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VIXIA HF R52

57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding steady video. Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor. DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance. Record up to 12 hours of video to a 32GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory Card.
Average Customer Rating:
4.75 out of 5
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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for VIXIA HF R52
Review 1 for VIXIA HF R52
Nickname: Joker II
Location: Nashville, TN
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Mostly used for: Family & Friends
Canon Enthusiast: more than 20 years
Product replacement: No

As advertised

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Price/Value
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Date:July 21, 2014
Pros: Good Low-Light Performance, Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, durable, Good Software Compatibility, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, easy to use
Like the title says "as advertised". Camera performs as advertised...good quality videos for the price. You will need a back-up battery if you are using the camera for more than 90 minutes and the cost of a spare battery isn't cheap.
Great camera, I would recommend it to anyone.
Review 2 for VIXIA HF R52
Nickname: Peru COG
Location: Peru, NY
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Enthusiast: Less than 1 year
Product replacement: No

great camera

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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Date:July 13, 2014
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality
Cons: does not stream video
Great camera and great output. Bought it to stream but found out afterwards it can not. Overall A+ just writing a review to make sure someone else does not buy this camera to try to live stream.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for VIXIA HF R52
Nickname: Don
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Mostly used for: Business
Canon Enthusiast: 11 to 20 years
Product replacement: No

Would be 5 stars BUT

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4 out of 5
Date:May 29, 2014
Pros: Compact Design, excellent image quality, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, easy to use
Cons: wifi remote app failure
Nice cam. Nice features. Would of been a 5 star however the wifi remote function is useless on the Galaxy s5. The app does not support it and from other reviews I've been reading it doesn't support quite a few other android devices. What a waste of the wifi function.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for VIXIA HF R52
Nickname: celebrate1203
Location: Minocqua, WI
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Mostly used for: Family & Friends
Canon Enthusiast: more than 20 years
Product replacement: Yes

From the eyes of a PRO this camcorder has it all.

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5 out of 5
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Date:April 18, 2014
Pros: good battery life, Good Low-Light Performance, Easy Computer Connectivity, Great sound/audio, Accurate, Vivid Colors, Compact Design, excellent image quality, durable, Good Software Compatibility, Ergonomic/comfortable to hold, Easy TV Connectivity, easy to use, very professional, extremely well made, current technology
I am a professional photographer and also do movie productions as a hobby. I cannot speak highly enough about the Canon Vixia HF R52 camcorder. You have to read the 200 page owners manual to appreciate all this camcorder can do. The optics are incredibly clear and concise. Close ups so close and clear that you can almost touch the lens on it and it will be in focus. The image stabilization is also incredible and whether you want the ease of putting the camcorder on Auto or going manual and creating your own this camcorder does it all. the camcorder is Wifi and can also be controlled with your smartphone or ipad home or away from home.
This camcorder is well worth the amount invested and it is small, sleek, and compact yet its memory can hold a ton of high definition video. So happy I purchased this camcorder. You can't beat the Canon optics.
From a professional standpoint this camcorder really is a State of the Art camcorder. Love the touch screen and the huge 3" screen.
I have nothing con to say about this camcorder at all. It is 100% Pro.
52 of 54 people found this review helpful.
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