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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.

3-inch Touchscreen LCD and EVF

A large 3-inch LCD on the side folds away neatly for transport and flips out so you can review your footage. The articulating design of the screen allows you to check your framing even when shooting from extreme low and high perspectives. There is even an electronic viewfinder with a 1.56 million dot resolution that can be used in brighter conditions.

Multiple SD Card Slots

Dual SD memory card slots provide peace of mind when filming events or weddings by creating an instant backup of footage, protecting against card failure. With two cards in the camera you can record either a backup or set up the second card up as an overflow once the first card is full, which is ideal if shooting live performances, recitals, events of weddings.

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.

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)

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

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: 29.97P / 23.98P; 1920x1080: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P; 1280x720: 59.94P

Image Stabilisation

Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilisation


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

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. -5-45°C, 60% relative humidity (operation)


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


Approx. 109 x 84 x 182mm (not including lens hood)


Approx. 115 x 84 x 231mm (including lens hood)


Approx. 735g (body only)


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

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Battery Pack BP-820
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-570
  • AC Cable

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

5 year Australian warranty

from Canon Australia

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* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.