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Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver

XM2 - 4.7 Megapixels, 1/4", CCD, LCD, Mini DV
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Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver:
The official marketing text of Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver as supplied by the manufacturer
- 1/4" 470K pixel 3CCD with pixel shift.
- Canon Professional L-Series Fluorite Lens.
- 20x optical zoom/100x digital zoom F1.6.
- Optical image stabiliser with VAP.
- Direction accurate stereo microphone.
- Two-channel audio level manual control.
- 2.5” 200K colour LCD/0.44’ 180K colour VF.
- Three shooting modes: normal, photo, frame movie.
The XM2 improves on the market leading and successful XM1 in a number of key areas. It comprises of a brand new 1/4" 470,000-pixel 3CCD increasing image quality. Not forgetting a new manual control in picture adjustments and shooting adjustments even for professional users.

Technology
The XM2 includes a new high-sensitivity ¼” 470,000-pixel 3CCD for superb 540-line horizontal resolution and super low light performance. A new generation camera signalling processing LSI improves approximately 3dB in S/N ratio from the XM1. The result is an improvement in colour, low light performance, resolution and dynamic range.

Pixel shift
The XM2 is equipped with a pixel shift system that boosts both resolution and sensitivity and allows users to achieve superb picture quality results.

Picture adjustments
The following picture adjustments have been greatly improved in the XM2.
- Colour gain adjustments, colour phase adjustments, sharpness adjustment and black level can be adjusted to desired value and up to 1 type of preset registration is possible.
- Custom preset - after picture adjustments, settings can be stored as a custom
- Slow shutter speed - XM2 can be set to slow shutter speeds to 1/6 of a second
- Gain control - gain can now be increased up to a maximum of 18dB
- Frame movie mode - frame mode can make progressive shooting at 25 fps. Footage with 1/50 slower shutter is very similar to fine cinema.
- 16.9 guides - allows accurate 16.9 framing when shooting so that image can be cropped.

Improved sound
The XM2 supports a direction-accurate stereo microphone that includes two non-directional microphones to give more precise stereo reproduction. Users can choose three types of frequency characteristics for the built-in microphone: normal, voice and wide-screen mode.
Additionally, a 2-channel manual audio level control where input level can be adjusted by a special dial and L/R level can be set for 2 channels. Audio-level meter with right-and-left independent 24-segment peak holder and the audio-level meter can be displayed in LCD and EVF.
An optional MA -300 microphone adapter allows the simultaneous recording of 2 independent channels from microphones with XLR connections. A BNC picture Out Terminal is also present.

PC connectivity
The XM2 is equipped with a DV terminal for non-linear editing. By using a USB terminal, transmission of still images from a JPEG file to a PC is easy.
Short summary description Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver:
This short summary of the Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon XM2, 4.7 MP, CCD, 25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4"), 470000 pixels, 2x, 100x
Long summary description Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver :

Canon XM2. Total megapixels: 4.7 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4"). Optical zoom: 2x, Digital zoom: 100x, Focal length range (f-f): 4.2 - 84 mm. Camcorder media type: Memory card, Videotape, Compatible memory cards: MMC,SD, Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/16000 - 1/6. Display diagonal: 6.35 cm (2.5"), Display: LCD

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Image sensor
Total megapixels *
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
4.7 MP
Sensor type *
A sensor is a convertor than measures a physical quality (light, temperature etc.) and displays this electronically on a device.
CCD
Optical sensor size
Optical sensors are electronic detectors that convert light, or a change in light, into an electronic signal. They are used in many industrial and consumer applications e.g. lamps that turn on automatically in response to darkness. Optical sensors come in many sizes.
25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4")
Optical sensor resolution
470000 pixels
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
2x
Digital zoom *
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
100x
Image stabilizer *
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
No
Interchangeable lens *
The lens in the device can be swapped round.
Yes
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
4.2 - 84 mm
Filter size
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
5.8 cm
Storage
Camcorder media type *
The type of media onto which the camcorder records, such as VHS tape or DVD-Rs.
Memory card, Videotape
Compatible memory cards *
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
MMC,SD
Disc types supported *
The types of disc which can be used with this device.
No
Camcorder tape type *
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
Mini-DV
Shutter
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/16000 - 1/6
Display
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.35 cm (2.5")
Built-in display *
A display which is part of the product, so you do not need to attach another display.
Yes
Display
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display resolution
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
200000
Camera
Camcorder type *
There are various types of camcorder (personal video camera) e.g. handheld camcorder, shouldercam.
Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination
Also known as light sensitivity, this is the smallest amount of light needed for the camera to produce an image of useable quality.
0.37 lx
Design
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black, Silver
Audio
Audio dubbing
Yes
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
1
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
Yes
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
Yes
S-Video in
Yes
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
118 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
136 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
306 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.12 kg
Other features
Auto focus
Device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically.
Yes
Manual focus
Yes
Night mode
Yes
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
AV LANC Analogue-in
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-25
Testseek has collected 3 expert reviews for Canon XM2 and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
88%
Source Review comments Score
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
Reviewing a high-end camcorder from Canon is comparable to taking a Lamborghini Diablo for a test drive -- critical opinion, however informed, is practically irrelevant. This is basically as good as it gets, with the X-M2 being an admirably worthy su...
Good Superb image quality, 20x optical zoom, affordable for a professional unit...
Bad No zooming ring, inbuilt microphone below average, standard-def only The Final Word Serious users will find plenty to love about the X-M2, which combines plenty of premium features with a price tag that most people can afford. It might be getting a lit...
Bottom line Serious users will find plenty to love about the X-M2, which combines plenty of premium features with a price tag that most people can afford. It might be getting a little long in the tooth, but this is still one of the best MiniDV cams on the market.
85%
gadgetguy.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
In a world where technology changes faster than you change your underwear it?s staggering that the XM2 not only still holds up but is a serious contender in the sub $5000 3CCD class. That said, its time is certainly coming to an end not so much because...
Bottom line In a world where technology changes faster than you change your underwear it?s staggering that the XM2 not only still holds up but is a serious contender in the sub $5000 3CCD class. That said, its time is certainly coming to an end not so much because...
80%
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