B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 24:33 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 9:45 PM EDT (in 24 hour(s) and 33 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder

B&H # CAHFM52 Mfr # 6093B004
Discontinued

Availability Details

Close

This item has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available.


Product Highlights
  • Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Slot & 32GB Flash Memory
  • HD Video Lens with 10x Optical Zoom
  • LCD 3.0" Widescreen Touch Screen Display
  • Optical & Powered Image Stabilization
  • Cinematic Features & Touch Decoration
  • HDMI Output & AV Output
  • Built-In WiFi

The Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder is a 1920 x 1080 high def cam with 32GB of flash memory. In addition to its built-in memory, the HF M52 also boasts a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot that supports up to 64GB memory cards. With this much storage space it's possible to record for several hours. Whether you record to the internal memory or removable card, the camera's 1/3" HD CMOS Pro Sensor and image processor work together to provide stunningly detailed, life-like images that look great on your HDTV. Of course, these two don't work alone: the HF M52 also employs a genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, optical image stabilization, powered image stabilization and a 3.0" widescreen touch screen LCD display, among other great features.

Designed with advanced users in mind, the camcorder also comes with headphone and microphone jacks. These connections make it possible to capture high quality audio to go along with your movies. In addition to using an external mic for audio, the HF M52 features an enhanced internal microphone, which gives you the choice of 4 different recording directions, including monaural, stereo, wide, or synced with zoom. This feature also allows for adjustment between low, mid-range, and high frequencies.

