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VIXIA HF R50

57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding steady video. Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance. Record up to 3 hours of video to a 8GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory Card.
Average Customer Rating:
2.4 out of 5
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1 out of 4(25%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for VIXIA HF R50
Review 1 for VIXIA HF R50
Nickname: VPR
Location: Big Stone Gap, VA
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Casual User
Mostly used for: Family & Friends
Canon Customer: 11 to 20 years
Product replacement: No

Cannot transfer videos

Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:October 8, 2014
Have owned Canon VIXIA HF R50 for two weeks. Each time I record a video and attempt to transfer it to PC, it fails. I am following instructions. My only solution is to attempt to return this camcorder because my purpose is to record and replay on computer. Otherwise camcorder is useless to me.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for VIXIA HF R50
Nickname: None
Location: Maine
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Customer: Less than 1 year
Product replacement: No

Works For Me

Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Price/Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Satisfaction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:June 19, 2014
Pros: good battery life, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, easy to use
I cannot speak to the Wi-Fi features as I had no interest in using them. Computer connectivity is not an issue since I added a SD card for storage and just remove that for uploading files to my PC.
That all said, the images are bright and crisp. I shot over 70 minutes worth of video and then watched them on the camera. After all that the battery still said it had over 20 minutes of usage left.
The setup and menus are fairly easy to navigate. I have never owned such a device and I was shooting good looking videos in short order.
From my research all such devices suffer the same problem: windy conditions make the audio recording poor at times if you are standing more than about 6 feet away. Mine was on a tripod recording me in front of it and when the wind gusted, the recorded sound suffered. I have since bought a clip on microphone with a 20 foot cord and that problem is solved. When recording while holding, the camera's microphone worked well no matter how much wind was blowing. It all comes down to what you plan to use it for. ;-)
No matter what, the image quality is great and that was the main purpose of my purchase.
It is light in weight and at first I thought is might be broken out of the box since there was a rattling coming from inside. It might be the coming from the lens cover's two plastic pieces - it is hard to tell. In any case, the camera works flawlessly. As it says in the title, this camera works for me.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for VIXIA HF R50
Nickname: Russ

good company, bad camera

Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Price/Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Quality
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Satisfaction
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:May 21, 2014
Pros: Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, Easy TV Connectivity
Cons: Poor Low-Light Performance, Difficult Computer Connectivity, Uncomfortable to hold, Limited Software Compatibility, Flimsy Construction
Networking features are not useful.
Ergonomics are not good.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for VIXIA HF R50
Nickname: Secret

Can't connect

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Price/Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Satisfaction
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Date:April 30, 2014
Cons: difficult phone connectivity, difficult instructions for use., terrible help files
I bought this camera specifically for the ability to connect when I am not home and to use my Android phone to control the camera. Problem is, after DAYS of trying, the APP still can't recognize the camera. I've followed the directions 100% and it still isn't working. I am going to return the camera if these features can't be used the way they were designed.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for VIXIA HF R50
Nickname: Anonymous

where is the updated android app

Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Date:April 14, 2014
this camera is new. phones are new. get the updated app. 4.4.2 android. have PIXELA CORPORATION get with the updates.
5 of 26 people found this review helpful.
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