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Canon Vixia HF R50
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Canon Vixia HF R50 Camcorder

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3.28MP 1/4.85 235g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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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17 Reasons For

Canon Camcorders Have Excellent Reviews

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

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

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

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vixia HF R50 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF R50 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras of this spec and age. 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).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R50.

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

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

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

Comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 have maximum focal lengths of between 22mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm. At 1,853 millimeter, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on video cameras of this age and type.

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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 age and spec. 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 on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this camcorder.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Vixia HF R50 is more than most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently 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 Canon 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 a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago the best optical sensor size is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Has a Built-In Display

The Vixia HF R50 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R50 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has Four White Balance Modes

The Vixia HF R50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R50. The white balance modes "Daylight", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this 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 frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of this age and type.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Vixia HF R50 has a greater number of audio formats than most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC and AC3 are also supported by this Canon video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.4 lux, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 0.1lx to 7lx.

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Small

The average height of camcorders of this age and type is 82mm. At only 53 millimeters, the Vixia HF R50 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Canon Vixia HF R50 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R50 do have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vixia HF R50 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Canon Vixia HF R50 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vixia HF R50 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar age and type 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 Canon Vixia HF R50 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

At only 230,000 pixels, the Vixia HF R50 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. Comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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Only Hybrid Image Stabiliser

The Canon Vixia HF R50 has a Hybrid image stabiliser which is better than the Optical image stabiliser found on most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. Hybrid image stabilisation combines optical and digital image stabilisation. The worst image stabiliser type of all similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years is Digital and the best is Optical.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The Vixia HF R50 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (38.5 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R50 the minimum focal lengths range from 10mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 33mm.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

Small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.16m. The Vixia HF R50 has a fairly big closest focusing distance (0.5 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R50

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Vixia HF R50 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Vixia HF R50 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 1,140 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R50 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the Vixia HF R50.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Vixia HF R50 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF R50.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 by 2son
2son would recommend the Canon Vixia / Legria HF R506 (Verified Purchase)

I have been using this camcorder for almost two weeks. I have taken a number of videos under different conditions,and have been very pleased with the results. The videos so far include ones of... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Good in Low Light
Great Sound
Some Purple Fringing
Too Many Optionsdifficul
Slow To Initialize
Poor ergonomics
Accessing Internal Memory

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon hfr50b1, canon hfr50b2, canon hfr50b3
Barcodes 00013803239027, 00138032390278, 00616348037907, 00616348037914, 00616348037921
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