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Canon Vixia HF R50
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Canon Vixia HF R50 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Jan 2014
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With built-in Wi-Fi and amazing image quality, the compact VIXIA HF R50 makes it easy to connect to friends, family and the world by sharing vivid Full HD video of special occasions and everyday... More
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18 Reasons For

Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings on average and across all video cameras Canon is one of the leading manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 is 770x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x. The Vixia HF R50 has a quite big digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R50 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R50 also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R50, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has an image stabiliser.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Vixia HF R50 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most video cameras of this spec and age support an SD memory card. This Canon camcorder also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF R50.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Across all the camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50 the maximum focal lengths range from 22mm to 2,700mm. At 1,853 millimeter, the Vixia HF R50 has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Eight Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Vixia HF R50 is more than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R50. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Vixia HF R50 has a greater number of photo effects than most small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found photo effect is Fader, but this photo effect is not found on this video camera. The photo effects Black&White, Cinema and Vivid are also found on this camcorder.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Vixia HF R50 is 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Across all camcorders of this spec and age the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Vixia HF R50 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon Vixia HF R50 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Canon Vixia HF R50 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camcorder. The audio formats AAC and AC3 are also supported by this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 2.1lx, and the minimum illumination range from 0.1lx to 7lx. At only 0.4 lux, the Vixia HF R50 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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Small

The heights of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 range from 19mm to 920mm. With a height of only 53 millimeters, the Canon Vixia HF R50 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Canon Vixia HF R50 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R50 which have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Vixia HF R50, the Vixia HF R50 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Canon Vixia HF R50 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vixia HF R50 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R50 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50 do not have a built-in projector. The Vixia HF R50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Vixia HF R50 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R50 have display resolutions of between 1.2 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Vixia HF R50 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R50.

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Only Hybrid Image Stabiliser

The Vixia HF R50 has a Hybrid image stabiliser which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Most small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it have an Optical image stabiliser. Hybrid image stabilisation combines optical and digital image stabilisation. The image stabiliser type of all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R50 ranges from Digital to Optical.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.5 meters, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a quite big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R50. The smallest closest focusing distance of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 is 0.01m and the biggest is 1m.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 38.5 millimeters, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 44mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the Vixia HF R50 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R50.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R50 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R50.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the Vixia HF R50 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF R50.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803239027, 00138032390278
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