Canon VIXIA HF M50 High Definition 8GB Internal Flash Memory Camcorder with 2.37 Megapixel, 1/3" HD CMOS PRO Image Sensor, USB

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About Canon HF M50

Small and light with a sleek new design, the Canon VIXIA HF M50 camcorder has 8GB of internal memory to record up to 3 hours of stunning HD video. Image quality is unsurpassed, thanks to the camcorder's newly designed, professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. The high-sensitivity sensor provides outstanding resolution, better low-light performance and beautiful, natural detail in both shadow and highlight areas. Intelligent IS and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization designed for the Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens make every scene clear and steady and new built-in features make it easy to give your videos added creativity.

Operation is fun and simple with a Flat Touch Panel LCD you'll control with your fingertips. This camcorder has the flexibility you crave: enjoy the convenience of recording in AVCHD or MP4 format to the internal flash drive or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. And now with built-in Wi-Fi, you can immediately upload video directly to YouTube, Facebook or your own home computer. Upload video anywhere with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and enjoy wireless viewing on your DLNA-compatible TV.

Canon HF M50 Features

  • 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
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition
  • Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio that complements the pristine image quality
  • 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips
  • Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field
  • Cinema-Look Filter offers nine different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair
  • Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece
  • 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
  • Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility

Canon HF M50 Specifications

Standard Definition or High Definition
High Definition
Television System
NTSC
Video Recording system
AVCHD/MPEG4
Image Sensor
1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total Pixels
Approx. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time
8 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:
LP (5Mbps): 3 hours
SP (7Mbps): 2 hours 20 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps): 1 hour 25 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording: 1 hour
MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording: 40 minutes
8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 4 hours 10 minutes
9Mbps: 1 hour 55 minutes
Zoom Ratio
10 Optical/200x Digital
Focal Length
6.1-61mm
35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)
Zoom Speed
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0
Focusing System
TTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
Manual Exposure
Yes
Programmed AE
Auto, Manual, Cinema Mode
Max Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing Distance
When tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to infinity (wide end), 1 m to infinity (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to infinity (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to infinity (wide end), 1 m to infinity (entire zooming range)
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
Minimum Illumination
NTSC: 1.2lx,0.1 lx (Low Light mode, 1/2 sec shutter speed)
Image Stabilization
Optical System (Lens-shift system): Intelligent IS in Auto mode, Dynamic IS (default), Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode: Standard IS, IS Off
Filter Diameter
43mm P0.75
LCD Screen
3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording Media
Built-in 8 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot
USB Terminal
mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video Terminal
Component (output), Composite (output)
Audio
AVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)
Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory Shoe
Mini Advanced Accessory shoe
HDMI Terminal
Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal
3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal
3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range
23deg. to 113deg. F, 60% relative humidity
32deg. to 104deg. F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions
2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in / 68 x 64 x 121 mm (Not including the grip belt)
Weight
Approx. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 12.9 oz. / 365g (Including BP-718, memory card and grip belt)
Mfr #
6094B001
SKU
CAHFM50

Canon HF M50 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome

By

from St Croix Falls Wi  -  Video Enthusiast

Awesome little camera provides the features I was looking for does a good job. Canon accessories are very expensive.

 
5.0

Extremely nice camcorder

By

from Horaito, AR  -  Video Enthusiast

I video our church services each week which includes southern gospel singing with a verity of musical interments, and The Spoken Word from our Minister. I started out using a Nikon D5100 which does a nice job, but limited file size to 20 minutes at a time. I got the Canon Vixia HF M50 to do that job. The M50 gives me continuous video without having to start it over and over again. Our services are normally about 1 ½ hours long and with a 32GB Card I can get about 2 ½ hours of shooting time. With the M50 I have 8GB Backup memory built in. I really like the fact that I can use external power rather than relying on the battery for the indoor low light recordings. I have done 3 services with the M50 so far and I am very pleased with the camera. The HD video is great and using the on board microphone the sound just blows me way. I am told that using an external microphone will give me better quality sound but the sound that I am getting now will be hard to beat. One of the features that I like is that I can set the speed if the zoom. I tend to zoom too quickly and being able to slow it down is great. Once the video is done I like the ease of editing. I have multiple files but I do not have to re-sync the audio to the video anymore. All in all The Canon Vixia HF M50 has exceeded my expectations. An I have nothing but praise for the camera.

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