Small and light with a sleek new design, the 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 from the camcorder directly to social networking sites via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, or your own home computer. You can also choose to upload video to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® by installing the Canon Movie Uploader app, and enjoy wireless viewing on your DLNA™-compatible TV.
Connect Directly to External Drives
When it comes to saving your memories, the VIXIA HF M50 camcorder offers plenty of flexibility. In addition to traditional file storage methods, you can connect the camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive by using the optional UA-100 USB adapter to store video files safely and securely without a computer, an economical option for high-capacity storage on vacations or other trips. Using a USB connection, you can even play video on a TV via the camcorder
Built-in Wi-Fi® opens up a world of new possibilities, giving you the connectivity and immediacy you expect today. The VIXIA HF M50 camcorder is a sharing device, ready to send your video wherever you like: delight faraway relatives with video of a wedding seconds after it took place; share video of your travels as they happen; post event-documenting videos online more. If you're in an Internet hotspot, you can share videos over the Internet by signing up on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The free Canon Movie Uploader app lets you upload video from the VIXIA HF M50 camcorder to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® device virtually anywhere. And when you send video to your smartphone or tablet, you'll find it conveniently filed where your other videos are stored. Shoot video in your living room, and save it to the PC in your home office over your home network. Wireless setup with the VIXIA HF M50 is as quick and easy as it is with your other devices, and you can register and store up to three networks for immediate retrieval any time.
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.
What's in the Box
VIXIA HF M50 Camcorder
Battery Pack BP-718
Compact Power Adapter CA-110
USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Software Disc
ImageBrowser EX / Image Mix / Music Data Disc
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:
2 hours 20 minutes
1 hour 25 minutes
FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
8 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 4 hours 10 minutes
9Mbps: 1 hour 55 minutes
Lens Zoom Ratio:
10 Optical/200x Digital*
35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0
*Movie mode only
Focusing System TTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
Minimum Focusing Distance When tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to 8 (wide end), 1 m to 8 (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to 8 (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to 8 (wide end), 1 m to 8 (entire zooming range)
All figures given are for the distance from the lens front.
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)
IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode: