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Canon XL2

Canon XL2
alaScore 77

7 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Canon XL2. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the design. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and portability.

design

price, portability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Canon XL2 review

 

The XL1 holds special significance for the DV-based filmmaker, corporate video producer, enthusiast or documentary maker. It was as revolutionary as Adobe Photoshop or the Mac Classic for delivering creative power without enshackling you with its...

Excellent lens. Better balanced than the XL1/XL1s. Great widescreen capture. Huge range of accessories. High level of manual control. Progressive capture with film-style gamma curve

Expensive. LCD screen poor. Viewfinder unbalanced. No markings on lens

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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A suitable model for professionals

20X F1.6 flourite video lens, excellent video quality, a shoulder mount

A little heavy

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: The Digital Journalist (digitaljournalist.org)

Expert Review

 

n early July, Canon video unveiled the long-awaited XL2 to the press in New York. This camera is the successor to the XL1 and the XL1S.

May, 2010

Consumer review by: cb1993 (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Definitely a great camera especially if you like to record indoors, but not as ideal for outdoors, so if that's what you're after then look elsewhere. It has lots of features and even though it is a bit costly, it's a fantastic product. :)

Native 16:9, there is a changeable lens, it has a pro look, it's very sleek and an amazing product. It is extremely professional, and was even used to film 28 Days Later, among other things.

It looks a bit like an alien, it's weight can be a bit annoying sometimes, and it only takes SD cards.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Shoestone (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Not perfect, but the best miniDV camera ever made, and with the advent of HD(V) will remain the best. Currently still being manufactured, and now available at prices competitive with top range consumer videocams.

Native 16:9, changeable lens, form, presets.

SD only

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-930

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.8 / 5.5
Progressive Scan: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:5.08
Display Resolution:200000

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:0.68 / 0.8

Lens System

Filter Size:7.2
Focal length range (f-f):5.4 - 108
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Lens system:XL
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):7.1
Power requirements:7.2V, DC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/16000 - 1/6

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22 / 49.6
Height :22 / 49.6
Weight:1.12 / 2.41
Width:22.5