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Canon VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder

B&H # CAHFM32 Mfr # 4743B001
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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 HD
  • 64GB Internal Flash Memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion Slot
  • 3.89MP CMOS Sensor
  • 2.7" Touch Screen LCD
  • Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens
  • Dynamic SuperRange OIS
  • 3.3MP Digital Still Capture
  • Built-In Flash and Video Light
  • Microphone and Headphone Connections

Canon's VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder has a lot going for it. In a world of point-and-shoot ease, the HF M32 boldly puts itself out there with the options and extras that those looking to make more complicated videos need. That being so, the HF M32 still provides you with easy peasy uploading to your favorite social media sites, especially when using optional Eye-Fi memory cards.

However, when it comes to big-boy (or girl) features here's what the HF M32 is offering. First up is the dual flash memory that the camera is named for. The HF M32 features a 64GB internal flash memory and the option to use SDHC or SDXC memory cards for up to 48 hours of recording time (64GB card in LP mode). The camera also features something called, "Relay Recording" which automatically switches from the internal memory to the SD memory card when the built-in memory becomes full.

Aside from good-sized memory capacity, the HF M32 touts another much sought after feature: 1920 x 1080 high def recording. The M32 gives you the option to record in 24p or 30p (at 60i) for a film-look or for video that's well suited to viewing on the 'net. Assisting in capturing all that HD video would be the camera's 3.89MP CMOS sensor, Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor, and 24Mbps recording for AVCHD. And, let's not forget the Genuine Canon 15x HD video Lens.

Among the slew of other features that Canon gave the HF M32 you'll find microphone and headphone connections, for cleaner, more detailed recording - and a built-in flash and a built-in video light for low-light capture of video and stills. Also assisting in clean image capture you'll find Canon's Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS for smooth, jerk-free video.

Other highlights of the HF M32 include: the presence of a 2.7" touch screen LCD, Face Detection, 3.3MP digital still capture, and the option to capture 5.1 Channel Surround Sound when using the optional SM-V1 microphone. If you're looking for bells and whistles, and the quality of the Canon name, the HF M32 delivers.

Dual Flash Memory
The VIXIA HF M32 allows you to record up to 24 hours of clear high definition video to the 64GB internal flash drive or to a removable SD memory card. With Relay Recording, the camcorder automatically switches video recording from the internal drive to the SD memory card when the memory becomes full. There's no need to worry about running out of recording time during a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime shot

The VIXIA HF M32 is compatible with SDXC memory cards, which provide super-high capacity and ultra-fast data transfer speeds. Unlike an SDHC memory card, which has a maximum storage capacity of 32GB, SDXC memory cards have an increased storage capacity from more than 32GB up to 2TB

The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. You'll also appreciate the quick response time, because it doesn't have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your VIXIA HF M32 starts recording video fast. In addition, when you review, you'll have quick access to your footage

Another plus is the VIXIA HF M32's low power consumption rate, allowing your battery to last longer. And while we certainly hope you keep your VIXIA HF M32 securely in your hand while shooting, if it happens to slip, or you accidentally knock it against something, you'll be happy to know that flash memory makes your camcorder more shock-resistant than other recording storage systems. It also minimizes the chance of data loss due to damage to your recording media or to the moving parts found in other camcorders 1

Stunning Image Quality
A Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens delivers unsurpassed image quality. The Canon Exclusive 3.89 megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and photos with astonishing detail, while the Canon Exclusive DIGIC DV III Image Processor provides the ultimate in color and imaging performance, with enhanced reproduction of difficult to capture purple and blue tones. Exceptionally lifelike tone and detail are captured thanks to 24Mbps Recording, which offers the highest bit rate in AVCHD. The VIXIA HF M32 not only captures images in Full HD, but records and outputs at 1920 x 1080 as well, so you get HD from lens to screen
Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS
The VIXIA HF M32 features Canon's proprietary Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization system which provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion. Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted shaking common when walking. Together with the Powered IS system, you'll find an even higher level of compensation for subtle hand movement at the telephoto end of the zoom range. Powered IS can be engaged by pressing or holding the Powered IS button on the Touch Panel LCD
Instant AF (Auto Focus)
A critical objective when shooting in high definition is achieving the sharpest focus possible. The VIXIA HF M32 camcorder features Canon's revolutionary Instant AF focusing system which offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy, compared to traditional auto focus systems. The Instant AF feature uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions. This system achieves focus instantaneously, reducing focus "hunting". This is especially beneficial in high brightness or night shooting situations. In addition, with Instant AF, it's possible to capture fast, accurate focusing even when following a moving subject

