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<br/> With an increasing consumer shift toward widescreen TVs that deliver the full width of film-based theatrical movies, plus the resulting need for productions in the 16:9 aspect ratio, Canon's XL2 offers both the standard 4:3 aspect ratio and the 16:9 widescreen TV aspect ratio. Whether your production is standard video, cinema, wide-screen TV, and HDTV, the XL2 -- with menu-selectable aspect ration -- is your camera.<br/> <br/> The 4:3 aspect ratio of the traditional TV screen is the most commonly used aspect ratio in broadcasting today. The 16:9 aspect ratio is the most common aspect ratio for film-based movies, and produces full screen playback on widescreen TVs. 16:9 is also the world standard aspect ratio for HDTV.<br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> The demands being made on the video production community to be able to provide solutions under a multitude of different scenarios have been met with the Canon XL2. It delivers 60i, 30p, and 24p frame rates (24p with 2:3 and 2:3:3:2, both with 1/48th second shutter speed).<br/> <br/> 60i (interlaced) is the standard video frame rate that has been in use for decades; it's what you see on your home TV, whether from a broadcast signal, rented DVD, or home camcorder.<br/> <br/> 30p, or 30-frame progressive, is a non-interlaced format -- the same as Canon's Frame Movie Mode -- and produces video at 30 frames per second. Progressive (non-interlaced) scanning mimics a film camera's frame-by-frame image capture and delivers spectacular clarity for high speed subjects and a cinematic-like appearance. Shooting in 30p mode offers video with no interlace artifacts.<br/> <br/> The 24p frame rate is also a non-interlaced format, and is now widely adopted by those planning on transferring the video signal to film. But film- and video-makers turn to 24p for the "cine" look even if their productions are not going to be transferred to film, simply because of the "look" of the frame rate. As well, the shutter speed of 1/48th per second is the standard shutter speed that movie cameras use. The combination of 24p frame rate and 1/48th perfectly mimic a motion film camera.<br/> <br/> 24p with 2:3 pulldown produces video with the look and motion of film. (24p, used in conjunction with a cine gamma curve on the XL2, produces images that have similar tonal characteristics as film.) This mode is used when the finished video is to be converted to 60i so that video can be viewed on a television. 24p with 2:3:3:2 pulldown is used when the video is to be transferred to film. The 2:3:3:2 pulldown allows editing software to extract true 24 frames a second.<br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> The Canon XL2 lets users fine-tune the cine look of their video recordings using a number of variables: color matrix, gamma, knee, black stretch, vertical detail, coring, sharpness, noise reduction, color gain, and hue. Each variable can be adjusted independently, thereby giving you precise control over the "film-like" appearance of your video. Because Canon utilizes a 12 bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) customized for the XL2, maximum image quality is preserved.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Color Matrix (Video/Cine)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Gamma (Video/Cine)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Knee (H/M/L)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Black (Stretch/Normal/Press)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Vertical Detail (Normal/Low)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Coring (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Sharpness (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Noise Reduction (OFF/H/N/L)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Color Gain (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Color Phase (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Color Matrix (Video/Cine)<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2's Color Matrix function manages the hue and saturation of the video to reproduce the most accurate color. The color matrix defines the camera's color output; the matrix lets you define the amount of primary and secondary colors that are produced. The primary colors are red, green and blue, with the secondary colors (cyan, magenta, yellow) made from the combinations of two primary colors. With the XL2's Color Matrix, you can change from a video to a cine "look" for the end product.<br/> <br/> Gamma (Video/Cine)<br/> <br/> <br/> Gamma controls the general brightness (luminance) of the picture and the contrast of the picture. Adjusting gamma allows you to control the way the camera reproduces various tones. Video shot on the XL2 can be gamma corrected to allow for the final usage of the video -- where it will be shown. The display medium can distort the brightness, therefore if the gamma is corrected for the display medium when the video is shot, the display will show the correct brightness level. By switching to the Cine curve, the tonal qualities of the images produced have shading and coloration similar to that of film.<br/> <br/> Knee (H/M/L)<br/> <br/> <br/> Among the XL2's picture-enhancing circuits is the knee circuit. Setting the control to high, medium or low manages the highlight compression of the video signal.