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Canon Vixia HF R52
Canon Vixia HF R52
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Canon Vixia HF R52

A classic 3.28 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
3.28MP 1/4.85" Yes 285g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Canon Vixia HF R52 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Canon Vixia HF R52 number 179 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camcorder 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 2017.
This Canon camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports HDMI
Quite low minimum aperture number
Very low effective megapixels (image)
Does not have a built-in flash

Canon Vixia HF R52 Video Reviews


Canon Vixia HF R52 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Vixia HF R52 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The Vixia HF R52 has a quite low minimum aperture number (only 1.8) compared to most of the other camcorders. Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other camcorders that we have checked, the battery life (max) of the Canon Vixia HF R52 of 17.2 hours is one of the longest. The average battery life (max) of camcorders is 53h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 8,700h.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The average effective megapixels (image) of camcorders is 5.8MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP. The Vixia HF R52 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders, the Canon Vixia HF R52 does not have a built-in flash.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Vixia HF R52 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders also are Full HD.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Canon Vixia HF R52 has a fairly big digital zoom (1,140 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders. The digital zooms of video cameras range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

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Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R52 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R52 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 25x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the camcorders the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm. At 1,853 millimeter, the Canon Vixia HF R52 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R52 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Average Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 3.28 megapixels, the Vixia HF R52 has a pretty standard total megapixels compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Vixia HF R52 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803239003, 00069060206845, 00138032390032, 00341465041277

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