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Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD

Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD
alaAverage 4.5

3 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and size are also mentioned favorably.

usability, size, image quality, price, zoom

On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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Expert review by : Tony Gomez (

Canon VIXIA HF M52 Review


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

The Canon Vixia HF M52 is a high-quality HD video camcorder first, but its digital still quality is a meager 2MB. The HD video quality when played back on our 52-inch HDTV was superb. The colors were spot on, as was the sharpness and detail. The audio...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

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.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Worth The Money


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

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AC3, LC-AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz


Battery Type:BP-718
Video recording time:12.25


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.1


Color of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes


Face detection: Yes

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.37

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.71 - 17.2
Digital Zoom:200
Filter size:1.69
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.71 - 17.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.24 - 2.4
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:10

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater


Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 60
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory card, NAND
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,MPEG4

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten