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Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • Record up to 1920 x 1080/60p HD Video
  • Canon 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor
  • Internal 32GB Flash Memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
  • Built-In Wi-Fi for Sharing Videos Online
  • Live Streaming to iOS & Android Devices
  • Dual Recording in AVCHD & MP4 Formats
  • Capacitive 3" LCD Touch Panel Display
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • Advanced Baby Mode & 57x Advanced Zoom

The Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to 32GB of internal flash memory or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It also supports 2.07MP still image capture. The camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for sharing your videos and photos online via Facebook, YouTube or other social networking sites. Built-in Wi-Fi also enables a convenient live streaming function that allows you to view and record live video from the camera directly onto your iOS or Android mobile device. Wi-Fi and live streaming enable you to use your compatible smartphone or tablet to control the camcorder from a remote location as well.

The HF R52 features a 3.28MP Full HD CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. It also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. For easy recording and instant playback, the camera has a 3" capacitive LCD touch panel display as well. Designed with all levels of users in mind, the HF R52 has a laundry list of features including MP4 and AVCHD independent or dual simultaneous recording, an advanced Baby Mode, Intelligent IS, Smart AUTO, a higher capacity battery for longer shooting sessions, and much more.

For connectivity to your HDTV or high-resolution monitor, the HF R52 is equipped with a mini-HDMI output. For improved audio monitoring and recording, the HF R52 has a headphone output and a microphone input. The headphone jack also doubles as the analog audio/video output on the camera. If you want to give your home videos an interesting cinematic feel, you can employ one the HF R52's seven Cinema-Look filters before you start shooting. You can also add one of these filters after you've finished recording. Each filter is adjustable as well, so you can dial in the perfect cinematic look for each recording. The HF R52's other main features include Video Snapshot, Genuine Canon Face Detection, a 30p Progressive shooting mode, a 24p Cinema shooting mode, and compatibility with Canon's CT-V1 Camera Pan Table accessory (sold separately).

Powerful 57x Advanced Zoom
Thanks to an impressive 57x Advanced Zoom range, long-range shooting is not a problem. You'll be able to create videos with dynamic variety, and you'll be less likely to disrupt the action you're shooting. The Advanced Zoom works well for a variety of situations including formal ceremonies, recording animals in the wild, candid family videos and more. The Advanced Zoom is available in manual mode and has been achieved with more efficient use of the effective imaging area. It takes the camcorder's focal length from 32.5mm all the way to 1853mm (35mm equivalent), which provides extraordinary flexibility in shooting. Plus, for more convenient shooting and better creative control over your videos, the camcorder offers continually variable zoom speed settings with three fixed zoom speeds and 15 levels available.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's sophisticated SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake instantly, so even handheld video taken at long focal lengths is sharp and steady. Providing continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion (with extra compensation applied at wide-angle focal lengths), the Dynamic Image Stabilization system on this camcorder stabilizes rotational camera shake. Controlling horizontal, vertical and roll axis rotational camera shake ensures smooth, distortion-free video - even when you're walking while shooting.
3.28MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
This model is equipped with a 3.28MP Full HD CMOS image sensor that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution video capture. Canon's high-resolution HD CMOS sensor features extra sensitivity that delivers lifelike Full HD video with natural color - even in low light. On-chip noise reduction supports clarity in every frame, which means your video and photos will be vivid, clear - even when played back on a large HDTV.
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
This camcorder incorporates an advanced Canon HD the DIGIC DV 4 image processor for enhanced imaging performance. The increased processing power also lets you record in both AVCHD and the web-friendly MP4 formats simultaneously when using the camcorder's Dual Recording function. It enables the built-in transcoding from AVCHD to MP4 as well.
Internal 32GB Flash Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot
The camcorder's internal 32GB flash memory holds up to 12 hours of HD video. With no moving parts, flash memory technology can withstand camcorder jolts and drops. You can also record to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family. Conveniently sized and readily available, SD/SDHC/SDXC cards give you up to 64GB (24 hours) of recording capacity for a combined capacity of 96GB or 36 hours. For added flexibility, you can even backup your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA-100 USB adapter (sold separately).
MP4 or AVCHD Progressive Recording
Whether you're capturing MP4 or AVCHD files, this model supports Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video capture. Full HD 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is eliminated so even fast moving subjects show up clearly. This provides a greater sense of detail and faithful rendering of moving edges, plus enhanced color and fine tonal gradation. AVCHD Progressive records at bit rates up to 28 Mbps, while MP4 files are captured at bit rates up to 35 Mbps.
Built-In Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi technology lets you share your HD video with friends and family anytime, anywhere. Connect with compatible home networks, wireless hotspots, and iOS mobile devices using the free Canon Movie Uploader app. Videos and photos can be easily shared over the Internet with a free registration on Canon's iMAGE GATEWAY# - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to social networking sites. You can even use your compatible PC to browse remotely through the previously shot videos stored on your camcorder, without connecting a cable. The Remote Browse function uses a standard web browser and does not require a special app.

