Today, we are going to be going over what we feel is the best Rode mic for Canon m50 cameras currently available on the market. As the m50 uses the standard 3.5mm external microphone input jack socket, you are able to seamlessly use a ton of different microphones with the camera but we will be focusing on what offers the best possible audio quality for the price of the microphone.
Additionally, as the Canon m50 has proven to be a very popular camera choice for vloggers recording their footage we will also make sure that the microphones that we recommend will be small and lightweight making them ideal for vlogging too. As many people vlog in unpredictable conditions think travel vloggers where they may be out and about in the wind and rain, we will also ensure that the microphones we recommend have a proven history of being able to hold their own against the elements too.
The Rode Video Micro
First up, let’s go over the audio quality that the video micro is able to provide you. Considering the size and price tag of the microphone it actually provides a surprisingly high-quality audio track that easily beats that of the competing microphones at this price point. The video below is an audio test between the Rode Video Micro (Click here to check for product prices and availability) and the Zoom H1 external recorder (Click here to check for product prices and availability).
Just like the rest of the Canon M range, the Canon EOS m50 fully supports plugin power meaning you can mount the Rode microphone on your m50’s hot shoe mount and plug the microphones 3.5mm jack into your m50’s external microphone socket and your camera will power the mic for you. Although this does have a small effect on the battery life of your camera it can make your life much easier depending on what videography niche you are working in and it removes the need to keep track of the battery life of your microphones set of batteries too removing one task of the list of things you have to keep track of.
The image above shows the Rode Video Micro mounted on the hot shoe of a camera with its windshield cover on the microphone. As we mentioned earlier in the article, we know that many vloggers who may be using the m50 as their vlogging camera can be out and about while needing to record video at the mercy of the elements. The included windshield with your Rode Video Micro is surprisingly good at minimizing the effects of wind on your audio track and it literally is as simple as just putting the windshield on your microphone to get its maximum benefits.
Although it is a little difficult to make out in the image above, it also shows the Rycote Lyre shock mount that is also included with your purchase of the Rode Video Micro. It is the latest generation of the mounts design offering the absolute best possible shock absorption to help improve the overall quality of the audio track your microphone records for your Canon m50. Essentially its job it to absorb any vibrations getting to and having an effect on your microphone. For example, the slight vibrations caused when you walk can result in a slight thud but the shock mount removes this and prevents your microphone from picking it up.
All in all, we would highly recommend that you seriously consider picking up the Rode Video Micro for your Canon m50 no matter what niche you are in. It provides an excellent quality audio track while coming with a very small price tag. Additionally, the build quality of the microphone is excellent and can easily take its fair share of punishment during transit without showing the signs or breaking during a trip.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rode Video Micro to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.