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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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Included since: 27 Jun 2005
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Info modified on: 21 Dec 2015 23:33:54
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Long product name Canon XM2:
The short editorial description of Canon XM2

Marketing text Canon XM2

The official marketing text of Canon XM2 as supplied by the manufacturer
A high-quality, versatile model suitable for serious camcorder enthusiasts and professional videographers. Its advanced technology delivers unrivalled image quality in its class. The XM2 offers all the features of the market-leading XM1 plus some enhancements, including a new picture adjustment feature and manual control for picture adjustments.

The XM2's advanced technology delivers unrivalled image quality in its class

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.

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:
This short summary of the Canon XM2 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon XM2, CMOS, 25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4"), 4.2 - 84 mm, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), LCD, MMC, SD
Long summary description Canon XM2:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon XM2 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Canon XM2. Total megapixels: 4.7 MP, Sensor type: CMOS, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 4 mm (1 / 4"). Optical zoom: 20x, Digital zoom: 100x, Focal length range (f-f): 4.2 - 84 mm. Compatible memory cards: MMC, SD, Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Display diagonal: 6.35 cm (2.5"), Display: LCD. Minimum illumination: 0.37 lx
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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.
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.
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.
Digital zoom*
Indicates the digital zoom capacity, the number of times that the picture is enlarged thanks to digital technology.
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
Compatible memory cards*
Types of memory cards which can be used with this product.
Camcorder tape type*
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
Display diagonal*
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
6.35 cm (2.5")
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
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
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
S-Video in
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max) *
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
7 h
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 55°C
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.
306 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
136 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.