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Canon Legria HF M41

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and design are generally positive. The usability and color are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery, and there are some mixed comments about the value for money.

image quality, color, usability, design, portability

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M41 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Canon Vixia HF M41 (black)

 

With the Vixia HF M4xx series of HD camcorders, Canon maintains its reputation for delivering a solid midrange consumer camcorder, once again at slightly higher prices than those of the competition. The series consists of three nearly identical models....

With a nice set of features for home-movie-type shooters and pleasing video quality, the Canon Vixia HF M400 series has lots to like

A small, coarse LCD that's hard to view in direct sunlight and touch-screen-impaired menu system hamper an otherwise solid design

A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in...

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"This camera delivers remarkably high quality videos."

 

I cannot say enough about this camera, it definitely exceeded expectations considering all of the videos I saw said it was only consumer-level quality, but it has definitely shot just as well as some of my higher quality cameras that cost nearly 2500$....

32gb Built-in Memory, Viewfinder, 1080p, Canon HD Lens, Touchscreen, Digital Zoom Stabilizer, Microphone.

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"The underrated camera delivers everything for webvideo."

 

Image stabilization is great, and the touch screen is very good after you become acquainted. Even the CNET pro reviewer is wrong about that touch screen. Most importantly, this is THE camera for shooting for the web because it trades all those...

Excellent performance in auto mode for just about all conditions.

Canon cleans up on overpriced proprietary batteries. WARNING: You can buy aftermarket a lot cheaper but this camera recognizes the difference and punishes you with a constantly flashing red light, if and when they work at all.

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"Entry-Level At Best."

 

Great at $400. Otherwise, look at a Sony or Panasonic.

Price keeps tumbling. Was $700.00 and can now be found for just under $400.00.

Image stablization is the worst ever; even when set to maximum. Picture quality is good but not excellent. Menu is a challenge.

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"Great Consumer HD Camcorder!"

 

Had my VIXIA HF M41 about a month and really love it. Bought the camera in preparation for our Alaska trip in a few months but use it to shoot property videos which end up on Youtube. I've been shooting primarily in FXP mode to save space which gets...

+ Color is fantastic

- Lame OEM battery and the viewfinder touch screen doesn't respond to finger commands easily

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Great Consumer HD Camcorder!

 

Had my VIXIA HF M41 about a month and really love it. Bought the camera in preparation for our Alaska trip in a few months but use it to shoot property videos which end up on Youtube. I've been shooting primarily in FXP mode to save space which gets...

Color is fantastic ; Clips are recorded in .mov format which works great ; Low light image quality is impressive ; Same sensor as the XF105, a $4300 professional camcorder

Lame OEM battery and the viewfinder touch screen doesn't respond to finger commands easily

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Great Consumer HD Camcorder!

 

Had my VIXIA HF M41 about a month and really love it. Bought the camera in preparation for our Alaska trip in a few months but use it to shoot property videos which end up on Youtube. I've been shooting primarily in FXP mode to save space which gets...

Color is fantastic ; Clips are recorded in .mov format which works great ; Low light image quality is impressive ; Same sensor as the XF105, a $4300 professional camcorder

Lame OEM battery and the viewfinder touch screen doesn't respond to finger commands easily

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Great Consumer HD Camcorder

 

Had my VIXIA HF M41 about a month and really love it. Bought the camera in preparation for our Alaska trip in a few months but use it to shoot property videos which end up on Youtube. I've been shooting primarily in FXP mode to save space which gets...

Color is fantastic ; Clips are recorded in .mov format which works great ; Low light image quality is impressive ; Same sensor as the XF105, a $4300 professional camcorder

Lame OEM battery and the viewfinder touch screen doesn't respond to finger commands easily

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Canon Vixia HF M41 (black)

 

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Amazon review summary for Canon Legria HF M41

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M41 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M41 32GB Full HD Camcorder with HD CMOS Pro + Accessory KitCanon Vixia Hf M41 Hf-m41 Hfm41 Flash Memory Camcorder + 16gb Sdhc Memory + Camcorder Case + Aluminum Tripod + Hdmi Cable & More

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Product Specifications

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: Yes
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/3''

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Flash + Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/2
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/2000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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