yes, you will need a tripod. You can find them at most electronics stores and online retailers. Tripods are often used to hold the camera steady while shooting videos or stills, but they also have other purposes:
For time-lapse videos, you'll want a tripod that has adjustable speeds and angles so that your images don't move around as much when you're speeding up the footage.
For night photography, tripods with LED lights on them can help illuminate your subject without blinding it with bright white light.
Shooting slow motion takes patience and practice—and if it's not set up correctly beforehand (such as on an unstable surface), then what could've been a masterpiece may end up being more like this GIF of someone falling over instead: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/251/981/8e9c0f7a58b31c7505dcc49d85e768daa7b4329d_700x425_87897ec3_q60_crop-topY24jmZiAuRkMw1r2fhWCHIyXGiQ9FCzuGMCKjJvZUbVzL6nCwBpkPuEvvnDtFUUuXo3IqHgYtYgbgVaqRfCLFwltkAIiEQrOCBgGIBRXJB1JO4IQ4A4IAEAEAEA
The Canon M50 uses a 3.5mm jack for its microphone plug, so you will need to buy an adapter if you want to use the same kind of microphone with it as you would with other cameras.
Most DSLRs use a 1/8" jack, including most models from Canon and Nikon.
On the other hand, some DSLRs (such as the Nikon D7200) use a 3.5mm jack instead of or in addition to their 1/8" port. You may also find that some microphones have two different plugs: one 1/8" and one 3.5mm; this is because sometimes manufacturers will use both types depending on their preference or what they believe is more common among consumers at large.
If you’re considering buying the Canon M50 and have a couple of questions, we’re here to help. We love answering questions about photography and can give you some great advice on what to do with your new camera.
Can I use an external monitor with my Canon M50?
Yes! The Canon M50 has a mini-HDMI output that allows you to connect it to any external monitor. If you don't already own one, there are inexpensive ones available for as little as $30 on Amazon.
I don't want to use the traditional tripod mount; is there another option?
Thanks for all the help and I look forward to hearing from you soon!