Canon VIXIA HF R52 Digital Camcorder
As soon as you open the box, the slim and lightweight HF R52 is ready to take great stills and video with 32 GB of internal Flash memory (the HF R50 is essentially the same camera with 8 GB of memory.) This camera also has an impressive 32x optical zoom which can be digitally enhanced up to a 57x zoom with menu options. Added face detection and auto focus selections which keep focus sharp when recording people or objects.
Additional features such as WiFi-enabled recording and live streaming capability work with newer iOS devices or a PC. One of the downsides is this camcorder doesn’t have many hard buttons so most options are embedded in layers of menus only accessible with the touch screen. The 3 LCD touch screen serves as your viewfinder as well so be careful with leaving fingerprints.
This camera is a terrific option for home recording and although it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of more expensive cameras, it’s a great alternative for those looking to easily capture video in HD.