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Canon Legria HF M52

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Canon Legria HF M52. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the zoom and price.

usability, image quality, portability, design, battery

reliability, price, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria HF M52

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M52 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the price, and there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, image quality, portability, design, battery

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Legria HF M52 Full HD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, Professional CMOS sensor, Optical IS, WiFi, 32GB)Canon Legria HF M52 Full HD Camcorder (10x Optical Zoom, Professional CMOS sensor, Optical IS, WiFi, 32GB)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Legria HFM52 camcorder pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

When we read about the high-end camcorder range from Canon that is the Canon Legria HF M-Series, we rather thought that they'd have to be quite big when

Jan, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: James Morris (trustedreviews.com)

Canon LEGRIA HF M52

 

The Canon LEGRIA HF M52 blends of high-end video performance with excellent connectivity.

Excellent image quality ; Built-in DLNA server ; Decent manual controls

Expensive ; Proprietary Canon accessory shoe

Mar, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Camcorder 2012-2013

 

The compact, handheld Canon HF M52 camcorder gives you the opportunity to shoot high-quality video with ultra-fast focusing and effective picture stabilization. The 32GB built-in flash memory provides up to three hours shooting capacity at the highest...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon Legria HF M52

 

It started out as an evening to check out a Canon camcorder but events turned out differently to what I expected.

Recently I was a murder victim. I kid you not. There I was busily typing away on a Mac Book when I was repeatedly brutally stabbed several times by a masked maniac. This horrendous crime was committed at The Hospital but this location seemed bereft of...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Gavin Owen (cnet.com.au)

Canon Legria HFM52

 

The Canon HFM52 is a generic camera that matches its price tag. If you're looking for a straight, no-fuss camera without the gimmicks offered by other brands, then this camera would be a good purchase.

Comfortable to hold ; Warm, realistic colours ; Good still image quality

Poor low-light performance ; Frustrating interface and menus ; Image stabiliser is not good

The Canon HFM52 is a generic camera that matches its price tag. If you're looking for a straight, no-fuss camera without the gimmicks offered by other brands, then this camera would be a good purchase, as long as you can endure the bad image...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

Finally we can say that investing in Canon Legria HF M52 is great if you have a great passion for recording video clips. Along with this the especially gifted its new Story Creator allows you to create your own story with its onscreen guidance to...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon HF M52

 

Fantastic video performance, but Canon's new WiFi feature didn't win us over.

Fantastic low light performance; More recording options with new MPEG-4 720p setting

Little, if any, performance improvement over last year’s HF M40; WiFi features are very confusing

If you’re looking for a first-rate low light camcorder that won’t break the bank, then the Canon HF M52 is right up your alley. It’s a fantastic product in terms of video performance, and it ranked near the top of its class in all of our video tests...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: George (reevoo.com)

Canon LEGRIA HFM52

 

Image quality exceptional

On reflection would prefer larger optical zoom

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):2.16 / 2.17
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV II / DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Sharpness
Minimum illumination:0.1 / 1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Photo effects:Fader
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer:2,10

Design

Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.3 / 25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):43.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.36
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Backlight, Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Surf, Underwater / Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater / Beach, Fireworks, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Sunset, Underwater / Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
AV output:1
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes
Zoom capability:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:PIXELA Video Browser v2, Network Utility v2, ImageBrowser EX / PIXELA Video Browser v2\nNetwork Untility v2
Cables included:HDMI, USB / USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB A, Mini-USB B

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0005 - 0.5 / 1/2000 / 1/2000 - 1/2

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Histogram: No
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:HDD, Memory card / Memory Card / NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:32 / 4
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :4 / 6.4
Weight:360
Width:6.8

White balance

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