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VIXIA HF G50: the first G-series camcorder to feature 4K 30P

Canon’s VIXIA family is expanding and the new ENG-style camcorder introduced at CES 2019 features a first for the G-series, with 4K 30P recording. It also offers a versatile 20x optical zoom lens.

VIXIA HF G50: the first G-series camcorder to feature 4K 30P

The Canon VIXIA HF G50 4K UHD video camcorder announced at CES 2019 is presented as an ideal tool for advanced amateur filmmakers, wedding videographers and student reporters.

It packs a powerful punch in a compact body, says Canon when referring to the new video camcorder in their VIXIA G- series. The ENG-Style Camcorder is the first G-series camcorder with 4k 30p recording and 20x optical zoom lens. Featuring a genuine wide-angle Canon 20x (29.3-601mm) optical zoom lens, the VIXIA HF G50 provides a well-rounded feature set at an affordable price point, says Canon. The new camcorder will be available in April 2019 for an estimated retail price of $1099.00.

“As filmmaking and videography continue to grow into a more ubiquitous medium of visual expression, it is imperative that creatives have products that help capture their unique vision,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Not only is Canon eager to view what our users create with the VIXIA HF G50, we are excited to be with them along the way as their skills and ideas further evolve into the future.”

VIXIA HF G50: the first G-series camcorder to feature 4K 30P

Dual Pixel AF CMOS and Image Stabilization

The VIXIA HF G50 camcorder records 4K UHD/30p (4:2:0 8 bit) and 1080p Full HD (4:2:2 10 bit via SDI/HDMI Output) in MP4 format to dual-card SD card slots with dual and relay recording. Users can also record in slow and fast motion interval from 0.4x to 1200x providing users with additional creative possibilities. To help provide enhanced image quality over its predecessor, over sample HD processing can be utilized with information obtained from the 4K 1/2.3-inch sensor and the DIGIC DV 6 image processor.

The VIXIA HF G50 camcorder’s Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization five-axis system Dual-Pixel CMOS AF provides users with powerful image stabilization via a Dynamic mode, which reduces image distortion even when VIXIA HF G50: the first G-series camcorder to feature 4K 30Pshooting while walking. By adopting the 8-bladed circular aperture applying the EF lens technology, it is possible to take pictures using natural beautiful bokeh. The ergonomically designed and highly portable camcorder has a 3-inch LCD touch panel screen and tilting, user-friendly, high-resolution color Electronic View Finder (EVF).

With a weight of  1.62 lbs. / 735g (body only) or 1.91 lbs. / 870g (including lens hood, BP-820 and memory card), the VIXIA HF G50 camcorder is light and compact, with dimensions of 4.5 x 3.3 x 9.1 in. / 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood). The VIXIA HF G50 camcorder, along with the two waterproof VIXIA camcorders Canon also introduced at CES 2019, expands the VIXIA family in different directions, offering tools for different types of users.


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According to Canon that lens is f/1.8-2.8 that’s pretty fast if its 1.8 on the wide and 2.8 zoom in all the way. Pretty impressive.