To further enhance focusing capability, the VIXIA HF M32 also features Focus Assist. This helps in capturing your subject in razor-sharp focus. It works by providing a 2x magnification of your subject, which is automatically cancelled when you start recording. This is a feature normally found in professional broadcast-quality cameras

2.7" Touch Panel LCD Screen
See exceptional detail with a sharp 211,000 dot screen that delivers brilliant color together with touch panel control for faster and easier menu navigation. You'll also have Touch & Track, which allows you to get the precise focus and exposure on any subject - whether it's people, vehicles, etc., by selecting your choice right on the touch panel LCD
Smart Auto
Smart Auto makes shooting great video easier than ever before. Using the power of Canon's DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the VIXIA HF M32 intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance, and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene. Whether you are capturing a sunset, a day at the beach, or a fast-paced soccer game, Smart Auto delivers exceptional accuracy, raising your video to the next level
Touch & Track
Touch & Track delivers precise tracking of the focus and exposure on any subject - people, pets, vehicles, and more. Simply select your point of interest on the touch panel LCD and you will have your subject in sharp focus, regardless of where in the frame it moves during the shot - and, the exposure will be perfectly adjusted for subject and conditions. Touch & Track is a default setting. You can also choose to adjust focus or exposure independently by turning off Touch & Track, and turning on Touch Focus or Touch Exposure:

Touch Focus - allows the user to pinpoint a specific area to focus on. This function is similar to the Push AF feature found in professional camcorders, but can target a subject anywhere in the frame

Touch Exposure - enables exposure to be locked or compensated for the area touched by the user

Genuine Canon Face Detection
The same high quality Face Detection technology used in Canon digital cameras is available in the VIXIA HF M32 high definition camcorder. Up to 35 faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure. Of the faces tracked, 9 detection frames can be displayed at one time

The system is in fact so smart that it will recognize faces turned downwards or sideways. In addition, a specific face may be selected as the main subject for continuous tracking. This feature can be used to search for clips featuring that specific subject's face. In search and playback, use of the Face Index will display frames with the chosen face as a thumbnail in each shot in which it appears. The selected face can be linked as a timeline to further identify footage containing that subject

Advanced Video Snapshot
Advanced Video Snapshot allows you to capture the highlights of a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a family milestone with the same ease as taking photos. Simply record a series of short video clips - or select your favorite clips while in Playback Mode - and blend in your favorite background music to create an exciting movie that will hold everyone's attention. This version of Advanced Video Snapshot allows selectable recording time (2, 4, or 8 seconds). Additionally, audio from an external source (ex. MP3 player) can be played along with the Snapshot movie, and playback can be controlled from that source
Easy Web Sharing
HD-to-SD downconversion allows you to convert recorded high definition video to standard definition files while safely preserving the original HD video. These standard definition files make it even more convenient to edit, share video online, or create a DVD. The downconverted video can be transferred to your computer via traditional methods - i.e. USB connection, card slot, or wirelessly to sharing sites with an Eye-Fi SD memory card

The VIXIA HF M32 is compatible with the Eye-Fi SD Memory Card. It's possible to wirelessly transfer your downconverted video and photos to your computer, or upload them directly to online sharing sites in a few simple steps. Insert an Eye-Fi SD Memory Card into the SD card slot on the camcorder, configure your computer to select the target site (e.g., Facebook, YouTube, Shutterfly, Flickr) and you're ready to share your standard definition files with family, friends, and the world! 2

3.3MP Digital Still Camera
Since Canon is acknowledged as a world leading maker of still image cameras, it's not surprising that the VIXIA HF M32, in addition to being a brilliant camcorder, is also a superb 3.3MP digital camera. Once again, Canon delivers features and technology that advance convenience and capability. The VIXIA HF M32's Dual Shot makes it easier than ever to capture both video and photos. You'll even be able to shoot 3.0 megapixel photos while shooting video at the same time with Simultaneous Photo Recording

Auto Intelligent Auto Focus (AiAF) ensures sharp images and gives creative flexibility. Even when your subject isn't in the center of the frame, the VIXIA HF M32's 9 point AiAF will automatically select from 9 metering frames on the screen to help bring images into sharp focus

