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Canon VIXIA HF M52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The price and image quality also get good reviews. The resolution and battery get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF M52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M52 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD 10x Image Stabilize Camcorder Wi-Fi Enabled with 32GB Internal Drive Plus 1 Additional SDXC Card Slot and 3.0-Inch Touch LC

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Canon VIXIA HF M52 Review


Canon has made great strides in building professional camcorders that push the envelope of digital video capture. Lucky for the consumer, some of those high-end features, like large sensors and manual audio recording, have recently migrated down to...

High-quality 1080i HD ; 1/3-inch CMOS sensor for better low-light, better depth control ; Easy-to-use zoom control for consistent zoom speed ; Aperture and shutter priority modes ; Microphone input with manual audio recording

JPEG resolution only 2MB ; Menu interface has a learning curve ; Standby mode will cause battery to drain quickly

The M52 offers a nice balance between enhanced features, quality, and affordability

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Canon Vixia HF M52


The HF M52 delivers fantastic video performance, but Canon's main new feature, built-in WiFi, doesn't impress.

This excellent mid-range camcorder isn't much better than its predecessor, especially since the WiFi features aren't that cool.


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GREAT Camera!! Great for low light. Being I live in Washington state, it always seem dark, and the camera makes it look great out! The zoom location with the mic is placed funny. Your fingers end up cover the mic at some point or another. But as long...

Easy to Use","Great Zoom

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Great product


Great product, on time delivery, delivered exactly as advertised.

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Great product


Great product, on time delivery, delivered exactly as advertised.

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Worth The Money


This camera is definitely worth the money. The picture is amazingly good. I do commercials and promo videos. It works great.