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Canon VIXIA HF M31

Full 1080p HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 2.7" TouchPanel LCD Display

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Canon VIXIA HF M31

Full 1080p HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 2.7" TouchPanel LCD Display

$629.99

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Product Features:
  • Canon VIXIA HF M31 Full 1080p HD Flash Memory Camcorder
  • 32GB Internal Memory lets you record for up to 12 hours
  • 1 SD memory card slot
  • Integrated 3.3 megapixel digital camera
  • 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and photos with astonishing detail
  • DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides the ultimate in color and imaging performance, with enhanced reproduction of difficult to capture purple and blue tones
  • 24Mbps Recording provides lifelike tone and detail
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion
  • Instant AF focusing system offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy
  • 2.7" High resolution touch panel LCD screen provides a resolution of 211,000 dots
  • Touch and Track feature allows you to get precise focus and exposure on any subject
  • Smart Auto intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance, and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene
  • Face Detection technology tracks up to 35 faces automatically and will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways when searching through your saved pictures
  • Advanced Video Snapshot allows you to record a series of short video clips or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode, and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will grab everyone’s attention
  • HD-to-SD Downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video
  • 24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional film-look by changing the camcorder’s frame capture rate to 24p
  • 30p Progressive Mode for footage to be used on the Internet
  • Built-in remote control terminal provides an easy connection to both Canon and third-party wired remote controllers
  • Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach optional Canon accessories
  • HDMI Terminal supports CEC and x.v.Color
  • Built-in Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and Headphone terminal provide exceptional audio flexibility
  • 5.1-Channel Surround Sound allows you to capture audio quality that matches the stunning realism of your high definition video
  • Compatible with Canon WP-V2 Waterproof Case
  • Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute
  • Built-in video light enhances your ability to shoot in low light conditions
  • Print/Share allows you to connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable
  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording System: MPEG4-AVC / H.264
  • Image Sensor: 1/4-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: 3.89 Megapixels
  • Focusing System: Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
  • Programmed AE: Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine*, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface
  • Max Shutter Speed: (Movie - 1/2000), (Photo - 1/500)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Manual
  • Frame Rate: 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)
  • Recording Media: Internal flash drive (32GB) or 1 SD memory cards slot
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
  • Weight: 13.4 oz
  • Dimensions: 4-13/16"D x 2-11/16"W x 2-3/8"H
Connections
  • 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Mini input
  • 1x USB 2.0 output
  • 1x Component Video output
  • 1x Composite Video output
  • 1x Mini HDMI output
  • 1x A/V output
  • 1x Headphone output

Camcorder Specifications

Camcorder Type
Camcorders are electronic devices that are used to record audio and video. There are many different types of camcorders.

Digital: Camcorders that record onto a digital source are considered a digital camcorder.

DVD: These types of camcorders will record directly onto a DVD or a Mini DVD-R.

HDD: HHD (Hard Disk Drive) camcorders will record directly on to a built-in hard drive.

Mini DV: These are camcorders that use mini tapes to record the audio and video data onto.

Digital
Removable Memory Type
If the unit includes a removable memory card slot, then it allows you to load maps, digital photos, MP3s, and possibly other digital media files using a removable digital media cards such as an SD Card. Often times, you can expand on the typically small memory card included with the unit and purchase a higher capacity memory card that stores more data. Removable digital media cards include SmartDigital™ (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), TransFlash™, and Memory Stick®.
SD Card
Internal Memory
This is the amount of memory that the item can store internally.
32 MB
LCD Screen Size
This is the size of the LCD screen that the device has. The size is measured diagonally in inches.
2.7"
Viewfinder
The majority of cameras on the market have a viewfinder used to frame the object before the picture is taken. Some of the newer cameras do not have a traditional viewfinder, but only have a LCD display to preview the object before the picture is taken.

This will identify whether or not the object has a viewfinder.

Yes
Power Source
The type of battery the item uses. Some batteries are rechargeable, while others are not.

Rechargeable alkaline, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, and lithium ion polymer are all examples of rechargeable batteries.

Some batteries are integrated and built into the item, while others are removable.

Lithium Ion
Connection Type
How the unit is connected to its source to send and receive information and data.

