Summary: Absolutely no complaints about the quality of the picture, recording time, or anything else about this Canon camera. It is awesome. The ONLY reason I rate it 4 stars is that you just have to carry the instructions around with you.
Summary: I like this camera -- Canon HF M41. It has a lot of features to enhance your video shots. Low light It is better than all the others I've had. Easy to adjust amount of light coming into the camera. Batteries last pretty long -- almost 2 hours depending. The picture is very nice in most situations.
Very Good Video Quality - Get a good external Microphone
Mark Early, Amazon
10 January 2012
Summary: I like the camera a lot and have an earlier Canon model; HFS-100. The HF-M41 was purchased as an upgrade so the HFS-100 could become my 2nd angle camera for non-profit theatre group filming and political video volunteer work.
Great quality and portability for a camcorder of this level!
9 January 2012
Summary: I bought this camcorder to replace my old Sony TRV95 Hi8 recorder. It is like night and day. The size of the camera and what it delivers is amazing. When you plug into your HD TV to play back a recorded video you will be awe-struck at the high definition quality.
Summary: Concur with other reviews I have read on this product regarding the touchscreen. It does not respond very well to the touch. Some functions simply cannot be activated sometimes (play from the thumbnails, especially from the SD card) unless you use the stylus pen.
Summary: After much research, especially at Consumer Reports, the Canon Vixia HF M41 was the best fit for the money, features, and quality. A few features and processes are not intuitive. which requires some manual research.
Summary: M41, IMOVIE, & FINAL CUT PRO X The Canon M41 works without any problems with Mac OSX Lion (10.7.2), iMovie '11 (9.0.4), and Final Cut Pro X (10.0.2). Just start-up iMovie or Final Cut Pro X, plug-in the SD memory card, and you are asked if you want to import the footage!
If you need a good camera to tide you over until the next big technology jump, this is it
R. Longstreth, Amazon
15 November 2011
Summary: I had an old Canon camcorder that used digital tape. I looked at some cutting edge camcorders, even a model that could use lenses from my still camera, but I just felt the technology wasn't there yet given the price.