High performance 3CCD DV

camera with 20x zoom for

advanced movie making

By combining advanced technologies in lens design and

signal processing, along with manual and automatic

features and controls, the XM2 (GL2 for NTSC) achieves the perfect

balance of outstanding picture quality and high

performance

 

 

 
 

SUPERB QUALITY

The Canon XM2 Digital Video Camera

combines the best of all worlds. Its

advanced technology delivers unrivalled

image quality in its class, while it

is still easy to operate. That makes it an

ideal choice for both serious video

enthusiasts, professional videographers

and filmmakers. Whether

you're regularly providing broadcast or

web content, making educational

videos or record events, the XM2's high

performance will make your work

more enjoyable and the result more

satisfying.

 

PROFESSIONAL FLUORITE LENS

Canon has always led the way in optical

development. The first to equip a DV

camera with a fluorite lens a lens that

provides the quality of 35mm and

broadcast TV. The XM2 has a Professional

L-Series fluorite lens. Combined with

20x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom,

plus an Optical Image Stabilizer, you can

be sure of superior images.

INSPIRATIONAL VERSATILITY

No two video shoots are alike. What's

happening, where it's happening, movement,

colour it all demands a certain

amount of fine-tuning to capture the

special moments you want. The XM2

features adjustments and enhancements

for sound and picture for your personal

creativity. Plus a LCD screen for easy

viewing.

 

NEW GENERATION 3CCD

The Canon 3CCD system separates light

entering the DV camera into red, blue and

green, making colour reproduction cleaner

and sharper. New high-sensitivity 3CCD

with 470,000 pixels provides 540 lines

horizontal resolution.

 

Positioning the green CCD out of line

(pixel shift) sharpens image reproduction

even if your subject moves. A new Super

Pixel Shift (horizontal + vertical)

technology achieves wider dynamic

range for movies, reducing vertical smear

and gives 1.7 mega-pixel high resolution

photos.

 
     
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  Canon Digital Video Camera XM2 Specifications  
 

Camera

SHOOTING FUNCTIONS

MOTION VIDEO Mini DV tape

STILL IMAGE Mini DV tape (Photo), memory

card (Progressive Photo)

IMAGE SENSING DEVICE

 

IMAGE SIZE 1/4 inch 3CCD

TOTAL NUMBER OF PIXELS

(PER CCD) Total pixels: 470,000

Effective pixels: 440,000

SYSTEM 3-plate Pixel shift (horizontal,

vertical)

FILTER RGB independent primary color

filter (dichroic prism)

 

LENS

OPTICAL ZOOM 20x (12 elements in 10 groups

MAGNIFICATION with one fluorite lens

and two aspheric lenses)

DIGITAL ZOOM

MAGNIFICATION 40x, 100x (Card mode: None)

FOCAL LENGTH

(OPTICAL ZOOM) 4.2-84 mm

(35 MM EQUIVALENT) 39.5-790 mm

F-NUMBER With tape: F1.6-2.8

With memory card: F2.0-2.8

APERTURE LEAVES Iris diaphragm (5 leaves)

ND FILTER Yes (Transmittance: Approx.

10% with 3 aperture)

ZOOM SPEED: HandleZoom: 3-level adjustable (H/M/L)

Grip zoom: Variable H/M/L

FILTER DIAMETER 58mm P0.75

MINIMUM ILLUMINATION 3 Lux (Slow shutter 6 second)

IMAGE STABILIZATION Optical system (double-driving

VAP)

 

Shooting functions

PROGRAM AE Easy Recording, Auto mode,

Spotlight mode, Surf & Snow

mode, Tv mode, Av mode,

Manual mode

PHOTOMETRY

PHOTOMETRIC SYSTEM Center-bottom-weighted

EVALUATIVE PHOTOMETRY 80 segments

 

EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT

AE LOCK Yes

EXPOSURE CORRECTION Yes (after AE lock)

AE SHIFT Yes (2 levels)

GAIN SETTING Yes (During manual mode)

 

SHUTTER SPEED

HIGH-SPEED SHUTTER: TAPE 9 levels (1/50, 1/120, 1/250,

1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,

1/4000, 1/8000, 1/16000)

During manual mode: 27 steps

HIGH-SPEED SHUTTER: CARD Tv mode: 1/50 to 1/500

Manual mode: 1/50 to 1/700

SLOW SHUTTER 3 levels (1/25, 1/12, 1/6)

 

APERTURE VALUE F1.6, F2, F2.8, F4, F5.6, F8,

CLOSE

Manual mode: 19 steps

(Step 13 level is telephoto end)

Card mode: F2, F2.8, F4, F5.6,

F8, CLOSE

IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT

COLOR GAIN ADJUSTMENT Yes (Custom preset)

HUE ADJUSTMENT Yes (Custom preset)

SHARPNESS ADJUSTMENT Yes (Custom preset)

SETUP ADJUSTMENT Yes (Custom preset)

WHITE BALANCE

AUTO Yes

SET Yes (1)

PRESET Outdoor, indoor

SYSTEMS TTL, 80 segments

FOCUS

MODE AF/MF

MANUAL FOCUS Focus ring operation

16:9

RECORDING SYSTEM Vertical stretching

AREA MARKER DISPLAY Area marker displayed for 16:9

in EVF 4:3 screen

SHOOTING EFFECTS

DIGITAL EFFECTS Black and White, Sepia, Art,

Strobe, Mirror, Mosaic, Tracer

(tape)

DIGITAL FADE Black auto fade, wipe,

overlap (tape)

ZEBRA PATTERN Variable level: 80% 85% 90%

95% 100%

 

MOTION VIDEO SHOOTING

TAPE Normal/Frame (simulated

frame process using pixel shift)

CLEAR SCAN Tv mode, Manual mode:

50.3-200 Hz

STILL IMAGE SHOOTING

MODE: TAPE Normal (field image)

MODE: CARD Progressive (iris shutter)

SINGLE PICTURES: TAPE 6.5 seconds

PHOTO BUTTONS: FORM Dedicated still image button

(tape, card)

PHOTO BUTTONS:

PRESSED HALFWAY DOWN Yes (only during recording

standby)

STILL IMAGE CONFIRM Yes (Card only)

FLASH COMPATIBILITY Yes 220EX, 420EX, 550EX

RECORDED VIDEO Frame image

(video output is field image)

FRAME PROCESSING Simulated frame (horizontal

and vertical pixel shift)

 

WIDE SHOOTING (VERTICAL EXTENSION)

TAPE Yes

INTERVAL TIMER Yes, (Interval time: 4 modes,

Recording time: 4 modes)

SELF-TIMER 10 seconds/

Remote controller: 2 seconds

REC SEARCH Yes

REC REVIEW Yes

STANDBY SWITCH Yes

POWER SAVE (AFTER FIVE

MINUTES IN RECORDING

PAUSE) Power shutoff/VCR (drum) stop

DISPLAYED TEXT RECORDING Yes

 

Audio

AUDIO 16-bit 2-channel (48 kHz)

12-bit 4-channel (32 kHz)

WIND SCREEN Yes

(Microphone F characteristics:

Normal/ Voice/ Wind Screen)

RECORDING LEVEL

ADJUSTMENT Yes: Auto, manual (L/R controls

with level adjustment dials)

LEVEL METER Yes: EVF, inside LCD monitor,

LCD information display

LCD

MONITOR LCD

SIZE 2.5-inch

PIXELS 200,000

BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT Yes

MOVABLE Yes

EVF

SIZE 0.44-inch (TFT color)

PIXELS 180,000

BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT Yes (Menu adjustment)

MOVABLE Downward 68 up to

horizontal

VCR

SEARCH

PHOTO SEARCH Yes

DATE SEARCH Yes

INDEX SEARCH Yes

DATA CODE DISPLAY Time and date display,

camera information

AUDIO DUBBING Yes

AV INSERT Yes

 

System

INTERFACE (TERMINAL)

MICROPHONE INPUT Yes

HEADPHONE OUTPUT Yes

DV TERMINAL Yes (In/Out)

S TERMINAL Yes (In/Out)

AV TERMINAL .3.5 mm (In/Out)

EDITING TERMINALS LANC terminal

USB PORT mini-B/ Complies with mass

storage class 1.0

MEMORY CARD

CARD SD memory card and

MultiMedia card

STILL IMAGE RECORDING:

IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY 1488 x 1128 pixels;

Fine 860 KB, Standard 580 KB

640 x 480 pixels;

Fine 125 KB, Standard 65 KB

CARD REVIEW Yes (Record review button

operation)

STILL IMAGE PLAYBACK:

SLIDESHOW Yes

CARD JUMP Yes

TITLE IMAGE:

CREATION Camera shooting

TITLE SIZE 640 x 480 pixels

TITLE MIX Yes (Color selection

(full color, +8 color),

mixed level variation)

COLOR BAR Yes, EBU color bar

ANALOGUE-DIGITAL

CONVERTER Yes

WORLD CLOCK Yes

SPEAKER Yes

ACCESSORY SHOE Yes (compatible with

advanced shoe and EX flashes)

 

RECORDING MODES

LP Yes

CUSTOM KEYS Yes (1 key)

DV CONTROL Yes (Allowed only during

Camera mode)

BACKUP POWER Lithium button battery (CR2025)

BATTERY PACK POWER 900 series lithium secondary

battery

GENERAL

OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0 to 40oC

DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 118 x 136 x 306mm

CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME 120 minutes (using LP mode)

WEIGHT Approx 1.12kg (camera only)

/1.27kg (fully equipped)

     
 
     
     
   

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