For this article, we are going to be going over what we feel is the best battery for Canon m50 cameras currently available on the market. Thankfully, like many other Canon cameras, the m50 uses the LP-E12 battery that has proven itself time and time again.
Now the problem comes when looking to pick up spare batteries for your camera as the official Canon ones are very expensive and the aftermarket battery market can be a total minefield. In all honesty, the third-party LP-E12 battery space is no different and the vast majority of products are a waste of time but thankfully, at the time of writing at least, there is one single third-party manufacturer that offers the LP-E12 battery that works at the standards of the Canon battery but at a fraction of its price.
The BM Premium LP-E12 Battery Pack
On top of this, a number of other third-party Canon m50 camera owners have picked up the BM Premium LP-E12 Battery and posted their own independent review (click here to read some of them) online. In a market space as volatile as aftermarket batteries, we would definitely recommend that you spend a few minutes reading those reviews. Not only will it give you a third-party opinion on their performance but it can also be beneficial to see other peoples thoughts on a product before purchasing them too.
The BM Premium LP-E12 Battery pack includes a dual charging unit that can be powered by USB allowing you to extend the battery life of your Canon m50 almost indefinitely depending on your set up. As you can use the unit to charge two batteries at once you can always have two on charge and one in your camera theoretically increasing your cameras maximum battery life by three. On top of this, you can also pick up a cheap power bank (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to take out with you in your backpack to charge the batteries while out and about away from a regular power outlet helping to extern your battery life even further.
As many photographers have many cameras in their collection we would also like to point out the various Canon cameras that the LP-E12 battery will work with at the time of writing. This will allow you to pick spare batteries up for multiple cameras with the same purchase if you own any of these other cameras. At the time of writing the LP-E12 will work with:-
- Canon EOS M50
- Canon SX70 HS
- Canon Rebel SL1
- Canon EOS-M
- Canon EOS M2
- Canon EOS M10
- Canon EOS M100
The BM Premium LP-E12 Battery comes with a storage capacity of 1100 mAh and a voltage of 7.4 volts. The chipset of the battery has been fully decoded to allow it to work exactly like the original Canon battery allowing it to communicate with the camera and display the amount of power left in the battery, unlike many competing batteries. The batteries have also been specifically designed to allow you to charge them as and when you can to top them up without it having any effect on the maximum charge capacity of the battery. We would also like to point out that due to the chipset of these third-party batteries being fully decoded, they will also charge in the official Canon battery charger too on the off chance you lose or break the one that is included with the battery set.
All in all, if you are looking to pick up a set of third-party batteries for your Canon m50 that will help extend your cameras battery life then we would highly recommend the BM Premium LP-E12 Battery. The batteries have an excellent reputation within the community for a reason as they work, and they work well for a fraction of what you would have to pay for the official Canon battery set.