By merging Canon's unique optics and DV format with 3CCD (with pixel shift technology), the XL1 delivers recordings of stunning resolution and color rendition -- some of the best video images ever seen outside of the TV studio. This is the video recording mode for normal use.
2) Digital Photo Mode
Take more than 500 brilliantly clear still pictures on a 60 minute single tape (in SP mode). The photo mode further distinguishes XL1 by capturing extremely high resolution still frame images. The camera records the still pictures for approximately 6 seconds, as well as recording the sound for your verbal notes or narration.
EOS Speedlite Flash
EOS Speedlite Flash can be used to improve photo quality dramatically.
Search through your still images, quickly and easily, wherever they are on tape.
3) Frame Movie Mode
This Frame Movie Mode captures exciting, high-resolution frame still images by using Pixel Shift technology. It can record an incredible 30 frame still images a second -- continuously -- and effectively eliminates motion flicker by capturing a full image with every scan. Because you are shooting continuously, you need never worry about missing a single moment. (Use Normal Movie mode for standard video shooting.)