Canon Vixia HF M52 Camcorder Review
The addition of WiFi capability, the 720p MPEG-4 record mode, and extra audio controls make the HF M52 one of the most loaded mid-range camcorders we've seen. It's great for audiophiles who want a compact camcorder with prosumer-grade audio controls (and an external mic jack!), and the inclusion of Canon's PF24 frame rate and Cinema Modes makes the M52 a solid choice for artists or student filmmakers. Despite its plethora of features, this isn't a professional camcorder, and you need to remember that nearly all the controls rely on the imprecise touchscreen interface for adjustment. We also weren't sold on all of the HF M52's WiFi capabilities, as this new feature seemed more complicated to use than it should be.