Canon HF M31 HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
Canon HF M31 HD Camcorder PAL
With an innovative touch-screen interface, enhanced Video Snapshot and Smart Auto, the compact and stylish HF M31 offers effortless Full HD shooting in any situation.


Canon's 3.89 megapixel HD CMOS Sensor
Full HD 1920 x 1080 Recording
32GB Internal Memory
15x Optical Zoom
DIGIC DV III Imaging Processor
Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer Dynamic mode
Powered IS
3.3 megapixel still images
Smart Auto mode
2.7" touch screen colour LCD (approx. 211,000 dots)
Touch features (Touch based Face detection, Touch & Track, Touch focus & Touch Exposure)
Down-conversion to standard definition (convert HD to SD)
Relay recording function
AGC limit
Capture Photo Sequence
Dual Shot Mode
Capture still images during movie capture
Flexible video snapshot mode recording duration & external sound source linkup playback
SD / SDHC Memory Card Slot
Pre-Recording function
Mini Accessory Shoe
Instant AF
Face Detection
25p recording
LED Video Light / Flash
Canon HD Video Lens
x.v. colour
Pixella ImageMixer software featuring direct to web video uploading
Underwater casing WP-V2 (option)
5.1-channel surround sound with external microphone (optional)



Camcorder Type: HD Flash Memory Camcorder
LCD monitor: 2.7-inch widescreen colour, approx. 211,000 dots with dimmer setting
Image Sensor: 1/4-inch CMOS sensor, approx. 3.89 megapixels, RGB primary colour filter
Microphone: Stereo Condenser Microphone
Lens: 15x optical zoom
Digital Zoom: 300x (Movie mode only)
Lens Configuration: 11 elements in 9 groups, 1 double sided aspherical lens used
Filter Diameter: 37mm P0.75
Image Stabilizer: Super Range OIS
AF System: High-speed AF (Instant AF), Face Priority AF, Touch Focus

Video Recording

Video Recording Standards: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 standard), HD Recording only 1920 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080 recording supported
Effective Pixels: Approx. 2.99 megapixels, 2304 x 1296
Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch)
Shooting Modes: Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Low Light, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface
Shutter Speed Range:
1/6 - 1/2000 (Tv mode)
1/25 - 1/500 (Auto mode)
1/2- 1/500 (Low light mode)
Minimum Illumination: Approx. 0.4lx (Low light mode)

Still Image Recording

Still Image Recording: SD / SDHC memory card, Built-in memory
Still Image Compression: Exif Ver. 2.2 specifications satisfied, compression method: JPEG

Recording Pixels:
In movie Rec Pause and Photo Mode:
LW 2304 x 1296
L 2100 x 1575
M 1600 x 1200
S 640 x 480
In movie Rec mode:
LW 2304 x 1296
SW 848 x 480

Shooting Modes: Smart Auto, P, Tv, Av, CINE, Portrait, Sports, Night, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Fireworks, Low Light, Underwater, Surface

Easy Operations Features

Zoom: Zoom lever
Navigation: Touch based LCD panel
Extended Control: Remote Control
Battery: Rechargeable Intelligent lithium battery BP809 (Optional battery BP808 / 809 / 819 / 827)

Input / Output

Video Out: Mini HDMI, Component, AV Cable
Analog Output: Yes
Microphone Terminal: Yes

Physical Dimensions and Power

Power Supply (rated): 7.4V DC (battery pack), 8.4V DC (DC in)
Operating Temperature: 0 - 40oC 85% (relative humidity)
-5 - 45oC 60% (relative humidity)
Dimensions: Approx. 68 x 60 x 123mm (2.7 x 2.4 x 4.8in.)
Weight (Main Unit): Approx. 320g (11.3oz)


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