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alaScore 84

9 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF M31. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and reliability are overall positive. The portability and design also get good views, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the image quality and usability.

design, portability, reliability, price

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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Canon HF M31 review


Packing some great features, this camcorder is perfect for enthusiasts

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Canon Legria HF M31


Despite its slight low light shortcomings, the Canon Legria HF M31 is a tempting proposition.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Jager, (

Canon Legria HF M31 review


With a retail price of £849, the Canon Legria HF M31 slots somewhere between the HF S10 and HF M300 as Canon's upper midrange offering. It can be viewed as a jack-of-all-trades, providing an above-average performance across the board.

To assess the Canon Legria HF M31’s video performance, we shot a variety of footage in different testing conditions and then played back the footage on a Pioneer KURO PDP-C509A plasma TV. In sunny environments, the Canon Legria HF M31 produced...

Jun, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

European Family Camcorder 2010-2011 - Canon LEGRIA HF M31


The perfect family camcorder should be easy to operate by each and everyone; from adult to child. The tiny Canon LEGRIA HF M31 manages this perfectly thanks to its superb touch-screen and low button count. But don't get the wrong impression: despite...

Jun, 2010

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Canon - Legria HF M31


The Canon Legria HF M31 camcorder is based on hardware that we have previously seen in the Legria HF21. Both models use a 6.35mm CMOS sensor to record Full HD video using AVCHD. They also both ...

Canon has updated its HF21 camcorder with the addition of a touchscreen and the resulting HF M31 is a decent piece of kit, but it is far from perfect. The touchscreen lacks sensitivity and the price seems at least £100 too high for a camcorder that is...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Canon Legria HF M31 Full HD camcorder


Full HD flash memory-based camcorder with 32GB of inbuilt memory

Good feature set for asking price, attractive HD video in optimum lighting, external microphone jack

Specifications could be a little beefier, occasional noise issues, no accessory shoe for external microphones

The Canon Legria HF M31 is a pint-sized powerhouse of a camcorder packed with plenty of useful features. Whether you require a point-and-shoot camera or something a little more advanced, it should fit the bill.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

With an innovative touch-screen interface, enhanced Video Snapshot and Smart Auto, the compact and stylish LEGRIA HF M31 offers effortless Full HD shooting in any situation.


Audio Dubbing: No

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-808

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:0.4

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset / Surface / Underwater


Built-in Flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB


Model:HF M31
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon LEGRIA

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
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:61.5mm
Min Focal Length:4.1mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:3.31Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:2.99Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.89Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0, AV
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DV port: No
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

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


Flash memory:32

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None


Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:AVCHD
Digital Zoom:300
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Faders:Black & white fader / Sepia fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Low Sharpening / Neutral / Skin Detail / Soft / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6