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Canon Vixia (HF-G50 Vs. HF-G60) 4K Camcorders (Differences, Best Models, Reviews)

January 10, 2020 by  
Filed under Digital Camcorders



Canon HF-G60 4K Camcorder

Canon HF-G60
4K Camcorder

Canon HF-G50 4K Camcorder

Canon HF-G50
4K Camcorder

Canon HF G50 Vs. Canon HF G60 4K Camcorders (Differences): Canon is a leader in camera and camcorder technology. Both of these camcorders shoot in 4K resolution. 4K provides 4x the resolution of HD, the same resolution as 4K TVs and the Sony 4K Projectors that are installed at most movie theaters. By shooting in 4K today, you are future proofing your videos for generations to come. Both camcorders are compact, and shoot 4K ultra HD video at 24p and 30p, and have the powerful Digic DV6 Processor image processor. Neither camcorder has built-in WiFi connectivity. Both have the NightShot® Infrared System to see in total darkness, and have a timelapse feature for interval recording. Both Canon camcorders have Dual Card slots for dual recording or relay recording options.

The main differences between the Canon HF-G50 and HF-G60 Camcorders are: The HF-G60 has a new larger 1-inch imaging sensor far larger than the 1/2.3-inch sensor on the HF-G50. This will provide better low light performance and dynamic range, as well as depth of field possibilities.

The autofocus system on the HF-G60 is superior with the addition of Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This technology was inherited from Canon’s DSLR cameras, and is one of the top Autofocus systems available. Dual Pixel CMOS is faster and more accurate than the Hybrid AF system in the HF-G50. The HF-G60 has a wider angle lens at 25.5mm vs 29.3mm on the HF-G50. The HF-G60 comes with a remote control, the HF-G50 has none. Compare all the features below in the Canon camcorder comparison chart.


Canon HF-G50 Vs. the Canon HF-G60
* 4K Camcorder
* 1/2.3-inch Imaging Sensor
* 4K @ 24p, 30p
* HD @ 24p,30p,60p
* 20x Optical Zoom
* Aperature: F1.8-F2.8
* Focal: 29.3mm–601mm
* Dual Card Slots
* TimeLapse Feature
* – – –
* 5 Axis Stabilization
* Microphone & Headphone Jacks
* 58mm filter
* 8-Blade Circular Aperture
* 1.56m dot EVF
* 3-inch Touchscreen
* Digic DV6 Processor
* Face Detection & Tracking
* – – –
* Built-in ND filters

Canon HF-G50

* 4K Camcorder
* 1-inch Imaging Sensor
* 4K @ 24p, 30p
* HD @ 24p,30p,60p
* 15x Optical Zoom
* Aperature: F2.8-F4.5m
* Focal: 25.5mm-382.5mm
* Dual Card Slots
* TimeLapse Feature
* Dual Pixel CMOS AF
* 5 Axis Stabilization
* Microphone & Headphone Jacks
* 58mm filter
* 9-Blade Circular Aperture
* 1.56m dot EVF
* 3-inch Touchscreen
* Digic DV6 Processor
* Face Detection & Tracking
* Wireless Remote
* Built-in ND filters

Canon HF-G60



What makes Canon Camcorders Unique – Main Differences: Canon camcorders are known for their excellent imaging sensors and lenses. Canon developed an outstanding phase detection AF for its camera line which was recently adopted by Canon’s camcorder line in select camcorders, including the HF-G60 model compared here. This technology is called Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Canon Imager

The Canon HF G60 has a much larger 1-inch imaging sensor

Bottom Line Canon HF-G50 Vs. HF-G60: Both camcorders share a compact, easy to carry body, ideal for vacations. Both models shoot in 4K, at the same frame-rates. The key differences are the HF-G60 has a better and larger (1-inch) imager, giving this camcorder superior low light performance and greater dynamic range. With the 1-inch imager you also get a shallower depth of field at large apertures for a more cinematic look, with blurred backgrounds. The HF-G60 comes with a Remote Control.

The huge advantage of the Canon HF-G60 is the “Dual Pixel CMOS” autofocus system. This autofocus system is superior, more accurate and faster in locking in targets than the Hybrid Autofocus system of the HF-G50. Either model will shoot brilliant 4K or HD video, and are fine camcorders, but the G60 is clearly superior. The HF-G50 has the advantage of being about $600 cheaper.


**Canon has a Pro version 4K camcorder, the Canon Pro XA50 which has the larger 1-inch sensor seen on the G60 (for higher dynamic range & low light performance). Pro features include a handle with dual XLR audio inputs, infrared night vision (to see in the dark), and an external microphone holder.


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