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Canon XL1

Canon XL1
alaScore 80

334 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews of Canon XL1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the viewfinder and reliability are different.

price, image quality, usability, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XL1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon XL1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Canon XL1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and image quality. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

size, usability, design, image quality, durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon DM-XL1s Professional Mini DV CamcorderCanon DM-XL1s Professional Mini DV Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon XL1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Canon XL1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions about the size and reliability are mixed.

price, usability, image quality, design, durability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XL1S MiniDV Digital CamcorderCanon XL1S MiniDV Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)/90min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:2

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:41.5cm/42cm
Height:21.4cm/22.3cm/22cm
Weight:1.7kg/2.9kg
Width:21.4cm/21cm/22.3cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aperture-priority / Auto mode lock / Photo mode / Shutter-priority / Slow shutter / Spotlight/Aperture-priority / Auto mode lock / Shutter-priority / Slow shutter / Spotlight/Slow shutter / Spotlight

Features

Colour of product:Black
Filter Size:72

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:S/XL1/XL1S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon DM/Canon XL1

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:0.32

Lens System

Digital Zoom:32
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.6
Max Focal Length:88mm
Min Focal Length:5.5mm
Optical Zoom:16
Optical Zoom:16
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Silver

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:250Kpix/300Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:270Kpix/320Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in/Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Zoom:2/32
Faders:Black fader / Fade trigger
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode/Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.4
Height :41.5
Weight:1.7
Width:22.3