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Canon XM2

Canon XM2
alaScore 79

336 reviews

Feb, 2018

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.

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.

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)

Feb, 2018

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.

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

Feb, 2018

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 resolution:180000
Viewfinder screen size:0.44
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

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