The most interesting thing about Canon's mainstream camcorder lineup for 2011, the Vixia HF M41, M40, and M400 ($799.99, $699.99, and $649.99, respectively) is that they use the HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor (see the HF G10). That's nontrivial, of course; if it results in improved video quality then I'm all for it. The top-end M41 has an EVF, and they use the same 10x zoom lens as last year's models.
On the downside, Canon hasn't changed its poorly designed touch-screen user interface, so you can look forward to more complaints from me about that in 2011. The 3-inch touch screen remains pretty low resolution, too, at 230,000 dots.
The series includes all of Canon's new friendly features: effects (Cinema-Look Filters), guided shooting (Story Creator), and graphic overlays (Touch Decoration). There's also dual SDXC slots and telemacro (for close-up shooting)
You can expect to see them in March.