Canon XL2 Review

Canon XL2 Specifications

  • Media Format: Mini DV
  • Optical Zoom (on included lens): 20x
  • Resolution: 0.8 Megapixel
  • Ratios: 16:9 widescreen and 4:3
  • Frame Rates: 60i, 30p, and cinema 24p
  • Image stabiliser: Optical
  • Screen: Colour/Color (professional monochrome available) 5 cm / 2 inches
  • Power: Lithium Ion Rechargable Battery, Consumption using 20x lens recording 7.1W
  • Weight: 2.4kg / 5.3 pounds
  • Dimensions (Width x Height x Length): / 8.9 x 8.7 x 19.5 inches

Canon XL2 Review

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Comments

  1. I had one of these years ago and although the technical specifications are by todays standards low, it produced a great picture quality and was a very solid machine. That the prices have stayed at the level they are today shows that the camera really did stand up to the test of time.

    • The imaging chip is only part of the sytsem. The lenses, firmware in the electronics, storage media, mics, location of the controls, and lots of other design works together to provide the package.Just replacing the imaging chip whether CCD or CMOS may have some marginal improvement. But increasing the lens size along with a larger CCD will have a huge impact By merely replacing a single part, the “weak link” just moves somewhere else. For example, a car is a sytsem replacing the motor with a bigger one could make it go faster. But if the rest of the car is not designed to handle that additional horsepower, the rest of the parts will get thrashed, cornering will be bad, the tires won’t last as long and the mileage will be terrible.Your statement makes sense, but does not take the longer view of the different parts working together for optimum balance between the different capabilities of the different parts that make up the whole sytsem. In this case, a too-large imaging chip would be a waste if the lens sytsem was too small to let enough light in that the chip could use.

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