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 3 4 5 1 2 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 6 Audio REC level switch (auto or manual) Program selector Audio rec. left level dial Audio rec. right level dial MENU button SELECT dial 7 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. 9 8 10 7. 8. 9. 10. 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. 11 12 11. 12. 13. 14. 13 14 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 Canon Camera Museum 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