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Canon-xm2.299148
5.4 out of 10

Canon XM2

One of the mini DV camcorders in the market is the XM2 by Canon, Read more

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Overall 10
10

great semi pro.video camera,ideal for beginers,without high price.

snellgrove81, Ebay
30 October 2013
  • Summary: great item works very well,old style technology but still capable of good quality video & sound even using mini tapes. the video cam. is somewear between a professiional & ordinary video cams. theres no dislikes presently using this video,performs as needed. cannot compare with other semi professional video camms.as this cam.is the first video that i have used.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
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Picture quality 8
8.0

Canon XM2

the7anima..., Ciao
27 October 2008
  • Excerpt: "Overview: I think this camera is a great all round choice for people who want a top range video camera without paying ridiculas prices. its about the cheapest you can go before you start to reduce in quality, its right on the border, Right cam for you? For instance; if you just want something to mess about with (mates and stuff): not for you, get a cheaper hand cam for about £150 Trying to start up video making company: probably ...
  • Pros: Value for money
  • Cons: Not good enough for commercial use
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 2
2.0
Picture quality 2
2.0

Canon XM2 - the camera that nearly made it

isitahuma..., Ciao
26 February 2008
  • Excerpt: "...XLR) or by buying a canon DM-50 microphone attachment. Neither of these can be done for less than £130 at present to the best of my knowledge. With the camera you get standard accessories such as a remote control, battery pack, battery pack charger, mains connection, drivers and manual. The Mains connection is easy to damage as the lead comes out of the battery attachment upwards meaning it is constantly being bent over itself and can be damaged ...
  • Pros: Picture quality, interface/functionability, weight, size
  • Cons: Sound quality, can't charge and mains power simultaneously
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

If you're not after HD, then go for this one

gnipping, Ciao
11 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "The Canon XM2 is the middle child of the camcorder world. Often sighted as too expensive by true amateur %u2018point-and-shoot%u2019 users, yet overlooked by the budding Spielberg who leap straight to it%u2019s older brother the Canon XL2. So is this camera a stop gap in the pricing war, or are there other reasons to consider? If you're looking to get high quality picture definition from your camcorder then nothing short of 3CCD will do, and the ...
  • Pros: Excellent lens quality, clear image, good colour reproduction, manual overrides, colour viewfinder
  • Cons: Not brilliant in low light, mic could be better, not HD
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

If you don't need HD then go for this one

gnipping, Ciao
11 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "The Canon XM2 is the middle child of the camcorder world. Often sighted as too expensive by true amateur ‘point-and-shoot’ users, yet overlooked by the budding Spielberg who leap straight to it’s older brother the Canon XL2. So is this camera a stop gap in the pricing war, or are there other reasons to consider? If you're looking to get high quality picture definition from your camcorder then nothing short of 3CCD will do, and the XM2 delivers. ...
  • Pros: Excellent lens quality, clear image, good colour reproduction, manual overrides, colour viewfinder
  • Cons: Not brilliant in low light, mic could be better, not HD
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

If you're not after HD, then go for this one

gnipping, Ciao
11 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "The Canon XM2 is the middle child of the camcorder world. Often sighted as too expensive by true amateur ‘point-and-shoot’ users, yet overlooked by the budding Spielberg who leap straight to it’s older brother the Canon XL2. So is this camera a stop gap in the pricing war, or are there other reasons to consider? If you're looking to get high quality picture definition from your camcorder then nothing short of 3CCD will do, and the XM2 delivers. ...
  • Pros: Excellent lens quality, clear image, good colour reproduction, manual overrides, colour viewfinder
  • Cons: Not brilliant in low light, mic could be better, not HD
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 2
2.0
Picture quality 10
10

Canon XM2

LukeOggy, Ciao
13 April 2007
  • Excerpt: "considerably cheaper than other pro-sumer camcorders on the market the XM2 provides exellent picture quality and manual adjustment for its price. The Layout of the camera is logical and suits the needs of a consumer wanting to make quick and detail adjustmenst easily. The lense is fantastic and is a key aspect to the great picture quality. The downfalls of this camera are in its sound recording abilities: mic pick up range is limited and voices are ...
  • Pros: Great Picture Quality and range of picture adjustments for price .
  • Cons: Decent sound quality is hard to produce
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

A great little camcorder but for what purpose?

Mosizhill, Ciao
9 June 2006
  • Excerpt: "To start with the Xm2 is a great bit of technology packed tightly into a neat package. It is easy to carry and is reasonable to operate handheld. The picture quality I find varies allot depending on what quality DV tape you use. Using Premium quality tapes gives allot better colour but either obtain a sharp crisp image. The lens could do with being detatchable even at that size as other lenses need to be placed over the top which leads to serious ...
  • Pros: Small and therfore light camera with good lens and sharp image
  • Cons: Manual picture controls not on the outside if camera
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

Semi-Pro XM2, excellence from Canon

alexscott, Ciao
11 May 2006
  • Excerpt: "...decided to go for the Canon XM2. My first thought on this camera is it's size and weight. It's small enough to pack into a rucksack, and it is light enough to be used and carried for a whole day without straining the users arms or hands. I just couldn't wait to get my hands on this camera. I opted for a finance option as payment and as soon as I knew my forms had been recieved and ok'd I was jumping every time the doorbell went. I certainly ...
  • Pros: Lightweight, excellent picture quality, ease of use, hot - shoe for attachments
  • Cons: Manual isn't so helpful .  Not so good with low - light conditions .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
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Picture quality 10
10

A dream come true

hackneyha..., Ciao
10 March 2006
  • Excerpt: "...light picture quality of the canon to be exceptional. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone looking for a semiprofessional MiniDVcam, unless u want changeble lenses, if so go in for the Canon DM-XL1s. ...
  • Pros: Great price .  Great quality .
  • Cons: mic not to great when picking up speech
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