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Video Recording system
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4:3 target area: approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480) x3 CCD, 0.236 diagonal
Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)
Maximum recording Time
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
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Product Advisories for XL2
|Safety Notice: Counterfeit Lithium-ion Battery Packs and Chargers (updated)||Safety Notice||Jan 24, 2012|
|Service Notice: Remove the Cassette Message Advisory||Service Notice||Apr 27, 2006|
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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you XL2 that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
BP-930 Lithium Ion Battery Pack
Record for up to 90 minutes with the compact BP-930.The BP-930, an optional power pack, will deliver up to 135 minutes of power when using the viewfinder only or up to 130 minutes when using the LCD screen.
BP-945 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
An optional accessory for the XL1S, the BP-945 can deliver over two hours of recording time using the color viewfinder.An optional accessory for the GL2, the BP-945 can deliver up to three-and-a-half hours of recording time using the viewfinder only or up to 200 minutes when the LCD screen is used.
Battery Pack (BP-950G)
Battery Pack (BP-970G)
Take advantage of up to 7 hours and 30 minutes of uninterrupted power with the optional BP-970G power pack. Times vary depending on camcorder. (7200mAH)
Battery Pack 955
Battery Pack 975
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
This is the standard charger and power source for the GL2. It will charge one battery at a time.
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CB-910 Car Battery Adapter
The CB-910 powers the camera or charges the battery by plugging into a car's cigarette lighter socket.
CB-920 Car Battery Adapter
The CB-920 powers the camera or charges the battery by plugging into a car's cigarette lighter socket.
CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder
The CH-910 holds two battery packs and can charge them one after the other. Once the batteries are charged, the CH-910, with batteries in place, can be clipped to your belt and then connected directly to a Canon Digital Camcorder. This will give you twice the recording time of just one battery. It can be used with any combination of Canon BP-900 series Lithium-Ion batteries.
Canon DigitalMaster HDVM-E63PR Mini DV Tape
Trust your memories will be captured and saved in high-quality when you use this Canon HDV tape, recommended recording media for any Canon HDV camcorder. (63 min. recording capacity.)
Canon RC-72 0.8x Wide Angle Adapter for Ratio Conversion
Combines with the CA-920 or CB-920
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette
This is used to clean the video head for a digital video camcorder.
DVM-E60 Digital Videocassette
This tape allows the recording of 60-minutes of video in SP mode and 90-minutes in LP mode.
DVM-E80 Digital Videocassette
This tape allows the recording of 80-minutes of video in SP mode and 120-minutes in LP mode.
Directional Stereo Microphone DM-50
Get near-professional quality sound for your movies with this shotgun stereo mic. Select from pure shotgun or shotgun + surrounding sound modes. Since the mic is powered by the camcorder's power source, you remain cable free. Wind shields are included.
Take advantage of the versatility of your XL H1 by attaching a Canon EF lens using this convenient EF adapter. (Conversion factor of 7.2x (4:3) and 8.8x (16:9) applies.)
Extender XL 1.6x
Recording to cost effective and readily available Compact Flash (CF) cards, the FS-CF DTE recorder is easy-to-use and allows you to take full advantage of all the benefits of solid state media.
The Focus Enhancements FS-CF Pro Compact Flash DTE recorder is the perfect companion to compatible Canon HDV and miniDV camcorders, allowing you to upgrade to a seamless shoot-to-edit file-based workflow.
Filter Set FS-72U
Includes Neutral Density (ND8), polarizing and ultra-violet filters. 72mm thread size. For use on all XL lenses except the 3D lens.
Compact and lightweight, this carrying case provides excellent protection for the Canon GL2. The main compartment can be custom fitted with two padded partitions; an internal padded compartment on one side is perfect to store a charger, batteries, cassettes, etc. Two additional flat pockets are available: one internal and one external. Carrying options include a Padded Mesh Grip handle and a SPAD shoulder strap.
LENS 16X MANUAL SERVO ZOOM
LENS 20X ZOOM
MA-300 Microphone Adapter (2 XLR inputs)
Connects (2) XLR style microphones. It attaches to the camcorder's advanced accessory shoe, providing power and connections without any wires.
Monochrome Viewfinder FU-1000
Neck Strap NS-10
Neck Strap for your FS Camcorder.
Used to connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR with S-Video analog connection.
SHOOTING BRACE SBR-1000
System Case HC-3200
A new system case, the HC-3200, is designed specifically to fit the XL2, complete with lens, standard microphone and viewfinder fitted. With a depth of almost 300mm, the case will also hold a range of other accessories in its base, making the package completely versatile.
Tripod Adapter TA-100
TA-100 Tripod Adapter allows you to quickly mount/dismount the XL2 on or from a tripod.
VL-3 Video Light
The VL-3 Video Light connects to the Advanced Accessory Shoe and is powered directly by the camcorder.
Video Flash Light VFL-1
To be used with advanced accessory shoe combination video light & flash unit
ZR-2000 ZOOM REMOTE CONTROL
Zoom Remote Control ZR-1000
Controls Start/Stop, Focus, On-Screen, Record Search (+/-)