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Canon XM2

Canon XM2
alaScore 79

336 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 336 reviews of Canon XM2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon XM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Canon XM2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price, while many are negative about the battery and portability.

reliability, usability, durability, image quality, design

portability, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon DM-XM2 Professional MiniDV Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital zoom)Canon DM-XM2 Professional MiniDV Camcorder (20x Optical Zoom, 100x Digital zoom)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon XM2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 181 user reviews of Canon XM2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The image quality and price also get good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the zoom.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon GL2 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomCanon GL2 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon X-M2

 

Reviewing a high-end camcorder from Canon is comparable to taking a Lamborghini Diablo for a 'test' drive -- critical opinion, however informed, is pr...

Superb image quality, 20x optical zoom, affordable for a professional unit

No zooming ring, inbuilt microphone below average, standard-def only

Serious users will find plenty to love about the X-M2, which combines plenty of premium features with a price tag that most people can afford. It might be getting a little long in the tooth, but this is still one of the best MiniDV cams on the market.

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-915

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder / Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:0.37

Camera Flash

Type: None

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:30.6cm
Height:13.6cm
Weight:0.3kg/1.1kg/1.3kg
Width:11.8cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.35
Display Resolution:200000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Sand & snow / Spotlight

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

General

Product Type:Power adapter (car) + battery charger
Subcategory (MG):Power adapters and chargers

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:920E/XM2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon CB/Canon DM/Canon XM2

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.44
Optical sensor resolution:470000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.7 / 4.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100
Filter Size:5.8
Focal length range (f-f):4.2 - 84
Image stabilizer: No
Interchangeable lens: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.9
Max Focal Length:84mm
Min Focal Length:4.2mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:2 / 20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black / Silver

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:440Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:470Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4" ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD/3CCD with Pixel Shift
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

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

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
I/O ports:AV\nLANC\nAnalogue-in
Lens system:L-Series
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Resolution:470000 x 3

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DV port: Yes
HDMI: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power Device

Input Connector Qty:1
Input Connector Type:Car cigarette lighter
Voltage Provided:7.2V

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/16000 - 1/6 / 1/16000 ~ 1/6

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1488 x 1128

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory card, Videotape
Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Disc types supported: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Zoom:100
Faders:Black fader / Overlap fader / Window wipe
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Slim / Stretch / Strobe / Tracer
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:180000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder screen size:0.44
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6
Height :30.6
Weight:1.12
Width:11.8