Close
Share on
Canon Vixia HF M32
Canon Vixia HF M32
+ 8 Videos

Loading image...

Canon Vixia HF M32 Camcorder

3.89MP 1/4 320g CMOS Sep 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
One industry award
Good size
Good product quality
15 Reviews + 1 Award
stuff.tv Hot Buy

Available from international sellers only

Tell Me When It Becomes Available See International Prices
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Reviews

One Industry Award

This Canon camcorder received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv.

Average Expert Reviews

Fourteen experts from sites including CNET.com, Digital Versus, Pocket Lint and testnumerique.fr have rated this video camera on average 75%.

Good Brand

We checked 1,806 expert and owner reviews (including 388 verified purchases) for Canon video cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 96% of those that bought a Canon camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Canon Vixia HF M32 has a built-in flash. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Focusing

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

Video cameras that came out more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m. The Vixia HF M32 has one of the bigger closest focusing distances (1 meter) amongst video cameras of this age.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Still Image

2304 X 1296 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Canon Vixia HF M32 is 2304 x 1296 pixels. That's 44% more maximum image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. The maximum image resolution of all camcorders that came out more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 4224 x 2376 pixels.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

2304 X 1296 Still Image Resolution

The Canon Vixia HF M32 supports a maximum still image resolution of 2304 x 1296. That's 44% more still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Canon camcorder. The still image resolution of all video cameras that were released more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4224 x 2376 (best).

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP. When compared to other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera, the effective megapixels (movie) of the Vixia HF M32 of 2.99 megapixels is one of the highest.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 10MP. With an effective megapixels (image) of 2.99 megapixels, the Vixia HF M32 has a fairly high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/4" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Battery

Fairly Long Video Recording Time

Video cameras of this type and age have video recording times of between 1h and 95h, and the average video recording time is 18h. At 24.5 hours, the Vixia HF M32 has a fairly long video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Canon Vixia HF M32 has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a touchscreen.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The Vixia HF M32 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 211,000 pixels) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder the display resolutions (numeric) range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Vixia HF M32 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Storage

Fairly Big Flash Memory

With a flash memory of 64 gigabytes, the Vixia HF M32 has one of the biggest flash memory amongst video cameras of this age. The flash memory of video cameras of this spec and age range from 4GB to 120GB, and the average flash memory is 22GB.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The Vixia HF M32 features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vixia HF M32 has a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder which do not have a handheld remote control.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Vixia HF M32 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Batteries Included

The Canon Vixia HF M32 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four customers reckoned that it was compact. Seven years ago expert review site Infosyncworld.com said “What we're seeing is a push for storage capacity and compact size”. Macworld.co.uk mentioned in their review “Compact styling”. Expert website Best4reviews.com said “Will be its compact size and ease of use”.

One person who bought this camcorder considered that it was a good body shape. Toptenreviews.com mentioned seven years ago “This HDV camcorder has a durable exterior body”.

One Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Canon Vixia HF M32 was lightweight. Pocket-Lint.com wrote on Pocket Lint seven years ago “Tweet Canon’s latest addition to its Legria HF M series of camcorders is the compact, lightweight M32”.

Read more Less

Average Weight

With a weight of 320 grams, the Canon Vixia HF M32 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF M32 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 15 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF M32 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

At 300 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF M32 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

Read more Less Chart Hide Chart Edit

Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Vixia HF M32 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports PictBridge

The Vixia HF M32 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support PictBridge.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Microphone in

The Canon Vixia HF M32 has a microphone in. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also have a microphone in.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Composite Video Out

The Vixia HF M32 has a composite video out. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a composite video out.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Vixia HF M32 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon Vixia HF M32 owner thought the product was noisy. Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this camcorder “The fan is quite loud and it doesnt come with a lens” yet they rated the product 3 stars.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person considered that this camcorder had good technical guidance. Six years ago Macworld.co.uk wrote in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32 “Good range of manual options”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good battery life. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus six years ago “With the HF M32, you get a fully-featured camcorder which can boast both a mic input and good battery life for a reasonable price” in their Canon Vixia HF M32 review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One Canon Vixia HF M32 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Stuff.tv mentioned seven years ago “Healthy features list”.


Good Quality Lens

One Canon Vixia HF M32 owner who purchased the Canon Vixia HF M32 thought it had a good lens. Cnet.com wrote in their review seven years ago “Nice lens performance” . One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Expert website Stuff.tv wrote “The stand-outs are the 15x optical zoom”.

One customer who purchased this camcorder concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Digital Versus said “Excellent image stabilisation (even when zoom is at maximum” however despite that they rated the Canon Vixia HF M32 60 out of 100.

Read more Less

Design

Good Product Quality

A few Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon Vixia HF M32 on expert website CNET.com seven years ago “Much of what was great about them remains--solid performance and very good video quality”. Cnet.com also wrote “M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features”. Cnet.com also wrote “Very good video at highest quality setting”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. One Canon Vixia HF M32 owner who reviewed this camcorder thought it was a good design. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “The compact design and touch screen are viewable in all” .

One customer concluded that the product was neat. Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their Canon Vixia HF M32 review on expert website Pocket Lint seven years ago “Superb aided by a neat 15x optical”.

Read more Less

Robust

One person who purchased it mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Difficult to Use

Four Canon Vixia HF M32 reviewers who bought it thought it was not easy to use. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “Some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use”. Macworld.co.uk said “User interface is slow and frustrating to use”. Macworld.co.uk also said “Screen difficult to use in bright conditions”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was not easy to use the menus. Cnet.com mentioned in their Canon Vixia HF M32 review “Poorly designed touch-screen menu system” but in spite of that they still gave the product a rating of 75 out of 100.

Read more Less

Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.

Other Camcorders to Consider

Feedback