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Canon VIXIA HF R52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the price and features. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the size.

usability, portability, image quality, features, price


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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 13 reviews)

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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...

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Great Features


Very compact and yet excellent feature set and picture quality. Very easy to set up and start using. Battery seems to have limited warning before it's dead, however that may be my limited usage and familiarity thus far.About me... Love shooting sports,...

Excellent picture quality and features

Could be a little more user friendly

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So easy to use and takes great shots


used camera on a train that went at a steady pace and came out with great movie shots.About me... Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Easy to use

If you go too fast picture is fuzzy


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Decent camera.


The film quality is good and the zoom is really nice, too. Fairly easy to use, but definitely read the manual for some nice tips. Unfortunately, the manual doesn't come with the device. The quality of pictures is horrible, do not rely on this as a...

The film quality is good and a really good zoom

The quality of the pictures is terrible, do not use this for pictures

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Great camcorder on a budget


This is a great camcorder for vacation or other activities where you need something light to hold that takes good videos. Took it with me to Paris, Barcelona, and Rome and it has performed flawlessly.

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Great camcorder


I love this camcorder! It's very easy to use. Canon is a great brand. I've never had any problems with canon products. I also have a canon rebel camera and love it as well.

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Great camera, high quality videos


Easy to set up and use. Quick power up is nice. iPhone app is a little iffy and hard to stay connected.About me... Love shooting sports, Parent with kids, Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Ease of use and great quality

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Great quality! Easy to use!


I had a difficult time deciding between this one and the Sony of the same standard. I chose the Canon after spending an hour with 2 of the best employees ever. We all tested them and found them very comparable. I ultimately went with the Canon due to...

So easy to use right out of the box! And the quality is really good

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great camcorder.


Very satisfied with this camcorder. Looked at several different brands and price levels. This is a solid light weight camcorder. I have taken it out hunting and filmed great footage. I love how light weight and compact it is. Has great features and I...

light weight, easy to use, long battery, love the touch screen

nothing i found yet

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Great camera for all levels of expertise.


I set this up on a tripod to film an event. It did a great job and I was able to pull some great photos from the video. Easy to use, easy to set up and easy to load onto my computer. Also enjoyed the HDMI video on my TVAbout me... casual user,...

Ease of use, compact and great pictures

nothing so far