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.