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Canon 64GB LEGRIA HF M32 Full HD camcorder

16th July 2010 Print

Canon have added to its LEGRIA HF M series with the launch of the new LEGRIA HF M32 – a compact, easy-to-use Full High Definition (HD) camcorder with extended flash storage. Designed for users who demand outstanding image quality, the new model extends the LEGRIA HF M series line-up to four models –providing 64GB internal flash memory and SDXC memory card support for video enthusiasts who want to shoot for longer.

The LEGRIA HF M32 features the same premium Canon technologies as the other models within the LEGRIA HF M series, including a highly intuitive Touch-screen LCD screen that offers greater user control over content. Perfect for users looking for exceptional video quality, the new camcorder allows users to capture even more HD video, offering enough capacity to shoot up to 24 hours of footage. It’s also the first LEGRIA model to support SDXC memory cards, providing increased shooting time with up to two terabytes (TB) capacity.

Advanced features, advanced performance
The LEGRIA HF M32 features a 3.3 Megapixel Full HD CMOS sensor, 18x Advanced Zoom, Canon HD Video Lens and DIGIC DV III processing technology. Advanced Face Detection Technology identifies up to 35 faces in a frame, ensuring that friends and family remain in focus and well-exposed at all times – an individual face can even be manually selected to track someone moving around. Canon’s Instant AF technology provides the high-speed, pin-point auto-focus required for HD.

In addition to its Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer the HF M32 offers two additional stabilization modes for tricky shooting situations. The Dynamic Optical Image Stabilizer minimises camera shake when walking or moving, especially for wide angle shots. At maximum zoom, the new Powered Optical Image Stabilizer mode can be activated at the touch of a button, and greatly improves image stability when focusing on distant subjects.

Touch the screen, touch your subject
The LEGRIA HF M32 features a 2.7” gesture-based Touch-screen LCD, providing instant control and unrivalled ease of use. Camcorder set-up is effortless, with Touch Focus, Touch Exposure and Touch Tracking offering the ability to change focus, select exposure levels and track moving subjects simply by touching the screen. Sliding on-screen controls allow users to make fine adjustments to zoom, aperture and exposure more easily than ever before.

3D Flip View – search and play in second
The LCD screen offers even more benefits during playback. Movies can be viewed easily by flicking from one page to the next and touching the thumbnail to play, while the eye-catching 3D Flip View makes it simple to locate videos even within the largest of libraries. Grouping footage according to the day and time of day it was shot, 3D Flip View allows users to swipe left and right to find the day of shooting, then up and down to browse thumbnails by the time of day. Finding the right footage has never been easier.

Captivating movie montages made easy
The LEGRIA series is renowned for its ease-of-use, and the LEGRIA HF M32 is no exception. Thanks to integrated Smart Auto technology, users can record outstanding video no matter what the conditions – with intelligent Scene Detection Technology that automatically sets the camcorder up to match one of 31 shooting conditions.

Canon’s unique Video Snapshot offers one-touch recording to capture clips of two, four or eight seconds in duration. Clips can even be copied from previously-recorded footage, allowing users to create shorter scenes from long videos. They can then be assembled into a video ‘playlist’, which can be played back as a movie montage with background music. Music can either be added by uploading audio tracks to the camcorder memory or playing through the camcorder using an MP3 player. If they wish, users can then export the full playlist – including music – as a single Standard Definition movie to upload to the internet or burn to disc.

Seamless sharing
The LEGRIA HF M32 offers an easy way for users to share content online. An in-camcorder HD-to-SD conversion tool combines with an Easy Web Upload feature to allow clips to be transferred to YouTube with the minimum of effort. Supplied PIXELA ImageMixerTM software automatically locates content and allows users to log-in, upload and annotate their footage in one step. Individual user account details can also be stored for regular use.

Support for Eye-Fi connected functions means users can also upload their converted SD video clips direct from the camcorder to YouTube (or other supported websites) at a wireless hotspot, without the need for a computer.

Dual flash memory
In addition to 64GB of built-in flash memory, a memory card slot is also provided - compatible with SDHC and next-generation SDXC cards. Ranging to a maximum capacity of 2TB, SDXC offers storage for hours of additional full HD video content. Relay Recording also complements Dual Flash Memory by automatically switching recording to the memory card when internal memory is full, so there’s no need to miss recording the end of an exciting event.

LEGRIA accessories
The new LEGRIA HF M32 is compatible with a range of Canon LEGRIA accessories, including lens adaptors, video lights and the new Canon WP-V2 underwater case, which enables users to shoot under water at depths of up to 40 metres. The integrated Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe also supports the new Canon SM-V1 5.1ch surround sound microphone.

LEGRIA HF M32 Key features                            

64GB Dual Flash Memory, SDXC support and Relay Recording
Easy HD Shooting
6.8cm (2.7”) Touch-screen LCD
Video Snapshot
3.3MP Canon HD Camera System
Dynamic OIS and Powered IS
Easy sharing
Pre REC, 25p Cinema Mode
Superior audio
Creative options

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