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Pro Image Quality with Compact Convenience Small and light with a sleek new design, the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder has 32GB of internal memory to record up to 12 hours of stunning HD video. Image quality is unsurpassed, thanks to the camcorder's newly designed, professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. The high-sensitivity sensor provides outs... read more

Canon VIXIA HF M52 High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder

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Pro Image Quality with Compact Convenience

Small and light with a sleek new design, the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder has 32GB of internal memory to record up to 12 hours of stunning HD video. Image quality is unsurpassed, thanks to the camcorder's newly designed, professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. The high-sensitivity sensor provides outstanding resolution, better low-light performance, and beautiful, natural detail in both shadow and highlight areas. Intelligent IS and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization designed for the Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens make every scene clear and steady, and new built-in features make it easy to give your videos added creativity. Operation is fun and simple with a Flat Touch Panel LCD you'll control with your fingertips. This camcorder has the flexibility you crave: enjoy the convenience of recording in AVCHD or MP4 format to the internal flash drive or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. And now with built-in Wi-Fi®, you can immediately upload video from the camcorder directly to social networking sites via CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, or your own home computer. You can also choose to upload video to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® by installing the Canon Movie Uploader app, and enjoy wireless viewing on your DLNA™-compatible TV.


Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens

Building on Canon's decades of optical excellence, the VIXIA HF M52's 10x HD Video Lens produces extraordinary images. The high-performance Canon HD Video Lens uses low-dispersion glass to suppress chromatic aberration, delivering crystal clear video with excellent resolution, even at the telephoto end of the zoom. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The lens also features an iris diaphragm. Normally found only on professional-level camcorders, the iris diaphragm produces highly expressive video with sharply focused subjects and beautifully blurred backgrounds.


Newly Designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor

Equipped with the same high-powered image sensor found in professional models, the compact VIXIA HF M52 camcorder captures 1080p Full HD video with the rich, vivid quality of a much more upscale camcorder. The professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080, HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor has a large pixel size that captures more available light to deliver superb imaging. Technical refinements including a thinner on-chip microlens, improved color filter transmittance and deeper, wider photodiode allow 20% higher light transmittance*. Additional light to the sensor means that video shot in low-light situations is brighter and clearer, with better noise suppression. The newly extended dynamic range is exceptionally wide, producing enhanced gradation and natural, lifelike realism in high-contrast scenes.


Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card

The camcorder's internal 32GB Flash Drive holds up to 12 hours of crisp, high-definition video safely and securely. With no moving parts, flash memory technology is perfectly able to withstand camcorder jolts or drops. You can also record to a removable SD memory card, making it easy to share your video with friends and family. Conveniently sized and readily available, SD cards give you up to 64GB (24 hours) of recording capacity for a combined capacity of 96GB or 36 hours. For added flexibility, you can even back up your video directly to an external hard drive by using the optional UA-100 USB Adapter.


SDXC Compatibility

In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder is compatible with super-high capacity Secure Digital Expanded Capacity (SDXC) cards. The same convenient size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2,048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer. It's an excellent option for family reunions, vacations and any time you know you'll require extra memory.


Relay Recording

With Relay Recording, you never have to worry about whether you're reaching maximum capacity on the camcorder's internal flash drive. When the internal drive is full, the system automatically switches recording over to the SD memory card. This reassuring backup system means you'll never miss capturing an important scene again.


Connect Directly to External Drives

When it comes to saving your memories, the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder offers plenty of flexibility. In addition to traditional file storage methods, you can connect the camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive by using the optional UA-100 USB adapter to store video files safely and securely without a computer, an economical option for high-capacity storage on vacations or other trips. Using a USB connection, you can even play video on a TV via the camcorder.


Record in AVCHD or MP4 Format

The VIXIA HF M52 camcorder gives you the flexibility of dual codec recording, allowing you to record in AVCHD or MP4 format, so you can pick the format that best suits your needs. AVCHD's higher bit-rate and finer resolution will yield the highest quality video for viewing on an HDTV or archiving to Blu-ray™. And for use with today's most typical video applications, the camcorder lets you record in MP4 format, too. MP4 format produces files you can share right away - with no need for conversion. Video is immediately available to upload to social networking sites like Facebook™ or YouTube™, view on an iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod Touch™.