10x HD Video Lens
The HF M52's 10x HD video lens produces extraordinary images. The high-performance Canon HD Video Lens uses low-dispersion glass to suppress chromatic aberration, delivering crystal clear video with excellent resolution, even at the telephoto end of the zoom. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The lens also features an iris diaphragm, which produces highly expressive video with sharply focused subjects and beautifully blurred backgrounds
Professional-Level Sensor for Professional-Quality Images
Equipped with the same high-powered image sensor found in professional models, the compact HF M52 camcorder captures 1080p Full HD video. The professional-level 1/3" native 1920 x 1080 HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor has a large pixel size that captures more available light to deliver superb imaging. Technical refinements including a thinner on-chip microlens, improved color filter transmittance and deeper, wider photodiode allow 20% higher light transmittance. Additional light to the sensor means that video shot in low-light situations is brighter and clearer, with better noise suppression. The extended dynamic range is exceptionally wide, producing enhanced gradation and natural, lifelike realism in high-contrast scenes
Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card
The camcorder's internal 32GB flash drive holds up to 12 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. With no moving parts, flash memory technology is perfectly able to withstand camcorder jolts or drops. You can also record to a removable SD memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family. The camcorder supports up to 64GB card, which means 24 hours of recording 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
Record in AVCHD or MP4 Format
The HF M52 camcorder gives you the flexibility of dual codec recording, allowing you to record in AVCHD or MP4 format, so you can pick the format that best suits your needs. AVCHD's higher bit-rate and finer resolution will yield the highest quality video for viewing on an HDTV or archiving to Blu-ray. For use with today's most typical video applications, the camcorder lets you record in MP4 format, which produces files you can share right away with no need for conversion. Video is immediately available to upload to social networking sites like Facebook or YouTube
Built-in WiFi
Built-in WiFi opens up a world of possibilities, giving you the connectivity and immediacy you expect today. The HF M52 camcorder is a sharing device, ready to send your video wherever you like, whenever you like. Plus, if you're in an Internet hotspot, you can post video to YouTube, Facebook and other sharing sites. The free Canon iOS Movie Upload app lets you upload video from the HF M52 camcorder to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. When you send video to your smartphone or tablet, you'll find it conveniently filed where your other videos are stored. Shoot video in your living room and save it to the PC in your home office over your home network. Wireless setup with the HF M52 is as quick and easy as it is with your other devices. You can register and store up to three networks for immediate retrieval at any time
Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS makes it easy to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method best able to produce sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers perfectly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the camcorder's powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary
Increased Clarity & Adjustability
The HF M52 camcorder's audio is an excellent match for its pristine image quality. The microphone has updated elements that increase clarity at medium and low frequencies, so even faint sounds are recorded clearly. Three microphone positions let you adjust recording to suit the position of the zoom or your subjects: front for monaural recording; regular for normal stereo effect; and rear for a wider, more enhanced stereo effect. Frequency response characteristics can be adjusted for the scene with several options. You can balance all frequencies for normal recording, emphasize low frequencies for impactful live music recording, attenuate low frequencies to reduce ambient noise, emphasize mid frequencies to focus on voices, or emphasize low and high frequencies to record live music with balanced lows and highs
Widescreen 3.0" Touch Panel LCD
The HF M52's 3.0" Flat Touch Panel LCD provides super intuitive control that feels instantly familiar. With a touch, you can shift focus immediately to any subject. Exposure for any area of the screen can be controlled with a touch as well. And with Touch Track, you simply place your finger on a moving subject and the focus will follow that subject. Tactile buttons are also available for selecting settings and controlling camcorder operations on-screen. A Home button on the camcorder takes you to the main LCD screen, where clear explanations of shooting modes and recording settings help you make informed choices for an exceptionally simple and enjoyable shooting experience
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 beautifully blurred background
Cinema-Look Filters
Giving your videos more creativity is easy with new Cinema-Look Filters. Cinema Standard subdues brights and enhances darks for the feel of film. Vivid accentuates primary colors for a cheerful effect and Cool adds a bluish tint for a futuristic feel. Nostalgic recreates the look of 1970s TV shows. Sepia adds a distinctive fade and antique tint. Old Movies imparts the aged look of early cinema. Dynamic creates dramatic high-contrast grayscale. Dream adds a magical look (soft-focus) for dream-like scenes. Memory produces a faded, misty look-great for flashback scenes
Story Creator
Creating a compelling video that truly documents an important event can be challenging, so the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder steps in to help with Story Creator. The feature is even easier to use than ever, so even beginning videographers can cover an event with confidence. Before shooting, you'll see a list of scenes you'll want to be sure to catch for several different types of occasions. And now each scene selection includes specific shooting tips that help with scene structure and composition, including suggestions for wide-shots, close-ups, even recommendations for length of shots. After shooting, you can watch your video in coherent story order based on each scene's theme, as opposed to the order in which each scene was shot
24p Cinema & 30p Progressive Modes
The HF M52 camcorder's sophisticated shooting mode options offer superior creativity and functionality. 24p Cinema Mode gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film, with a frame capture rate of 24p recorded at 60i. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive Mode, which is ideal for clips you intend to post online
Microphone & Headphone Terminals
The HF M52 camcorder offers exceptional audio flexibility with microphone and headphone terminals. The microphone terminal allows you to capture professional-quality sound with an external microphone and manual audio level control ensures proper volume for any situation. In addition, you'll find a dedicated headphone terminal, ideal for remote communication with the optional Wireless Microphone WM-V1 and other applications
Camera
Sensor 2.37 Megapixel 1/3"  CMOS
Optics
Focal Length 6.1 - 61 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 43.4 - 436 
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 3
Zoom Optical: 10x
Digital: 200x
Filter Size 43 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 32GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
LP (5Mbps): 720 minutes
SP (7Mbps): 575 minutes
XP+ (12Mbps): 345 minutes
FXP (17Mbps): 250 minutes
MXP (24Mbps): 175 minutes
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
MP4 (4Mbps): 1015 minutes
MP4 (9Mbps): 460 minutes
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD (MPEG4)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital AC3
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
Features
Image Stabilization Optical & Digital
Lux 1.2 (Regular Mode)
.1 (Low Light Mode)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x Mini-USB 2.0
1x A/V
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages Arabic
Czech
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
    7
  • Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz Processor or greater
  • 1GB RAM

Mac
  • OS X 10.6
  • Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Processor or greater
  • 1GB RAM
1
Please Note:

Windows 7 (64 bit) requires 2GB RAM

close
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1840mAh
Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8" / 6.8 x 6.4 x 12.1 cm
Weight 10.93 oz / 310 g without battery
12.88 oz / 365 g with battery
Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • CD-ROM Bundle
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CanonVIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder
     
    4.4

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (28)
    • Easy to use (26)
    • Great picture quality (26)
    • Good in low light (20)
    • Image stabilization (19)

    Cons

    • Complicated to operate (3)
    • Poor still image (3)

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (22)
    • Home movies (19)
    • Low light (16)
    • Travel (16)
    • Movies/short films (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (14), Semi-pro (12), Enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    The Beginning of a NEW Era!

