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Canon Vixia HF R52 Camcorder

$349.99
3.28MP 1/4 285g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent user reviews
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
45 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 73 user reviews this small total megapixels camcorder has an excellent overall user rating. Over 71% of reviewers gave this camcorder the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

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


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF R52 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF R52 has a composite video out, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon Vixia HF R52 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Vixia HF R52 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Vixia HF R52 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4.85" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Storage

Quite Big Flash Memory

With a flash memory of 32 gigabytes, the Vixia HF R52 has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder. The flash memory of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average flash memory is 22GB.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Vixia HF R52 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Vixia HF R52 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 360,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 23,000 pixels, the Canon Vixia HF R52's display resolution (numeric) is one of the lowest amongst camcorders of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Vixia HF R52 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The Vixia HF R52 features back light compensation, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

Video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder have minimum illuminations of between 0.05lx and 7lx. With a minimum illumination of 5 lux, the Vixia HF R52 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

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

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Canon Vixia HF R52 features dual shot (video & photo). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature dual shot (video & photo).

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Features Pre-Record Function

The Canon Vixia HF R52 features pre-record function, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time 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 typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Shin said “Simple to use (pop in battery, open display, record) 3”. Shin also wrote “The camcorder does not come with a software to edit footage (my previous Sony DVD Handy Cam came with a software” in her review. Photoj_eric wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I am a high school teacher that needs equipment to be easy to use and lasts a long time”.

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. Two years ago Matt mentioned “It is very easy to set up and use”. Jeffbob wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Camera was easy to set up and shoot with” and rated it 8 stars.

One person said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Robust

Two customers reckoned that it was well made. Béné rated the product 7 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “I'm very pleased with this camcorder, easy to use, super light and compact, large enough built in memory, nice image quality” in their Canon Vixia HF R52 review. Mag wrote in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “The built in flash memory is great when you run out of SD card space” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Good Quality

Twelve customers who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Great Picture Quality” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Santa Fe Sam gave it a score of 6 stars and she wrote “So far we've enjoyed the quality, ease of operation”. Photoj_eric said two years ago “The Canon R52 seems to have a better audio quality” in their review of this camcorder.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was neat. Bob D wrote in his review of this camcorder “The functins are well organized” .

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Labrisher mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “This VIXIA HF R52 fits the bill to a tee - small yet producing equally gorgeous video quality” and gave the product a score of 8 stars.

One person who bought the Canon Vixia HF R52 considered that it was smooth. Karenb mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Bhphotovideo.com “The camcorder is great - smooth zoom, high-quality movies, good sound”.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The Vixia HF R52 has one of the bigger digital zooms (1,140 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. The average digital zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 720x.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,853 millimeter, the Vixia HF R52 has one of the longer maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 32 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF R52 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Battery

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max) of small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera range from 0.083h to 150h. At 17.2 hours, the Vixia HF R52 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it wrote that it was noisy. Three years ago New Grandad wrote “2) the AVCHD compression in lower light conditions is noisy” in their review of this camcorder.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon Vixia HF R52 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Nine people who purchased it said that it had good features. Three years ago Ron said “It creates a crisp, clear picture and has lots of features” in his review of this camcorder. Dan wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Has a bunch of features and takes great video”. Bergie the Sound Guy scored it 4 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “My only real disappointment with the camera thus far is the feature set” in their review of this camcorder.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote that the Canon Vixia HF R52 had a good battery life. Stallion Today said in their Canon Vixia HF R52 review on Bhphotovideo.com “It holds a lot of video's and the battery life is excellent”.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Three people who bought it reckoned that it had a good screen. Shin she mentioned “Display panel is responsive (the screen) Not so good things” in her review of the Canon Vixia HF R52. Nic wrote “I love the lens and display on this”. Spartyphotog wrote in their review of this camcorder three years ago “Great picture and display for a small handheld” .

Good Zoom

Seven customers mentioned that it had a good zoom. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Zoom rangeperformance” although they only rated this camcorder 20 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Great Zoom” in their review. Photoj_eric wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The biggest improvements seem to the zoom lens and audio sensitivity”.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Amazon.co.uk said “Good Image Stabilization” but despite that they rated it 1 stars. Labrisher mentioned “Image stabilization is superb” . Three years ago H3h8m3 said “Image stabilization is great, even meth heads with jitters will be able to tape their freak outs”.

One owner who purchased this camcorder concluded that it had a good lens.

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Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon Vixia HF R52 was compact. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Great compact size” . Rk said in their review of this camcorder two years ago “Good for general domestic video shooting purpose Compact, good zoom”. Tex4027 said on Bhphotovideo.com “Excellent camera for the money! Easy to use, very compact” in their review of this camcorder.

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Stcheryl scored the product 7 stars and wrote “This is easy to use, lightweight”. Stcheryl also wrote “It is lightweight, comfortable” in their review.

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Average Weight

At 285 grams, the Vixia HF R52 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Canon camcorder was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803239003, 00069060206845, 00138032390032, 00341465041277
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