You can also choose from a range of exposure modes including: Auto, AV (aperture priority), TV (shutter priority), CINE and P (program)

For optimal exposure, the VIXIA HF M32 offers selectable metering patterns: Evaluative Center-Weighted Average, and Spot. Additionally, the AE Bracketing feature of the VIXIA HF M32 automatically takes three versions of the shot, with 'dark,' 'normal' and 'light' settings in 1/2 exposure steps so you may choose the one that best suits you

The VIXIA HF M32 can capture a rapid succession of photos, just like the motor drive on a digital camera. Shoot up to 3 frames per second in the Continuous Mode, or a blazing 5 frames per second in the High Speed Continuous Mode

For the advanced digital photographer, the VIXIA HF M32 comes with a Histogram Display - a feature found in Canon's line of digital SLR cameras. The display allows you to see the brightness information of your still images, so you can adjust your exposures as you shoot

With the Level Marker feature, it's easy to keep your camera level for more professional-looking photographs. The VIXIA HF M32's Grid Marker feature lets you compose your shot accurately, according to the grid in your viewfinder. Choose from two different colors for the grid to ensure that you see the grid, no matter what the background color of your shot is

The versatile VIXIA HF M32 even lets you capture a still image from an already recorded movie. While playing the movie in your camcorder, simply press the photo button to capture a 1920 x 1080 photo onto an SD memory card or to internal memory. Additionally, the VIXIA HF M32 allows you to capture 30 photos from one second of video

Your VIXIA HF M32's built-in flash lets you capture superb photos indoors and in low light conditions

You can also easily burn DVDs of your photos taken with your VIXIA HF M32 as it is compatible with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and, with the click of a few buttons, your photos are ready to share with all

24p & 30p Frame Modes
24p Cinema Mode enables all aspiring moviemakers to achieve a professional "film-look." You can change the camcorder's frame capture rate to 24p (recorded at 60i), which provides the appearance of the same frame rate as movie film. In addition, you can use the VIXIA HF M32's CINE setting, which changes the color and tonal characteristics, evoking the look and feel of a movie shown in a theater. For added flexibility, these settings can be used together or independently

You would normally have to look to professional video cameras in order to have a sophisticated tool like 30p Progressive Mode at your command. In addition to the standard interlaced video frame rate of 60i, you may choose to set the VIXIA HF M32 to capture video in 30p, (30 progressive frames, recorded at 60i) which is particularly useful for footage to be used on the Internet. Excellent for action and sports shots, this setting gives enhanced quality to still images captured after recording