<br/> <br/> Black (Stretch/Normal/Press)<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2 gives the user control of the depth of black in dark areas of an image. To emphasize contrast in the video's dark areas, "Stretch" is selected. To deepen or enhance the dark area, "Press" (compress) is selected.<br/> <br/> Vertical Detail (Normal/Low)<br/> <br/> <br/> There are 2 settings: "Normal" for vertical detail optimized for playback on an interlaced monitor, "Low" for vertical detail optimized for a progressive scan monitor like a PC.<br/> <br/> Coring (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> The Coring function on the XL2 is useful in helping to remove image "noise." Coring removes fine detail information that is not a major contributor to the picture detail but which adds noise to the image. You can adjust just how much detail information is removed -- just enough coring to reduce picture noise, but not enough to hurt the detail in the image.<br/> <br/> Sharpness (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2 is capable of changing the degree of sharpness in the picture. By using this feature, pictures that do not require a lot of detail can be softened. This feature also can be used to hide imperfections during close-ups, for example. Increasing video sharpness can increase the video noise slightly.<br/> <br/> Noise Reduction (OFF/H/N/L)<br/> <br/> <br/> Noise Reduction removes video noise -- non-picture artifacts such as those commonly found in low-light images -- without hurting image detail or creating motion artifacts. This is important for two reasons. The first is that we have become used to viewing high quality video. The second is that video noise makes compression -- to DVD, for example -- less efficient.<br/> <br/> Color Gain (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2 can deliver 13 steps of color gain, from off to oversaturated. This adjustment allows you to shoot in black and white.<br/> <br/> Color Phase (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> Adjust the Color Phase towards red or green for exact control.<br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> Building on the superior image quality associated with its industry-leading XL1 and XL1S camcorders, Canon has made a major step forward with the XL2. The XL2 continues to feature a 3 CCD system with a separate progressive scan CCD (charge coupled device) for each primary color (red, green and blue), with each CCD containing 680K pixels.<br/> <br/> With the XL2, a beam-splitting prism separates light passing through the lens into individual color components and each is sent to its own CCD. Compared to a single CCD, the three CCD system achieves outstanding detail with highly accurate color reproduction suitable for the demands of high-end video production: wide dynamic range, low color noise, high-contrast detail, natural color resolution and low-aliasing.<br/> <br/> But the system now features even higher resolution, delivering outstanding picture quality, highly accurate color reproduction and a wide dynamic range with virtually no color noise. The three CCD image sensors are specifically designed to capture as much image detail as possible and for shooting under extremely low light conditions. In super low light, the XL2 captures crisp and clear digital data. Under extremely bright conditions, the XL2 greatly reduces vertical white streaks and smears, making it a consummate field recording device for all conditions.<br/> <br/> 16:9: 960x480 effective pixels (460,800 pixels per CCD, total 1,382,400)<br/> <br/> 4:3: 720x480 effective pixels (345,600 pixels per CCD, total 1,036,800)<br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> Professional videographers need to have control over the set-up of their camcorder, including complete automatic setting to fine adjustments of: Master RGB, Setup Level, Master Pedestal, Skin Tone Detail, Program AE, Gain, AE Shift and Lock, White Balance, Shutter Speeds, Aperture Control, Zebra Patterns Clear Scan and Interval Timer. Because Canon utilizes a 12 bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) customized for the XL2, maximum image quality is preserved.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Master RGB (R: -6 to +6, G: -6 to +6, B: -6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Setup Level (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Master Pedestal (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Skin Tone Detail<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Program AE (Auto, TV, AV, Manual, Spotlight,<br/> &#160;Low Light, Green)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Gain (-3 / A / 0 / +3 / +6 / +12 / +18 dB)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;AE Shift<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;AE Lock<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;White Balance (Indoor, Outdoor presets and<br/> &#160;3 user settings)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Shutter Speeds<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Aperture Control<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Zebra Patterns (100%, 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Clear Scan<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Interval Timer<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Master RGB (R: -6 to +6, G: -6 to +6, B: -6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> The Master RGB control offers 13 steps of adjustment each to the red, green and blue components of the video signal.