Note: Devices supported for Canon Movie Uploader app include iPhone 4S/5/5S, iPad 2, iPad 3rd/4th gen, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th gen

Note: Devices supported for Remote Browsing include iPhone 4S/5/5S, iPad 2, iPad 3rd/4th gen, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th gen, most Android 2.3/3.2/4.0/4.1/4.2 mobile devices

Live Streaming
Stream video from your camcorder wherever you are - at home, at the office or away on vacation - with the improved Live Streaming function on this camcorder. It is possible to receive the live video and sound that your camcorder is recording from a remote location on your iOS or Android mobile device not only when you're on the same wireless network, but over the Internet as well. With the CameraAccess Plus app, you can use your smartphone or tablet to monitor babies and pets, capture wildlife videos remotely without disturbing the scene, create perfect self-videos and more - anywhere you're wirelessly connected. You can also remotely control camcorder functions including start/stop and zoom, and even access information about remaining battery charge, recordable time, zoom position and more.

Note: Devices supported for CameraAccess Plus app include iPhone 4S/5/5S, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd/4th gen, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th gen, most Android 2.3/4.0/4.1/4.2 mobile devices

Compatibility with Optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
The camcorder is compatible with optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table accessory (sold separately). With your Wi-Fi-enabled camcorder mounted on the CT-V1, you can remotely monitor a viewing range of approximately 200° with your compatible smartphone or tablet. Using the improved Live Streaming of the camcorder, panning and recording can be powered by the pan table, or controlled remotely over the Internet with the CameraAccess Plus app. Flexibly designed to plug into an outlet or run on AA batteries, the CT-V1 also powers your camcorder. Plus, an energy-efficient standby mode won't waste battery power. With enough range to span two rooms, it's easy to check on pets or children when you're away, monitor your home while you're on vacation, etc.
The Right Format for Any Use
Dual Recording and built-in transcoding ensure that no matter how you decide to use the video you've recorded, you'll have the right format available. Using the power of the DIGIC DV 4 image processor, the camcorder can simultaneously record video to internal flash memory in AVCHD format, and to an SD/SDHC/SDXC card in MP4 format. The widely used MP4 format provides quick, conversion-free playback on tablets and smartphones, and it lets you upload videos directly to social networking sites for easy sharing with friends, family and the world. AVCHD works well when watching videos on an HDTV or archiving them to Blu-ray discs. The camcorder also has a built-in transcoding function that converts AVCHD files to MP4s, or from MP4 to MP4 across memory media, making them easy to upload to the web or save to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.
Capacitive 3" Touch Panel LCD
This model features a capacitive 3" touch panel LCD screen that makes recording and other operations easy. Open the panel and the power is on. A gentle touch activates the display's intuitive functions. Choose a focal point, track moving subjects, control exposure for selected areas, and operate camcorder controls from the screen - all with a touch. In addition, the easy-to-use user interface makes your shooting experience simpler. The Home button is on the menu screen, and provides quick access to all functions. Clear explanations for key settings pop up when selecting shooting modes and recording formats, so you can be confident in the decisions you make.
Baby Mode
The camcorder features Canon's Baby Mode - a complete solution for capturing, tracking, organizing and sharing every moment of your baby's development. A custom control button on the shooting screen activates the mode, and optimal settings for the shooting conditions, including Intelligent IS and more, are automatically selected. Videos shot in Baby Mode are automatically saved into a dedicated Baby Album so they won't get lost among your other videos. You can view the Baby Album chronologically as well.

