Professional quality, creative video – easy shooting, easy sharing
Compact and lightweight, the stylish LEGRIA HF M41 features Canon’s professional HD CMOS Pro sensor and creative cinematic functions like Story Creator - so everyone can shoot and share great videos.
The 2.4 MP HD CMOS Pro sensor is designed and made by Canon for its professional camcorders. The light gathering area of the pixels is 160% bigger than conventional CMOS sensors, delivering a wider dynamic range and advanced low-light performance.
A high-quality, Canon HD Video lens features a 6-Blade iris diaphragm for soft background blurring and a smooth, 10x optical zoom.
The LEGRIA HF M41 uses two systems of image stabilisation- Dynamic Optical Image Stabiliser to reduce shake while walking and Powered Image Stabiliser to delivers steady telephoto shots.
A high-sensitivity, built-in zoom microphone captures quieter sounds more clearly. An audio jack lets you add an external mic and the 2 sound channels can be mixed in the camcorder.
Effortlessly develop your video skills to make short videos with a story. Canon’s new Story Creator lets you choose a theme for your movie with in-built scene suggestions to add interest. Inspire your creativity with Cinema-Look Filters. Select from 8 adjustable colour-grading filters to capture the perfect movie scene.
Add fun effects to your movies, without a PC, using Touch Decoration. Stamp colourful designs onto the Touch-screen with the Stylus Pen or add titles, frames and animated graphics to personalise your movie.
A high-resolution 7.5cm gesture-based Touch-screen LCD, gives you simple fingertip access to shooting and playback functions. A colour viewfinder adds to your shot-framing options.
Full HD video records to a 32GB built-in memory for up to 12 hours. Two SDXC memory card slots simplify sharing, while Relay Recording means you won’t run out of space. In-camera HD to SD conversion ensures easy web upload.
Creating high-quality movies is effortless, even for beginners. Smart Auto lets the camcorder take control - intelligently selecting shooting settings for all scenes. Face Detection optimises the settings for great people shots, and Instant AF ensures fast and accurate focusing for HD.
A Mini advanced shoe connects you to a range of Canon accessories. A 43mm filter thread fits lens adapters. An optional waterproof case and wireless microphone are also available.
|Recording Medium||32GB built-in flash memory; |
SDXC/SDHC/SD memory cards (2 slots);
Relay recording possible
|Max Recording Time||Variable total, depending on memory card size¹ |
Internal memory: 12hrs 15mins²,³
64GB SDXC card: 24hrs 30mins²,³ (not supplied)
|Type||1/3 type HD CMOS Pro|
|Total pixels||2.37 megapixel|
|Effective Pixels: Movie||2.07 megapixels|
|Effective Pixels: Still||2.07 megapixels (16:9)|
|Filter||Bayer pattern filter|
|Focal length||6.1 - 61.0mm|
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||43.6 - 436 mm|
|Maximum aperture||f1.8 to f3.0|
|Minimum focusing distance||10mm|
|Image Stabilizer||Optical Image Stabiliser: |
3 modes: Dynamic, Standard, Powered
|Wide Attachment||YES (optional WD-H43)|
|Image Processor||DIGIC DV III|
|Face Detection Technology||YES|
|Screen size||7.5cm (3.0") Touchscreen LCD, 100% view|
|Manual adjustment||Brightness, backlight|
|Screen size||0.61cm (0.24"), 100% view|
|Minimum Lux.||1.3 lux|
|Auto Gain Control limit adjustment||YES|
|Auto/Manual||YES / YES|
|Control||AUTO: Face Detection AF/Instant AF/TV AF |
MANUAL: Touchscreen LCD, Touch Focus
|Manual Focus Assist||YES (Magnification)|
|Cinema Features||Cinema-Look Filters |
|Smart AUTO||YES (38 scenes)|
|Program AE||AUTO; |
M mode: P, Tv, Av, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks);
Cinema mode: P, Tv, Av
|Backlight Compensation||YES (automatic or user control)|
|Set/Preset||YES: Set, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H|
|Fade||Auto Fade, Wipe|
|Custom Functions||Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour Depth|
|Custom Key||YES (plus Control Dial)|
|Capture image size||1920 x 1080 (not Cinema mode)|
|Continuous shooting mode||YES (during playback only)|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing||NO|
|Simultaneous Photo Recording||YES|
|Selecting AF Frame Function||NO|
|Photo Button||Touchscreen LCD|
|Self timer||10 sec |
2 sec with wireless remote
|REC. review/REC. search||YES/NO|
|LP mode||5 recording quality modes.¹ |
MXP: 1920x1080, 24Mbps;²
FXP: 1920x1080, 17Mbps;²
XP+: 1440x1080, 12Mbps;
SP: 1440x1080, 7Mbps;
LP: 1440x1080, 5Mbps
|Extended Recording mode (ELP mode)||-|
|Progressive shooting mode||YES (25p)|
|CINE image mode||YES|
|Colour Bars and Test Tone||NO|
|Date||YES (date select, calendar, timeline, 3D Flip)|
|Multi Media Card||NO|
|Secure Digital Card||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Internal Data Transfer||MOVIE: Yes (internal memory to card A, card A to B) |
STILLS: Yes (internal memory to card A, card A to B)
|System||Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch); |
5.1ch surround sound (via Optional SM-V1 microphone)
|Zoom Microphone||YES (customisable frequency response and directiionality)|
|Manual Rec. level control||YES (Internal / External Mic mixing)|
|USB||YES (Mini-B, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)|
|AV||YES (out only)|
|Component||YES (out only)|
|HDMI||YES (HDMI™ Mini Connector: v1.3, out only, CEC supported)|
|Quick Start||YES (using LCD screen)|
|Accessory shoe||YES (mini Advanced Accessory Shoe)|
|Built-in Video light||NO|
|Digital Video Solution Disk||YES|
|DV Network Solution Disk||NO|
|Application software||YES (PIXELA ImageMixer™ Video Browser v1 and Transfer Utility v1)|
|Easy Web Upload||YES|
|Intelligent Battery System||YES|
|Battery included in the kit||BP-808|
|Max recording time (included battery)||2hrs 10mins|
|Long life Battery||BP-827|
|Longer recording time*||6hrs 55mins|
|W x H x D||74 ×71 × 137 mm|
|Max Recording Time||¹ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
² LP recording mode
³ Recording for more than 12 hours continuously is not possible
|LP mode||¹ Variable bit rate used in all recording modes
² Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
³ Class 4 or higher SDHC card required for 1920x1080 recording, Class 2 or higher SDHC card recommended for other recording modes, Memory card not supplied
Whether you need a replacement battery or charger or you are looking for a battery with a larger capacity, Canon has a full range of accessories for the power you need to capture your memories.
The intelligent lithium ion battery tells you exactly how much battery charge you have left.
Shoot for even longer with this high capacity intelligent lithium ion battery, that tells you exactly how much battery charge you have left.
The CG-800 is an accessory for charging your batteries without your camcorder. You can place the battery in the cradle and the LED indicator will let you know when the battery is fully charged.
You’ll be wired for sound with Canon’s fantastic aural accessories. Our highly sensitive, high quality microphones will make sure your movies sound as good as they look.
The Canon Directional Stereo Microphone DM-100 is an accessory developed for LEGRIA HD camcorders. By connecting the DM-100 via the Mini Advanced Shoe feature, the microphine can capture audio at various angles by selecting from 3 possible directions.
The SM-V1 Surround Microphone records 5.1ch Surround sound. If you want to capture stunning audio, this is the microphone for you.
The WM-V1 wireless microphone uses Bluetooth to let you capture crisp sound up to 50m away. It's perfect for when filming in crowded environments.
The Canon Wide-converter WD-H43 is an accessory lens that attaches to LEGRIA camcorders of a filter diameter of 43 mm. It sets the focal length of the digital video camcorder to approximately 0.7 times, thereby widening the angle of view. It's perfect for indoor shooting and getting more people in your shot.
The Canon Tele-converter TL-H43 is a converter lens that attaches to your LEGRIA camcorder with a filter diameter of 43mm. It sets the focal length approximately 1.7 times.
Camera, lights, action! With these illuminating accessories, you’ll never have a dark moment. Shed some light on the subject, with Canon’s great lighting range.
The VL-5 is perfect for when you need that extra amount of light. The Xenon lamp automatically turns on when your recording in low light conditions.
The VFL-2 is a compact auxiliary light source that combines sensor-balanced video flash and video light functions. It's perfect for taking stills and movies.
The WP-V3 is watertight to a depth of 40m. It was designed with divers in mind for shooting movies underwater.