<br/> <br/> Setup Level (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> Setup level adjusts the standard point of the black level of video signal. In USA (NTSC) the black level is set for 7.5 IRE, in Japan (NTSC) the black level is set at 0 IRE, for PAL and SECAM systems the black level is set for 0 IRE. Professional cameras use 3 IRE for the black level. The XL2 has a 13 step adjustment, with the default mid level being 3 IRE.<br/> <br/> Master Pedestal (-6 to +6)<br/> <br/> <br/> The Master Pedal controls the starting point of the gamma curve. This will change the dark areas of the picture.<br/> <br/> Skin Tone Detail<br/> <br/> <br/> Hue, gain, area, Y level (+/- 6 steps). During setup EVF shows a zebra pattern over masking area flashes between picture and white-mask. During setup EE and IEE1394 out flashes between picture and zebra pattern, enabling you to easily smooth out skin blemishes and wrinkles with total control.<br/> <br/> Program AE (Auto, TV, AV, Manual, Spotlight, Low Light, Green)<br/> <br/> <br/> Gain (-3 / A / 0 / +3 / +6 / +12 / +18 dB)<br/> <br/> <br/> Control the amount of gain to balance between quality and getting the shot.<br/> <br/> AE Shift<br/> <br/> <br/> With the XL2, you may want to make slight adjustments to the image brightness to compensate for backlighting or for scenes that are being rendered slightly overexposed. When in Auto, TV or Av Modes, you can engage AE Shift in the camera menu, then turn the menu dial to add or subtract a bit of exposure. There are 13 steps available for creative control.<br/> <br/> AE Lock<br/> <br/> <br/> You can hold the exposure at a particular setting by engaging AE Lock on the XL2. This prevents unplanned exposure changes with a moving subject, for instance.<br/> <br/> White Balance (Indoor, Outdoor presets and 3 user settings)<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2 uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the picture for accurate color display in different lighting conditions (i.e. sunlight versus indoor incandescent). Automated white balance settings include a fully automated mode, an indoor mode and an outdoor mode. (When the XL2 is set to Green Mode, white balance is fully automated and cannot be adjusted.) In addition to these set standards, the XL2 lets you set the white balance manually by selecting manual select, then pointing the camera at a white object (such as a sheet of paper) that fills the field of view. The XL2 gives you the option of setting and saving as many as three white balance presets that can be reused for non-sequential shooting. Manual white balance works best for dominant color or monochromatic scenes and close-ups, in rapidly changing lighting conditions and in places lit by certain fluorescent or mercury vapor lights. White balancing should be performed prior to any recording.<br/> <br/> Shutter Speeds<br/> <br/> <br/> In 60i and 30p modes there are 30 shutter speeds as well as clear scan shutter speeds. In 24p there are 29 shutter speeds including 1/48th second and clear scan shutter speeds.<br/> <br/> Aperture Control<br/> <br/> <br/> There are 23 aperture settings available with the 20x lens. This setting can be adjusted in 1/4 steps.<br/> <br/> Zebra Patterns (100%, 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%)<br/> <br/> <br/> Zebra stripes, displayed in the viewfinder but not recorded, can be made to appear over any area that is overexposed. This black and white zebra stripe feature is activated via the camera's menu. Use this feature to guide the adjustment of the aperture and shutter speed. The zebra pattern settings that are available in the XL2 are: 80 IRE, 85 IRE, 90 IRE, 95 IRE, and 100 IRE.<br/> <br/> Clear Scan<br/> <br/> <br/> The Clear Scan feature allows you to record a computer CRT screen or similar equipment without displaying a black band or flicker on the screen. The XL2 can adjust shutter speeds from 60 Hz to 202.5 Hz, allowing you to perfectly match the CRT's scan rate.<br/> <br/> Interval Timer<br/> <br/> <br/> By selecting the Interval Timer on the XL2, the camera can be programmed to record at various intervals for varying amounts of time. This provides time lapse motion videography.<br/> <br/> Set intervals include: 30 seconds; 1 minute; 5 minutes; 10 minutes. Set recording times include: 0.5 second; 1.0 second; 1.5 seconds; 2.0 seconds.<br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> A key feature of the Canon XL-series camcorders is the XL mount interchangeable lens system. Unlike other systems, the XL2 offers users the ability to change lenses. This gives the producer/director the choice of the XL series of video lenses, third-party cine lenses, or even Canon's extensive range of photographic lenses. It also makes the XL2 the only MiniDV format camcorder with this feature.<br/> <br/> Within the Canon XL system alone there are four lenses: the new 20x OIS, 16x OIS, 16x Manual, and 3x Wide. With an XL system adapter, the entire range of Canon photographic lenses is available -- a tremendous boon to those shooting for such productions as wildlife and nature documentaries. Other companies also offer a variety of specialty cine lenses that can be used on the XL2.