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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF M31. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The memory and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the usability and image quality.

portability, design, memory, durability, price

image quality, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF M31 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 14 reviews)

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Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (

Canon HF M31 review


Packing some great features, this camcorder is perfect for enthusiasts

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Leo Waldock (

Canon LEGRIA HF M31 review


This new camcorder from Canon brings touchscreen control to the fore

Touchscreen control ; Decent video quality ; 32GB of built in memory

No mini HDMI cable ; Video quality in low-light

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager (

Canon Legria HF M31 Full HD camcorder


The Canon Legria HF M31 is a flash memory-based camcorder that records Full HD video in the AVCHD codec. With a retail price of $1499, it slots somewh...

Good feature set for asking price, attractive HD video in optimum lighting, external microphone jack

Specifications could be a little beefier, occasional noise issues, no accessory shoe for external microphones

The Canon Legria HF M31 is a pint-sized powerhouse of a camcorder packed with plenty of useful features. Whether you require a point-and-shoot camera or something a little more advanced, it should fit the bill.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Canon Legria HF M31


Despite its slight low light shortcomings, the Canon Legria HF M31 is a tempting proposition.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jonathan Parkyn (

Canon Legria HF M31 review


In the right circumstances, the Canon Legria HF M31's picture quality can easily impress. But poor low-light performance and a sorely misjudged control system let down this otherwise decent camcorder

Good video and photo quality for outdoors shots ; Very high bit-rate setting ; 32GB of internal flash memory ; Excellent image stabiliser

Poorly implemented touchscreen control system ; Image quality degrades in low-light conditions ; Dual Shot automatic mode is too limited

First impressions can indeed be deceptive. Despite its single, comparatively low-res sensor, image quality is actually not one of the Canon Legria HF M31's main flaws -- at least it isn't if you're filming in bright, natural light. But, if you're...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Jager, (

Canon Legria HF M31 review


With a retail price of £849, the Canon Legria HF M31 slots somewhere between the HF S10 and HF M300 as Canon's upper midrange offering. It can be viewed as a jack-of-all-trades, providing an above-average performance across the board.

To assess the Canon Legria HF M31’s video performance, we shot a variety of footage in different testing conditions and then played back the footage on a Pioneer KURO PDP-C509A plasma TV. In sunny environments, the Canon Legria HF M31 produced...

Jun, 2010

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (

European Family Camcorder 2010-2011 - Canon LEGRIA HF M31


The perfect family camcorder should be easy to operate by each and everyone; from adult to child. The tiny Canon LEGRIA HF M31 manages this perfectly thanks to its superb touch-screen and low button count. But don't get the wrong impression: despite...

Jun, 2010

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Canon - Legria HF M31


The Canon Legria HF M31 camcorder is based on hardware that we have previously seen in the Legria HF21. Both models use a 6.35mm CMOS sensor to record Full HD video using AVCHD. They also both ...

Canon has updated its HF21 camcorder with the addition of a touchscreen and the resulting HF M31 is a decent piece of kit, but it is far from perfect. The touchscreen lacks sensitivity and the price seems at least £100 too high for a camcorder that is...

Sep, 2010