Canon LEGRIA HF M52

LEGRIA HD Camcorders

Canon LEGRIA HF M52

Share exceptional movie creations with Wi-Fi

Effortlessly create and share professional quality video with the Wi-Fi enabled LEGRIA HF M52. An HD CMOS PRO sensor ensures superb images even in low light while Intelligent IS combats camera shake.

  • Wi-Fi with MP4 support
  • Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor
  • Optical Intelligent IS
  • Audio Scene Select
  • 10x HD Video lens, iris diaphragm
  • Store direct to external HDD
  • 32GB memory, SDXC slot
  • Creative cinematic features
  • 7.5cm touch screen
  • Smart Auto, Face Detection, Instant AF
LEGRIA HF M52
  • Full HD Full HD
  • Wi-Fi with MP4 Support Wi-Fi with MP4 Support
  • HD CMOS PRO Sensor HD CMOS PRO Sensor
  • Optical Intelligent IS Optical Intelligent IS
  • Audio Scene Select Audio Scene Select
  • HD Video Lens HD Video Lens
  • 32GB built-in memory + SDXC slot 32GB built-in memory + SDXC slot
  • 7.5cm Wide LCD Screen 7.5cm Wide LCD Screen
  • Touch Screen Touch Screen
  • Story Creator Story Creator
  • Cinema-Look Filter Cinema-Look Filter
  • Touch Decoration Touch Decoration
  • Smart Auto mode Smart Auto mode
  • Face Detection Technology Face Detection Technology
  • Instant AF Instant AF

Useful info

Wi-Fi with MP4 support

In-built Wi-Fi lets you effortlessly share your creations to social networking sites and view your videos on DNLA certified TVs and iOS devices. Support for MP4 format ensures quick transfer times of HD movies.

Canon HD CMOS PRO sensor

The HD CMOS PRO sensor is designed and made by Canon for its professional camcorders. The light gathering area of the pixels is 160% bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, delivering a wider dynamic range and advanced low-light performance.

Optical Intelligent IS

Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from 4 modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation - leaving you free to concentrate on shooting.

Audio Scene Select

It’s simple to make your movies sound as good as they look with Audio Scene Select and a high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone. Just select from 5 scene modes and audio settings are optimised automatically.

Canon HD Video lens

A high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring.

Store direct to external HDD

Copy movies direct from the inbuilt memory or SDXC card slot to an external hard drive. Just follow the easy on-screen menus for simple storage.

32GB memory, SDXC card slot

A 32GB Dual Flash memory lets you store over 12 hours of movies to the built-in memory. Record even longer with the SDXC card slot.

Creative cinematic features

Use Story Creator to develop your video skills and effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story - just choose a theme and follow the in-built scene suggestions. Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters and add fun effects to your movies without a PC using Touch Decoration.

Fingertip control

Operation is easy with a high-resolution 7.5cm (3.0”) gesture-based Touch-screen LCD, which gives you intuitive fingertip control of shooting and playback functions.

Effortless shooting

Creating high-quality movies is effortless with Smart Auto. Fully automatic, it intelligently selects shooting settings from 38 scenes. Face Detection optimises the settings for great people shots and Instant AF ensures fast and accurate focusing.

Product Specification

VIDEO SYSTEM

Recording Formats AVCHD/MP4
Recording Medium 32GB built-in flash memory
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory card
Relay recording possible
Max Recording Time* Variable total, depending on memory card size¹
Internal memory: AVCHD mode, 12hrs 15mins²
MP4 mode: 16hrs 55mins³
64GB SDXC card (not supplied): AVCHD mode, 24hrs 30mins²
MP4 Mode, 33hrs 55mins³
Type 1/3 type HD CMOS Pro
Total pixels 2.37 megapixel
Effective Pixels: Movie 2.07 megapixels
Effective Pixels: Still 2.07 megapixels (16:9)
Filter Bayer pattern filter
Advanced Zoom NO
Optical Zoom 10x
Digital Zoom 200x
Digital Tele-converter NO
Focal length 6.1 - 61.0mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 43.6 - 436 mm
Maximum aperture f1.8 to f3.0
Minimum focusing distance 10mm
Image Stabilizer Optical Image Stabiliser:
Intelligent IS - Dynamic, Powered, Tripod, Macro
Filter diameter 43mm
Wide Attachment YES (optional WD-H43)

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Image Processor DIGIC DV III
Face Detection Technology YES
Screen size 7.5cm (3.0") Full Flat touchscreen
Pixels 230,000 dots
Touchscreen LCD YES
Manual adjustment Brightness, backlight

WI-FI FUNCTION

Wi-Fi Function (wireless LAN, DLNA) YES

EXTERNAL HDD STORAGE

Direct storage to external HDD YES

VIEWFINDER

Screen size NO
Pixels NO

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION

Minimum Lux. 1.0 lux
Night Mode YES (0.1 lux)
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment YES
Auto/Manual YES / YES
Control AUTO: Face Detection AF/Instant AF/TV AF
MANUAL: Touchscreen LCD, Touch Focus
Manual Focus Assist YES (Magnification)

CINEMA FEATURES

Cinema Features Cinema-Look Filters
Story Creator
Touch Decoration
Smart AUTO YES (38 scenes)
Program AE AUTO;
M mode: P, Tv, Av, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av
Zebra NO

BACKLIGHT COMPENSATION

Backlight Compensation YES (automatic or user control)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Auto YES
Set/Preset YES: Set, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H

SHUTTER SPEED

Maximum 1/2000th sec.
Slow 1/2 sec.