<br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> The Canon XL2 offers many on-camera enhancements to help capture high-quality footage, including features commonly found on broadcast camcorders. Among these is the placement of a SMPTE time code on the tape. SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) time code is a digital signal that assigns a number to every frame of video, representing hours, minutes, seconds, frames, plus some additional information. The SMPTE time code is used to identify a precise location on a video tape, a mainstay of professional editing allowing all tape and equipment to work together for precise editing.<br/> <br/> With this feature, the XL2 conforms with industry standards and is fully integrated with today's production equipment. The camera lets you choose Drop, Non-Drop, Rec Run and Free Run modes. It also provides User bit settings which allow the inclusion of reel number or other user data.<br/> <br/> The XL2 also generates SMPTE color bars with 1 KHz tone (-12dB and -20dB). SMPTE color bars with tone are the standard method of setting up video and audio monitors, as well as edit suites, before recording and playback, and for adjustment purposes. Using a lead-in of color bars for 10-60 seconds has become a standard in professional film and video production. The color bars also can be used during shooting to allow the adjustment of reference monitors. The XL2 can generate color bars on tape prior to shooting; this allows for fast hand-off to the professional broadcast and/or film post-production environment.<br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> Three custom presets allow you to store several camera adjustments, then retrieve them with the touch of a button for faster and easier camera operation. Among the adjustments are: color gain, color phase, sharpness, setup level, V detail, color matrix, gamma, knee, black stretch, skin detail (hue, gain, area, Y level). This feature lets you save the settings of a particular look that you've established for your video so that you can duplicate it even after another set up.<br/> <br/> Using the IEEE1394 connection, these custom presets can be transferred to or stored on another XL2 or a computer (with the appropriate third party software). They can then be reloaded to the original XL2 when needed.<br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
Canon knows that audio is crucial to professional productions -- and the XL2 provides the highest standards in audio capture available in a digital video system with a 16-bit, 2-channel recording option. The XL2 also has two additional 12-bit recording channels. This allows simultaneous recording on four channels. The XL2 permits both automatic and manual control of audio levels.<br/> <br/> Two built-in XLR connectors with phantom power (+48V) are designed for use with professional condenser microphones. This balanced connection allows for the use of very long cables without the introduction of outside noise.<br/> <br/> BNC connectors are used in professional and broadcast video applications. These connect a two-wire coaxial cable using a bayonet mount.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;MA-300 microphone adapter<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Microphone<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;All audio setup by switches under audio door<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;XLR gain up adjustment<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;VU meters: side body and EVF<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Headphone plug<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> MA-300 microphone adapter<br/> <br/> <br/> For more creative control, Canon offers the optional MA-300 microphone adapter, which easily connects to the XL2's Advanced Accessory Shoe and powers without wires. The MA-300 lets you connect two professional XLR connector microphones in addition to the two connections on the camera body.<br/> <br/> Microphone<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2 uses a high quality stereo electric condenser microphone.<br/> <br/> All audio setup by switches under audio door<br/> <br/> <br/> Input selection and attenuation.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> XLR gain up adjustment<br/> <br/> <br/> This feature is available through the menu system.<br/> <br/> VU meters: side body and EVF<br/> <br/> <br/> Headphone plug<br/> <br/> <br/> Metal construction with level control.<br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> You can customize the XL2 to fit your specific application and preferences through a full range of accessories. They include optional lenses, viewfinders, mounts and microphone adapters.