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Canon LEGRIA HF M56 HD Camcorder with WiFi (PAL)

B&H # CAHFM56E Mfr # 6094B001E
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You Pay: $479.00

WARNING: This is a "PAL" product and CANNOT be used with USA/NTSC systems.

Product Highlights
  • Canon 1/3" HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
  • Capture Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Slot & 8GB Flash Memory
  • Optical 10x Zoom & Digital 200x Zoom
  • Built-In WiFi
  • LCD 3.0" (7.6 cm) Touch Screen Display
  • Intelligent IS Optical Image Stabilizer
  • HDMI, Component, AV and USB 2.0 Outputs
  • PAL Camcorder for Use in Europe & Asia

Designed for TV and HDTV systems in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America - the Canon LEGRIA HF M56 HD Camcorder with WiFi (PAL) is a 1920 x 1080 high def cam with 8GB of flash memory. In addition to its built-in memory, the HF M56 also boasts a SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot that supports up to 64GB memory cards. With this much storage space it's possible to record for several hours. Whether you record to the internal memory or removable card, the camera's 1/3" HD CMOS Pro Sensor and image processor work together to provide stunningly detailed, life-like images that look great on your HDTV. Of course, these two don't work alone: the HF M56 also employs a genuine Canon 10x HD video lens, optical image stabilization and a 3.0" touch screen LCD display, among other great features.

Designed with advanced users in mind, the camcorder also comes with a headphone jack, which makes it possible to capture high quality audio to go along with your movies. In addition to using an external mic for audio, the HF M56 features an enhanced internal zoom microphone, which gives you the choice of four different recording directions, including monaural, stereo, wide, or synced with zoom. This feature also allows for adjustment between low, mid-range, and high frequencies.

WiFi with MP4 Support
Built-in WiFi lets you effortlessly share your creations on social networking sites and view your videos on DNLA certified TVs and iOS devices. Support for MP4 format ensures quick transfer times of HD movies
Canon HD CMOS Pro Sensor
The HD CMOS Pro sensor is designed and made by Canon for its professional camcorders. The light gathering area is 160% bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, which delivers a wider dynamic range and advanced low-light performance
Optical Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS is the perfect solution to combat camera shake. It automatically detects the scene and selects exactly the right optical Image Stabilizer settings from four modes to counteract movement and prevent blur. It ensures sharp, detailed videos in every situation - leaving you free to concentrate on shooting
Audio Scene Select
It's simple to make your movies sound as good as they look, with Audio Scene Select and a high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone. Just select one of the five scene modes and your audio settings will be automatically optimized
Canon HD Video Lens
The camera's high-quality, Canon HD Video lens with 10x optical zoom and 200x digital zoom features an iris diaphragm for soft background blurring
Store Direct to External HDD
Copy movies directly from the built-in memory or SD card slot to an external hard drive. Just follow the easy on-screen menus for simple storage
Internal 8GB Flash Memory & SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot
A built-in 8GB dual flash memory lets you store over three hours of Full HD movies. Plus, you can record for even longer by taking advantage of the SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, which supports up to 64GB memory cards
Creative Cinematic Features
Use Story Creator to develop your video skills and effortlessly create memorable short videos with a story - just choose a theme and follow the built-in scene suggestions. Or, you can inspire creativity with Cinema-Look Filters and add fun effects to your movies without a PC using Touch Decoration
Fingertip Control
Operation is easy, thanks to the high-resolution 3" (7.6 cm) gesture-based touch-screen LCD panel. The touch screen delivers intuitive fingertip control of shooting and playback functions
Effortless Shooting
Creating high-quality movies is effortless with Smart Auto. Fully automatic, Smart Auto intelligently selects shooting settings from 38 scenes. Plus, Face Detection optimizes the settings for great people shots and Instant AF ensures fast and accurate focusing
PAL Recording Camcorder
The HF M56 camcorder is designed for use outside of North America. It's made for countries that support the PAL color encoding system. Phase Alternating Line or PAL recording is used in several regions around the world - including: North Africa, East Africa, Western Europe, Central Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South America (Brazil/Argentina), Great Britain, Australia and Oceania (South Pacific Islands). PAL camcorders usually record using 25p, 50i or 50p frames per second (fps), while NTSC camcorders usually record using 60p/60i/30p fps. North America supports NTSC recording, which means this PAL camcorder is not compatible with TVs and HDTVs in the United States and Canada

