VIXIA HF M52

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Flash Memory Camcorder
Item Code: 6093B004
Estimated Retail Price: $699.99

Specifications

Main Unit Specs

Standard Definition or High DefinitionHigh Definition
Television SystemNTSC
Video Recording systemAVCHD/MPEG-4
Image Sensor1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
Total PixelsApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective PixelsVideo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Photo:Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Maximum recording Time

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in AVCHD:

LP (5Mbps):
12 hours 15 minutes

SP (7Mbps):
9 hours 35 minutes

XP+ (12Mbps):
5 hours 45 minutes

FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
4 hours 10 minutes

MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording:
2 hours 55 minutes

32 GB Internal Flash Drive in MP4:
4Mbps: 16 hours 55 minutes

9Mbps: 7 hours 40 minutes
Lens

Zoom Ratio:
10x Optical/200x Digital*

Focal Length:
6.1-61mm

35mm Film Equivalent:
Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)

Zoom Speed:
Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0

Focusing SystemTTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
Manual ExposureYes
Programmed AE

Auto, Manual*1, Cinema Mode*2

*1 P, Tv, Av, SCN*3
*2 P, Tv, Av
*3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface

Max Shutter SpeedMovie: 1/2000 sec.
Still Image: 1/500 sec.
Minimum Focusing DistanceWhen tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to ∞ (wide end), 1 m to ∞ (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to ∞ (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to ∞ (wide end), 1 m to ∞ (entire zooming range)

All figures given are for the distance from the lens front.
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
Minimum IlluminationNTSC: 1.2 lx
0.1 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Image Stabilization

Optical System (Lens-shift system) Intelligent IS in Auto mode:

- Dynamic IS (default)
- Powered IS
- Macro IS
- Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:

- Standard IS
- IS Off

Filter Diameter43mm P0.75
ViewfinderNot Available
LCD Screen3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
Recording MediaBuilt-in 32 GB memory and 1 additional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot**
USB Terminalmini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
Video TerminalComposite (output)
AudioAVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel)
MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz
Accessory ShoeMini Advanced Accessory shoe available

However, only the video light function is provided by the VFL-2 video light flash (the Flash function has no effect).
Supplied Video Editing SoftwareVideo Browser Editing Disc
ImageBrowser Disc
Network Utility Disc
HDMI TerminalAvailable; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
Microphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
Operating Temperature range

23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity

32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)
Dimensions(W x H x D) 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in / 68 x 64 x 121 mm (Not including the grip belt)
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)Approx. 12.3 oz. (350g)
WeightApprox. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Not including grip belt)
Approx. 12.9 oz. / 365g (Including BP-718, memory card and Grip Belt)
 
* Movie mode only.
** Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.