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Canon VIXIA HF M301 (4361B018) Black 1/4" CMOS 2.7" 211K Touch Panel LCD 15X Optical Zoom High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder

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  • 15X Optical Zoom 300X Digital Zoom
  • 1/4" CMOS
  • 2.7" 211K Touch Panel LCD
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The Canon VIXIA HF M301 Flash Memory Camcorder is ultra-sleek, compact and lightweight. This brilliant blend of capability and convenience records directly to an SDXC-compatible memory card slot for super high capacity. You have a host of advanced Canon imaging technologies, including a Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens and 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor, delivering high definition video and 3.3-megapixel photos with incredible detail and lifelike color. Sophisticated features such as Smart Auto "read" the visual components of the scene you're shooting and choose the best settings. Touch & Track allows you to achieve sharp focus and precise exposure for any subject, simply by touching the 2.7" Touch Panel LCD. And to complete the entertainment picture, 5.1-Channel Surround Sound ensures your audio is every bit as impressive as your video. (Optional SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone is required)

  • newegg HD CMOS Sensor The Canon VIXIA HF M301 features an exclusive 3.89-megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor sophisticatedly designed and manufactured by Canon to capture High Definition video at 1920 x 1080. The CMOS delivers high color resolution and advanced color reproduction for brilliant results.
  • newegg DIGIC DV III Image Processor DIGIC DV III, Canon’s advanced image processor, delivers stunning color reproduction, clarity and enhanced noise reduction, and features a faster processing engine that enable a range of new camcorder features.
  • newegg Canon HD Video Lens The Canon VIXIA HF M301 boasts a Genuine 15X optical zoom and powerful 300X digital zoom capability to capture extreme close-ups with vivid color and crisp detail.
  • newegg Instant AF (Auto Focus) Canon's Instant AF focusing system combines an external AF sensor with Canon's legendary auto focus system for fast and accurate focus. The two sensors reduce focusing time even in low-light, low-contrast, or high brightness situations, and improve focusing performance on difficult subjects.
  • newegg Superior Stability Your shooting comes out at amazing clarity with minimum motion blur thanks to Canon’s exclusive Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization which provides continuous adjustment throughout the entire zoom range. Extra compensation is applied at wide-angle focal lengths to eliminate unwanted shaking which is common when walking. Together with Powered IS, it offers you an even higher level of compensation for subtle hand movement at the telephoto end of the zoom range. Powered IS can be engaged by pressing or holding the Powered IS button on the Touch Panel LCD.
  • newegg Smart Auto Smart Auto makes shooting great video easier than ever before. Using the power of Canon’s DIGIC DV III Image Processor, the VIXIA HF M301 intelligently detects and analyzes faces, brightness, color, distance and movement, then automatically selects the best settings for the scene. Whether you are capturing a sunset, a day at the beach, or a fast-paced soccer game, Smart Auto delivers exceptional accuracy, raising your video to the next level.

Learn more about the Canon USA VIXIA HF M301 (4361B018)

General

Brand
Canon
Series
VIXIA Series
Model
VIXIA HF M301 (4361B018)
Type
High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder
Color
Black

SPEC

Dimensions (WxHxD) & Weight
Approx. 2.7 x 2.4 x 4.8 in.
Weight (not including battery pack and memory card): Approx. 11.3 oz.

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/4" CMOS

SPEC

Still Image Size
16:9 Approx. 2.99 Megapixels (2304 x 1296)
4:3 Approx. 3.31 Megapixels (2100 x 1575)

Lens

Optical Zoom
15X
Digital Zoom
300X

SPEC

Image Stabilization
Dynamic SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Standard SuperRange Optical (lens shift) / Powered IS
LCD
2.7" 211K Touch Panel

Lens

Filter Diameter
37mm

SPEC

Shutter Speed
Movie: 1/2000
Still image: 1/500
Focusing System
Instant AF, Face Priority AF, TTL (through the lens)
Minimum Focusing Distance: 10mm (wide) / 1m (tele)
Max. F/Stop: f/1.8-3.2
Focal Length: f-4.1 - 61.5mm (35mm equivalent 39.5 - 592.5mm)
Flash
Built-in
Programmed AE
Smart Auto, P, Av, Tv, Cine, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night Scene, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface
White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent, Manual
Minimum Illumination
0.4 lx (Low Light mode)