    Purchased this camera after having my Canon T2i (which I love for interviews and short videos), but I needed something that could record for longer shots, like meetings and seminars. I like...Read complete review

    Purchased this camera after having my Canon T2i (which I love for interviews and short videos), but I needed something that could record for longer shots, like meetings and seminars. I like that this has both a built in flash memory (which will pretty much never wear out because there's no spinning hard drive and really no moving parts) and as an alternative I can pop in my 32G Class 10 SD card from my T2i for even more space or for added ease in transporting the footage. Total I can record somewhere between 9-16 hours of footage depending on settings and codec!

    Don't get frustrated, but understand it takes some careful reading and trial and error to send MP4 video from the camera, through the wifi to an ipad/iphone (very cool feature and ideal for a YouTube junky). Call Canon support if you need to--I did and they walked me through the whole process; super friendly and they were located in the US! note: if you own a Mac, don't use the provided cd's; the software is really designed for a PC.

    I LOVE:
    1) The wifi feature is way ahead of its time; no telling how this will be used in the future, but very helpful with uploading short videos to YouTube.
    2) Dual codec is something I have only seen on very, very expensive cameras; AVCHD for DVD use and then being able to record in MP4 when recording a 6 hour long conference is very simple and takes up hardly any memory on the camera.
    3) Touch screen on the camera is nice and LCD is so clear (thank you Canon)!

    I DON'T LOVE:
    1) That I can't send the footage straight to my MacBook Pro (at least I haven't figured it out yet although there is a way I'm sure.
    2) The wifi setup is a less than intuitive.
    3) the battery life isn't great--so plug that in!
    4) when you upload from the camera to YouTube, it only displays in 360p, which is good enough, but not amazing (Looks amazing on an iphone though...)

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    excellent camcorder

    Just got it , did my kids play at high school and it came out beautiful, excellent zoom, auto mode could use a tweak on lighting because faces get too bright. If you...Read complete review

    Just got it , did my kids play at high school and it came out beautiful, excellent zoom, auto mode could use a tweak on lighting because faces get too bright. If you record anything at length a good steadyrest is essential because it is small and light. Picture feature works but it should have a separate button, touching the screen makes the camera move and the picture is not as clear.My biggest gripe is with the software, you MUST set up a password protected profile which is a waste of time, the wireless feature works, but is finicky and so slow that you would be better off without it, and direct to tv wireless is a format problem that you have to research to get it to work(what your TV accepts vs what format you record in)" if " it can be compatable. The battery is only good for 70 minutes according to B&H, but it is actually 120 -130 minutes on the camcorder. I miss a full manual, if they want to save paper then don't give me a startup manual in 8 languages, which makes me throw out most of it.Definitely expensive and expected better for the price.

    Reviewed by 34 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-20

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Great prosumer camera

    By Strad43

    from Brookline, MA

    About Me Video Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Documentaries
      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies

      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

      Pretty easy to use, fair number of features, and versatile!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      The 'sweet spot' camera

      By Alex

      from Lake Arrowhead, CA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • Battery Latches On Loose

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Home Movies
      • Movies/Short Films
      • Travel

      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

      This camera is small and point-and-shoot for everyday use, and at the same time its quality is outstanding and rivals professional camcorders. Sensor, stabilizer, colors, sound - it's perfect. The only way it could be better if the battery would latch onto the camcorder more snugly.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great value on a budget

      By Tony

      from New York

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

      I bought this camera to experiment with short films and to shoot promotional videos for clients. So far the quality is great, the low light sensor came in handy while I was shooting rehearsals in a dark theater. I added a wide angle conversion lense which makes it look a little more professional , while also enhancing the screen capabilities.
      I have'nt purchased and external microphone yet, but hope to soon.