DIGITAL EFFECT

Fade Auto Fade, Wipe
Effect NO

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

Image Effects YES
Custom Functions Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth

CUSTOM CONTROL

Custom Control YES (Touch panel operations)

STILL IMAGE

Capture image size 1920 x 1080 (not Cinema mode)
Continuous shooting mode YES (during playback only)
Auto Exposure Bracketing NO
Simultaneous Photo Recording YES
Selecting AF Frame Function NO
Histogram NO
Photo Button Touchscreen LCD
Photo Burst NO

SELF TIMER

Self timer 10 sec
2 sec with wireless remote

REC. REVIEW/REC. SEARCH

REC. review/REC. search YES/NO

RECORDING MODE

LP mode 5 AVCHD recording quality modes.¹
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
2 MP4 quality recording modes
1280 x 720, 9Mbps;
1280 x 720, 4Mbps,
Progressive shooting mode YES (25p)
x.v.Color YES
Video Snapshot YES
Pre REC YES
Colour Bars and Test Tone NO
Still image NO
Date YES

MEMORY CARD

Multi Media Card NO
Secure Digital Card SD / SDHC / SDXC
Movie Recording YES
Internal Data Transfer MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card)
STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card)
System Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch);
5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
Audio Scene Select YES
Zoom Microphone YES (customisable frequency response and directiionality)
Manual Rec. level control YES (Internal / External Mic mixing)

TERMINAL

Headphone YES
Microphone YES
USB YES (Mini-AB, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
DV NO
Direct Print NO
Analogue-in NO
AV YES (out only)
S-video NO
Component NO
HDMI YES (HDMI™ Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, CEC supported)
LANC NO

QUICK START

Quick Start YES (using LCD screen)

ACCESSORY SHOE

Accessory shoe YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)

BUILT-IN VIDEO LIGHT

Built-in Video light NO

BUILT-IN FLASH

Built-in Flash NO

PC CONNECTION KIT

DV Network Solution Disk NO
Application software YES (PIXELA Video Browser v2, Network Utility v2, ImageBrowser EX)
USB cable YES
Easy Web Upload YES
HD->SD conversion YES

WIRELESS CONTROLLER

Wireless controller YES (Optional WL-D89)

BATTERY PACK

Type Lithium Ion
Intelligent Battery System YES
Battery included in the kit BP-718
Max recording time (included battery) 2hrs 10mins
Long life Battery BP-727
Longer recording time** 3 hours 15 minutes

DIMENSIONS

W x H x D 68 x 64 x121 mm
Weight 360g
LP mode ¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
Max Recording Time* ¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible
³ Max recording time for MP4 is 30 mins and the max file size is 4GB, when either of these conditions are met recording will stop automatically
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice
  • * LP recording mode
  • ** Normal LCD brightness and optional long life BP

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Whether you need a replacement battery or charger or you are looking for a battery with a larger capacity, Canon has a full range of accessories for the power you need to capture your memories.

BP-718

The intelligent lithium ion battery tells you exactly how much battery charge you have left.

BP-727

Shoot for even longer with this high capacity intelligent lithium ion battery, that tells you exactly how much battery charge you have left.

CG-700

The CG-700 is an accessory for charging your batteries without your camcorder. You can place your battery in the cradle and the LED indicator will let you know when the battery is fully charged.

Sound

You’ll be wired for sound with Canon’s fantastic aural accessories. Our highly sensitive, high quality microphones will make sure your movies sound as good as they look.

DM-100

The Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-100 is an accessory developed for LEGRIA HD camcorders. By connecting the DM-100 via the Mini Advanced Shoe feature, the microphine can capture audio at various angles by selecting from 3 possible directions.

SM-V1

The SM-V1 Surround Microphone records 5.1ch Surround sound. If you want to capture stunning audio, this is the microphone for you.

WM-V1

The WM-V1 wireless microphone uses Bluetooth to let you capture crisp sound up to 50m away. It's perfect for when filming in crowded environments.

Lenses

WD-H43

The Canon Wide-converter WD-H43 is an accessory lens that attaches to LEGRIA camcorders of a filter diameter of 43 mm. It sets the focal length of the digital video camcorder to approximately 0.7 times, thereby widening the angle of view. It's perfect for indoor shooting and getting more people in your shot.

TL-H43

The Canon Tele-converter TL-H43 is a converter lens that attaches to your LEGRIA camcorder with a filter diameter of 43mm. It sets the focal length approximately 1.7 times.

Lighting

Camera, lights, action! With these illuminating accessories, you’ll never have a dark moment. Shed some light on the subject, with Canon’s great lighting range.

VL-5

The VL-5 is perfect for when you need that extra amount of light. The Xenon lamp automatically turns on when your recording in low light conditions.

VFL-2 Video Flash Light

The VFL-2 is a compact auxiliary light source that combines sensor-balanced video flash and video light functions. It's perfect for taking stills and movies.

Cases

WP-V4

The WP-V4 is watertight to a depth of 40m. It was designed with divers in mind for shooting movies underwater.

SC-2000

Canon’s camcorder cases are built specifically to protect your LEGRIA camcorder. The soft case has been designed to accommodate a variaty of camcorder camera configurations.

Other

WL-D89 - Wireless Remote

The WL-D89 lets you operate your camcorder wirelessly. It's useful for filming action shots or using a tripod.

UA-100 - USB Adapter

The UA-100 USB adaptor lets you connect your external HDD disk drive to your LEGRIA camcorder, perfect for when you need to back up footage and preserve your memories.

Product Awards

Movie Uploader App for Canon LEGRIA camcorders

Watch your videos on your wireless device, and share online.

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