Recording Media

Recording Media
Memory Card
Memory Card Support
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card

SPEC

Video Recording
MPEG4-AVC / H.264
Advanced Zoom OFF: Approx. 2.99 Megapixels (2304 x 1296)
Advanced Zoom ON: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
Audio Recording
Dolby Digital 2 channel (AC-3), 5.1-channel (with optional Canon SM-V1 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone)
Connectors
USB Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Terminal: Component (output), composite (output)
HDMI Terminal: HDMI Mini Connector (output), CEC and x.v.Color supported
Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Features

Features
Genuine Canon 15x HD Video Lens for Stunning HD Image Quality

Flash Memory Recording

3.3 Megapixel Camera

2.7" Touch Panel LCD Screen

Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with Powered IS

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


Customer Reviews of the Canon USA VIXIA HF M301 (4361B018)

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  • Guy R.
  • 11/15/2012 4:24:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value!

Pros: Just recieved two of these refurbished cameras today in the mail from NewEgg and I am happy to say that they both work perfectly! Unlike other reviewers here, both of my cameras look and operate like new. I am also delighted to learn that they use the same battery as my Canon FS100 camcorders. It seems Canon uses the BOP-808 battery in their FS Series, iVIS Series, LEGRIA and VIXIA Series camcorders. That's a nice touch!

While my FS100 camcorders still function flawlessly (one of them I also purchased refurbished!) , I wanted to upgrade to full HD since I am posting more and more computer-related educational videos on YouTube and some viewers want to see them in full 1080p. I should be able to do that now with these cameras. Also, unlike most inexpensive consumer camcorders, these camcorders have an external microphone input. That is a requirement for me.

Cons: The only cons I can see right now is there appears to be no way to disable daylight savings time. I live in Arizona and we never adjust our clocks. I also don't like the way the battery is exposed. I prefer the way the battery installed behind a door on the bottom of the camera right beside the SD card on the FS100. This camera has a door on the side for the SD card that requires you to open the LCD to get to. You also have to open the LCD to use the battery release switch.

Other Thoughts: I was delighted that this Vixia HF M301 uses the same battery as my older Canon FS100 camcorders. I purchased a seperate battery charger for them and I can still use it! Thank goodness! Otherwise you have to charge the battery in the camera and its a pain to have all the cables laying about and it takes much longer than the seperate charger. The genuine Canon battery charger required is the CG-800. The NewEgg part number for the battery charger is N82E16830998692, however it is now listed as discontinued, but can still be found at other e-tailers online for around $60.

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  • Steve L.
  • 10/24/2012 12:01:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot powering up

Pros: Light weight, with tons of features. Great camcorder.

Cons: It didn't work, It looks like I got the same one other guy got. It doesn't power up or charge the battery.

Other Thoughts: I'm really upset that this didn't work out. This is a awesome camcorder for the price. I bought a refurbished one but still you'd think that would means it at least turns on and somewhat works. I'm going to fool around with if for a while, perhaps I can get it to work.
The only reason for the low rating is because it was defective and the last guy who had it also said it was defective.

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  • MELISSA A.
  • 8/2/2012 9:02:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCamera Depleted/Ruined Batteries

Pros: Could not evaluate as camera was defective and would not charge battery and as a result not turn on. Well, only pro at this moment is its lightweight-ness!

Cons: Most notably, the camera would not turn on after initial charging battery. At first I thought it was a defective battery that had arrived with m order. Since I really needed the camera ( research!!), I went for it and purchased an additional battery. This however did not solve the issue. As soon I placed the new battery in, charged with a separate charger, it was depleted by the camera. Additionally, after taking the battery that came with the order and charging it, then placing it on the camera, the camera would still not turn on. The separate charger ( that did NOT come with the order) indicated that both batteries were fully charged, however upon placing them on the camera one would say it "Replace battery pack" and the other would simply not turn on.

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