      If I had more money iin my budget I would upgrade to a cam with a viewfinder and more professional looks to impress clients. However, the high def footage allows me to attain professional results. I would like more power in my zoom, this is only 10X. I would say if you need a cam that is versatile for personal and professional gigis now and then, this would work.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Video taping for church service

      By dragonfly

      from enterprise AL

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

        This is a great product. It was highly recommended by church taping crew. It will be used to podcast services to men who are currently overseas serving us in the military.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Share this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great camcorder

        By John

        from Lakeland FL

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

          The camcorder has an awesome picture and is easy to record. This camcorder has very few buttons so not to hard to figure it out after playing with it for awhile. Now the reason for the 4stars is because it said that it was compatible with Windows Xp and vista but it would not work with the editing on the MP4 setting as well as setting up the wireless. Other than that I am very happy with it and for the size it has a big picture and places a give a big production value on the recording.

          It may be smart to get the wireless remote because the touch screen LCD is small so the function buttons are kinda hard to hit.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          great camera

          By Sparton 117

          from Johnson AR

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Good picture guality
          • Great Macro Capabilities
          • Great Sound
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Zoom range/performance

          Cons

          • 5 12 Hours To Charge
          • 5 Hours Charge Time

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

          this camera is great, the only two draw backs are, that it has to charge for 5 hours and thirty minutes if the battery is dead and will only last 1 hour and thirty minutes. and that it has full manual, which is great but all the controls are on the touch screen instead of on the body of the camera. overal a great camera.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Optimized for HD Video

          By Corporate videographer

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Still Image

          Best Uses

          • Corporate Video
          • HD Shooting

          Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

          I purchased the Canon Vixia HF M52 for producing marketing videos inhouse. Primarily used for client interviews, event documentation, and b-roll shots for videos we will post to our web site. The camera is small, battery life is good, and the amount of built in memory is good (32GB). I added a 32GB SDHC memory card as well.

          The camera is promoted as being optimized for HD video and it is. The video quality is outstanding. However, it's also true that this is not a good camera for taking still photos. If you need a camera that is good at both still and video then this is not the camera for you.

          I used the HF M52 to document a recent users' conference at our company and while the video was excellent, the few photos I tried to take were dark, showed lots of noise, and are basically unusable if you intend to print them. They may work ok for online use.

          The menu controls take a little getting used to. Everything is handled through on-screen menus. Basic auto operation is great. There are decent manual control - however, the manual features available are somewhat hindered by having to use the on-screen menus to access them.

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Great HD Camcorder

          By Johno

          from Barrington R.I.

          About Me Casual User

          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
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

            Very good video quality, great in low light and I like the WIFI capability. I use this mostly for family outings and events that come up. I would recommmend this camcorder to a friend, Great purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Great little camcorder!

            By bpetrel

            from Cinnaminson, NJ

            About Me Semi-pro Videographer

            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

            • Poor Software For Mac
            • Wi-fi Too Complicated

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

            I purchased this product before heading out on a vacation. First of all, it's considerably smaller and lighter than you'd expect. It actually fit easily in the pocket of my cargo shorts. Every night I took advantage of the direct backup to hard drive feature by connecting an external USB drive using a Sony USB adapter cable. It performed well in low light as well. I only gave it 4 stars because of the lack of Mac software support. The Wi-fi capabilities aren't very useful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Easy to use for anyone

            By Dave

            from Virginia

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

              Everything worked as advertised. Setting the camera on auto does almost all the work for you but the more adventurous can play with the other settings. Having the extra 32 GB SD card is recommended. Videos are great quality, the camera is light. The only minor complaint is the position of the record button.

