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Canon LEGRIA HF M31

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF M31. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The battery and portability also get good feedback. Comments about the size and price are different. Some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF M31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon LEGRIA HF M31

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF M31 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and battery. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the durability. Opinions are divided on the size.

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durability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Canon Vixia HF M31 Camcorder Review

 

The HF M31 ($799) is a new mid-range HD camcorder from Canon that is essentially last year's Canon HF20 with a few minor tweaks and updates-including a new touchscreen interface and a slick menu redesign. The camcorder captured some high-quality video...

If you're familiar with last year's HF20 from Canon, then you shouldn't have any problem recognizing most of the features and controls on the Canon HF M31. The two camcorders have the same lens and image sensors, which means their video performance was...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Shawn S. Lealos (brighthub.com)

Canon VIXIA HF M31 Review

 

The Canon Vixia HF M31 is a low priced HD camcorder with some interesting options. Does the camera offer good quality for it's low price? We look at the camera and let you know what to expect with this Vixia HF M31 review.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best budget HD camcorder

 

If you're looking for the best high-definition camcorder under $800, reviewers say the Canon Vixia HF M31 is your best bet. Your videos won't be quite as clear and colorful as with high-end camcorders like the top-rated Panasonic HDC-TM700 (*Est....

Reasonable price, hD video quality, good features for the price

Struggles in dim light, subpar battery life, touch screen gets mixed reviews

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Canon HF M31

 

A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

If you’re familiar with last year’s HF20 from Canon, then you shouldn’t have any problem recognizing most of the features and controls on the Canon HF M31. The two camcorders have the same lens and image sensors, which means their video performance was...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: GarytheGeek (newegg.com)

Satisfied, Relieved, Ready to Film

 

I knew this thing was going to be small, but it still surprised me how little it was. But it's fully functional and I'm already getting used to it. I'm a lefty living in a righty world, but I found it very simple to operate this camera with my "dumb"...

Works as advertised. Very decent quality and manufacture. Smooth functionality. Very good jitter reduction (with 3 different settings). Touch screen that is responsive and works. Decent auto-settings that allow "point and shoot" operation for both...

A learning curve for amateurs (like me). High Def is just like any other video medium: you're gonna need proper lighting to get the best video. This is not a limitation of the camera, but merely a law of filming in general. If you want to film in low...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Further clarification

 

No offense to the previous reviewer talking about the bit rates of high def video and sdhc card speeds, but there needs to be some further explanation on transfer speeds. It is correct in saying that full HD on this camera is 24Mbps. That is 24 Mega...

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Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: www2000 (newegg.com)

BP-827 - Filling the Information Gap

 

Lack of knowledge can cause horrible frusterations with such purchases. Accessories for this can cost you. The proper SD card cost me half what the camcorder cost, the Waterproof housing is more expensive than the camcorder if I were to buy from Canon...

I usually like to wait to give my review, but I think it's important to help fill the information gap ; The BP-808 battery will only run 100 minutes. And if you have learned like I have, power isn't something you want to go cheap on so what battery can...

You can't just buy any SD card and expect it to work. There is only one SD card that will work *At the time I'm writing this* for this camcorder 100%, and it's the SanDisk Extreme that is rated 200x and will read and write 30Mbps ; If your getting a...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: TheGeniusman (newegg.com)

Solid camcorder

 

Fantastic camcorder for someone who wants to capture their memories with great picture quality. Color is excellent, and the option to go straight to a TV from the camcorder via HDMI is nice for showing off your shots. The manual options combined with...

Takes a great picture without a lot of prep and can adapt well to a lot of different lighting conditions. It can track faces to get the best exposure on people in the scene and can achieve manual assisted focus via a touchscreen focusing option. Lots...

There's slight grain in medium-light conditions and it doesn't perform well in low-light conditions. The gain control can be changed, however, to eliminate noise in the picture at the cost of light sensitivity. The lens doesn't capture a very wide...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great mid-range camcorder

 

Great Camcorder

Be sure to get the extra battery. Buy a good quality HDMI Cable for playback. A cheap cable may not be enough. I learned this the hard way

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Gertrude10 (viewpoints.com)

This Canon Vixia HF M31 Camcorder is exactly what I needed. ”

 

My husband and I have two grandson's aged 2 & 4 and wanted a camcorder to capture special events as well as every day events of their childhoods. I purchased my Canon Vixia HF M31 HD Camcorder from Amazon.com in July 2010 after doing A LOT of...

Jan, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.4
Self-timer:10

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2990000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.3

Lens System

Digital Zoom:300
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):39.5 - 711
Focal length range (f-f):4.1 - 61.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:15

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Fader:Y
Focus:TTL
Interface:USB 2.0, AV
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Snapshot:Y
Special features:Touch-screen LCD
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer utility
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2304 x 1296

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3
Height :6
Weight:320
Width:6.8