Canon announces XL2

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by klr10, Jul 13, 2004.

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    I saw this as well....currently don't have such a high spec camera i was looking into this direction for doing weddings.....great that this is coming out....looks nice...lots of features.....now for the saving up bit :)
     
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    ....must..resist.....must..protect..marriage....
     
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    But how does this compare to other cameras in this price range.....if i would buy it (which is a big if) i would get it for doing weddings....but would the lux rating be sufficient for that?
     
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    Apparently it's twice the resolution of an XL1s and will cost about £4300. That seems far too expensive for what is in effect a consumer (albeit top of the range) camcorder... IMHO most people with that kind of money would go for a Sony or JVC Pro camcorder... BTW re: Wedding Lighting, checkout the PAG C6 clip-on light.
     
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    Looks like a nice bit of kit, circular iris! (similar to v.expensive Cooke lenses, really soft specular highlights, flare less obvious) more pro functions (knee circuit control) full res native 16:9 & 4:3.

    Will have to be priced well to compete against low end full-size cams, though it seems to offer more useful resolution than either the Sony DSR-250 or the JVC500/0's, which are basically offeirng basic DV, the XL2 is closer to HD.

    One thing that I haven't been able to ascertain is the HD recording system.
    The agreed standard is MPEG2 on ordinary miniDV tapes, I don't know if this cam records in MPEG or AVI.

    Am seriosuly thinking of selling my exsisting kit (XM2 w/MA300 & Optex 16:9, all mint, Sony TRV900 mint and a Bronica ETRSi, again near to mint) to try and fund buying one.

    Shall need to excersice serious restraint!.
     
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    Looks nice...............mmm
     

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