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Decent little camera

              By Harding

              from Boonville, IN

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

              • Poor Sound

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

              The touchscreen is a good idea for a consumer camera, but it is a little unresponsive. The menus are very simple to navigate through. It's a nice camera for a quick family video.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Cuffs

              from Chicago, il

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

              I'm a bit of an electronic idiot, but this is simple to use and takes great video.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Shoots Excellent Quality Video

              By Veronica

              from Round Rock, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Background Noise

              Best Uses

              • HD Shooting
              • Movies/Short Films

              Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

              We use the camera for everything from dance performances to football games and it gives wonderful coverage. The quality is fantastic!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Love the camera

              By Deb the novice

              from Lancaster, NY

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Customer Testimonials
                • Product Demos
                • Tradeshows

                Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                My designer recommended the camera to me and used his a couple times. Loved the light weight and was easy to take with me on customer visits. It worked out so well we decided to purchase our own. He recommended B&H and we are glad he did.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Simply Amazing

                By railpro92

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                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
                  • Outdoor events games
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                  This is a very easy to use video camera for the experienced user. It has a ton of features for low light and night time shooting as well as different daytime options. The sound and quality is top notch when viewed on a computer or television and the editing system that comes in the box is very useful. The battery lasts much longer than advertised and an HDMI cable also comes in the box so no need to go out and buy one!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Not bad for it's size

                  By VK Man

                  from Glendale, CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Build In Lightflush
                  • Poor Still Image

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                  I have Canon VIXIA HV40 (DV Tape) and I am comparing the Video quality with HF M52 its a huge difference. I do a lot of video editing and I have so many DV taps all over, but with M52 this is a huge advantage with 32GB memory and will never loose video quality no matter how many times I use it. One thing I don't like is that I wish it had build in flush light or light.
                  The Bottom line it is worth it if you are going to use it daily bases.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  OK Camvcorder

                  By MH

                  from Marina de; Rey CA

                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • Poor In Low Light

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                    Video image clarity is OK, but suffers at low light.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for Community Events

                    By Lew

                    from BCTV - Belchertown, Ma

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries

                      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                      BCTV is a community access TV station with lots of volunteers taping community events. They need an easy to use camera; I need good audio and good video. The Canon Vixia line of consumer camcorders has been our go-to product for years. It delivers what I need and it is easy to use for our volunteers.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Great for live concerts

                      By yodycat

                      from Los Altos, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Sound
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                      • Touch Screen Difficult To

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Live Music

                      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                      I haven't had the camera long, but my immediate impression is that it is great. I mostly use it for recording live music in low light settings, and under those conditions it is outstanding in both performance and value. Video stays crisp even when zoomed way in, and audio can be adjusted so it doesn't blow out in a loud room. Of course most venues don't allow video recording, but when they do, this is the camera for the job.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Impressive camera

                      By Mike

                      from Fort Mill SC

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Great Sound
                      • Zoom range/performance

                      Cons

                      • Battery Life About 45min

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Movies/Short Films

                      Comments about Canon VIXIA HF M52 Full HD Camcorder:

                      I was looking for a camera with decent lens, audio mic input jack and headphone jack. Camera meets all of this and I didn't realize it, till I got it, there is a WiFi feature too. Camera very easy to use almost intuitive. I was afraid of Cannon's software taking over my computer like it did my neighbors. But it hasn't yet. Really haven't used the software quite yet.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      Displaying reviews 1-20

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Be prepared - always carry extra media.

                      SanDisk -  8GB SDHC Extreme Plus Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
                      • You Pay: $17.95
                       

                      Batteries & Power

                      Show more >

                      Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

                      Canon -  Battery Pack BP-718
                      • You Pay: $59.90
                       
                      Watson -  BP-718 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1780mAh)
                      • You Pay: $39.00
                       

                      Bags & Cases

                      Show more >

                      Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

                      Pearstone -  Onyx 1030 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
                      • You Pay: $17.95
                       

                      Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

                      Tiffen -  43mm UV Haze 1 Filter
                      • You Pay: $7.99
                       
                      Tiffen -  43mm Circular Polarizing Filter
                      • You Pay: $18.99
                       

                      Lenses & Adaptors

                      Show more >

                      Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

                      Canon -  WD-H43 43mm 0.7x Wide Angle Converter Lens
                      • You Pay: $180.48
                       
                      Pearstone -  DVP-WA07-43 0.7x Wide Angle Lens Attachment
                      • You Pay: $92.50
                       

                      Wireless Tracking or Streaming

                      Show more >
                      Solo Shot -  Camera Tripod & Wireless Transmitter
                      • You Pay: $299.00
                       
                      View all Accessories
                      See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                      Close

                      Close

                      Close