Summary: This is an improvement over my Vixia HF M301 camcorders. This stability function is noticeably better. I am glad I purchased this, but one drawback is that the remote control only works from the front od the camera. The M301 works from whatever direction the video viewing screen is facing. Great buy for the price. I also appreciate the built in memory - 32 GB.
Great general use HD video camcorder, but not professional
3 July 2013
Summary: Overall camera is well rounded, with a definitive HD pictures/movies during playback, but color quality on the Touch screen is a bit washed out, this video camera has lots Of features that you'll likely never use, if instructions Aren't read. Its lightweight for bag storage, and it May Have a fade feature, which I haven't found yet, extra zoom Lens are ineffective, and the WiFi, and HDMI - downloads/uploads Are user friendly, but consider their other, more professional...
Summary: The Canon VIXIA HF M52 Camcorder is a really solid camera. It's easy to hold steady when you don't have a tripod and it shoots crisp video. I was also surprised to find that it takes nice photographs, better than other camcorders I've seen. A few things I'd like to change about this product, though, is the menu.
A sweet little camera that takes great video and has the features I need.
5 May 2013
Summary: Such a small device, but the picture quality is amazing! I've used it to record music concerts indoors, outdoor birthday parties, corporate events, etc. HDMI straight into my TV is HD quality that looks as good as any Blu-Ray I have. The image stabilization is awesome and in low light I'm happy with the quality. The settings menu takes a minute to get familiarized with, but once you find the features you need, it's all in there.
Summary: This is not a professional HiDef camera but does deliver good results in the AACH format that look good on a hi def t.v. screen. The best part about this camera is its' size - small and light and very portable. I'm pleased with the Canon quality and proven reliability.