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Canon HF M50

Canon HF M50
alaScore 83

235 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 235 reviews of Canon HF M50. 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. Comments about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. The control panel and viewfinder get critical views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon HF M50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Canon HF M50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good opinions, but many are negative about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, control panel

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2023

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (

Canon Vixia HF M50


The Canon Vixia HF M50 is a capable digital camcorder, offering a variety of useful features, built-in storage, and great looking video, but it's hard to justify the price when compared with some of the better digital cameras out there.

Comfortable to use. Solid video quality, even in low light. Effective image stabilization. Built-in flash memory. Wi-Fi connectivity.

Somewhat limited focal range. Cumbersome touch controls.

Conclusions The Canon Vixia HF M50 captures pleasantly crisp, fluid video in a variety of lighting situations, with an easy-to-use and accurate fully automatic mode. Extras like built-in flash memory and Wi-Fi connectivity sweeten the deal, but the...

May, 2012

Consumer review (

Great Choice


the menu's are easy to use , good size screen, took only about an hour to learn how to use fully.

Excellent camcorder for the price. I purchased this to replace my digital8 camera with tapes. I haven't read the manual and was able to figure all the features out. I set up the WiFi with no problems. I have a home FTP with ddns and now I can send...

must use canon brand battery to display remaining power a wider lens would be nice

Jan, 2013

Consumer review (

Pretty good


Canon quality and has support for Canon flash hotshoe accessory as well as lens options.

True to the reviews out there it does a very good job in low light situations. I would say that is this units main strength. The iPhone/iPad app Movie Uploader took some doing to get setup as the Jinglish translation was terse. But once setup it does...

Jinglish documentation (80s flashback)

Dec, 2012

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