Canon Legria HF G50 UHD Camcorder (Discontinued)

Canon Legria HF G50 UHD Camcorder (Discontinued)


The Canon Legria HF G50 UHD Camcorder is a professional, and stylish camcorder thats equipped with a large-format CMOS Sensor and a powerful DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor to capture video quality looking more dramatically, and more realistically.

The Canon Legria HF G50 UHD Camcorder produces super colour and detail, all thanks to its influential features thats been incorporated into this camcorder. Some of the influential features includes an advanced, wide angle to telephoto 20x Optical Zoom lens; a 5-axis Image Stabilisation system; 8-bladed circular aperture; face detection technology; touch panel; and dual SD Card Slots that allows you to record video directly to widely available SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards with capacities ranging from as large as 32GB to 2TB.

  • Record up to UHD 4K30 Video
  • DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
  • 8-Blade Circular Aperture
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Slow- & Fast-Motion, Interval Recording
  • 29.3 to 627mm, 20x Optical Zoom in 4K
  • 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable EVF
SKU discontinued-3667C003AA
Brand Canon

4K UHD Recording

The Canon Vixia HF G50 Camcorder is merged with a powerful large-format, high sensitivity CMOS Sensor, along with Canon's DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor and Oversampling HD Processing to produce astonishing, and realistic video quality. The 4K system is designed to produce fully optimised results throughout, as it captures every detail while reducing image noise, especially in low-light conditions.

DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor

The intelligent DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor incorporated into this sophisticated and powerful Canon Vixia HF G50 Camcorder - contributes to its powerful features, such as providing high quality, advanced speed performance, 4K video recording, 5-axis image stabilisation, slow and fast motion recording, and noise-free images.

Powerful 20x Optical, Wide Angle to Telephoto Zoom Lens

Another powerful feature thats been added onto the Canon Vixia HF G50 Camcorder is the 20x Optical Zoom Lens with a wide-angle view of 29.3mm. The 20x Optical Zoom Lens is fully 4K compatible, and offers a 35mm equivalent of 29.3 601mm. Some interesting features of this all-in-one zoom lens is that it has a minimum object distance of just 600mm and 10mm at wide end, advanced elements and coatings to effectively reduce flare, ghosting and other distracting effects which contributes to creating much sharper and clear images.

Advanced 5-Axis Image Stabilisation

Another influential feature thats quite crucial is the advanced 5-axis Image Stabilisation thats been merged into the Canon Vixia HF G50 Camcorder - to correct camera shake quite quickly, especially when recording handheld. The SuperRange Optical Image Stabiliser is all thanks to its powerful DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor, which provides adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion, and stabilises rotational camera shake in horizontal, vertical, roll axis and up-down/left-right correction.

8-Bladed Circular Aperture

The 8-Bladed Circular Aperture is installed to create circularly blurred, beautiful images with an artistic and authentic feel to it, and also helps to effectively minimise the starburst effect which is usually found in camcorders with non-circular apertures.

Convenient 3.0-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF G50 Camcorder features a convenient 3.0-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, that provides a bright, clear and visible screen in any environment. The touchscreen makes things so much easier and fun when controlling the camcorder, such as its focal points and tracking moving subjects, and shooting modes.

Dual SD Memory Card Slots

Another pro specification thats been added to this stylish camcorder is the dual SD memory card slot, that allows you to utilise 2 SD memory cards - thus creating additional space and also not having to ever stress of running short of space. Youll be able to record directly to either an SD, SDHC or SDXC memory cards.

Other Features:

  • Slow and Fast Motion, Including Interval Recording for Both 4K and Full HD Format
  • Five Assignable Buttons that includes the Joystick, Lens Ring and Custom Dial for Creative Control
  • Tiltable Electronic Viewfinder
  • MP4 FHD (1920x1080) at 60p (35 Mbps)
  • HD (1280x720) recording (8 Mbps)
In the box
  • Canon Vixia HF G50 UHD Camcorder
  • Power Adapter with Power Cable
  • BP-820 Battery
  • Lens Hood with Lens Barrier

Standard Definition or High Definition

4K video camera (4K camcorder)

Power Supply (rated)

7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)

Television System


Video Recording system

MPEG-4 AVC / H.264

Audio Recording system

MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch 16 bit)

Image Sensor

1/2.3-inch 4K UHD CMOS sensor

Total Pixels

Approx. 21.14 Megapixels (5352x3950)

Effective Pixels

Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (3840x2160)


Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical 

Focal Length: 3.67-73.4mm  

Focal Length equivalent to 35mm film: 
(3840x2160) Approx. 30.6-612mm with Dynamic IS On, approx. 29.3-601mm with Standard IS / IS Off

1920x1080/1280x720) Approx. 32.0-640mm with Dynamic IS On, approx. 30.5-627mm with Standard IS / IS Off

Zoom Speed: Variable speed / Constant speed (16 levels); Fast, Normal or Slow

Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-2.8

Focusing System

Hybrid AF (TTL-video signal detection system and external phase difference metering system): Instant AF, Medium AF
Normal AF (TTL-video signal detection system): Face Only AF, Manual Focus

Manual Exposure


Programmed AE

Auto Mode: Auto
Manual Mode: P, Tv, Av, M (Manual exposure), SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks) Cinema Mode: P, Tv, Av, M

Max Shutter Speed

1/1000 sec.

Minimum Focusing Distance

20mm (wide end) / 600mm (across zooming range)

White Balance

Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Color Temperature, Set 1, Set 2

Frame Rate

MP4 -3840x2160: 25P / 1920x1080: 50P / 25P /  1280x720: 50P

Image Stabilization

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization

Control modes:

• Dynamic IS*
• Powered IS

  * When in Dynamic IS, shooting angle will be different than when set to Standard IS or IS Off.

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS:

•Standard IS

IS off

Filter Diameter



0.24-inch, TFT Widescreen color LCD (equivalent to approx. 1.56 million dots, 100% field of view)

LCD Screen

3.0-inch LCD, Capacitive Touch Panel (approx. 0.46 million dots)

Recording Media

2 SD card slots

File Format


USB Terminal

mini-B receptacle and Hi-Speed USB supported (output only)

Accessory Shoe

Cold shoe, mini advanced shoe*

* Only Video Light VL-5 and DM-100 supported.

HDMI Terminal

HDMI OUT mini connector

Microphone Terminal

3.5mm diameter stereo mini-jack, MIC/LINE switching possible

Headphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote Control Terminal

2.5mm stereo mini-jack (input only)

Operating Temperature range

Approx. 23-113°F (-5-45°C), 60% relative humidity (operation)

Approx. 32-104°F (0-40°C), 85% relative humidity (performance)


Approx. 4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2 in. / 109 x 84 x 182mm (not including lens hood)
Approx. 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood)


Approx. 735g (body only)
Approx. 870g (including lens hood, BP-820 and memory card)

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