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Canon VIXIA HF R50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the durability and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but the control panel and viewfinder get negative reviews. Opinions about the connectivity and memory are mixed.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability

viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the durability and image quality are overall positive. The price and portability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, image quality, durability


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF R50Canon VIXIA HF R50

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Number of Batteries Supported:1


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.4
Photo effects:Black&White, Cinema, Vivid
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Closest focusing distance:0.5
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:10

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.85
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.28

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1140
Focal length range (f-f):2.8 - 89.6
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:HYBRID
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):185.3
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.85
Optical Zoom:32

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No


Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.3

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Manual, Tungsten