is the least of your worries (it is the same).
I suggest you go to canon.com and download the manuals for both camcorders.
They both have a mic jack (1/8" - 3.5mm stereo). Which one has the granular manual audio control? (hint: M41).
The other two items that are meaningful are the size of the imaging chip (bigger is better; M41=1/3"; R32=1/4.85") and the lens filter diameter (again, bigger is better; M41=43mm; R32=not supported which means there are no threads for filters or add-on lenses).
In my book, the M41 wins this comp.
I am looking into buying a new camcorder and have been out of the camcorder life since it was 8mm tape. I think I have narrowed it down to the following two after some research but am having trouble finalizing my purchase. The M41 records in MPEG4-AVC / H.264 while the R32 records in AVCHD/MPEG-4. This is what I am having the most confusion with. Can anyone explain this difference to me and help me make my choice? Any other input on these 2 models would be greatly appreciated. Here is a link to the Canon website specs for both. Thanks!