Canon XL2 MiniDV Camcorder


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The Canon XL2 allows you to capture images closer to the finished product than ever before. Work that previously was limited to post-production can be simply and effectively accomplished in the field, in the camcorder. The XL2 brings a host of performance and convenience features to this class of video camcorder benefits that can't be found in this combination on other high-end video cameras. They include: Canon Super Range Optical Image Stabilization in the standard lens; dual aspect ratios; various frame rate capabilities; image gamma and detail controls; skin detail control and convertible LCD display among others.

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Recording Media: Tape Media, MiniDV

LCD Screen Size: 2 in

Interface Connection: 1 x 4-pin IEEE 1394, 1 x RCA Video In/Out, 1 x 4-pin BNC Video In/Out, 1 x 4-pin S-Video In/Out, 2 x XLR Audio In, 1 x Mini-phone Microphone, 2 x RCA Audio In/Out, 1 x Mini-phone Headphone, 1 x LANC, 1 x DC Power In

Product Type: Professional Camcorder

Image Stabilization: Optical

Weight: 84.8


Product Title: Canon XL2 MiniDV Camcorder

Manufacturer: Canon

Lowest Price: $3,999.99 from Marketplace

Power Score: 4.1 | 8 Reviews

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Canon XL2

Strengths: Great for outdoor situations with plenty of light. Indoor situations as well so long as you have ample light. Sharp lens when focused.

Weakness: Automatic features not as stong as one would have thought. Low light situations a nightmare, especially with the automatic features. You don't want this camera for on the fly situations.

I would recommend the panasonic dvx100b over the canon xl2 and it is less costly and easier to handle. The canon xl2 has a 20 times zoom lens which is great but it carries a lot of baggage with it. Camera is overrated in my opinion.

By mortuary - Sep 8, 2006

One of the best 3-CCD entry-level profesional camcorder

Strengths: open strucutre - you can replace the 20x lens to 3x wide one; easy to use - the manual is well-written; many many good things ...

Weakness: the color view finder is a little difficulte to use; the weight is a little on the lens part - hard to balance

Overall, this is one of the best 3-CCD professional camcorder on the market. Although it is not like its HD brother from canon, XL-2 can handle routine work perfectly. Adjustments from 4:3 to 16:9 and 60i to 24p are just a knot away. It need some muscle to carry it around and the shoulder-pad is not very helpful. I've been user of Canon GL-2 for some time and this XL-2 is my upgrade to reach...
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By laomeng - Dec 12, 2005

This is a great camera, especially...

Strengths: 20x zoom lens with great stabilizer, XLR inputs, full 16:9 aspect resolution, 24P, 30P, great control over image quality and tonal adjustments including skin detail

Weakness: Front-heavy

This is a great camera, especially if you are doing sports or event videography. It's even better if you're doing mostly tripod-mounted work and you're not used to a heavier camera. However, this is not a good camera for family vacations or heavy heavy hand-held work if you are not used to the size and weight. What makes this camera stand apart from the other pro-sumer cameras is that it has a...
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By tonytang - Jan 12, 2005

Best MiniDV Prosumer Camcorder

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By - Jan 15, 2010

Best Camcorder with Price Under $10000 For Kids

Video is Good according to 11 Camcorder experts. -- "good 16:9 image" -- "three great progressive video modes" -- "very handy BNC composite video output" Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Optics, Battery, Interface, etc.
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By - Dec 16, 2009

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