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Canon Vixia HF R52

79

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Canon Vixia HF R52

Canon Vixia HF R52
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A fully featured and classic 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
32x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 3.28MP 1" Jan 2014
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Canon Vixia HF R52 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R52 number 214 across all camcorders.
97
Reviews
119 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has brilliant user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This Canon camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Longer than average maximum battery life
Bigger than average digital zoom

Canon Vixia HF R52 Video Reviews

Canon Vixia HF R52 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Vixia HF R52's total megapixels of only 3.28MP is in the smallest 31% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the Vixia HF R52 of 32x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 21% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor sizes of camcorders range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38". The Vixia HF R52's optical sensor size of only 0.206" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 71% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon Vixia HF R52 of 285g is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 59% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R52 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The Vixia HF R52's maximum battery life of 17.2h is very long compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 3% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have battery life (max) of between 0.16h and 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Vixia HF R52 of 1,140x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 83% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The digital zooms of camcorders range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Vixia HF R52 supports HDMI, as do 70% of video cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Vixia HF R52's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 51% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The Vixia HF R52's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 32.5mm is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 30% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Vixia HF R52 of only 2.07MP is lower than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 23% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all video cameras is 4.7MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 17MP.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Vixia HF R52's maximum aperture number of 4.5 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 68% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 5, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The Canon Vixia HF R52's effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07MP is lower than 77% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders is 0.46MP, the highest is 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R52 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 58mm and 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 930mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Vixia HF R52 of 1,850mm is in the longest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Vixia HF R52 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00013803239003, 00069060206845, 00138032390032, 00341465041277

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