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Canon Legria HF M31 High Definition Flash Memory/SD Card Digital Video Camera

Canon Legria HF M31 High Definition Flash Memory/SD Card Digital Video Camera

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The Canon Legria HF M31 is a very lightweight and compact full HD 1920x1080 camcorder that records directly to its 32GB Internal Flash Memory or SDHC memory cards. Canon’s advanced imaging technologies include a high precision aspheric HD video lens with 15x optical zoom combined with DiG!C DV III image processor for high speed and quality processing of HD data. Sophisticated features such as Intelligent Auto that automatically adjusts camera settings based on shooting conditions, and a 2.7” LCD Touch Screen with Touch Focus, Touch & Track and Touch Exposure make shooting great video a breeze. Powerful Dynamic SuperRange optical image stabilisation technology ensures smooth handheld video and Instant AF provides crisp and quick refocus on demand.



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Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilisation - provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range to correct a broad range of motion. Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted shaking which is common when walking.

Flash Memory/SDHC Card Recording – records up to 2 hours 55 mins of full HD video to its 32GB internal flash memory, or record to SDHC memory cards for flexibility and convenient storage plus easy transfer of footage.

Relay Recording - when the internal memory is full, the camera will seamlessly switch over to recording to memory card.

True Progressive HD CMOS Sensor - 1/5.5” HD CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080) for fast capture, processing and low power consumption.

Instant AF – offers a dramatic improvement in auto focus speed and accuracy (compared to traditional auto focus systems). Uses an external sensor, in combination with Canon's auto focus system, to help significantly decrease the time it takes to find focus, even in low light conditions.

2.7” LCD Touch Panel - Enjoy faster and easier menu navigation as well as Touch & Track, which allows you to get precise focus and exposure by simply touching a subject on the LCD screen - the AF system will track the selected target and keep it in focus.

Intelligent Auto - the camera automatically recognises and selects the optimal shooting settings based on your environment.

Face Detection - faces can be tracked automatically, ensuring razor-sharp focus and natural, accurate exposure of the faces tracked.

Video Snapshot V2 - Every time the Record button is pressed, a short two, four or eight second clip is captured - or select your favourite clips while in Playback Mode. Simply transfer your clips to a playlist on the memory card, select a soundtrack, and you’re instantly ready to play your movie on a TV – no need for editing on a PC.

DiG!c DV III Image Processor – high-speed image processor that produces high quality HD images.

Pre REC Mode - starts recording three seconds before the Record button is pressed so you can still capture the crucial moment even if you pressed the Record button too late.

Internal Down Conversion - Convert HD video to SD video for easy uploading and burning.

Dual Shot – shoots stills during video recording. Also features a built-in flash for still photos.

Photo Capture Sequence - One second of a captured movie can be saved as 25 consecutive 2MP photos, now that moment can be remembered as a picture as well as video.

Microphone and Headphone Jacks – input jack for external microphone and headphone out enable you to capture better audio. Capture 5.1 surround sound with the new Canon SM-V1 external microphone (sold separately).

Underwater Housing - Take full advantage of the brilliant clarity and drama of HD video in the beauty of the underwater world with your VIXIA HF M300 thanks to the optional Canon WP-V2 Waterproof Case (sold separately).



What's in the box?

Canon Legria HF M331 Digital Video Camera + 32GB Internal Flash Memory

Battery Pack BP808

Power Adaptor CA-570

Stereo Video Cable STV250N

Component Cable CTC100

USB 2.0 Hi Speed Cable & AC Cable

Remote WLD89

Software Suite CD-ROM Pixela ImageMixer 3.SE

Audio Data Disc

Instruction Manual

12 Month Warranty from Canon Australia


To get started, DCW recommends....


 uses Secure Digital (SD) and High Capacity Secure Digital (HCSD) cards.GIF

... extra
for photos
 DCW recommends a spare battery

... a spare


 DCW recommends a cleaning kit

... a
 DCW recommends a carry case

... a carry



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LEGRIA HFM31 Technical Specifications

Video System


Format Type

Flash - SD / SDHC + 32GB Built In


1/4-inch, total pixel count of approx. 3.89 Megapixel Canon HD CMOS sensor

Image Processor


Video Data

AVCHD 1080/50i. 1080/25P (Maximum AVCHD 24Mbps)

Recording Modes

MXP 24Mbps / FXP 17Mpbs / XP 12Mbps / SP 7Mbps  / LP 5Mbps

Image Pixels


Total Pixels

3.89 Megapixels

Still Image

3.11 Megapixels

Real Widescreen 16:9

2.99 Megapixels



Optical / Digital

15x / 300x

Focal Length

4.1 – 61.5 mm

Maximum Aperture

f/1.8 to f/3.2

Minimum Focusing Distance

10 (wide angle)

Shutter Speed

1/2-1/2,000 sec.

Image Stabilizer

Optical system (Dynamic IS provided, vector detection)

Lens Cover

Built-in Automatic



AF System

Hi-Speed Instant Auto Focus , Normal AF (Touch and Track available)

Focusing Range

Auto / Manual



Light Metering Method

Evaluative / Centre-weighted  average / Spot metering

Exposure Compensation

±12 steps via joystick (Touch Exposure Lock available)

White Balance Mode

Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H



Min Illumination

0.4 Lux (Low Light Mode)

Low Light Mode

Yes (1/2 sec)



Video Light




View Screen / Pixels

Touch Widescreen 2.7" / 211,000 Wide View Angle & Wide colour range

Viewfinder (Colour)


Filming Models & Controls


AE Program Modes

Auto / P / Av / TV / SCN / CINE progressive 25P

Scene Modes

Portrait / Sports / Snow / Beach / Sunset / Night / Low Light / Spotlight / Fireworks / Underwater / Surface


Black & White / Sepia


Auto Fade / Wipe (Movie only)



Audio Data

Dolby Digital AC-3 2ch (5.1-ch Supported)

Audio Level Metering

Manual audio level VR metering & control with adjustment via LCD

Wind Screen

Auto / Off

Still Image Recording


Capture Size

3.11 Megapixels

Memory Card Type


Still Image Resolution

2304x1296, 2100x1575, 1600x1200, 640x480

Still Shooting Functions

Auto Exposure Bracketing / High Speed Continuous Shooting / 9-point AiAF



Battery (standard)

Avg. 1hr 45min

Charging Time

150 min

Quick Start/Power Save

Yes, linked with LCD

Built-in Charger





USB 2.0 Hi Speed / mini HDMI / Component output / AV output / Microphone / Headphone/ Mini advanced shoe (RA-V1 supported)

Operating Platforms

Canon photo application software -
PC:      Windows XP SP2/SP3, Vista (including SP1/SP2), Windows 7
Mac:  OS X 10.4 to 10.6
Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE Software -
PC:      Windows  XP SP2/SP3, Vista SP1/SP2, Windows 7



Self Timer

10 sec / Remote 2 sec


Calendar / Timeline / Date / Face

Dimensions W x H x D

68 x 60 x 123mm

Weight exc. battery (g)

Approx. 320g


* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice