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Canon Legria HF M41

Canon Legria HF M41
alaScore 87

38 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Canon Legria HF M41. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the zoom and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M41 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon Legria HF M41

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon Legria HF M41 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability, whereas some have doubts about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon LEGRIA HF M41 High Definition Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)Canon LEGRIA HF M41 High Definition Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, 3 inch Touchscreen LCD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon Legria HF M41

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M41 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, image quality, price, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M41 32GB Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro + Accessory KitCanon VIXIA HF M41 32GB Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro + Accessory Kit

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Legria HF M41 - Pocket-lint

 

An excellent camcorder offering great video quality, but a little on the pricey side

Good quality video, comfortable to hold, easy to use, creative features

Pricey, viewfinder too small to be useful, slightly bulky design

The Canon Legria HF M41 is an excellent camcorder and offers plenty of compelling features such as the cinema filters and the external microphone port. It's comfortable to use and captures great quality HD footage while also allowing for some...

Jun, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

European Camcorder 2011-2012 - Canon LEGRIA HF M41

 

The Canon LEGRIA HF M41 high-end video camera is conveniently compact making it useful for shooting high quality videos under practically all conditions. The camera has a LCD screen and a traditional viewfinder. It is equipped with an easy to use menu...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Canon Legria HF M41

 

Canon aims to challenge Panasonic's position as camcorder top dog with its new M series of camcorders

An excellent camcorder at a reasonable price, but we prefer the greater flexibility of the slightly cheaper Panasonic HDC-SD90

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Canon Legria HFM41

 

Like a number of camcorders in this price range the Legria HFM41 has a size and weight befitting its plethora of features and quality output. It is not massive at 74mm x 71mm x 137mm (W/H/D), but it is certainly not one that would slip easily into a...

At a shade under £800, this camera is not to be purchased on a whim, however the multitude of features and manual control settings really set this camcorder apart from the competition. If you are a budding filmmaker or want something more from your...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Ng Chong Seng (hardwarezone.com)

Canon Legria HF M41 - Plan, Shoot, and Decorate Your Movies with Ease

 

The Canon Legria HF M41 includes creative cinematic functions like Story Creator which has five predefined themes. Priced at S$1,449, its costs $300 more than the M400 camcorder from the same Canon Legria M series family. We set out to see if the M41...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Canon Legria HF M41 Review

 

The Canon Legria HF M41 has the same HD CMOS PRO sensor as the other higher end Canon camcorders. It is for those people who want the same level of performance but at the same time do not want to deal with endless controls.

It is true that the Canon Legria HF M41 is not the best camcorder around and yet it doesn’t fail to woo the masses. The device is known for its performance rather than its features and this has helped it make a name for itself in this short span of...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave (reevoo.com)

Canon HF-M41

 

has external microphone jack plug - yay

None ace camcorder

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: William (reevoo.com)

Canon HF-M41

 

picture quality very good, image stabilisation very good. It's too early yet to say much about all the things it can do and I am looking forward to working my way through them all

Previously had much bigger camcorders. Found the zoom control a bit too far back for my finger to line up on it. Start/stop did not line up so well with my thumb. Both these cause movement of the camera when operating. View finder is fixed in position...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Michelle (reevoo.com)

Canon HF-M41

 

Quality filming in low light and with stage lighting, perfect for what I needed, filming the kids in stage productions

Quite heavy. Zoom not as good as on previous camcorder

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Rebecca (reevoo.com)

Canon HF-M41

 

Very nice, compact and lightweight camcorder

None found as yet

Dec, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):2.1 / 2.10 / 2.2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:6.9

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Sharpness
Minimum illumination:1.3
Self-timer:10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200 / 40
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):43.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.36
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Other features

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Mini-USB B

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Histogram: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16 / 32
Internal storage capacity:32
Memory slots:2

Video

Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:260000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24
Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 13.1 / 13.7
Height :7.1
Weight:360
Width:7.4

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade