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Canon Legria HF M52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and battery. The portability and image quality also get good opinions. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria HF M52

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M52 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF M52 Full HD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, Professional CMOS sensor, Optical IS, WiFi, 32GB)Canon LEGRIA HF M52 Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom) 3.0 Inch LCD Touchscreen

Expert review by:

Canon HF M52

 

Fantastic video performance, but Canon's new WiFi feature didn't win us over.

Fantastic low light performance; More recording options with new MPEG-4 720p setting

Little, if any, performance improvement over last year’s HF M40; WiFi features are very confusing

If you’re looking for a first-rate low light camcorder that won’t break the bank, then the Canon HF M52 is right up your alley. It’s a fantastic product in terms of video performance, and it ranked near the top of its class in all of our video tests...

Recommended!

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Canon LEGRIA HF M52

 

The Canon LEGRIA HF M52 blends of high-end video performance with excellent connectivity.

Excellent image quality ; Built-in DLNA server ; Decent manual controls

Expensive ; Proprietary Canon accessory shoe

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Canon Legria HFM52

 

The Canon HFM52 is a generic camera that matches its price tag. If you're looking for a straight, no-fuss camera without the gimmicks offered by other brands, then this camera would be a good purchase.

Comfortable to hold ; Warm, realistic colours ; Good still image quality

Poor low-light performance ; Frustrating interface and menus ; Image stabiliser is not good

The Canon HFM52 is a generic camera that matches its price tag. If you're looking for a straight, no-fuss camera without the gimmicks offered by other brands, then this camera would be a good purchase, as long as you can endure the bad image...

EISA Award - Best Product

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European Camcorder 2012-2013

 

The compact, handheld Canon HF M52 camcorder gives you the opportunity to shoot high-quality video with ultra-fast focusing and effective picture stabilization. The 32GB built-in flash memory provides up to three hours shooting capacity at the highest...

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Canon Legria HF M52

 

It started out as an evening to check out a Canon camcorder but events turned out differently to what I expected.

Recently I was a murder victim. I kid you not. There I was busily typing away on a Mac Book when I was repeatedly brutally stabbed several times by a masked maniac. This horrendous crime was committed at The Hospital but this location seemed bereft of...

Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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