Digital Video Camera High performance 3CCD DV camera with 20x

Digital Video Camera
High performance 3CCD DV camera with
20x zoom for advanced movie making
High performance 3CCD DV
camera with 20x zoom for
advanced movie making
By combining advanced technologies in lens design and
signal processing, along with manual and automatic
features and controls, the XM2 achieves the perfect
balance of outstanding picture quality and high
performance
SUPERB QUALITY
The Canon XM2 Digital Video Camera
combines the best of all worlds. Its
advanced technology delivers unrivalled image quality in its class, while it
is still easy to operate. That makes it an
ideal choice for both serious video
enthusiasts, professional videographers and filmmakers. Whether
you're regularly providing broadcast or
web content, making educational
videos or record events, the XM2's high
performance will make your work
more enjoyable and the result more
satisfying.
INSPIRATIONAL VERSATILITY
No two video shoots are alike. What's
happening, where it's happening, movement, colour – it all demands a certain
amount of fine-tuning to capture the
special moments you want. The XM2
features adjustments and enhancements
for sound and picture for your personal
creativity. Plus a LCD screen for easy
viewing.
NEW GENERATION 3CCD
The Canon 3CCD system separates light
entering the DV camera into red, blue and
green, making colour reproduction cleaner and sharper. New high-sensitivity 3CCD
with 470,000 pixels provides 540 lines
horizontal resolution.
CCD R
CCD B
D
G
CC
3CCD unit
Guarantees
outstanding detail
and high performance.
Fluorite lens
For sharp images
and perfect colour
reproduction.
Positioning the green CCD out of line
(pixel shift) sharpens image reproduction
even if your subject moves. A new Super
Pixel Shift (horizontal + vertical)
technology achieves wider dynamic
range for movies, reducing vertical smear
and gives 1.7 mega-pixel high resolution
photos.
PROFESSIONAL FLUORITE LENS
Canon has always led the way in optical
development. The first to equip a DV
camera with a fluorite lens – a lens that
provides the quality of 35mm and
broadcast TV. The XM2 has a Professional
L-Series fluorite lens. Combined with
20x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom,
plus an Optical Image Stabilizer, you can
be sure of superior images.
Fluorite lens
Glass lens
Red
Blue
Red
Blue
QUALITY
YOU CAN SEE
TRUE-TO-LIFE COLOUR
Fluorite is a synthetic crystalline substance with the ability to collect light at
a single point. It bypasses the limitations
posed by normal glass. The resulting
image is extremely sharp.
A zoom lens is an essential feature on a
DV camera. But the downside of a normal
zoom lens can be colour aberrations.
The fluorite technology used in the XM2
L-Series lens eliminates almost all colour
deviation. This and the new 3CCD system
give viewers the pleasure of colours that
are much truer to life.
OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZER
We know how difficult it can be to keep
a camera still. So the XM2 is fitted with
an Optical Image Stabilizer (rather than
Electronic Stabilization which can reduce
image quality). Its vari-angle prism reacts
Optional MA-300
adapter with 2-channel
XLR terminals.
to a sensor and bends the light rays, so
the image reaching the CCDs remains
steady.
SOUNDS GOOD
Some DV camera recordings have great
pictures but the sound lets them down.
For a fuller, richer, stereo sound, the
XM2 has a 'direction accurate' microphone. This contains two pairs of pick-up
elements, each for left and right, giving
accurate stereo ambience and less
mechanical background noise. Also, you
can change the
microphone
frequency characteristics to match
the recording
condition (normal,
voice and windscreen). For high-quality
PCM digital sound recording, an MA-300
microphone adapter is available allowing
the use of external microphones fitted
with XLR terminals.
AUDIO LEVEL CONTROL
Another sound-improving feature on the
XM2 is the 2-channel manual audio level
control. A special dial allows you to set
the L/R level to exactly the balance you
want for 2 channels. An easy-to-find
audio level meter on the DV camera
body, on the LCD and EVF screen shows
the left and right 24 segment peaks.
QUALITY
YOU CAN HEAR
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Audio REC level switch (auto or manual)
Program selector
Audio rec. left level dial
Audio rec. right level dial
MENU button
SELECT dial
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GETTING IT JUST RIGHT
Although the XM2 is fully automatic, you
can also take complete control and do it
your own way. The DV camera has many of
the manual adjustments you will find on
professional models. Some examples
(you can memorise following adjustments as Custom preset):
• Colour Hue, to adjust between red
and green, and Colour Gain, to
choose depth of colour or shoot
in black and white.
• Camera Sharpness, to soften
the subject and clarify the
detail.
• Zebra Pattern, to indicate
overexposure in a portion of
the picture
• Interval Timer, to record at
selected times for filming natural phenomena like sunsets.
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Focus A/M button
Digital effects bars ON/OFF button
ND filter ON/OFF button
Digital effects/bars select button
If you need to record a CRT
monitor, the Clear Scan feature
allows you to do so without
rolling black bars. But your
favourite button will probably be
the Custom Key. Assign functions
you use frequently to this key, and you
can customise your camera to your
shooting preferences.
