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Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder 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 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder Black, Silver :
The short editorial description of Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder Black, Silver

XM2 - 4.7 Megapixels, 1/4", CCD, LCD, Mini DV
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Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder Black, Silver:
The official marketing text of Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder 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 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder Black, Silver:
This short summary of the Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder 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 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder Black, Silver:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder 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 *
CCD
Optical sensor size
1/4"
Optical sensor resolution
470000 pixels
Lens system
Optical zoom *
2x
Digital zoom *
100x
Image stabilizer *
No
Interchangeable lens *
Yes
Focal length range (f-f)
0.165 - 3.31" (4.2 - 84 mm)
Filter size
2.28" (5.8 cm)
Storage
Camcorder media type *
Memory card, Videotape
Compatible memory cards *
MMC,SD
Disc types supported *
No
Camcorder tape type *
Mini-DV
Shutter
Camera shutter speed
1/16000 - 1/6 s
Display
Display diagonal *
2.5"
Built-in display *
Yes
Display
LCD
Display resolution
200000
Camera
Camcorder type *
Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination
0.37 lx
Design
Product color *
Black, Silver
Audio
Audio dubbing
Yes
Ports & interfaces
S-Video out *
Yes
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.
1
DV port
Yes
Microphone in
Yes
S-Video in
Yes
Battery
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
Yes
Manual focus
Yes
Night mode
Yes
I/O ports
AV LANC Analogue-in
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Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-25 21:19:11
Testseek has collected 8 expert reviews for Canon XM2 4.7 MP CCD Handheld camcorder Black, Silver and the average expert rating is 85 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.
85%
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goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04 06:35:27
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 06:35:27
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%
zdnet.co.uk
Updated:
2017-02-22 01:07:43
The 3-CCD XM2 is one of the best MiniDV camcorders you can get for under £2,000.
82%
gadgetgear.nl
Updated:
2013-11-09 02:09:01
Lasergegraveerde toetsen, aluminium body en een helder LCD display. Met deze bewoording zou je bijna vergeten dat we het gewoon over een zakrekenmachine hebben. Jawel, we hebben het over de nieuwe X Mark II van Canon die onlangs werd aangekondigd.Een revi...
Good Duidelijk display,  Erg goed toetsenbord,  Strak design...
Bad Geen...
Bottom line De Canon X Mark II is een rekenmachine die je in eerste instantie vooral zult kopen omdat hij gewoon mooi is. Pas wanneer je hem gebruikt, merk je een aantal comfortabele eigenschappen die de calculator bezit. De voornaamste hiervan is het fijne toetsenb...
100%
tecnozoom.it
Updated:
2017-02-22 01:07:43
La videocamera presenta un corpo abbastanza imponenete, ma d’altronde bisogna ricordare che si tratta di una fotocamera che può essere utilizzata anche per uso professionale, pertanto non può avere le stesse dimensioni di una portatile. Quanto a quest...
Good Sensore di immagine; Risoluzione; Display...
Bad Dimensioni...
Bottom line La videocamera Canon Xm2 è senza ombra di dubbio un prodotto professionale che però può essere utilizzato anche dai videoamatori. Dotato di tecnologia avanzata, dispone di caratteristiche tecniche di tutto rispetto. Il sensore è importante, il display...
80%
computervideo.net
Updated:
2017-02-22 01:07:43
Canon made quite an impression with the DM-XM1 three-CCD MiniDV camcorder, but can it do the same with its replacement, the XM2?...
0%
smartson.se
Updated:
2017-02-22 01:07:43
Canon XM2 är den efterlängtade efterföljaren till XM1. Hos XM2 imponeras testarna av mer avancerade ljud- och bildinställningar än tidigare samt liksom tidigare en proffsig bild.
0%
tek.no
Updated:
2017-02-22 01:07:43
Vi har tatt en titt på Canons utfordrer i det halvprofesjonelle markedet. XM1 var en suksess for Canon, så vi var meget spente på hvordan etterfølgeren ville klare seg...
0%
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