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Canon Vixia HF R50

A 4 year old 3.28 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 235g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Vixia HF R50 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R50 number 404 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big optical zoom
Fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Very low effective megapixels (movie)

Canon Vixia HF R50 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF R50 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R50 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras. Video cameras have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 29mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38.5 millimeters, the Canon Vixia HF R50 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 2.07 megapixels, the Vixia HF R50 has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Vixia HF R50 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vixia HF R50 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The Canon Vixia HF R50 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm. The Vixia HF R50 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,853 millimeter) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Vixia HF R50 has a hand strap, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Average Total Megapixels

At 3.28 megapixels, the Vixia HF R50 has a relatively typical total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Microphone in

The Vixia HF R50 has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders, the Vixia HF R50 does not support PictBridge.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R50 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.5 meters, the Vixia HF R50 has one of the bigger closest focusing distances amongst video cameras of this age. The smallest closest focusing distance of camcorders is 0.0005m and the biggest is 20m.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R50 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Vixia HF R50 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Canon Vixia HF R50 has a quite big digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon hfr50b1, canon hfr50b2, canon hfr50b3
Barcodes 00013803239027, 00138032390278, 00616348037907, 00616348037914, 00616348037921
Bigger digital zoom
Marginally higher effective megapixels (image)
10% higher effective megapixels (movie)
44% smaller total megapixels
A lot bigger digital zoom
54g lighter
6.2mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
90% bigger minimum illumination

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