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Canon Canon VIXIA HF M50 Black HD Camcorder w/ 10x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Optical Image Stabilization

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. Plus, operating the Canon VIXIA HF M50 camcorder is fun and simple with a Flat Touch Panel LCD that you'll control with your fingertips. Note: Memory card not included. Purchase of a memory card is highly recommended.
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Review 1 for Canon VIXIA HF M50 Black HD Camcorder w/ 10x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Optical Image Stabilization

Great Camera for under a grand

12/17/2012
By ,
Allentown, Pa
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
So I just got this camera as an early Christmas gift and I must say I'm blown away. I mainly use this camera to record my band and me playing drums. It handles low light, rapid color change and flashes, along with loud music very well and the picture quality is amazing. I have a 8GB card and you can select the quality you want to record. On the lowest setting you can get around 1.5-2 hours of video but if you go to the best it drops down to around 45 minutes. So you may need to look at getting bigger SD cards. Although it also has 8GB of internal memory as well. The battery seems to last a little more then two hours. I was told the you can only use a Cannon battery pack with it and that's around $100. Kind of crazy if you ask me. Over all I am totally happy with it.
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Product Attributes:
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:A few times per month
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Review 2 for Canon VIXIA HF M50 Black HD Camcorder w/ 10x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Optical Image Stabilization

Great Camera for casual or intermediate users

05/15/2012
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is a great camera that I have had for a few weeks now. The features, the camera controls, and the image quality are great on it!
The WiFi capability is a nice convenience . The transfer to my laptop and YouTube worked as expected, though it does require the instillation of the Network Utility Software it came with to work, but that was simple enough to do. I couldn't get uploading to Facebook to work, but that wasn't a big deal to me since the main thing I liked the WiFi for was for uploading to my laptop without needing wires. Maybe they will fix that in an update. The transfer speed is about what you'd expect with a WiFi connection, and it varies depending on the length and quality of the video files being transferred. I've been very happy with it.
The camera functions work nicely too. The LCD touch screen is nice and clear, although it does take a little bit of pressure for it to register your finger compared to tablet touch screens and such. The little stylus it came with works better than your finger, but it does look strange for a stylus. I haven't tried to look at the screen while in direct sunlight, but I've read that it may be an issue if you do a lot of outdoors shooting. There is however a way to turn up the brightness which may help with that issue. The design is great and really feels nice while holding it. The only problem I have with the design is when the camera is off, you can hear the Optical Image Stabilizer move around slightly while handling it. It was a bit a nerving at first until I read that previous models of this same camera had the same issue. Not a necessarily a deal breaker for me because all cameras are fragile and you should be careful with anyway, this one you just want to be a little extra careful with.
Now the picture quality is the best part for me! The CMOS Pro sensor gives very nice quality video! The low light was very impressive. The picture quality in low light is relatively good for a camera in this price range when used in Full Auto mode, but it is especially good when in the 24p cinema mode. In well lit areas its also impressive with the amount of detail it picks up. The quality of the footage is good enough for basic home movie needs, and also for a semi-pro enthusiast for sure! It also has some manual functions, (like manual focus, shutter speed, aperture, etc.) that are changeable by using the LCD touch display.
Overall, I really like this camera! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good quality camera, with great picture quality, for a descent price. Also, you might want to look at the other models this camera comes in, depending on what you want out of it. I got this one, the Vixia M50, cause it had the WiFi capabilities and a small 8gb of internal storage. The Vixia M52 is the same as the M50 but with more internal storage, and the M500 doesn't have WiFi or internal storage. All of them can take SD cards to expand their storage capabilities, however. So I'd recommend looking at the other models depending on what you want. The M500 is the cheapest of the three with the M52 is the most expensive, and the M50 is a nice middle ground (another reason I got it). Great camera!
Product Attributes:
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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Review 3 for Canon VIXIA HF M50 Black HD Camcorder w/ 10x Optical Zoom, 3.0" LCD Display, Optical Image Stabilization
05/15/2012
By ,
Snellville, Georgia
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I liked everything about this camcorder, except that I bought a lapel external microphone for it, and it didn't pick up any sound at all. So, it's obvious that Canon camcorders will only wok with certain external mics. It' too bad because I bought 2 lapel mics, and they cost me $19 andI can't return them. So returned the camcorder instead :) Still, a nice camcorder, it just didn't do what I needed it to do
Product Attributes:
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Meets Expectations
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Never
-5points
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Roanoke, VA
Mic compatibilty
Posted 06/22/2012
What made you think that cheap lapel mics would work better than the built in mics on the camcorder? You gave up a nice camcorder to keep cheap mics.
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