Canon continues to add models to its Legria flash memory digital camcorder range. The Canon LEGRIA HF M32 is the fourth camcorder in the HF M line-up and offers an internal capacity of 64GB to which Full HD video footage can be recorded.

A 2.8in LCD is used to preview a scene and play back footage you've captured. The display is a touchscreen that can be used to pinpoint the main subject and direct the focus as well as to select onscreen menu items.

Canon says as much as 24 hours-worth of HD video footage can be recorded to the HF M32 camcorder before it runs out of internal space. The camcorder has an 18x zoom and uses DIGIC DV III processing. Autofocus is as good as instant, says Canon. In common with many consumer digital cameras, face-recognition features are included, with up to 35 different people in a single frame being recognised. 

The camcorder is the first Canon Legria model that can accept SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) memory cards as well as standard SD cards. It has two such card slots and supports relay recording. This means that if the internal memory fills up, the camcorder automatically starts recording to the memory card.

The Canon LEGRIA HF M32 has a 3.3Mp stills camera, dynamic optical image stabilisation and powered image stabilisation. It is able to record 25fps (frames per second) video. 

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