When shooting in Baby Mode, the camcorder's Pre-Record (Pre REC) function is always on. This places the camcorder in a stand-by "pre-roll" mode, where it continuously records three seconds of video to memory before you even press the record button. When you start recording, the additional video is recorded too, so you won't miss your baby's "first" moments.

Touch Decoration in Baby Mode includes stamps to mark each video with your baby's current height and weight. And with a single registration of the baby's birth date, the camcorder will automatically calculate the number of days old and stamp videos accordingly, creating an exact diary of developmental milestones for years to come. The camcorder's other Baby Mode Touch Decoration options allow you to add your own drawings, captions, animations and more. All options can be appended to previously shot video as well.

Higher Capacity Battery
This model is powered by a higher capacity battery pack than previous Canon camcorders. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery not only lets you shoot longer, but features intelligent technology that accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute.
Audio Scene Select
Audio Scene Select offers five modes that automatically optimize settings based on the recording situation, making it easy to record realistic, immersive audio in a range of situations.
Smart AUTO & Auto Tele Macro
Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a blurred background.
Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in Canon HD camcorders. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring sharp focus and accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, nine detection frames can be displayed at one time. The system will even recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature also helps when you're searching for clips that feature a specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display those frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. Your selected face can also be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing your subject.
Cinema-Look Filters
This feature offers a choice of seven varied built-in adjustable filters, which give the look of a variety of cinematic styles by compensating for the color, gamma and other aspects of the image's quality. The looks can be previewed in the LCD monitor while shooting, and also applied post-capture for additional convenience and versatility. Choose from Cinema Standard, Old Movies, Vivid, Cool, Nostalgic, Dramatic Black & White or Sepia. For even greater control, the brightness of each filter can be set to low, medium or high. When Cinema Standard is selected, color depth, softening and contrast can also be adjusted.
Video SnapShot
Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone's attention. Video Snapshot allows selectable recording times of two, four or eight seconds. Additionally, audio from an external source such as an MP3 player can be played along with your Snapshot movie. Plus, playback can be controlled from that source.
24p Cinema & 30p Progressive Shooting Modes
The camcorder offers a 24p Cinema mode that gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film. It does this by capturing at a frame rate of 24p and recording it in a 60i wrapper. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive mode, which is great for clips you intend to post online.
Programmed AE
Programmed AE with Smart Auto, Manual Mode P and SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks), Cinema Mode (with Cinema-Look filters), and Baby Mode.

Other Features

TTL focusing system (through The lens)
Manual exposure available
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz power adapter included
1/4"-20 tripod socket
Camera
Sensor 3.28 Megapixel 1/4.85"  CMOS
Color Filter RGB
Pixel Gross 3,280,000
Effective Pixels 2,073,600 Video
2,073,600 Photo
Optics
Focal Length 2.8 - 89.6 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 38.5 - 1232 Optical Zoom (Advanced Zoom Off)
32.5 - 1853 Advanced Zoom On
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4.5
Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Angle of View Not Specified By Manufacturer
Zoom Optical: 32x
Advanced (Optical): 57x
Digital: 1140x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32 GB 
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64 GB 
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
1440 x 1080 LP Mode: 12.25 hours (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080 FXP Mode: 4.17 hour (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080 MXP Mode: 2.92 hours (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080 NTSC 60p Mode: 2.5 hours (AVCHD)
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
1280 x 720 4 Mbps Mode: 17.33 hours (MP4)
1920 x 1080 17 Mbps Mode: 4.17 hours (MP4)
1920 x 1080 24 Mbps Mode: 2.92 hours (MP4)
1920 x 1080 35 Mbps Mode: 2.33 hours (MP4)
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD Progressive
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD Progressive
1440 x 1080p (5 Mbps)
High Definition
MP4
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (35 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17 Mbps)
High Definition
MP4
1280 x 720p (4 Mbps)
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital AC3
Sampling Frequency Dolby 2ch: 48.0 kHz
AAC: 48.0 kHz
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3"
Pixel Count 230,000
Features
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 5 (NTSC)
.4 (Low Light Mode)
Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
1/500 sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Daylight
Manual
Tungsten
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes
Accessory Shoe None
Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB 2.0 Mini-AB
1x A/V Mini Terminal (4-pole mini-jack)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1840 mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
Power Adapter 100-240 VAC, 50/60HZ
Operating Temperature 23 - 113°F (-5 - 45°C) 60% Relative Humidity
32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C) 85% Relative Humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6" / 53.0 x 57.0 x 116.0 mm not including grip belt
Weight 8.3 oz / 235 g camera body not including grip belt
10.1 oz / 286 g including BP-718 battery, memory card and grip belt
Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • 6' HDMI Male to Mini HDMI Male Cable (Ver. 1.3)
  • CA-110 Compact AC Power Adapter & Charger
  • IFC-300PCU USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Canon32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder
     
    4.8

    (based on 19 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (17)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Great picture quality (15)
    • Image stabilization (13)
    • Large clear LCD (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (9)
      • HD shooting (8)
      • Travel (6)
      • Low light (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (5), Enthusiast (5), Semi-pro (5)
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      5.0

      Awesome

      By Kpeazy

      from Colorado

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

        Used it to shoot an outdoor football game in daylight and then an indoor concert in the same day. It is awesome. Glad to be able to capture the kid's activities.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Nice camera

        By TK

        from Boca Raton, FL

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good in Low Light

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

            This has been a nice camera to use. I especially like that it records in multiple formats.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By Stallion Today

            from Delray Beach, FL

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

              I use this product for my TV and Production classes. Things that I like all though a small camera it gives the quality of a larger more expensive camera.It holds a lot of video's and the battery life is excellent. I have no issues with these cameras at all. I have 5 for my Middle School Students and I could not ask for a better camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Camera - Easy to use

              By jeffbob

              from van nuys, ca.

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Mic Placement In Wind

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

              Camera was easy to set up and shoot with. I love the ease with that you can shoot high rez and it's saved in MP4 on memory card for ease of editing and uploading to internet.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Simple to use. Loving it.

              By Shakti

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                I'm giving this 5 starts because I wanted a camcorder that has audio input and this does the job nicely.

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                5.0

                Not Perfect, but pretty darned close!

                By New Grandad

                from Snellville, GA

                About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                Had you told me 5 years ago that I would be able to shoot 1080P full HD that looks this good on a camera that fits into the palm of my hand, I would have sent you packing. But it's true! great performance, awesome imagery, amazing feature set. My only gripes? (1) Audio isn't really THAT good in windy situations, and (2) the AVCHD compression in lower light conditions is noisy, and can create a "pulsing" slight blur effect that you can't correct downstream. Still, for the price I bought two and gave one to my son to chronicle my new grandson!

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                5.0

                Great Camera for a Good Price

                By SpartyPhotog

                from York, Pa.

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                  Great picture and display for a small handheld. Easy connection to stream to the web. Great camera for the price.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Modular

                  from DC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                  • Poor In Low Light

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                    I purchased this to record video at work and it fits the bill perfectly. I am happy with the features and quality at this price point.

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                    5.0

                    impressed

                    By webcastman

                    from tennessee

                    Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                    This camera really shines in low light situations. Great value

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                    5.0

                    Great little Camera!

