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alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Canon LEGRIA HF M32. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The zoom and design are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the battery. There are some critical views about the price and durability.

portability, design, zoom, size, image quality

durability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon LEGRIA HF M32 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jim Feeley (

Canon Vixia HF M32

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Jim Feeley (

Review: Canon Vixia HF M32


The Canon Vixia HF M32 is very good camcorder that's a pleasure to use, but choosing it depends on whether you need a lot of on-board memory.

The camera’s sharp 15x optical-zoom lens and small ¼-inch CMOS imaging sensor gather imagery that gets recorded as 1080-line, 60fps interlaced HD video. The HF M32 lacks true progressive recording, but provides a pulldown mode to record...

Jan, 2011

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Canon Legria HF M32 review


Canon's latest Legria is yet another excellent addition to the range

The ability to perform brilliantly both when you expect it to and when you don’t make the M32 stand out from the crowd

Nov, 2010

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Stuff magazine


Canon's latest Legria is yet another excellent addition to the range

The ability to perform brilliantly both when you expect it to and when you don't make the M32 stand out from the crowd

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Canon Legria HF M32


Canon's latest addition to its Legria HF M series of camcorders is the compact, lightweight M32. A combination of extended storage, ease of use and Full HD shooting with improved creative options make the M32 look a tempting treat. But is it? The Canon...

Compact styling, HD video quality, optical zoom, AF, metering and exposure control, handling

Built-in mic suffers sound distortion in windy conditions, screen can be difficult to see in brighter conditions and the touch sensitivity is not as sensitive as it could be, screen controls not as intuitive as they could be

The Canon Legria HF M32 is actually an upgrade of the preceding Legria M31 model, but it stills packs a good video punch. The ease of use is certainly exactly that - we was able to pick up the M32 and start shooting without referring to a manual....

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Doug Harman (

Canon LEGRIA HF M32 Full HD Camcorder review.


Canon's latest addition to its LEGRIA HF M camcorders series is the compact, lightweight M32. It combines extended storage, ease of use and Full HD shooting with improved creative options, so it looks a tempting treat indeed. But is it? Doug Harman...

HD video quality, Optical zoom lens, AF, Metering and exposure control, Handling, Compact styling

Screen difficult to use in bright conditions, Touch sensitivity is not very sensitive, Built-in mic sound distortion when windy, Screen controls not as intuitive as they could be

Key to this camera’s success however, will be its compact size and ease of use. I carried it around in my trouser pocket (insert smutty innuendo here, if you must) so it certainly is portable. The quality of my footage is excellent with the only...

Aug, 2010

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Buy it.

OK, best camera ever! Mic slot, extremely high HD, wonderful audio


Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: No
Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery life (max):1.4 / 1.40 / 1.6 / 1.66
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:1.4 / 24.5


3D compatibility: No
Minimum illumination:0.4
On Screen Display (OSD): No
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid / Black&White, Sepia / Neutral, Skin tones, Vivid
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black


Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):211000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes


Closest Focusing Distance:0.394 / 3.94 / 39.4
Focus adjustment:Auto
Normal focusing range:10

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.99
Effective megapixels (movie):0.389 / 2.99 / 2990000 / 3310000
Optical sensor size:1 / 4 / 1/4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:3.3 / 3.89

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.56 - 23.3 / 1.56 - 28
Digital Zoom:300
Filter size:1.46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.56 - 23.3 / 1.56 - 28
Focal length range (f-f):0.161 - 2.42
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Optical Zoom:15

Light Exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.2
Audio Output:1
Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus: Yes
Cable type:USB
Flash memory:32000
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:64000
Manual exposure: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Minimum processor:DIGIC DV III
Night mode: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.5
Snap shot:39.5-592.5 mm / Y
Snapshot:39.5-592.5 mm / Y
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE\nMusic Transfer
Cables included:AV, Component, USB
Handheld remote control:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Shutter speed (photo):1/500
Shutter speed (video):1/2000

Still Image

Maximum image resolution:2304 x 1296
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080,2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2304 x 1296 / 640 x 480,1600 x 1200,2304 x 1296


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:32 / 4096 / 64
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:32 / 64


Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Manual, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten