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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: 19 Feb 2007
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Info modified on: 18 Oct 2014 19:11:52
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Long product name Canon XL2:
The short editorial description of Canon XL2
XL2 - 0.8 Megapixels, 20x, 1/3", CCD, LCD, Mini-DV

Marketing text Canon XL2

The official marketing text of Canon XL2 as supplied by the manufacturer
- 3x 1/3” 800.000 pixel progressive scan CCDs.
- 50i & 25p frame rate.
- Total manual image control.
- Pro Quality 16:9 and 4:3 recording.
- XL interchangeable lens system.
- 20x optical zoom "L-Series" lens with zoom and focus presets.
- Super range Optical Image Stabilizer.
- Flourite lens component and 2 Independent neutral density filters.
- Professional audio and video connectivity - 4 audio channels with 2 built-in XLR connectors, phantonm power and BNC video output.
- SMPTE time code with Rec Run, Free Run and preset settings.
- IEEE1394 for remote camera control and direct recording to PC.
- Fully adjustable EVF and shared 2" LCD.

Professional’s choice
With 3x 1/3” 800k progressive scan CCDs, the broadcast quality XL2 is the flagship of the Canon range, setting the standard in versatile, light-weight professional digital video. Revolutionising its class, the XL2 provides full manual control over a myriad of variables, allowing all the fine adjustments necessary to satisfy even the most demanding professional videographer. Both 16:9 (960 x 576 effective pixels) and 4:3 (720 x 576 effective pixels) formats are supported. A 3rd generation signal processing LSI delivers outstanding Signal/Noise ratio performance, with high sensibility and low smear.

Cine feel
Film-like texture, tone and expression are now routine, with 25p recording and a special Cine Look mode. Gamma curve controls include Knee adjustments to tame white clipping and Black controls bring out or suppress detail in the low brightness areas. Colour matrix is selectable from Video and Cinema, while V Detail allows flexible resolution in the vertical direction. Skin Detail allows control over phase and chroma for softer, warmer skin tones. A Film Grain setting adds the warmth and natural compression of film. Manual control is provided over Master RGB, Setup level, Master Pedestal, Gain, Coring, Sharpness, Noise Reduction, Colour Gain and Hue.

ControlTwo custom keys instantly recall any chosen manual setting within the 8 main menu functions. Favourite settings can be saved to three custom presets. Independent control is provided over R Gain, G Gain and B Gain. White balance can be set to true white or adjusted manually.

Fluorite and aspheric elements in the 20x zoom lens eliminate both chromatic and spherical aberrations. A circular iris provides beautiful background blur and built-in neutral density (ND) filters allow the iris to open fully in harsh light conditions. The XL mount system is compatible with all XL video lenses, and over 60 Canon EF lenses via an optional adapter.

Go steady
Optical image stabilization (OIS) eliminates unwanted camera shake before the image reaches the sensor. SuperRange OIS extends IS by examining the image after it is received by the sensor and suppressing low frequency movements.

In sync
Both Rec Run and Free Run SMPTE time code is supported. 2 built-in phantom powered XLR jacks and a BNC jack for monitor output is provided. An IEEE1394 connection allows direct hard disk recording.
Short summary description Canon XL2:
This short summary of the Canon XL2 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon XL2, CCD, 1/16000 - 1/6, 25.4 / 3 mm (1 / 3"), 5.4 - 108 mm, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), LCD
Long summary description Canon XL2:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon XL2 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Canon XL2. Total megapixels: 0.8 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 25.4 / 3 mm (1 / 3"). Optical zoom: 20x, Focal length range (f-f): 5.4 - 108 mm, Filter size: 7.2 cm. Camcorder tape type: Mini-DV. Camera shutter speed: 1/16000 - 1/6. Display diagonal: 5.08 cm (2"), 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).
0.8 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.
Image stabilizer*
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
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′).
5.4 - 108 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.
7.2 cm
Camcorder tape type*
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
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 diagonal*
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
5.08 cm (2")
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
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 pixels
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.
0.8 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.
Microphone in
The socket where a microphone is connected to the device.
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
S-Video in
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.
4 h
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
225 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
220 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
496 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.
2.41 kg
Other features
Manual focus
Night mode
Auto focus
Device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically.
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
AV - in