                    By Cindy the Filmer

                    from Beaumont

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                        This camera is exactly what we needed for taping interviews for our website. It's light weight, easy to use and produces a great picture and sound quality. Great price for the features.

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                        5.0

                        Another winner

                        By labrisher

                        from Livermore, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Zoom range/performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                          I have the VIXIA HF S21 and I needed something smaller to carry in my pocket for those times when I don't want to carry my full video gear. This VIXIA HF R52 fits the bill to a tee - small yet producing equally gorgeous video quality and having all the features that I need. Image stabilization is superb. It's also easy to use with straight forward controls.

                          I definitely recommend this videocamera.

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                          5.0

                          Great Little Camera!

                          By Mag

                          from Pompano Beach, Florida

                          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Great Picture Quality
                          • Great Sound
                          • Great Zoom

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries

                            Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                            This camera is great! It is small and portable, the built in flash memory is great when you run out of SD card space.

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                            4.0

                            Great camcorder, poor wireless support

                            By KarenB

                            from Auburn, MA

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great Sound
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • HD Shooting
                              • Home Movies
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                              The camcorder is great - smooth zoom, high-quality movies, good sound. The controls are easy to use and the touchscreen menus are a big plus. The one downside for me was the fact that the wireless remote feature does not work with my Android tablet or cell phone. Would give this 5 stars if not for the poor wireless support.

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                              5.0

                              Better than stated specs

                              By arlenearmy

                              from stuart, oklahohoma

                              About Me Video Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Good in Low Light
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Zoom range/performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies/Short Films

                                Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                                I purchased this video camera about a yr about from B&H mainly b/c it allows me to use external card, wifi & ability to use higher capacity battery, manual professional features, etc..1. 1st let me address the issue to the mis-INFORMATION stated in the specs. I took for granted that the external card reader was limited to "SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB" as stated in the specs. That spec is not true. I do video blogging a lot & while in the filed, I kept runing out of space w/the several 64gb cards I had on hand. So I took a chance & I ordered the 128gb card (128GB Extreme Sandish class 10 SDXC1)which did allow me to video for over 24 hrs at the highest resolution; & the only limitation I had was the battery. 2. The main problem I had w/this camera was the the threading got stripped on tripods after I had it for 6 months; so I had to strap it down. Eventually, I could not screw it in the tripod anymore.Im giving this 5 stars because it meets expectations (except for the screw threading). Since this video camera is still operational (abeit ducktaped & literally gorilla glued to my monopod), I am ordering exact same model to replace this one.

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                                5.0

                                Simple to operate

                                By Bob D

                                from Cranbury, NJ

                                About Me Casual User

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                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • HD Shooting
                                  • Indoors/Low Light

                                  Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                                  Very few buttons on the camera itself eases use by having most controls on touchscreen. the functins are well organized. the downloaded software gives transfer capability to PC and even some editing capability. I use the file merging for building a video from smaller clips

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By Nic

                                  from Fort Worth

                                  Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                                  I love the lens and display on this. It is quick responding and focuses quickly. Great stability as well.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Small Camera

                                  By fingers

                                  from upstate NY

                                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Picture Quality
                                  • Great Zoom
                                  • Zoom range/performance

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor In Low Light

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                                    A fine camera at a real good price.

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                                    5.0

                                    even better than described

                                    By klimmer

                                    from mayfield pa.

                                    About Me Video Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Good Image Stabilization
                                    • Good in Low Light
                                    • Great compact size
                                    • Great Picture Quality
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Great Zoom
                                    • Large Clear LCD
                                    • Zoom range/performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Movies
                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • New Baby Movies
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                                      very easy to use and very compact in size

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Camcorder

                                      By Ron

                                      from Pensacola, FL

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Great Picture Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Documentaries
                                        • HD Shooting
                                        • Home Movies

                                        Comments about Canon 32GB VIXIA HF R52 Full HD Camcorder:

                                        I am using this camera to create videos for my business. It creates a crisp, clear picture and has lots of features. It's smaller than I expected, but it functions very well.

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