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.