<br/> <br/> Animated Demonstration<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> <br/> &#160;Multi-functional Color EVF with 2" LCD Monitor<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Two Custom Keys<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Advanced Accessory Shoe<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Zoom Control<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;BNC/RCA/s-video terminals<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;LANC terminal<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;DV Streaming<br/> <br/> &#160; <br/> &#160;World Clock<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Built-in shoulder pad<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Dust gasket on tape door<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Wireless remote controller<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Software - DVPC Recorder - only available<br/> &#160;to XL Owner's Club members<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Power Standby modes (VCR Power Same)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Multi-functional Color EVF with 2" LCD Monitor<br/> <br/> <br/> Having a fully adjustable Viewfinder is critical for getting that perfect shot. The XL2 has an EVF that is convertible between a standard eyepiece and a 2" high resolution LCD. The image is shown in 4:3 or 16:9 letterbox, depending on the shooting aspect ratio. The overlay information that normally disrupts clear viewing of the subject can be completely turned off, and a center crosshair can be turned on to mark the center of the image to help with framing. Unlike other EVF systems, viewfinder brightness, color, sharpness and contrast can be adjusted to suit individual shooting taste.<br/> <br/> For total shooting comfort, the EVF can be mechanically adjusted left to right and forwards and backwards.<br/> Color EVF / 2" LCD convertible<br/> Right / left adjustment<br/> Before / aft adjustment<br/> Brightness, color, sharpness and contrast adjustments<br/> EVF LCD indicators: rec/shutter/gain<br/> Center cross hair (on/off)<br/> 16:9 shown as letter box<br/> EVF display (all, some, OFF -- same as XL1S)<br/> Body compatible with FU-100 B/W EVF (not with current color EVF)<br/> <br/> Two Custom Keys<br/> <br/> <br/> Two custom keys are available on the XL2, in both camera mode and VCR mode. These custom keys allow you to save your own custom settings so your common shooting modes can be readily duplicated. You select options from either the Camera Menu (Index Write, Zebra pattern, VCR stop, TV screen, Audio 1 in, Audio 2 in, Zoom grip speed, Zoom handle speed) or the VCR Menu (TV screen, Data code, Audio 1 in, Audio 2 in) and create up to two customized settings for each.<br/> <br/> Advanced Accessory Shoe<br/> <br/> <br/> When specific accessories compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe are attached, the XL2 can exchange data with them and supply power directly to them. These accessories include the VL-3 video light and DM-50 directional microphone. Also working with the Advanced Accessory Show is the MA-300 microphone adapter that lets you connect an additional two professional XLR connector microphones to the XL2. Simply slide the optional device into the accessory shoe; no external power or cables are required.<br/> <br/> Zoom Control<br/> <br/> Zoom rocker (23 degrees/ one side, manual control -- 16 speeds).<br/> Zoom speed control behind rocker handle.<br/> <br/> BNC/RCA/s-video terminals<br/> <br/> <br/> With the XL2, Canon has added a BNC connector to the RCA connections and the S-video connection found on the XL1 and XL1S. The bayonet mount BNC connector is used in professional and broadcast video applications.<br/> <br/> LANC terminal<br/> <br/> <br/> The LANC (Local Application Control Bus System) is a remote terminal that allows you to connect the camera to LANC-compatible editing equipment.<br/> <br/> DV Streaming<br/> <br/> <br/> Not only can you capture high quality video with the XL2, you can stream it over the Internet. With streaming video, the content is compressed and encoded to make the file size smaller and more quickly transmitted. This lets the video be played as it is being received.<br/> <br/> World Clock<br/> <br/> <br/> Built-in shoulder pad<br/> <br/> <br/> To make use of the XL2 easier, there's a built-in shoulder pad. This makes extended use of the camera less physically demanding.<br/> <br/> Dust gasket on tape door<br/> <br/> <br/> To offer further protection to the tape, tape handling mechanism, and other internal components, the XL2 has a dust gasket on the tape door.<br/> <br/> Wireless remote controller<br/> <br/> <br/> The wireless controller supplied with the XL2 can operate the camera from a distance of up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at either of the camera's remote sensors while you press the buttons. (Remote sensors are located at both the front and the back of the camera.) The tally lamps light up to indicate the camera is in range and responding to remote control commands. Other than the standard on-camera functions, there are four functions that only can be operated using the wireless controller: Special playback, Data Code on/off, Self-timer. The remote sensor on the XL2 can be turned off to prevent interference from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby.<br/> <br/> Software - DVPC Recorder - only available to XL Owner's Club members<br/> <br/> <br/> Record directly to PC (XP only) -single file or individual scenes in different files. Compatible with any major editing programs -AVI-Type1 / AVI-Type2 file format.<br/> <br/> Power Standby modes (VCR Power Same)<br/> <br/> <br/> The XL2 has been designed to consume as little power as possible and comes with power saving features such as auto off features (activated after about 5 minutes of inactivity) to further extend battery power for field and remote work. <br/>

