The Gorillapod is one of the few camera accessories that we would recommend as an essential vlogging accessory due to the excellent quality image stabilization and versatility that they can provide. No matter what vlogging niche you are involved in, there is a large amount of value to be had by investing in a simple, cheap Gorillapod and they can work wonders for your image quality depending on what you are doing, they are also a solid addition to your camera accessories for a large number of photography and videography niches too.
With the Canon m50 being the perfect intermediate level vlogging camera with many people upgrading from the Canon G7X or Sony RX100 to it, it is not surprising that we are constantly seeing so many people reaching out with various questions about the best Gorillapod for Canon m50 users. The m50 has a massive user base from the vlogging community and with it being a fair bit heavier than the entry-level vlogging cameras on the market, we understand why people want some advice before actually making their purchase.
Although a very small number of m50 owners may be able to get away with using the Joby GorillaPod 1k as their Gorillapod of choice, it low load capacity does not leave much room for decent camera accessories such as a good lens or anything like that. Due to this, we always recommend the Joby GorillaPod 3k to our readers as it is a much better option in our opinion and has the ideal load capacity to support the weight of all popular m50 rigs with ease.
Due to more and more photographers, videographers, vloggers, and social media influencers upgrading to mirrorless or light DSLR cameras to get the best image quality possible, the GorillaPod 3k has seen a surge in popularity recently. This has lead to it managing to quickly earn one of the best reputations amongst the community for the whole Gorillapod range these days. With its sales increasing at an extremely rapid pace we can only see its reputation amongst the community continuing to increase as the months come and go too.
As we mentioned, although the GorillaPod 1k may be able to meet the needs of some of our readers who own and use the Canon m50, your setup will have the be extremely lightweight and it is not ideal for most people. Due to this, for the rest of our article, we are going to be focusing on the GorillaPod 3k and taking a more in-depth look at it and why we feel that it should be your Gorillapod of choice for your Canon m50.
Performance And Functionality
Your Canon m50 has a payload weight of around the 0.85-pound mark with its battery in its housing and no other camera accessories mounted to it. As the GorillaPod 1k can only support a maximum load capacity of 2.2 pounds of total payload weight, this only leaves 1.35 pounds of free load capacity for your camera lens, external microphone, and video light as well as any other camera accessories that you want to mount making it a very tight fit.
The Joby GorillaPod 3k on the other hand offers a much larger maximum load capacity of 6.6 pounds of payload weight and has a price tag that is not much higher than the price tag of the GorillaPod 1k. This means that by going with the GorillaPod 3k you will have around 5.75 pounds of free load capacity available to mount any camera accessories that you want.
Off the top of our heads, we can’t think of any Canon m50 setup, especially for vlogging that even comes close to this. Going with the GorillaPod 3k offers you the peace of mind that your mini tripod will easily be able to support your camera rig and provide you with great quality image stabilization without buckling or giving way. On top of this, the unique flexible legs on the GorillaPod 3k can also easily hold the weight of your m50 setup if you wrap it around a tree branch or other object that you have to hand while out and about too.
Although additional official Joby heads are available as aftermarket purchases depending on what you require from your Gorillapod, the included tripod head with your GorillaPod 3k is excellent in our opinion and should meet the vast majority of our reader’s requirements with ease. It offers you a full three hundred and sixty-degree pan while also offering you up to a ninety-degree tilt with your Canon m50 mounted without compromising support or its image stabilization.
In addition to being a great vlogging accessory, the Gorillapod range of mini-tripods can also be a solid accessory for any travel photographers or videographers too. The GorillaPod 3k is great for getting some solid, quick and easy image stabilization for your Canon m50 while out and about without having to carry a heavy or bulky tripod with you. The flexible legs ensure that it offers maximum versatility too ensuring that even in poor conditions, you can wrap your gorilla pod around a tree branch or street light if required.
Another very popular use for a Gorillapod on the photography and videography side of things is to mount your other camera accessories while you capture your photographs with your camera handheld. For example, one of our favorite YouTubers used his Gorillapod to mount his flash head and position it to capture his model at a waterfall in low light while capturing the photographs with his camera in his hands. The versatility of the Gorillapod range really is only limited by your imagination and they can be surprisingly useful in a large number of situations where traditional rigid tripods seem to fail or have less functionality.
With all this and the fact that the Canon m50 is a very small, light, popular mirrorless camera involved in a large number of niches where its user base like to travel as light as possible, it is not surprising that the GorillaPod 3k has proven to be such a popular camera accessory for the range Additionally, many of the people who have purchased the GorillaPod 3k have chosen to publish their own independent reviews of the tripod sharing their thoughts on its performance.