Built-in Wi-Fi®

Built-in Wi-Fi® opens up a world of new possibilities, giving you the connectivity and immediacy you expect today. The VIXIA HF M52 camcorder is a sharing device, ready to send your video wherever you like: delight faraway relatives with video of a wedding seconds after it took place; share video of your travels as they happen; post event-documenting videos online more. If you're in an Internet hotspot, you can share videos over the Internet by signing up on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* - an online photo storage service that lets you upload to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The free Canon Movie Uploader app lets you upload video from the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder to your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® device virtually anywhere. And when you send video to your smartphone or tablet, you'll find it conveniently filed where your other videos are stored. Shoot video in your living room, and save it to the PC in your home office over your home network. Wireless setup with the VIXIA HF M52 is as quick and easy as it is with your other devices, and you can register and store up to three networks for immediate retrieval any time.


DLNA™ Compliance

DLNA, the Digital Living Network Alliance, is a standard designed to increase connectivity between consumer devices of all types and brands. The VIXIA HF M52 camcorder is DLNA-compliant, and now so are many HDTVs. That means that you can use your home network to access the video stored in your camcorder with the remote control of a DLNA-compliant TV. Even if your HDTV is not DLNA-compliant, the devices connected to it (including game consoles and Blu-ray™ players) may be, which will allow you to take advantage of this feature.


Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS makes it easy to shoot clear, sharply focused video, even in situations that typically cause camera shake. The Intelligent IS system analyzes the shooting situation for you, then automatically switches to the image stabilization method best able to produce sharp, steady video. Four IS systems cover the gamut of shooting situations. Dynamic IS corrects minor movement and the shaking caused by walking while shooting. Macro IS delivers perfectly steady close-up shots. Powered IS comes into play when you're using the camcorder's powerful zoom, correcting shake that can occur in telephoto shots. Tripod Mode stops IS when the camcorder is stationary.


Increased Clarity, Adjustability

The VIXIA HF M52 camcorder's audio is an excellent match for its pristine image quality. The microphone has updated elements that increase clarity at medium and low frequencies, so even faint sounds are recorded clearly. Three microphone positions let you adjust recording to suit the position of the zoom or your subjects: front for monaural recording; regular for normal stereo effect; and rear for a wider, more enhanced stereo effect. Frequency response characteristics can be adjusted for the scene with several options. You can balance all frequencies for normal recording, emphasize low frequencies for impactful live music recording, attenuate low frequencies to reduce ambient noise, emphasize mid frequencies to focus on voices, or emphasize low and high frequencies to record live music with balanced lows and highs.


Audio Scene Select

Audio Scene Select offers five modes that automatically optimize settings based on the recording situation, making it easy to record realistic, immersive audio in a range of situations.


Optional Audio Accessories

Canon's optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone allows you to record high-quality audio without wires from up to 164 feet away (50m), making it ideal for ceremonies and recitals. For the ultimate home theater experience, the optional 5.1-channel Surround Sound Microphone SM-V1 captures audio quality that matches the stunning realism of your HD video. Five distinct pickup sensors capture sound from all directions, making your home movies look and sound more lifelike than ever before.


3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD

Big and bright, the VIXIA HF M52's 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD provides super intuitive control that feels instantly familiar. With a touch, you can shift focus immediately to any subject. Exposure for any area of the screen can be controlled with a touch as well. And with Touch & Track, you simply place your finger on a moving subject and the focus will follow that subject. "Pressable" buttons are also available for selecting settings and controlling camcorder operations on-screen. A new Home button on the camcorder takes you to the main LCD screen, where clear explanations of shooting modes and recording settings help you make informed choices for an exceptionally simple and enjoyable shooting experience.


Smart AUTO and Auto Tele Macro

Smart AUTO lets you capture clear, bright, well-focused video while the camcorder takes care of all the details. The system recognizes 38 shooting situations based on numerous factors, then automatically chooses the optimal settings for the situation. When you shoot a nearby subject in telephoto zoom mode, Auto Tele Macro gives your video the high-end artistic effect of a well-focused subject against a beautifully blurred background.


Cinema-Look Filters

Giving your videos more creativity is easy with new Cinema-Look Filters. Cinema Standard subdues brights and enhances darks for the feel of film. Vivid accentuates primary colors for a cheerful effect that's perfect for kids' birthday parties. Cool adds a bluish tint for a futuristic feel. Nostalgic recreates the look of 1970s TV shows. Sepia adds a distinctive fade and antique tint. Old Movies imparts the aged look of early cinema. Dynamic B&W creates dramatic high-contrast grayscale. Dream adds a magical look (soft-focus) for dream-like scenes. Memory produces a faded, misty look-great for flashback scenes.


Touch Decoration

Using the camcorder's LCD screen and an included stylus, you can embellish your recorded video freehand: draw graphics, write words, it's completely up to you! With a choice of 27 different frame graphics, clip art and animated effects, you can give your video a whole new dimension. New, easy-to-understand icons have been incorporated that make options for animated effects clear at a glance.


