Summary: I bought the camera - along with the Canon DM-100 microphone - mainly for filming vehicles. I first used the HF M56 and DM100 to film some of the Irish army's historic vehicles in the Curragh Camp a few weeks ago. Using a Manfrotto tripod the HF M56 camera was able to capture fast moving vehicles such as the SISU APC and the AML90 without a hitch. Colours reproduced very well even though the light was quite changeable.
Summary: Used this product for a family wedding and it was amazing. great flexibility, great functions. I am a beginner at this but camera made everything very easy. Has enough functionality to allow fine grain control if you are very interested.
Summary: All in all this is a great camcorder with cinema like filter and especially gifted it is new story creator which allows you to create your own story with it is onscreen guidance to capture scenes. So, shoot innovatively and have fun!
Summary: If you are planning to buy an attractive, low-light performing, full HD camcorder, Canon Legria HF M56 is good to go for. The easy sharing and smart editing features makes it stand apart from its competitors. Its a show stealer with features like 200X digital zoom, 10X optical zoom, audio scene selector, creative cinematic features, story creator, Inage stabilization , etc.