Terminals
To maximize the usefulness and versatility of the VIXIA HF M32, you'll find a range of terminals to extend the capabilities of your camcorder. The Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe allows you to attach optional Canon accessories, such as the VL-5 Video Light, DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone, or RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter, or SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone. Easy, one-cable connectivity to your HDTV is yours through the VIXIA HF M32's HDMI Terminal which also supports CEC and x.v. Color. The built-in Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and Headphone terminal provide exceptional audio flexibility
5.1 Channel Surround Sound
For the ultimate home theater experience, 5.1 Channel Surround Sound allows you to capture audio quality that matches the stunning realism of your high definition video. Since sound is captured from all directions (five different pickup sensors), your home movies will look and sound more lifelike than ever before. The built-in Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and Headphone terminal also provide exceptional audio flexibility 3
Compatible with Optional WP-V2 Waterproof Case
Take full advantage of the brilliant clarity and drama of HD video in the beauty of the underwater world with your VIXIA HF M32 thanks to the optional Canon WP-V2 Waterproof Case. Compact, light and custom designed especially for the VIXIA HF M32; it's waterproof to 130ft (40m). The case has direct control buttons for record start/stop, telephoto and wide zoom, photo capture and preview, to let you make the most of the VIXIA HF M32's capability
Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery
The Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery accurately indicates remaining battery time down to the minute
Built-In Light
The Canon HF M32 has a built-in video light which allows you to shoot in difficult, low light conditions
Print/Share
Print/Share allows you to connect your camcorder directly to select Canon printers or any PictBridge-compatible printer with the supplied USB cable. With a touch of the Print/Share button you can print directly from your VIXIA HF M32. Print/Share also makes it easy to transfer your photos to your computer. You can also easily burn DVDs of your photos taken with your VIXIA HF M32 as it is compatible with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across and, with the click of a few buttons, your photos are ready to share with all
Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Disc
With the Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Disc, you can burn your edited video onto Blu-ray disc, AVCHD DVDs (which play in AVCHD compatible Blu-ray disc players), or onto Standard Definition DVDs. And to complement the VIXIA HF M32's Advanced Video Snapshot feature, a music CD containing royalty-free soundtracks is also provided 4
DVD Burner Compatible
You can easily burn DVDs of the video shot with your VIXIA HF M32 thanks to its compatibility with Canon's DW-100 DVD Burner. A one-cable connection is all it takes to send the files across - with the click of a few buttons, your videos will be burned to an AVCHD disc for play in a compatible DVD player
Camera
Sensor 3.89 Megapixel 1/4"  CMOS
Optics
Lens 4.1 - 61.5 mm
f/1.8 - 3.2
Zoom Optical: 15x
Advanced (Optical): 18x
Digital: 300x
Filter Size 37 mm
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 64GB 
SD/SDHC, SDXC  Video/Image
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
MXP: 2GB: 10 Minutes, 32GB: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 64GB: 5 hours, 55 minutes
XP+: 2GB: 20 minutes, 32GB: 5 hours, 45 minutes, 64GB: 11 hours, 30 minutes
LP: 2GB: 45 minutes, 32GB: 12 hours, 15 minutes, 64GB: 24 hours, 30 minutes
SD/SDHC GB
MXP: 2GB: 10 Minutes, 32GB: 2 hours, 55 minutes, 64GB: 5 hours, 55 minutes
XP+: 2GB: 20 minutes, 32GB: 5 hours, 45 minutes, 64GB: 11 hours, 30 minutes
LP: 2GB: 45 minutes, 32GB: 12 hours, 15 minutes, 64GB: 24 hours, 30 minutes 1
Please Note:

MXP and FXP modes record in 1920 x 1080 and require a class 4 or higher SDHC or SDXC card

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Video Format High Definition
MPEG AVC/H.264
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps / 24 fps / 30 fps
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 3.3 Megapixel
Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo 2
Please Note:

5.1 Channel via optional SM-V1 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone is required

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Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 2.7"
2nd Display
Add-on Lens
Projector
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Lux .4 (Low Light mode)
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - Yes
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Mini Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Input (Jack)
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB 2.0
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Output (Jack)
1x Component Video (out)
1x Composite Video (out)
1x A/V
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages English
Spanish
French
German
Portuguese
Japanese
Dutch
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Korean
Italian
Polish
Romanian
Turkish
Ukrainian
Arabic
Persian
Thai
Greek
Czech
Hungarian
System Requirements Windows
  • XP
    Vista

Mac
  • OS X 10.4-10.6
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Please Note:

Supports Snow Leopard

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Power Adapter 100-240VAC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 2.4 x 4.9" / 6.9 x 6.1 x 12.4 cm
Weight 11.3 oz / 320 g
Canon VIXIA HF M32 Dual Flash Memory Camcorder
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Stereo Video Cable
  • USB Interface Cable
  • Compact Power Adapter
  • Battery Pack
  • Component Cable
  • Pixela ImageMixer 3SE Video Editing Software
  • Music CD
  • Digital Video Solution Disc
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
  • Required item: Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
    • You Pay: $6.95
     

    Batteries & Power

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    Don't get caught without power, always have a spare battery.

    Canon -  BP-808 Lithium-Ion Battery
    • You Pay: $56.95
     
    Canon -  BP-827 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (2670mAh)
    • You Pay: $89.00
    Used Dept.
     

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Pearstone -  Onyx 1020 Digital Camera/Camcorder Shoulder Bag
    • You Pay: $15.49
     

    Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect by adding a filter.

    Tiffen -  37mm UV Protector Filter
    • You Pay: $6.39
     
    Tiffen -  37mm Circular Polarizing Filter
    • You Pay: $22.99
     

    Lenses & Adaptors

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    Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

    Impact -  DVP-SWA38-37 Wide-Converter Lens
    • You Pay: $49.95
     
    Raynox -  HD-3035PRO Semi-Fisheye Conversion Lens (0.3x, 37mm)
    • You Pay: $109.07
     

    External Microphones

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    Enhance the quality of your audio recording with an external microphone.

    Canon -  SM-V1 5.1 Channel Surround Microphone
    • You Pay: $179.00
     
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