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Canon Vixia HF R52
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Canon Vixia HF R52 Camcorder

3.28MP 1/4.85 285g Jan 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Compact, easy, and powerfully equipped with built-in Wi-Fi, the VIXIA HF R52 is all the camcorder you need to preserve and share special moments both big and small. With the mega-sized 57x... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 46 user reviews the average user rating of this Canon video camera is superb.

Excellent Brand

Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent reviews on average and across all video cameras Canon is one of the best manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 17.2 hours, the Canon Vixia HF R52 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Vixia HF R52. Camcorders of this spec and age have battery lifes of between 1h and 150h, and the average battery life is 16h.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R52 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Vixia HF R52 has an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Vixia HF R52 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF R52.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Canon Vixia HF R52 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

The maximum focal lengths of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF R52 range from 22mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length is 1,100mm. The maximum focal length of the Vixia HF R52 of 1,853 millimeter is one of the longest amongst camcorders of this age and spec.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most commonly found battery on small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Seven Scene Modes

The Canon Vixia HF R52 has a greater number of scene modes than most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Canon camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF R52. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Snow", "Sports" and "Sunset" are also found on this camcorder.

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Fairly Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

With a maximum fash memory capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R52 has one of the bigger maximum fash memory capacities amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average maximum fash memory capacity of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R52 is 19GB.

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1/4.85" Optical Sensor Size

The Vixia HF R52 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.85". That's 20% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1/8" and the best is 1/3".

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Has a Built-In Display

The Canon Vixia HF R52 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Vixia HF R52 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF R52. The white balance modes "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens. The Vixia HF R52 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

When compared to other video cameras of this type and age that we have assessed, the display resolution of the Vixia HF R52 of only 23,000 pixels is one of the lowest. The lowest display resolution of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R52 is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vixia HF R52 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R52 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Canon Vixia HF R52 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vixia HF R52 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF R52 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The Vixia HF R52 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF R52 are also not waterproof.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R52 is 0.1lx, the biggest is 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 2.2lx. With a minimum illumination of 5 lux, the Vixia HF R52 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Vixia HF R52.

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Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

The Vixia HF R52 has a fairly big closest focusing distance (0.1 meters) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF R52 the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 1m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF R52

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF R52 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF R52.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 1,140 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R52 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 32 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF R52 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R52 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 March 2014 by Ron
Ron would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52 (Verified Purchase)

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...

Reviewed 14 June 2014 by Arlenearmy
Arlenearmy would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52

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... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Zoom
Poor Sound
Wifi Is Lacking
Poor In Low Light
Wi-fi Not That Good
Mic Placement In Wind
Reviewed 8 January 2015 by StCheryl
StCheryl would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52

This is easy to use, and the quality of the video on the computer is quite good. It is lightweight, comfortable, and fits nicely on a range of tripods and similar equipment. I'm really happy with... Read more…

Reviewed 2 September 2014 by New Grandad
New Grandad would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52 (Verified Purchase)

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... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2014 by Bergie the Sound Guy
Bergie the Sound Guy would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52 (Verified Purchase)

This camera takes a great picture, has great zoom quality, and overall a quality feel to it. I purchased this camera with the sole purpose of pointing it at a stage and giving local playback to... Read more…

Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Webcastman

This camera really shines in low light situations. Great value...

Reviewed 8 May 2014 by Nic

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

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Santa Fe Sam
Santa Fe Sam would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52 (Verified Purchase)

We bought this as something extra to remember our trips through the national parks. I have a Canon 40D DSLR but wanted to exapnd into video. We've only been practicing around the local area but so... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Matt
Matt would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52 (Verified Purchase)

I use this to film speakers in smaller-size rooms. It is very easy to set up and use. Love how you can just take the video straight from the camera in a .mp4 format and play it right on the... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Shin
Shin would recommend the Canon Vixia /Legria HF R52

I wanted a HD Cam that comes with good Internal Memories at a decent price and after much searching I have had my eyes on the Canon HF R52 for sometimes. Below are my thoughts of the... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 9370a001
Barcodes 00013803239003, 00069060206845, 00138032390032, 00341465041277, 00797391928012
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