MAKING LIFE EASIER
The more features a DV camera has, the
more versatile it is. The XM2 has a whole
range: time and data codes, shutter speed,
power save, index recording as examples.
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White balance select button
White balance set button
Custom key button
Custom preset
DIFFERENT SHOOTING MODES
The XM2 has 3 modes to suit your recording needs.
• Normal Movie Mode for video playback
on TV or a video editing computer.
• Digital Photo Mode for high resolution
still images.
• Frame Movie Mode for perfect quality
prints and video for websites.
CONNECTIVITY
The XM2 can control
HDD equipment
with IEEE 1394 interface and AV/C protocol for simultaneous
recording.
DRAMATIC CLOSE-UPS
She's way off in the distance, but you've
spotted her. The 20x optical zoom lens
can bring her right up close.
20x optical zoom is the 35mm focal
length equivalent of 39.5mm to 790mm.
The XM2's maximum digital zoom is
100x. Magnification that can make all the
difference.
A single cable connection to transfer
images between the
DV camera, PC and
printer.
The SD Memory Card
can capture high
quality digital still
images as JPEG files
to transfer into
a PC . Also an easy
way to add a title to
your recording with
the Title Mix Facilty.
YOU CAN SCREEN
THE RESULT
KIT COMPONENTS
DM-XM2 Body - Large Eye Cup - WL-D77 A Wireless Controller STV-250N Stereo Video Cable - S-150 S-VIDEO Cable - IFC-300PCU
Interface Cable - SS-650 Shoulder Strap - CA-920 Compact Power
Adapter - AC Cable - DC-920 DC Coupler - BP-915 Battery Pack SDC-8M SD Memory Card - Digital Video Solution Disk Ver.3.0
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Battery Pack
BP-915, 930, 945
System Case
HC-4100
Video Light
VL-10Li, VL-3
Speedlite
220, 420, 550 EX
MiniDV Head Cleaning Cassette
DVM-CL
Mini Digital Video Cassette
60 and 80 minutes
Dual battery charger/holder
CH-910
Wide Converter
WD-58H
Car Battery Adapter
CB-920
Microphone Adapter
MA-300
Zoom Remote
ZR-1000
Directional
Stereo Microphone
DM-50
Canon Digital Video Camera XM2 Specifications
Camera
SHOOTING FUNCTIONS
MOTION VIDEO
STILL IMAGE
IMAGE SENSING DEVICE
IMAGE SIZE
TOTAL NUMBER OF PIXELS
(PER CCD)
SYSTEM
FILTER
LENS
OPTICAL ZOOM
MAGNIFICATION
DIGITAL ZOOM
MAGNIFICATION
FOCAL LENGTH
(OPTICAL ZOOM)
(35 MM EQUIVALENT)
F-NUMBER
APERTURE LEAVES
ND FILTER
ZOOM SPEED:
FILTER DIAMETER
MINIMUM ILLUMINATION
IMAGE STABILIZATION
LCD
Mini DV tape
Mini DV tape (Photo), memory
card (Progressive Photo)
1/4 inch 3CCD
Total pixels: 470,000
Effective pixels: 440,000
3-plate Pixel shift (horizontal,
vertical)
RGB independent primary color
filter (dichroic prism)
20x (12 elements in 10 groups
with one fluorite lens
and two aspheric lenses)
PHOTOMETRY
PHOTOMETRIC SYSTEM
EVALUATIVE PHOTOMETRY
EXPOSURE ADJUSTMENT
AE LOCK
EXPOSURE CORRECTION
AE SHIFT
GAIN SETTING
SHUTTER SPEED
HIGH-SPEED SHUTTER: TAPE
HIGH-SPEED SHUTTER: CARD
SLOW SHUTTER
APERTURE VALUE
IMAGE QUALITY ADJUSTMENT
COLOR GAIN ADJUSTMENT
HUE ADJUSTMENT
SHARPNESS ADJUSTMENT
SETUP ADJUSTMENT
Yes
Yes (1)
Outdoor, indoor
TTL, 80 segments
FOCUS
MODE
MANUAL FOCUS
AF/MF
Focus ring operation
16:9
RECORDING SYSTEM
AREA MARKER DISPLAY
SHOOTING EFFECTS
DIGITAL EFFECTS
DIGITAL FADE
40x, 100x (Card mode: None)
4.2-84 mm
39.5-790 mm
With tape: F1.6-2.8
With memory card: F2.0-2.8
Iris diaphragm (5 leaves)
Yes (Transmittance: Approx.
