Hot on the heels of Sony’s NEX-VG10E interchangeable lens camera comes another HD camcorder, this time from Canon. The LEGRIA HF M32 features 64GB of internal flash memory and a 3.3 megapixel full HD CMOS sensor for pin-sharp recording of all your memorable family moments.
An 18x Advanced Zoom will let you get up close and personal with your subject, while there’s also face detection technology to keep as many as 35 of your mate’s mugs in focus at any one time. Dynamic Optical Image Stabilising compensates for shaky hands while on the move with the camera, while the Powered Optical Image Stabiliser mode makes steadies the footage even when at maximum zoom.
The camera also features a 2.7″ LCD touchscreen, which interestingly makes use of gesture controls for navigating its menus. Focus, exposure and tracking options can all be controlled with just a touch of a finger, while swiping will let you scroll through your footage in the 3D Flip view mode.
The LEGRIA HF M32 also features a Video Snapshot mode, allowing for some very basic video editing from within the camera itself, while an easy-upload function makes posting videos to YouTube simple thanks to built in HD-to-SD conversion.
No pricing available yet, but expect to see the LEGRIA HF M32 camcorder in stores by September.