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Canon VIXIA HF R52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R52. 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. Reviewers really like the price and size. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF R52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF R52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF R52 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The portability and image quality also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, image quality, portability, size, price

durability, viewfinder

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: Jonathan Knoder (toptenreviews.com_old)

Canon VIXIA HF R52 Review

 

The Canon VIXIA HF R52 is the best HD camcorder, offering high-end resolution and features. With its multiple resolution settings, you can adjust the film quality to match the platform on which you plan to share your video. All of its settings are...

The Canon VIXIA HF R52 has 32GB of integrated storage, more than most flash camcorders.

The Wi-Fi feature fails to maintain a consistent and reliable connection.

With 60 fps HD video and a long list of features, the Canon VIXIA tops our list of HD camcorders. It shoots in 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second and includes a strong feature set.

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon VIXIA HF-R52 camcorder

 

Canon VIXIA R52 camcorder : Compact, easy, and powerfully equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, the Canon VIXIA HF-R52 is all the camcorder you need to preserve and share special moments both big and small. With the mega-sized 57x Advanced Zoom, you'll capture...

The Canon HF-R52 price is set at $449.99 USD. The retail sales package contains the following accessories: Canon BP-718 battery pack, Canon CA-110 compact power adapter, Mini-HDMI cable and USB interface cable. Visit the Canon website for additional...

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: John M. (newegg.com)

don't buy what you can't touch

 

This camera would be OK for a small child in the learning process. Never buy something like this that you can't hold and test run, There's a lot more I could say but what's the point, some you win and some you lose, in this case I lose.

It's shiny, takes medium quality pictures,

It's not made for a normal mans hand, it's so small I have a difficult time holding it without blocking the lens, the camera strap is useless to a mans hand, better suited to a small child's hand or possibly two fingers, the auto shut-off is...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: johnboy (newegg.com)

don't buy what you can't touch

 

This camera would be OK for a small child in the learning process. Never buy something like this that you can't hold and test run, There's a lot more I could say but what's the point, some you win and some you lose, in this case I lose.

It's shiny, takes medium quality pictures

It's not made for a normal mans hand, it's so small I have a difficult time holding it without blocking the lens, the camera strap is useless to a mans hand, better suited to a small child's hand or possibly two fingers, the auto shut-off is...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: ASHOK (canon.com)

Excellent product

 

we know that canon is reliable. and this product have excellent HD video, and many features. awesome product

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Rick (canon.com)

What a waste of time and money!

 

I bought this camcorder thinking it was high quality. I have recorded several VERY important events (graduation, wedding, etc.) and they are still on the camera because I cannot upload them to ANYTHING! The manual is impossible to follow because it...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: agentkm (bestbuy.com)

Good Camcorder w/ Nice Features

 

Looks great in low light, although stills don't turn out the best. Nice features with wi-fi etc. My biggest complaint is that it doesn't come with a remote; they want you to use their app, but I can't figure it out. All-in-all a good camera, especially...

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Perso (bestbuy.com)

Great Camcorder

 

Excellent camcorder for a beginner like me. Great quality of picture/video and extremely easy to use and hook up to my computer and tv.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: tigers2 (bestbuy.com)

great camera

 

Real cool camera so easy to use. I really enjoy video with the camera

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Metwo (canon.com)

Nice video camera

 

Great quality pictures! It was a little difficult to figure out how to download the pictures to the computer. The manual is complicated and somewhat confusing.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1840
Battery life (max):17.2
Battery performance:1840
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Number of batteries supported:1

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:5
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):23000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance:3.94
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:1/4.85
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.28

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.28 - 73
Digital Zoom:1140
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.28 - 73
Focal length range (f-f):0.11 - 3.53
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:4.5
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):73
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.28
Optical Zoom:32

Light Exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 60
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:32
Memory slots:1

Video

Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.57
Height:2.24
Weight:10.1
Width:2.09

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Tungsten