If you have a few minutes even just to skim over some of those reviews rather than just read them in full we feel that it can still offer some great insight and be worth your time. The reviews are totally independent and have been published by third-party photographers, videographers, vloggers, and social media influencers, some of whom use the Canon m50 as their camera body of choice. They offer independent insight into how the GorillaPod 3k performs in pretty much every situation and every niche that you can think of and help show why it is such a great camera accessory for your Canon m50.
User Interface And Control System
Thankfully, the whole Joby Gorillapod range is extremely straight forward and very easy to learn for anyone who is looking to purchase their very first tripod. This can really make your life much easier if you are brand new to using any type of tripod and the Joby system is so simple that we feel that the vast majority of our readers should easily be able to take their Joby GorillaPod 3k out the box, mount their Canon m50, and go about using it to get better image quality without having to read the user manual or waste time.
The GorillaPod 3k comes with the standard quarter-inch mounting thread and although a solid little tripod head is included as standard that should be able to meet the majority of our reader’s requirements, you are able to remove the included head and add an aftermarket tripod head if you wish. For example, we have seen a few people get the Joby Pan Head for their Gorillapods to get super smooth, natural-looking panning and tilting for their video footage.
As we mentioned though, the default head that comes with your GorillaPod 3k as standard should easily be enough to meet your needs and upgrading to a more advanced head will depend on the niche you are working in and what you want out of your GorillaPod and Canon m50. On top of this, there are additional mounting points for accessory arms to hold other accessories such as camera flashes, video lights, external microphones and a number of other camera accessories but none of them are essential.
Build Quality And Design
Although we touched on it earlier, the GorillaPod 3k is only 14.5 x 7.7 x 3.1 inches due to its tiny compact design meaning that you are able to quickly and easily put the mini-tripod into your backpack for the day without it needing much space. Additionally, the tripod is only 1.1 pounds making it very light considering the level of performance and image stabilization that you can get out of the GorillaPod 3k. Its super lightweight means that if needed you are able to carry the tripod in your hand with ease without realizing the additional weight of feeling uncomfortable.
Two more benefits of the lightweight of the GorillaPod 3k is the it is easy to add to your airline luggage without going over your weight limit with the second being that you can easily vlog with it with your Canon m50 mounted to it for long periods of time. Some people to vlog with their m50 mounted to a handheld gimbal stabilizer and although this can offer super smooth image stabilization, gimbals are much heavier than a Gorillapod. This means that after vlogging for a few minutes, your arm can ache or cramp whereas this is much less likley with the GorillaPod 3k.
When it comes to the actual build of the Gorillapod, Joby has pulled out all of the stops to ensure that their customers are getting the most robust, durable, versatile tripod on the market for the lowest possible price point. The majority of the mini-tripod is made from highly durable stainless steel with the remainder of the tripod being made from the highest possible ABS plastic. This keeps the tripod as tough as possible while also ensuring that it is extremely lightweight for the level of performance that it offers you.
Joby have also added rubberized feet to the base of their tripod legs now to help increase the stability when your GorillaPod 3k on slippy or difficult terrain. This further increases the versatility of how and when you can use your Gorillapod helping to let you capture that photograph or video footage with your Canon m50 nowhere you are or the conditions that you are working in.
That brings our article going over what we feel is the best Gorillapod for Canon m50 camera owners to an end. Adding a Gorillapod to your collection of camera accessories really can be a quick and easy way to add some excellent, cheap, reliable image stabilization to your Canon m50 that you can use anywhere. As we mentioned back at the start of the article, a small number of our readers who use the Canon m50 may be able to get away with using the smaller Joby GorillaPod 1k but its maximum load capacity can be very restrictive for future upgrades to your camera accessories.
This is why we feel that all of our readers should be seriously considering the Joby GorillaPod 3k instead. It has a much higher load capacity while not having much of an increase in the price tag of the Gorillapod. It can easily support the vast majority, if not all popular Canon m50 setups on the market right now with ease and provide some outstanding image stabilization for its price tag.
Another point that we touched on earlier in the article that we would just like to mention again is that the GorillaPod 3k has seen a massive increase in the number of people purchasing it as their go-to Gorillapod of choice. This has led to a large number of photographers, videographers, vloggers, and social media influencers publishing their own independent reviews of the GorillaPod 3k.
If you have a few minutes spare and are yet to make your mind up on what Gorillapod is right for you and your m50 then skimming over those reviews will definatley help you. They offer a ton of valuable insight into the performance and functionality of the GorillaPod 3k from people using it in pretty much every niche that you can think of. On top of this, many of the reviews go into great detail on the performance of the Gorillapod in a large number of situations and some of the reviews have been published by other Canon m50 users too.