Canon has announced the Vixia HF M32 Dual Flash Memory camcorder which will come equipped with 64GB of internal flash memory, twice its predecessor and enough to record up to 24 hours of HD video.

The device gets its dual moniker from the fact that it also includes an SD memory card slot that is fully compatible with latest generation SDXC memory cards. The new SDXC memory card specification increases storage capacity from 32GB up to 2TB and enhances data transfer speeds.

Like its predecessors in the Vixia HF M-series, the HF M32 retains Canon’s proprietary imaging technologies – Canon HD Video Lens, HD CMOS Image Sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor - along with a Touch Panel LCD.

Other notable features include:
  • Smart Auto which detects and analyze brightness, color, distance and movement and automatically selects the best setting for the scene being recorded;
  • Touch & Track: Enables users to select a subject on the Touch Panel LCD which will then be recognized and tracked. Canon says its technology will recognize faces, objects, and even animals.
  • Relay Recording: Allows users to capture uninterrupted video when the primary recording media is full. The camcorder will continue to record a scene by switching from one memory source to the other as the first memory source is depleted.
  • HD-to-SD Downconversion: Enables users to convert recorded HD video to standard-definition files while preserving the original HD video.
  • Advanced Video Snapshot: Provides the flexibility of capturing two, four, or eight second video clips while recording or during playback.

The Canon Vixia HF M32 Dual Flash Memory camcorder is scheduled to be available in September for $1,000 in the United States and $1,050 in Canada.

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