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VIXIA HF M31 Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder
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Canon VIXIA HF M31 Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
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The Canon VIXIA HF M31 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder features a 32GB internal flash drive and an SD memory card slot in an ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight body - it's a brilliant blend of capability and convenience. Canon's advanced imaging technologies, including a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens and 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, help to deliver high definition video and 3.3 megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Sophisticated features such as Smart Auto "reads" the visual components of the scene you're shooting and chooses the best settings. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 2.7" Touch Panel LCD. And to complete the entertainment picture, 5.1-Channel Surround Sound ensures your audio is every bit as impressive as your video.


Digital Video

Standard Definition or High Definition

  • High Definition

Power Consumption

  • 3.5W (LP Mode, LCD set to normal brightness)

Television System

  • NTSC

Video Recording system

  • MPEG4-AVC / H.264

Image Sensor

  • 1/4-inch CMOS, RGB Primary Color Filter

Total Pixels

  • Approx. 3.89 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

  • Video: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels (2304 x 1296); Advanced Zoom ON: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Photo: 16:9 Approx. 2.99 Megapixels (2304 x 1296); 4:3 Approx. 3.31 Megapixels (2100 x 1575)

Maximum recording time

  • 32GB internal flash drive: Recording time based on internal flash memory only. Greater capacity is possible when SD memory cards are used.
  • LP (5Mbps) 12 hours 15 minutes
  • SP (7Mbps) 9 hours 35 minutes
  • XP+ (12Mbps) 5 hours 45 minutes
  • FXP (17Mbps) 4 hours 10 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
  • MXP (24Mbps) 2 hours 55 minutes - Allows 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording


  • Zoom Ratio 15x Optical/18x Advanced Zoom/300x Digital
  • Focal Length f-4.1 - 61.5mm (35mm equivalent 39.5 - 592.5mm)
  • Zoom Speed Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
  • Max. F/Stop f/1.8-3.2

Focusing System

  • Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)

Manual Exposure

  • Yes

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, Still image: 1/500

Minimum Focusing Distance

  • 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)

White Balance

  • Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent, Manual

Frame Rate

  • 60i, 24p Progressive (records at 60i), 30p Progressive (records at 60i)

Minimum Illumination

  • 0.4 lx (Low Light mode)

Image Stabilization

  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS

Filter Diameter

  • 37mm


  • None

LCD Screen

  • 2.7-inch Touch Panel Widescreen color LCD (Approx. 211,000 dots)


  • Built-in

Recording Media

  • Internal flash drive (32GB) or SD memory card**

USB Terminal

  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Video Terminal

  • component (output), composite (output)


  • Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)

Accessory Shoe

  • mini Advanced

Supplied Video Editing Software

  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE

HDMI Terminal

  • HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported

Microphone Terminal

  • 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal

  • 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)


  • (W x H x D) Approx. 2.7 x 2.4 x 4.8in. (68 x 60 x 123mm)

Weight (not including battery pack and memory card)

  • Approx. 11.3 oz. (320g)

Weight (fully loaded)

  • Approx. 13.4 oz. (380g) (including BP-808, memory card and grip belt)



* Movie mode only.

** 1920 x 1080 movie recording requires a Class 4 or higher memory card. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more. Cards made by Toshiba, SanDisk or Matsushita are recommended. No particular restrictions apply for still images.

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5 out of 5 stars   Works great with imovie
By oggy (SW Fl) January 13, 2011
Review submitted for Canon VIXIA HF M31 Dual Flash Memory HD Camcorder (CNVHFM31)
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Pros: Large Clear LCD, Easy to Use, Zoom range/performance, Great Picture Quality, Good Image Stabilization
Cons: Poor In Low Light
Other Comments: Very pleased with this purchase. Does everything you could want for a great price. Not very good in low light but not really a problem. Works great with mac also.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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