Canon Vixia HF M52 First Impressions Review
While the Canon HF M52 uses the same sensor as the previous model, the company has enhanced it for slightly better handling of low light conditions. We like the large selection of auto modes, but also appreciate the numerous manual settings for advanced users. Operation of the camera is pretty easy overall, especially with the new Home button, though it can be cumbersome if you select the wrong function by mistake.
The internal help system is great, especially the explanations of various modes and settings. And if the WiFi functionality works as well as Canon claims, uploading videos should be a walk in the park.
Overall, the HF M52 seems to be a pretty strong entry level camcorder, but of course we'll need to test this model in our lab to be sure.
The Canon Vixia HF M52 will be available this March, for $750.