Choose country:
Choose language:
This is a demo of a seamless insert of an Icecat LIVE product data-sheet in your website. Imagine that this responsive data-sheet is included in the product page of your webshop. How to integrate Icecat LIVE JavaScript.

Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver

Add to compare
The general trademark of a manufacturer by which the consumer knows its products. A manufacturer can have multiple brand names. Some manufacturers license their brand names to other producers.
Product name:
Product name is a brand's identification of a product, often a model name, but not totally unique as it can include some product variants. Product name is a key part of the Icecat product title on a product data-sheet.
Article code :
The brand's unique identifier for a product. Multiple product codes can be mapped to one mother product code if the specifications are identical. We map away wrong codes or sometimes logistic variants.
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!
Data-sheet quality: created/standardized by Icecat
The quality of the data-sheets can be on several levels:
only logistic data imported: we have only basic data imported from a supplier, a data-sheet is not yet created by an editor.
created by Canon: a data-sheet is imported from an official source from a manufacturer. But the data-sheet is not yet standardized by an Icecat editor.
created/standardized by Icecat: the data-sheet is created or standardized by an Icecat editor.
Included since: 19 Feb 2007
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Product views: 30242
This statistic is based on the 78481 using ecommerce sites (eshops, distributors, comparison sites, ecommerce ASPs, purchase systems, etc) daily downloading this Icecat data-sheet since 19-02-07 Only sponsoring brands are included in the free Open Icecat content distribution as used by 76711 free Open Icecat users.
Info modified on: 23 Jun 2018 16:05:20
The date of the most recent change of the data-sheet in Icecat's system
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
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.

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, 1/4", 470000 pixels, 2x, 100x

Long summary description Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon XM2 Handheld camcorder 4.7MP CCD Black,Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Canon XM2. Total megapixels: 4.7 MP, Sensor type: CCD, Optical sensor size: 1/4". Optical zoom: 2x, Digital zoom: 100x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.165 - 3.31" (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: 2.5", Display: LCD

Image sensor
Total megapixels *
4.7 MP
Sensor type *
Optical sensor size
Optical sensor resolution
470000 pixels
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Digital zoom *
Image stabilizer *
Interchangeable lens *
Focal length range (f-f)
0.165 - 3.31" (4.2 - 84 mm)
Filter size
2.28" (5.8 cm)
Camcorder media type *
Memory card, Videotape
Compatible memory cards *
Disc types supported *
Camcorder tape type *
Camera shutter speed
1/16000 - 1/6
Display diagonal *
Built-in display *
Display resolution
Camcorder type *
Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination
0.37 lx
Color of product *
Black, Silver
Audio dubbing
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out *
USB 2.0 ports quantity *
USB 2.0 ports have a data transmission speed of 480 Mbps, and are backwards compatible with USB 1.1 ports. You can connect all kinds of peripheral devices to them.
DV port
Microphone in
S-Video in
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Weight & dimensions
Width *
4.65" (118 mm)
Depth *
5.35" (136 mm)
Height *
12" (306 mm)
Weight *
2.47 lbs (1.12 kg)
Other features
Auto focus
Manual focus
Night mode
I/O ports
AV LANC Analogue-in
Source Testseek summary Average rating
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.
Customer service details