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Canon Vixia HF M32
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Canon Vixia HF M32 Camcorder

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3.89MP 1/4 320g CMOS Sep 2011
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The Canon VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder features a 64GB internal flash drive and an SD memory card slot in an ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight body it's a brilliant blend of... More
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31 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site wrote that this medium sensor size camcorder was good. This Canon video camera received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and Mac World the average expert rating of this Canon camcorder is 75 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Six years ago expert review site Infosyncworld.com gave it a rating of 74 out of 100 and mentioned “What we're seeing is a push for storage capacity and compact size”. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Compact styling” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32 and scored the product 4 stars. Expert review site Best4reviews.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Will be its compact size and ease of use” .

One person concluded that it was lightweight. Pocket-Lint.com said on Pocket Lint six years ago “Tweet Canon’s latest addition to its Legria HF M series of camcorders is the compact, lightweight M32” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32.

One Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewer said that it was a good body shape. Macworld.co.uk mentioned five years ago “This HDV camcorder has a durable exterior body” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32.

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Canon Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

Canon is one of the top rated camcorder brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Canon also has excellent ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Expert review site Cnet.com said “Much of what was great about them remains--solid performance and very good video quality”. Cnet.com also wrote “M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features”. Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review “Very good video at highest quality setting” .

Nice Design

One person said that it was neat. Pocket-Lint.com said in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32 on Pocket Lint “Superb aided by a neat 15x optical”.

One Canon Vixia HF M32 owner thought the Canon Vixia HF M32 was a good design. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their Canon Vixia HF M32 review six years ago “The compact design and touch screen are viewable in all” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

One Canon Vixia HF M32 owner who reviewed the product thought it was good looking.

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Good Quality Lens

One person concluded that the product had a good lens. Five years ago Macworld.co.uk said “Nice lens performance” in their review. One person wrote in their reviews that the Canon Vixia HF M32 had a good image stabiliser. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Excellent image stabilisation (even when zoom is at maximum” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32.

One person considered that the product had a good zoom. Six years ago expert website Stuff.tv said “The stand-outs are the 15x optical zoom”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of people reckoned that it was good value for money. Digitalversus.com said “Good battery life for a reasonable price” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32 nonetheless they scored it 3 stars. Macworld.co.uk said “64GB built-in memory adds minimal value for a relatively high price” in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32.

Robust

One Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable.

Good Battery Life

One Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewer who reviewed the Canon Vixia HF M32 reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought this camcorder wrote that it had good features. Macworld.co.uk said in their Canon Vixia HF M32 review “Healthy features list” .

Good Support

One customer considered that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Macworld.co.uk said in their review “Good range of manual options” and scored this camcorder 4 stars.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Vixia HF M32 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Full HD

The Canon Vixia HF M32 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF M32.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Vixia HF M32, the Vixia HF M32 has an HDMI port.

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1/4" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Vixia HF M32 is 1/4". That's 45% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the Vixia HF M32 the worst optical sensor size is 1/5.8" and the best is 1/3".

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF M32 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card. This video camera also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The number of exposure modes found on the Vixia HF M32 is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this video camera. The exposure modes Manual are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF M32 the maximum fash memory capacities range from 0.12GB to 160GB, and the average maximum fash memory capacity is 24GB. At 64 gigabytes, the Vixia HF M32 has a quite big maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Video Recording Time

At 24.5 hours, the Vixia HF M32 has a quite long video recording time compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Vixia HF M32. The video recording times of comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the Vixia HF M32 range from 0.016h to 94h, and the average video recording time is 12h.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Vixia HF M32 is more than most medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF M32. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Manual", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has Three Cables Included

The Vixia HF M32 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of this spec and age. The cables included "AV" and "Component" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The minimum illumination of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the Vixia HF M32 range from 0.3lx to 15lx. At only 0.4 lux, the Canon Vixia HF M32 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

A number of people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not easy to use. Six years ago Cnet.com wrote “Some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use” in their Canon Vixia HF M32 review. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “User interface is slow and frustrating to use” in their review of this camcorder. Macworld.co.uk also mentioned “Screen difficult to use in bright conditions”.

One Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was not easy to use the menus. Macworld.co.uk wrote “Poorly designed touch-screen menu system” but despite that they rated it 80 out of 100.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Vixia HF M32 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The Canon Vixia HF M32 is fairly heavy (320 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. The weights of camcorders of this age and type range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-PJ50[plb_80442_price] (400g).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Vixia HF M32 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the Vixia HF M32.

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Very Low Display Resolution

At only 211,000 pixels, the Vixia HF M32 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have display resolutions of between 96,000 pixels and 1,200,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 370,000 pixels.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF M32, the Vixia HF M32 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000[plb_1312813_price].

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Only Has Five Capture Modes

The number of capture mode found on the Canon Vixia HF M32 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it. This camcorder has an LP capture mode, which is the most frequently found capture mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the Vixia HF M32. The capture modes "FXP", "MXP", "SP" and "XP" are also found on this video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Vixia HF M32 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vixia HF M32 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Vixia HF M32 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF M32, the Canon Vixia HF M32 is not waterproof.

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Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

Medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 1.5m. The Canon Vixia HF M32 has a fairly big closest focusing distance (1 meter) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF M32

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when Canon released the Vixia HF M32.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 300 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF M32 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the Vixia HF M32.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (320x).

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Average Screen Size

The Vixia HF M32 has a pretty average screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the Vixia HF M32.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 15 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF M32 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Vixia HF M32.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the GZ-V515[pl_1286959_price] (18x), or the GZ-VX715[pl_1286960_price] (18x) both from JVC which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Photo Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Focus
Aperture Range
Manual Exposure
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(15)
7 February 2011

A healthy meal should ideally supply nutrition and taste good enough to make eating a pleasure, not a chore. Similarly, a camcorder needs to capture high-quality video and make getting that video... Read more…

Very good video quality
Useful and accessible automatic and manual controls
Excellent image stabilisation (even when zoom is at maximum)
Line in for mic
Touchscreen menu
Merely adequate low-light performance
Mediocre image stabilization
64GB built-in memory adds minimal value for a relatively high price
Poor sensitivity
Handle hard to adjust
18 January 2011

With the HF M32, you get a fully-featured camcorder which can boast both a mic input and good battery life for a reasonable price. As long as you prefer stability over sensitivity, it could be the...

1 January 2011

The Canon Vixia HF M32 sits between two tempting alternatives in Canon?s line of consumer camcorders. The HF M31, which costs $300 less, offers essentially the same features as the HF M32, but...

26 November 2010

The ability to perform brilliantly both when you expect it to and when you don?t make the M32 stand out from the crowd...

Stuff.tv

3 September 2010

The compact design and touch screen are viewable in all but the brightest conditions, although the menus and controls are not as intuitive as we believe they could be. The HD video (AVCHD format)...

27 August 2010

Key to this camera?s success however, will be its compact size and ease of use. I carried it around in my trouser pocket (insert smutty innuendo here, if you must) so it certainly is portable. The...

6 August 2010

At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find...

28 July 2010

While the camcorder industry seems to be dwindling, we're left with only a small circuit of big-time all-stars. Canon is one of our top picks in the camcorder world, and the Canon Vixia HF M32 is...

This Canon camcorder has powerful dual shot capabilities...

11 January 2011

Pour moins de 800 euros, on bénéficie d'un caméscope complet avec une prise micro et une bonne autonomie. À condition de privilégier la stabilité sur la sensibilité, le HF M32 est celui...

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