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Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD

We have collected and analysed 2 expert reviews and 230 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 87/100. The average review date is 10-04-2013. We have compared these reviews to 367610 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: 27-03-2019.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical 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.

Mar, 2019

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

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP4 / AC3, LC-AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Video recording time:3


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.1 / 1.2


Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
External flash connector: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01 - ∞
Normal focusing range:1 - ∞

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.4 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):43.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.34
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater


Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45 / 0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB A, Mini-USB B


Shutter speed (photo):0.002 / 1/500
Shutter speed (video):0.0005 / 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Memory card, NAND
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.4
Weight:310 / 365

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten