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Canon Legria HF M41

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Canon Legria HF M41. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the zoom and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, design

battery, viewfinder, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Legria HF M41 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria HF M41


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon Legria HF M41 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the durability, but there are some less positive comments about the usability.



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon Legria HF M41


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Canon Legria HF M41 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the size. The usability also gets good comments, whereas there are some critical opinions about the portability.

usability, size


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (

Canon Legria HF M41


The Canon LEGRIA HF M41 makes up one third of the brand's M-Series camcorder lineup, along with the cheaper HF M46 and the HF M406. What the HF M41 has over its siblings is its larger 32GB memory, along with a viewfinder and an external microphone...

Good quality video, comfortable to hold, easy to use, creative features

Pricey, viewfinder too small to be useful, slightly bulky design

The Canon Legria HF M41 is an excellent camcorder and offers plenty of compelling features such as the cinema filters and the external microphone port. It's comfortable to use and captures great quality HD footage while also allowing for some...

Jun, 2011

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European Camcorder 2011-2012 - Canon LEGRIA HF M41


The Canon LEGRIA HF M41 high-end video camera is conveniently compact making it useful for shooting high quality videos under practically all conditions. The camera has a LCD screen and a traditional viewfinder. It is equipped with an easy to use menu...

Jun, 2011

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Canon Legria HFM41


Like a number of camcorders in this price range the Legria HFM41 has a size and weight befitting its plethora of features and quality output. It is not massive at 74mm x 71mm x 137mm (W/H/D), but it is certainly not one that would slip easily into a...

At a shade under £800, this camera is not to be purchased on a whim, however the multitude of features and manual control settings really set this camcorder apart from the competition. If you are a budding filmmaker or want something more from your...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Ng Chong Seng (

Canon Legria HF M41 - Plan, Shoot, and Decorate Your Movies with Ease


The Canon Legria HF M41 includes creative cinematic functions like Story Creator which has five predefined themes. Priced at S$1,449, its costs $300 more than the M400 camcorder from the same Canon Legria M series family. We set out to see if the M41...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Techmagnifier (

Canon Legria HF M41 Review


The Canon Legria HF M41 has the same HD CMOS PRO sensor as the other higher end Canon camcorders. It is for those people who want the same level of performance but at the same time do not want to deal with endless controls.

It is true that the Canon Legria HF M41 is not the best camcorder around and yet it doesn’t fail to woo the masses. The device is known for its performance rather than its features and this has helped it make a name for itself in this short span of...

Jun, 2012

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Canon HF-M41


has external microphone jack plug - yay

None ace camcorder

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

Canon HF-M41


picture quality very good, image stabilisation very good. It's too early yet to say much about all the things it can do and I am looking forward to working my way through them all

Previously had much bigger camcorders. Found the zoom control a bit too far back for my finger to line up on it. Start/stop did not line up so well with my thumb. Both these cause movement of the camera when operating. View finder is fixed in position...

May, 2012

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Canon HF-M41


Quality filming in low light and with stage lighting, perfect for what I needed, filming the kids in stage productions

Quite heavy. Zoom not as good as on previous camcorder

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Canon HF-M41


Very nice, compact and lightweight camcorder

None found as yet

Dec, 2011

Consumer review (

Canon HF-M41


Viewfinder ; Good screen definition

Not yet found any

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AC3
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery life (max):2.1 / 2.10 / 2.2
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-808
Video recording time:6.9


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Image quality adjustment:Brightness, Colour depth, Contrast, Sharpness
Minimum illumination:1.3
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:16:9


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No


Closest focusing distance:0.0100 / 0.1
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200 / 40
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.6 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):43.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.36
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Self-portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset

Other features

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual Focus: Yes
Sports: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Mini-USB B


Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000

Still image

Continuous shooting mode: Yes
Histogram: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16 / 32
Internal storage capacity:32
Memory slots:2


Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Pre-record: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder resolution:260000
Viewfinder screen size:0.24
Viewfinder Type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 13.1 / 13.7
Height :7.1

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade