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Canon LEGRIA HF G50 Hero
Canon LEGRIA HF G50 Front Rear
  • SKU: HFG50


  • Vendor: Canon
  • Product Type: Cameras

The Canon Legria HF G50 is a lightweight digital video camera that records ultra-high resolution 4K video footage at 30p. It also captures extra-sharp Full HD with an oversampling process that utilises the UHD (3840x2160) sensor readout. But that’s not all, the camcorder also has a 20x zoom lens with built-in image stabilisation to keep your shots stable, as well as a 3-inch touch LCD screen and electronic viewfinder that allows you to frame your shot perfectly.

1/2.3-inch Image Sensor

At the heart of the Canon HFG50 is a 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor capable of recording impressive ultra-high resolution 3840x2160 video footage. 4K video footage is such a high resolution that individual frames can be exported as stills and printed as large as A3.

Canon DIGIC DV 6 Processing Power

Using the power of the DIGIC DV 6 image processor, the camcorder has a HD processing function that oversamples the 4K sensor readout to produce 1920x1080 video footage that is sharper than traditional Full HD video without the large file sizes 4K video creates.

Portable Compact Camcorder

Designed to be the perfect blend of convenience and quality, the HF G50 only weighs a mere 735g making it an incredibly lightweight and portable camcorder. Although small and easy to carry, Canon refused to compromise on quality, packing a stack of great features and functions under the hood.

20x Zoom

A massive 20x optical zoom makes the Canon HFG 50 an incredibly versatile and well-rounded piece of video equipment with an equivalent focal range of 29.3-601mm. This telephoto reach allows you to capture far away details and intimate moments quickly and easily with the touch of a button.

Built-in Image Stabilisation

It is notoriously hard to keep a shot steady if the lens is fully extended, which is why Canon have integrated an image stabilisation system into the HF G50 that uses a combination of optical and electronic correction for more steady looking footage.

Optical Image Quality

Canon are world renown for creating quality imaging products and the LEGRIA HFG50 is no exception. The built-in lens has an 8-bladed aperture that can create a beautifully soft depth-of-field, especially when shooting at the tele-photo end of the 20x zoom.

Zoom and Focus Control Ring

Designed to make operation more intuitive the HFG50 has a stack of features to help you get the shots you want. A large control ring at the front of the camcorder can be switched between controlling the zoom or focus settings of the lens, giving you refined control over your production. 

The Canon LEGRIA HF G50 is perfect for enthusiast and advanced amateur videographer, with a 20x optical zoom, built-in image stabilisation and a lightweight body design that weighs only 735g. 

For further information check out the Canon website

Sensor Type 1/2.3 Type CMOS
Total Pixels Approx. 21.14MP
Effective Pixels: Movie Approx. 8.29MP (3840x2160)
Filter RGB Primary Colour Filter
Recording Formats MP4
Recording Medium SDXC / SDHC / SD (2 slots)
Double slot recording
Relay recording
Recording Medium SDXC / SDHC / SD (2 slots)
Double slot recording
Relay recording
Max Recording Time Variable total, depending on memory card size
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins
Optical Zoom 20x
Digital zoom 400x
Focal Length 3.67 - 73.4mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length
UHD 4K 29.3 - 601 (Dynamic IS Off)
30.6 - 612 (Dynamic IS On)
Full HD / HD 30.5 - 627 (Dynamic IS Off)
32.0 - 640 (Dynamic IS On)
Maximum Aperture f1.8 - f2.8
Aperture Type 8 Blade Circular Diaphragm
Minimum focusing distance 10mm at wide end
Image stabilizer Optical Image Stabiliser (Powered IS / Dynamic mode)
Filter diameter 58mm
Teleconverter Attachment Optional TL-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment Accessory Optional WD-H58 (not included)
Wide Attachment Included No
Lens Cover Included cap, plus integrated cover on lens hood
Image Processor DIGIC DV 6
Face Detection Technology Yes
Minimum Lux. 4.2 lux
Night Mode Low Light (0.3 lux)
Auto Gain Control Limit Adjustment Yes
Auto/Manual Yes / Yes
Focusing system Hybrid AF and Normal AF
Auto Face Detection AF
Face Only AF
Instant AF
Medium AF
Manual Lens Ring
Touchscreen LCD
Focus Preset
Manual Focus Assist Peaking, Magnification
Slow Motion Recording 1/2 speed
Fast Motion Recording 2x, 4x, 10x, 20x, 60x, 120x, 1200x
Touch Decorations No
Story Creator No
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Slow 1/2 sec
Still Image Resolution 3840x2160 / 1920x1080
Simultaneous Photo Recording Yes
Screen size 3" (7.5cm), 100% view
Pixels 460,000 dots equivalent
Touchscreen Yes
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" (0.61cm), 100% view
Pixels 1.56m dots equivalent
GPS Support Yes (Optional GPS receiver GP-E2 supported)
Built-in Microphone Stereo Electret Condenser Mic
Audio Format AAC 16 bit 2CH
Audio Scene Select Standard / Music / Festival / Speech / Meeting / Forest and Birds / Noise Suppression / Custom settings
Manual Rec. Level Control Yes
Audio Adjustments
Built in Mic Wind Screen, Mic Attenuate, Mic Frequency Response, Directionality
Input Jack Mic Attenuate, Mic Low Cut
HDMI Yes (HDMI Mini Connector: v1.3, output only)
Headphone Yes (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
Microphone Yes (3.5mm stereo mini jack)
USB Yes (Mini B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Component No
Remote Terminal Yes (2.5mm stereo mini-mini jack)
Accessory shoe Yes (Cold shoe and mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)
Type Lithium Ion
Battery Included in the Kit BP-820
Max Recording Time (Included Battery) 125mins
Dimensions 115 x 84 x 231mm (with lens hood)
Weight 875g (with lens hood, battery, and card)