(Manufacturer # VIXIA HF M52 )
Canon 10x HD Video Lens
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
Designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
with the same high-powered image sensor found in professional
models, the compact
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.
improved low-light performance compared to the Canon HD CMOS Pro
Image Sensor used in Canon's 2011 VIXIA Camcorders.
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
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.
Directly to External Drives
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
in AVCHD or MP4 Format
VIXIA HF M500 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™.
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.
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album available starting February
14, 2012. One-time registration is required. To use CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY, a camcorder firmware update (Version 22.214.171.124) and Canon
CameraWindow software update (Version. 8.8) is required. For
complete information, and to download these updates, please click
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
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
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
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 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.
Flat Touch Panel LCD
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.
AUTO and Auto Tele Macro
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.
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.
Standard Recreates the warm tones and muted highlights of
Accentuates primary colors for a bright, cheerful look.
Adds a bluish tint for cool, futuristic-looking scenes.
Recreates the look of old '70s TV programs.
Applies a sepia tint for an antique, faded look.
Movie Gives video the aged look of old cinema.
B&W Creates bold black-and-white movies with high contrast
Adds a magic soft-focus effect for dream-like scenes.
Produces a faded, misty look-great for flashback
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 compelling video that truly documents an important event can be
challenging, so the
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.
Cinema and 30p Progressive Modes
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.
and Headphone Terminals
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
Microphone WM-V1 and other applications.
in the Box
HF M52 Camcorder
Power Adapter CA-110
Video Browser / Network Utility Software Disc
EX / Image Mix / Music Data Disc