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Canon Legria HF M52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Canon Legria HF M52. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and price.

usability, image quality, portability, design, battery

features, price, reliability

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M52 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good comments, whereas there are mixed comments on the price and features. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, design, battery


100% of the reviews on 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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

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...

Apr, 2012


Expert review by: James Morris (



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

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (

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...

Jun, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

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...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: mfereday (

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...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review


Finally we can say that investing in Canon Legria HF M52 is great if you have a great passion for recording video clips. Along with this the especially gifted its new Story Creator allows you to create your own story with its onscreen guidance to...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
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


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


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