Canon Vixia HF M52 First Impressions Review
Lens & Imaging System
The HF M52 features the same sensor as the mid-range and flagships models of last year, though Canon has improved the sensitivity of this camcorder, and it now requires only 1.2 lux of minimum illumination, versus the 1.3 lux minimum of the M41. This new model does have a lower pixel count though.
If the update to the sensor is as effective as the M41's, this camcorder should be an excellent low light performer, though we won't know for sure until our full review.
The M52's lens is capable of 10x optical zoom, with a bright maximum aperture of f/1.8. The barrel is threaded for 43mm filters.