Other Features

Cinema features include: Cinema-Look Filters, Story Creator and Touch Decoration
38 scene Smart Auto
Program AE: Auto and manual P, Tv, Av, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface) modes
Program AE: Cinema P, Tv and Av modes
Automatic or user-control backlight compensation
TTL white balance with Auto, Set, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent and Fluorescent H settings
1/2 - 1/2000 sec shutter speed
Auto, Fade and Wipe digital fade effects
Image effects with Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness and Color Depth custom functions
Touch panel custom control
Still image continuous shooting mode and simultaneous photo recording
10 second self-timer and 2 second self-timer (with wireless remote)
Yes/No record review and record search functions
AVCHD recording modes include: MXP 1920 x 1080 (24 Mbps), FXP 1920 x 1080 (17 Mbps), XP+ 1440 x 1080 (12 Mbps), SP 1440 x 1080 ( 7 Mbps) and LP 1440 x 1080 (5 Mbps)
MP4 recording modes include 1280 x 720 (9 Mbps) and 1280 x 720 (4 Mbps)
Camera supports 25p progressive recording, x.v. color, video snapshot and Pre Record function
Search video/image files by date
Auto Gain Control limit adjustment
DIGIC DV III image processor
Auto Face Detection technology, AF/Instant control and AF/TV AF control
Manual touch screen LCD control and touch focus control
Manual focus assist magnification
Dolby Digital 2-channel (AC-3) audio recording with internal mic and 5.1-channel surround with optional SM-V1 mic
Audio Scene Select and manual audio recording level control with internal/external mic mixing
Built-in zoom microphone with customizable frequency response and directionality
Terminals include: headphone jack, Mini-AB USB 2.0 port, AV output, HDMI v 1.3 (CEC supported) and a built-in charger jack
Quick Start via LCD touch screen
PIXELA Video Browser v2 and Network Utility v2 application software
Easy Web upload and HD to SD Web video conversion
Works with optional WD-H43 wide attachment
10 mm minimum focusing distance
Relay recording possible
Sensor 2.37 Megapixel 1/3"  CMOS 1
Please Note:

HD CMOS Pro Sensor with Bayer Pattern Filter

Lens 6.1 - 61 mm
43.6 - 436 mm
f/1.8 - 3.0
Zoom Optical: 10x
Digital: 200x
Filter Size 43 mm
System PAL
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory 8GB Video/Image
SD/SDHC/SDXC Up To 64GB Video/Image
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory GB
8GB AVCHD Mode: 3 hours
8GB MP4 Mode: 4.17 hours
64GB Card AVCHD Mode: 24.5 hours
64GB Card MP4 Mode: 33.9 hours
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
1440 x 1080p / 25 fps
High Definition
1280 x 720p / 25 fps 2
Please Note:

Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch); 5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)

Still Image Resolution JPEG: 2.07 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 3
Please Note:

16:9 aspect ratio

Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo 4
Please Note:

Dolby Digital AC3 (5.1-channel surround via optional SV-V1 microphone)

Display Type LCD 5
Please Note:

Full flat touch screen with Brightness / Backlight manual adjustment (230K dots)

Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0" 6
Please Note:

(7.6 cm)

2nd Display
Image Stabilization Optical 7
Please Note:

Intelligent IS Modes (Dynamic, Powered, Tripod, Macro)

Lux 1.0 (Regular Mode)
.1 (Night Mode) 8
Please Note:

Auto Gain Control (limit adjustment)

Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Accessory Shoe Hot
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Outputs 1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x Mini-USB 2.0
1x A/V
Microphone Input No
Headphone Jack Yes
Languages English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP3)
    Vista (SP2)
  • Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz Processor or greater
  • 1GB RAM

  • OS X 10.6
  • Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz Processor or greater
  • 1GB RAM
Please Note:

Windows 7 (64 bit) requires 2GB RAM

Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1840mAh 10
Please Note:

2.17 hrs (max recording time for battery)

Power Adapter 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8" / 6.8 x 6.4 x 12.1 cm
Weight 12.7 oz / 360 g
Canon LEGRIA HF M56 HD Camcorder with WiFi (PAL)
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  • CA-110 Compact AC Power Adapter & Charger
  • HDMI Cable
  • Stylus Pen
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM Bundle
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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