Does the Canon XL2 use SD cards?
Your camera can be used with SD memory cards that conform to the Secure Digital standard. You may use multi media cards (MMC) with this camera; however, Canon makes no warranties concerning the use of multi media cards (MMC). SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) standard supports speed rated cards of over 2GB capacity.
How many mm is 20x optical zoom?
At an aspect ratio of 4:3, the Canon 35 millimeter 20x optical zoom lens range is an impressive 51.8 to 1036 millimeters (35 millimeter equivalent).
How far can 20X optical zoom See?
The 20x refers to the amount of magnification. This zoom magnifies 20 times so if you were taking a picture of something 20 feet away it would appear to be 1 foot away. 100 feet away would appear to be 5 feet away.
Why buy the Canon XL2?
The Canon XL2 allows you to capture images closer to the finished product than ever before. Work that previously was limited to post-production can be simply and effectively accomplished in the field, in the camcorder.
How good is the image quality on the XL2?
The unsurpassed image quality is unobtainable with conventional optical glass. The XL2’s lens is the equivalent of a 42.3mm — 846mm lens on a 35mm still camera, when the XL2 is recording in 16:9 widescreen format.
What is the aspect ratio of the XL2 camera?
Whether your production is standard video, cinema, wide-screen TV, and HDTV, the XL2 — with menu-selectable aspect ration — is your camera. The 4:3 aspect ratio of the traditional TV screen is the most commonly used aspect ratio in broadcasting today.
How does gamma correction work on the XL2?
Video shot on the XL2 can be gamma corrected to allow for the final usage of the video — where it will be shown. The display medium can distort the brightness, therefore if the gamma is corrected for the display medium when the video is shot, the display will show the correct brightness level.