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Canon XL2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Canon XL2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design, whereas the viewfinder and usability get negative views.

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price, portability, usability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XL2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Digital Arts (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Canon XL2 review

 

The XL1 holds special significance for the DV-based filmmaker, corporate video producer, enthusiast or documentary maker. It was as revolutionary as Adobe Photoshop or the Mac Classic for delivering creative power without enshackling you with its...

Excellent lens. Better balanced than the XL1/XL1s. Great widescreen capture. Huge range of accessories. High level of manual control. Progressive capture with film-style gamma curve

Expensive. LCD screen poor. Viewfinder unbalanced. No markings on lens

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

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A suitable model for professionals

20X F1.6 flourite video lens, excellent video quality, a shoulder mount

A little heavy

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : The Digital Journalist (digitaljournalist.org)

Expert Review

 

n early July, Canon video unveiled the long-awaited XL2 to the press in New York. This camera is the successor to the XL1 and the XL1S.

May, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon XL2

 

Shoots in 50fps and 25 fps

Expensive

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon XL2

 

Lots of good options and available effects. Works well outdoors and indoors.

It's a bit heavy and could do with a bit more padding where it rests on your shoulder. Camera is complicated and takes effort to get used to all the features - a comprehensive user manual would be very useful (could do with some "how to" details.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Canon XL2

 

It is very good product for the value, it will give the same quality as the pro-cameras gives you

It is heavy in the front side so that it need very care when using stand

Aug, 2009

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

Definitely a great camera especially if you like to record indoors, but not as ideal for outdoors, so if that's what you're after then look elsewhere. It has lots of features and even though it is a bit costly, it's a fantastic product. :)

Native 16:9, there is a changeable lens, it has a pro look, it's very sleek and an amazing product. It is extremely professional, and was even used to film 28 Days Later, among other things.

It looks a bit like an alien, it's weight can be a bit annoying sometimes, and it only takes SD cards.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Not perfect, but the best miniDV camera ever made, and with the advent of HD(V) will remain the best. Currently still being manufactured, and now available at prices competitive with top range consumer videocams.

Native 16:9, changeable lens, form, presets.

SD only

Nov, 2008

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