Canon Vixia HF M31 Camcorder Review

$699.00 MSRP


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 in our bright light tests, but its low light performance was mostly a disappointment.

The HF M31 is part of a series from Canon that includes the HF M30 (8GB internal memory) and HF M300 (SD/SDHC memory card only).

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Sample Videos
  10. Usability
  11. Ease of Use
  12. Controls
  13. Features
  14. Recording Options
  15. Hardware
  16. Rugged Design
  17. Other Features
  18. Panasonic HDC-HS60 Comparison
  19. JVC Everio GZ-HD620 Comparison
  20. Canon Vixia HF S21 Comparison
  21. Conclusion
  22. Photo Gallery