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. Product Tour
  3. Color & Noise Performance
  4. Motion & Sharpness Performance
  5. Low Light Performance
  6. Compression & Media
  7. Manual Controls
  8. Still Features
  9. Handling & Use
  10. Playback & Connectivity
  11. Audio & Other Features
  12. Panasonic HDC-HS60 Comparison
  13. JVC GZ-HD620 Comparison
  14. Canon HF S21 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
  16. Photo Gallery
  17. Specs and Ratings