On some items such as wire or cables, this specifies how the cables connect to transfer the signals.

HDMI
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
2-11/16"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
2-3/8"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
4-13/16"
Weight (oz.)
This is the weight of the unit in ounces.
13.4 oz.

Lens Specifications

Shutter Speed
This is the cameras range of shutter speeds. The speed is measured in seconds.
(Movie - 1/2000), (Photo - 1/500)
Digital Zoom
The amount of digital zoom refers to how many time the camera will zoom in on an object digitally. This generally involves digitally cropping an image while keeping the same aspect ratio.

When looking for a quality zoom camera, it is better to look for a great optical zoom than a digital zoom. A optical zoom maintains the detail of the zoomed image, whereas the digital zoom can lower the quality if zoomed in to much.

300 x
Optical Zoom
The optical zoom on a camera is the best way to zoom in on an object. This will increase its size on the final image.

The optical zoom is the most accurate choice for zoom as it will keep the quality of the object as one is zooming in on it.

15 x

Recording Specifications

High-Definition Recording
This means that the camcorder is capable of recording in HD (High-Definition). HD brings greater clarity and more detail to your videos.
Yes
Recording Format
This is type of recording format that the camera, camcorder, of other recording device will record on. Examples of recording formats include miniDV tapes, Hard Disk Drives, Internal Flash Memory, and more.
Internal Flash Memory / SD card Hybrid
Maximum Video Capture Resolution
This is the maximum resolution that the camcorder will record at.
1920 x 1080 
Maximum Recording Time
This is the maximum amount of time that the camcorder can record onto a single source. This mainly applies to the camcorders with built-in digital memory. The use of tapes will limit the length of maximum recording time because there is limited room on a tape. Removable memory cards can have different memory capacities that will affect the length of recording time.
12 hours
Image Stabilization
Image Stabilization is technology that results in a clear and not blurry image. The image stabilizer allows the camera to steady itself, even when the user holding the camera has shaky hands.
Yes
White Balance
White balance is a color balance technique that adjusts the colors of the image. It is used to help the colors of the image accurately reflect the color of the original scene. Digital cameras will give the options for AWB (Auto White Balance), preset white balance settings, and a custom adjustable white balance setting.
Presets
Video Capture Format
This is the type of format that the camcorder has the ability to generate. If more than one format is listed, the camcorder can be adjusted to whichever format the user wants to record at.
H.264
Video Broadcast System
Most cameras and displays will be compatible with a NTSC video broadcast system. Others will be compatible with a PAL system. Many units will be compatible with both.
NTSC
Audio Recording Technology
This is the manner in which the camera, camcorder, or other recording device will record an audio track.
Dolby Digital 2 Channel

Image Capture Specifications

Megapixels
A megapixel is 1 million pixels.

It is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras. Also the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a digital camera with 3264 x 2448 sensor elements is commonly said to have 8 Megapixels. This is because 3264 x 2448 = 7,990,272.

3.89
Maximum Image Resolution
This is the maximum resolution that the digital camera or camcorder will take a picture at. This value is directly related to the number of megapixels of the camera.
1920 x 1080 
Built-In Flash
This feature means that the camera has a flash built-in. A flash is a bright artificial light that is flashed instantaneously at an object to illuminate it. There are many purposes used for using a flash, but the most common is that of adding light to an object that does not have enough on its own.
Yes

Other Features

Built-In Speakers
This means that the unit comes with speakers already built into the unit.
No
Built-In Microphone
This will designate if thedevice has a built-in microphone for the recording or transmitting of audio.
Yes
Built-In Tripod Socket
A camcorder with a built-in tripod socket allows the digital camera or camcorder to be mounted and attached to a tripod. This results in a stable and still image.
Yes

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
3.0
Features
4.0
Design
4.0
Usability
4.0
levert

Chapel Hill, nc

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
A decent value for the price

January 3, 2011

Overall the Camera works well... Not a "Three Chip" camera hence HD quality is good, but not great. Low light performance is not very good...
Would recommend this for those looking to make home movies, record kids, soccer games etc.
Those seeking more professional hardware will be disappointed.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

HFM31

UPC

013803121681

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

hfm31

Internal Product ID

25246

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