Yep he's right. I have the HF M30 and really like it so far. I stole the below info from another site.
The key specs remain the same as the HF20/200: the new models use the same 15x zoom lens, now with a Powered IS capability for theoretically improved stabilization at the telephoto end, and 1/4-inch 3.9-megapixel CMOS sensor. Canon says it has tweaked the sensor for improved low-light performance and enhanced the Digic DV III processor for better rendering of blues and purples.
The biggest change, however, is the switch from a joystick-based interface to a 2.7-inch touch screen. This enables features that I've always liked from Sony and Panasonic's touch-screen models, like spot focus and exposure, plus a Touch and Track mode, which tracks the selected subject while it's in frame. But I'm generally not a fan of touch-screen interfaces for capture on cameras and camcorders; they're fine for playback, but tend to be too clunky for quickly changing settings while shooting. I could be in a dwindling minority there, however.
The models with internal memory will also be able to downconvert and save video to standard def MPEG-2 files, which you'll be able to wirelessly upload if you have the requisite Eye-Fi card. They'll also support relay recording, the automatic overflow of video from one medium to another if you run out of space.