Story Creator

Creating a compelling video that truly documents an important event can be challenging, so the VIXIA HF M52 camcorder steps in to help with Story Creator. The feature is even easier to use than ever, so now even beginning videographers can cover an event with confidence. Before shooting, you'll see a list of scenes you'll want to be sure to catch for several different types of occasions. And now each scene selection includes specific shooting tips that help with scene structure and composition, including suggestions for wide-shots, close-ups, even recommendations for length of shots. After shooting, you can watch your video in coherent story order based on each scene's theme, as opposed to the order in which each scene was shot.


24p Cinema and 30p Progressive Modes

The VIXIA HF M52 camcorder's sophisticated shooting mode options offer superior creativity and functionality. 24p Cinema Mode gives your video a film-like feel, making it look as if it were shot at the same frame rate as movie film, with a frame capture rate of 24p recorded at 60i. The camcorder also gives you the option of recording in 30p Progressive Mode, which is ideal for clips you intend to post online.


Microphone and Headphone Terminals

The VIXIA HF M52 camcorder offers exceptional audio flexibility with microphone and headphone terminals. The microphone terminal allows you to capture professional-quality sound with an external microphone and manual audio level control ensures proper volume for any situation. In addition, you'll find a dedicated headphone terminal, ideal for remote communication with the optional Wireless Microphone WM-V1 and other applications.

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo:Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:

LP (5Mbps):
12 hours 15 minutes

SP (7Mbps):
9 hours 35 minutes

XP+ (12Mbps):
5 hours 45 minutes

FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
4 hours 10 minutes

MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
2 hours 55 minutes

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 16 hours 55 minutes

9Mbps: 7 hours 40 minutes
Lens

Zoom Ratio:
10x Optical/200x Digital*

Focal Length:
6.1-61mm

35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)

Zoom Speed:
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0

Focusing SystemTTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AE

Auto, Manual*1, Cinema Mode*2

*1 P, Tv, Av, SCN*3
*2 P, Tv, Av
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface

Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing DistanceWhen tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to ? (wide end), 1 m to ? (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to ? (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to ? (wide end), 1 m to ? (entire zooming range)

All figures given are for the distance from the lens front.
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 1.2 lx
0.1 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization

Optical System (Lens-shift system) Intelligent IS in Auto mode:

- Dynamic IS (default)
- Powered IS
- Macro IS
- Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:

- Standard IS
- IS Off

Filter Diameter43mm P0.75
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot**
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeMini Advanced Accessory shoe available

However, only the video light function is provided by the VFL-2 video light flash (the Flash function has no effect).
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareVideo Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range

23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity

32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in / 68 x 64 x 121 mm (Not including the grip belt)
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)Approx. 12.3 oz. (350g)
WeightApprox. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 12.9 oz. / 365g (Including BP-718, memory card and Grip Belt)
Package Contents
  • VIXIA HF M52 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Stylus Pen
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMs:
  • Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Software Disc
  • ImageBrowser EX / Image Mix / Music Data Disc
Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo:Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:

LP (5Mbps):
12 hours 15 minutes

SP (7Mbps):
9 hours 35 minutes

XP+ (12Mbps):
5 hours 45 minutes

FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
4 hours 10 minutes

MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
2 hours 55 minutes

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 16 hours 55 minutes

9Mbps: 7 hours 40 minutes
Lens

Zoom Ratio:
10x Optical/200x Digital*

Focal Length:
6.1-61mm

35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)

Zoom Speed:
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0

Focusing SystemTTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AE

Auto, Manual*1, Cinema Mode*2

*1 P, Tv, Av, SCN*3
*2 P, Tv, Av
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface

Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing DistanceWhen tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to ? (wide end), 1 m to ? (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to ? (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to ? (wide end), 1 m to ? (entire zooming range)

All figures given are for the distance from the lens front.
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 1.2 lx
0.1 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization

Optical System (Lens-shift system) Intelligent IS in Auto mode:

- Dynamic IS (default)
- Powered IS
- Macro IS
- Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:

- Standard IS
- IS Off

Filter Diameter43mm P0.75
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot**
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeMini Advanced Accessory shoe available

However, only the video light function is provided by the VFL-2 video light flash (the Flash function has no effect).
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareVideo Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range

23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity

32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in / 68 x 64 x 121 mm (Not including the grip belt)
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)Approx. 12.3 oz. (350g)
WeightApprox. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 12.9 oz. / 365g (Including BP-718, memory card and Grip Belt)
Package Contents
  • VIXIA HF M52 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Stylus Pen
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD ROMs:
  • Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Software Disc
  • ImageBrowser EX / Image Mix / Music Data Disc