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Canon Legria HF M52
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Canon Legria HF M52 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 360g Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Four industry awards
Inferior technical features
Menu complexe
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
camcorderinfo.com Editor's Choice Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 5 Star lydogbillede.dk Especially Recommended 5 Star Trusted Reviews Recommended

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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Amongst small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago, this video camera is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites.

The authors at two expert review sites both decided that this Canon video camera was very good. This video camera received an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award from both Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk.

In addition, this Canon video camera received a "Recommended" award from review site Trusted Reviews and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Camcorderinfo.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Les Numeriques.com, pcworld.com.vn and gadgetspeak.com this video camera has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100.

Canon Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 1,806 user and expert reviews (including 388 verified purchases), Canon has good reviews for its video cameras. Canon also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Legria HF M52 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Legria HF M52 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the Legria HF M52.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Legria HF M52 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the Canon Legria HF M52 does not have a built-in flash.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Camcorders that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g. With a weight of 360 grams, the Legria HF M52 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Features

Inferior Technical Features

One person considered that it did not have good features. Five years ago expert website Camcorderinfo.com wrote “This excellent mid-range camcorder isn't much better than its predecessor, especially since the WiFi features aren't that cool” in their review of this camcorder.


Storage

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Legria HF M52 has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder. The smallest internal storage capacity of video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera is 2GB, the largest is 120GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 25GB.

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Very Small Flash Memory

The flash memory of camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera range from 4GB to 120GB. With a flash memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Legria HF M52 has one of the smaller flash memory amongst camcorders of this age.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Legria HF M52 has a pretty standard maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Legria HF M52 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Legria HF M52 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

If you want a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the XA10 (3.5"), or the Legria HF G30 (3.5") both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Legria HF M52 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a face detection.

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Support

Decent Manual Controls

Two customers who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Decent manual controls”. Five years ago Camcorderinfo.com wrote “With excellent low light performance and a decent amount of manual controls”.


Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The Legria HF M52 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The Legria HF M52 features progressive scan. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also feature progressive scan.

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Features Back Light Compensation

The Legria HF M52 features back light compensation, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Legria HF M52 has a continuous shooting mode. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a continuous shooting mode.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Legria HF M52 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera range from 10x to 78x. The Canon Legria HF M52 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If this Canon camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Legria HF G30 (20x), or the 800 (35x) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 436 millimeters, the Canon Legria HF M52 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other camcorders of this age and spec that we have checked, the Legria HF M52's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 43.6 millimeters is one of the longest. Video cameras of this age and type have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 44mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Legria HF M52 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

If this Canon camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30 (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Canon Legria HF M52 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also support HDMI.

There are a number of other video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF G30.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Legria HF M52 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Legria HF M52 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a headphone outputs.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Legria HF M52 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Legria HF M52 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Legria HF M52 features pre-record function, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Design

Excellent Image Quality

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality. Reviewed.com mentioned “Excellent image quality” in their Canon Legria HF M52 review but in spite of that they scored this camcorder 14 out of 100.

Tripod Mountable

The Legria HF M52 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also are tripod mountable.

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Menu Complexe

One person said in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus. Reviewed.com said five years ago “Menu complexe” .


Display Touchscreen Da 7 5 Cm

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Reviewed.com said “Display touchscreen da 7 5 cm” yet they only gave the Canon Legria HF M52 a score of 1 stars.

Bon Stabilisateur D'image En Zoom

One person considered that it had a good zoom. Reviewed.com mentioned five years ago “Bon stabilisateur d'image en zoom” in their review of this camcorder.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 2.16 hours, the Legria HF M52 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

If this camcorder battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30 (3.16h) which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 6093b011aa, 6093b004aa, 6093b016
Barcodes 00013803145687, 03610170847427, 03610480107488, 04960999840949, 08714574581439, 08714574581446, 08714574581453, 08714574581460, 08714574581477, 08714574582511, 08714574582542

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