10% with 3 aperture)
HandleZoom: 3-level adjustable
(H/M/L)
Grip zoom: Variable H/M/L
58mm P0.75
3 Lux (Slow shutter 6 second)
Optical system (double-driving
VAP)
ZEBRA PATTERN
MOTION VIDEO SHOOTING
TAPE
CLEAR SCAN
STILL IMAGE SHOOTING
MODE: TAPE
MODE: CARD
SINGLE PICTURES: TAPE
PHOTO BUTTONS: FORM
PHOTO BUTTONS:
PRESSED HALFWAY DOWN
Shooting functions
PROGRAM AE
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
SET
PRESET
SYSTEMS
Easy Recording, Auto mode,
Spotlight mode, Surf & Snow
mode, Tv mode, Av mode,
Manual mode
Center-bottom-weighted
80 segments
Yes
Yes (after AE lock)
Yes (±2 levels)
Yes (During manual mode)
9 levels (1/50, 1/120, 1/250,
1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000,
1/4000, 1/8000, 1/16000)
During manual mode: 27 steps
Tv mode: 1/50 to 1/500
Manual mode: 1/50 to 1/700
3 levels (1/25, 1/12, 1/6)
F1.6, F2, F2.8, F4, F5.6, F8,
CLOSE
Manual mode: 19 steps
(Step 13 level is telephoto end)
Card mode: F2, F2.8, F4, F5.6,
F8, CLOSE
STILL IMAGE CONFIRM
FLASH COMPATIBILITY
RECORDED VIDEO
FRAME PROCESSING
WIDE SHOOTING
(VERTICAL EXTENSION)
TAPE
INTERVAL TIMER
SELF-TIMER
REC SEARCH
REC REVIEW
STANDBY SWITCH
POWER SAVE (AFTER FIVE
MINUTES IN RECORDING
PAUSE)
DISPLAYED TEXT RECORDING
Black and White, Sepia, Art,
Strobe, Mirror, Mosaic, Tracer
(tape)
Black auto fade, wipe,
overlap (tape)
Variable level: 80% 85% 90%
95% 100%
AUDIO
WIND SCREEN
LEVEL METER
EVF
SIZE
PIXELS
BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT
MOVABLE
2.5-inch
200,000
Yes
Yes
0.44-inch (TFT color)
180,000
Yes (Menu adjustment)
Downward 68° up to
horizontal
VCR
SEARCH
PHOTO SEARCH
DATE SEARCH
INDEX SEARCH
DATA CODE DISPLAY
AUDIO DUBBING
AV INSERT
Yes
Yes
Yes
Time and date display,
camera information
Yes
Yes
System
Normal/Frame (simulated
frame process using pixel shift)
Tv mode, Manual mode:
50.3-200 Hz
Normal (field image)
Progressive (iris shutter)
6.5 seconds
Dedicated still image button
(tape, card)
Yes (only during recording
standby)
Yes (Card only)
Yes 220EX, 420EX, 550EX
Frame image
(video output is field image)
Simulated frame (horizontal
and vertical pixel shift)
Yes
Yes, (Interval time: 4 modes,
Recording time: 4 modes)
10 seconds/
Remote controller: 2 seconds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Power shutoff/VCR (drum) stop
Yes
Audio
RECORDING LEVEL
ADJUSTMENT
Yes (Custom preset)
Yes (Custom preset)
Yes (Custom preset)
Yes (Custom preset)
Vertical stretching
Area marker displayed for 16:9
in EVF 4:3 screen
MONITOR LCD
SIZE
PIXELS
BRIGHTNESS ADJUSTMENT
MOVABLE
16-bit 2-channel (48 kHz)
12-bit 4-channel (32 kHz)
Yes
(Microphone F characteristics:
Normal/ Voice/ Wind Screen)
Yes: Auto, manual (L/R controls
with level adjustment dials)
Yes: EVF, inside LCD monitor,
LCD information display
INTERFACE (TERMINAL)
MICROPHONE INPUT
HEADPHONE OUTPUT
DV TERMINAL
S TERMINAL
AV TERMINAL
EDITING TERMINALS
USB PORT
MEMORY CARD
CARD
STILL IMAGE RECORDING:
IMAGE SIZE & QUALITY
CARD REVIEW
STILL IMAGE PLAYBACK:
SLIDESHOW
CARD JUMP
TITLE IMAGE:
CREATION
TITLE SIZE
TITLE MIX
COLOR BAR
ANALOGUE-DIGITAL
CONVERTER
WORLD CLOCK
SPEAKER
ACCESSORY SHOE
RECORDING MODES
LP
CUSTOM KEYS
DV CONTROL
BACKUP POWER
BATTERY PACK POWER
GENERAL
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D)
CONTINUOUS RECORDING TIME
WEIGHT
Yes
Yes
Yes (In/Out)
Yes (In/Out)
∅3.5 mm (In/Out)
LANC terminal
mini-B/ Complies with mass
storage class 1.0
SD memory card and
MultiMedia card
1488 x 1128 pixels;
Fine 860 KB, Standard 580 KB
640 x 480 pixels;
Fine 125 KB, Standard 65 KB
Yes (Record review button
operation)
Yes
Yes
Camera shooting
640 x 480 pixels
Yes (Color selection
(full color, +8 color),
mixed level variation)
Yes, EBU color bar
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (compatible with
advanced shoe and EX flashes)
Yes
Yes (1 key)
Yes (Allowed only during
Camera mode)
Lithium button battery (CR2025)
900 series lithium secondary
battery
0 to 40oC
118 x 136 x 306mm
120 minutes (using LP mode)
Approx 1.12kg (camera only)
/1.27kg (fully equipped)
Multi Media
7 hour recording
with optional BP-945 battery
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