Canon Vixia HF M50 CMOS AVCHD Camcorder Reviews 2012




Canon Vixia HF M50 Review 

Following the successful Canon HF M4 choice of 3 consumer camcorders last year which were given an average of 4 stars from 5 by 89 users, Canon USA have improved on that range to give us the Canon HF M5 range, similar to the HF M4s but with improved features and specifications.

The new M5 range includes the Canon HF M52 with a 32GB internal memory, 
Canon Vixia HF M50 with 8GB memory and the Canon HF M500 without any internal memory. All 3 have one SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot.

The improved specifications are listed below but briefly include a better Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor for a 20% improvement in low light situations, choice of Full HD AVCHD or MP4 recording, a new Intelligent Optical Image Stabilizer, extra control with added manual and auto settings, an on screen help system, WiFi and an improved Story Creator.

Canon Vixia HF M50 Features

Main features are Wi-Fi with MP4 support, the new Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor, an 8GB memory with one SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot, a 10x HD Video lens with iris diaphragm, Optical Intelligent IS, 3 inch touch screen viewfinder, Smart Auto, Face Detection, Instant AF, Audio Scene Select, Wi-Fi with MP4 support and the option to store direct to external HDD.

Canon Vixia HF M50 HD Video lens

A high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring.

8GB internal memory and one SDXC card slot
The 8GB Dual Flash memory lets you store over 3 hours of movies to the built-in internal flash drive memory. Relay Recording automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full.

Canon Vixia HF M50 HD CMOS PRO sensor
The professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is designed and made by Canon for its professional camcorders. The light gathering area of the pixels is 160% bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, delivering a wider dynamic range and advanced low-light performance and giving a 20% improved low-light performance over the Canon HF M4 models of last year.

Canon Vixia HF M50 HD Video lens
A high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring.

Canon Vixia HF M50 with Optical Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from 4 modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation – leaving you free to concentrate on shooting.

Canon Vixia HF M50 Fingertip control
Operation is easy with a high-resolution 3 inch gesture-based Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface which gives you intuitive fingertip control of shooting and playback functions.

Canon Vixia HF M50 for Effortless shooting
Creating high-quality movies is effortless with Smart Auto. Fully automatic, it intelligently selects shooting settings from 38 scenes. Face Detection optimises the settings for great people shots and Instant AF ensures fast and accurate focusing.

Vixia HF M50 Audio Scene Select
It’s simple to make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select and a high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone. Just select from 5 scene modes and audio settings are optimised automatically.

4 out of 5 stars Good with a few notes. Published 6 days ago by JB
Happy with my purchase and worth the price. Would recommend to others. A few notes since nobody else has reviewed this yet. Video & audio quality are as expected and very….. read the rest of this review and check the best discount for the Canon VIXIA HF M50 here.

Canon Vixia HF M50 Creative cinematic features
Use Story Creator to develop your video skills and effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story – just choose a theme and follow the in-built scene suggestions. Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters and add fun effects to your movies without a PC using Touch Decoration. 24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web.

A microphone terminal with manual audio level control, and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility and a mini advanced accessory shoe is available

Canon Vixia HF M50 Stores direct to external HDD
Copy movies direct from the inbuilt memory or SDXC card slot to an external hard drive. Just follow the easy on-screen menus for simple storage.

3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack Microphone Terminal
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

What’s in the Canon Vixia HF M50 Box               
Canon Vixia HF M50 with 8GB Dual Flash memory
BP-718 Battery Pack
Compact Power Adapter CA-110
Stylus Pen
USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
HDMI Cable HTC-100/S

Vixia HF M50 Bundled CD ROMs:
Video Browser Editing Disc
Image Browser Disc
Network Utility Disc
Mini connector HDMI Terminal

Canon Vixia HF M50 Review Summary

The Canon Vixia HF M50 has an 8GB internal flash memory and 1 card slot recording to MP4 or AVCHD with a 1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor. Recording in MP4 mode at 4Mbps should record 4 hours of video, or nearly 2 hours if recording at 9Mbps. Of course you will still have the memory card recording, so by inserting a 32GB card you can add 400% extra to your recording time.

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Canon VIXIA HF M50

Canon VIXIA HF M50

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Product Specifications

Model : 6094B001
EAN Code :

A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization provides unsurpassed, professional-looking image quality.

Newly designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low-light performance*, and a wide dynamic range.

Record up to 3 hours of crisp high-definition video to an 8GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible); Relay Recording automatically switches video recording to the memory card when the internal drive becomes full.

Choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly transfer video directly to online sharing sites such as YouTube and Facebook; to a PC or upload virtually anywhere by using your iPhone™, iPad™, or iPod Touch™ and enjoy wireless viewing on your DLNA compatible TV or through other DLNA devices.

3-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips.