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Canon VIXIA HF R50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the connectivity and memory are different. Many are critical about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Comments about the durability and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

viewfinder

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: JOE B. (newegg.com)

Canon R50

 

Take good videos.Easy to use.Touch Screen works well. Fast shipping as always.

I did the comp.between the R50,R52,&R500.All said the came with a built in flash.None on my R 50, disappointing. .Newegg should update the info on this product.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: pacman (bhphotovideo.com)

Great camera

 

Takes great video real clear HD. Everything about this camera Good. No cons about it.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: DaBest (bhphotovideo.com)

Is the best

 

Is the best camera

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Aner Dominguez (bhphotovideo.com)

Esperaba mejor calidad de video

 

realmente hacia mucho que no usaba una camara de video canon, pero realmente a estas alturas esperaba mayor calidad de imagen, pero bueno, con esto puedo comprobar que sony lleva la delantera en video.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Alski (bhphotovideo.com)

"I got two of them"

 

I got two of them and I use them as a compliment to my XA-20's. I put them in the corner or end of the room and let them run. I get lot's of secondary video and get close to the subjects with the other camera's. If my main camera's fail, (it has not...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: the_seadog (bhphotovideo.com)

Good camera for a good price

 

This is my first camcorder and I plan on using it to film my new grandson. It is light and was easy to use. The software that is provided is not the greatest but is workable.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Erik (bhphotovideo.com)

Great for the price

 

Pleasantly surprised for the price. My kids love it and figured it out on their own for the most part.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Robbbb66 (bhphotovideo.com)

8GB VIXIA HF R50 Full HD Camcorder by Canon

 

Excellent size and quality.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: John (bhphotovideo.com)

Great Camera

 

Super easy to use with my Mac

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: CCCMSBengal (bhphotovideo.com)

HD Camcorder Good

 

I use this camera with my audio/visual classroom for our monthly television production. I had the older version and loved them, this version has more options then is not needed for a simple Middle School recording.

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4
Photo effects:Black&White, Cinema, Vivid
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.5
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:10

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1140
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):185.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.85
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6
Height :5.3
Weight:235
Width:5.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten