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.
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.
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.
Summary: This camera works great. Super picture quality. The only drawback is the sound ... the microphones could be a little better. I bought a seperate microphone and it helps a lot. The manual is too large and hard to find the information really needed to simply operate the camera.
Summary: This is not an actually review as I have not had a chance to fully test. I am currently giving it 4 stars as so far as a point and shoot it seems to work fine and I am unable to post a review without rating it something. I will update after I have had a chance to fully test.
Summary: Although this camcorder has a lot of functionality, I was still able to start using it right away in auto mode. I am impressed by the quality of the photos and videos. After four outings with this camcorder, I can't wait to begin using it in manual mode, and learning how, and when to use the cinema...
Summary: I'm very happy with my purchase. The quality is fantastic. I've been filming indoors without any extra lighting and it comes out great. In fact the video looks brighter than the original space. I bought an external mike which I need an adapter because it has a mini adapter on top of the camera.