XL2 Body Only Kit

XL2 Body Only Kit XL2 Camcorder Body Color Viewfinder Lithium Battery WL-D4000 Wireless Controller Two AAA Batteries Camcorder Dust Cap CA-920 Compact Power Adapter AC-Cable DC-920 Coupler BP-930 Battery Pack SS-1000 Shoulder Strap STV-150 Stereo Video Cable S-150 S-Video Cable Microphone Adapter Holder XL2 Instruction Manual


Standard Definition or High Definition

Standard Definition

Power Supply (rated)

7.2V DC (battery pack)

Power Consumption (While recording AF=ON)

7.1W (recording with AF, 20x zoom XL 5.4-108 L IS mounted)

Television System

EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

Video Recording system

Two rotating heads, helical scan azimuth recording, DV System (Consumer digital VCR SD system) digital component recording

Audio Recording system

PCM digital recording: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 channels) Synchronous 4-channel recording is possible

Image Sensor

Size 1/3, approx. 680,000 pixels (total), Progressive Scan CCD x3 (charge-coupled device) with horizontal pixel shift

Total Pixels

16:9 target area: approx. 460,000 pixels (962 x 480) x3 CCD, 0.289 diagonal
4:3 target area: approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480) x3 CCD, 0.236 diagonal

Tape Format

Video cassettes bearing the MiniDV mark

Tape Speed

SP: 0.74 ips (18.81mm/second), LP; 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/seco

Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)

SP; 80 min.

Maximum recording Time

LP; 120 min.

Fast Forward/Rewind Time

Approx. 2 minutes and 20 seconds (using 60-minute tape)

Lens Mount

XL interchangeable lens system

Focusing System

TTL autofocus. Manual focusing possible (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS installed)

Minimum Focusing Distance

20mm (Wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range): (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS installed)

Minimum Illumination

60i, 1/60 shutter speed = 5.5 lux; 30P, 1/30 shutter speed = 6.5 lux; 24P, 1/48 shutter speed = 10 lux

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lx

Filter Diameter

72mm (XL lens)


2.0-inch TFT color LCD; Approx. 200,000 pixels, RGB delta configuration


Stereo electric condenser microphone

DV Terminal

4-pin connector (complies with IEEE1394); input/output switching

Video Terminal

RCA pin jack; input/output switching/BNC jack; input/output switching 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced

Output Levels

Max. -10 dBv (for 47 kohm load)/3 kohm unbalanced

S-video Terminal

4-pin mini-DIN; input/output switching 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)

Audio Terminal

RCA pin jack (L/R) 2 systems; input/output switching


Auto Mode, Gain 18dB

Microphone Terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack unbalanced -55 dBv (Auto), -67 dBv (Manual/Vol Max)/600 ohms

Input Levels

During input; Min. -10 dBv/47 kohms unbalanced

Operating Temperature range

32-104° F (0-40° C)


8.9 x 8.7 x 19.5 in. (225 x 220 x 496mm)

Weight (not including lens and battery pack)

5.3 lbs. (2410g)


7.8 lbs. (3545g)

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