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Canon Vixia HF M52 Camcorder Review

This Canon HF M52 doesn't shy away in low light.

$699.99 MSRP
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Introduction

With excellent low light performance and a decent amount of manual controls, the Canon HF M52 is one of the best mid-range camcorders on the market. It does come with a steep $750 price tag, however, and the new features—which include WiFi capability and a new 720p MPEG-4 record mode—certainly aren't groundbreaking. If you already own a Canon HF M41 or M40 from last year, then there isn't much of a compelling reason to upgrade.

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Canon Vixia HF M52, take a look at these other camcorders.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Handling
  13. Controls
  14. Features
  15. Recording Options
  16. Hardware
  17. Other Features
  18. Canon Vixia HF M40 Comparison
  19. Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V Comparison
  20. Panasonic HC-X900M Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery

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