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-   -   It's official: Canon XL2 announced (http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-xl-gl-series-dv-camcorders/28840-its-official-canon-xl2-announced.html)

Chris Hurd July 13th, 2004 12:36 AM

It's official: Canon XL2 announced
The word is out.

See http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedat...40713_xl2.html.

You heard it here first!

Stay tuned to DV Info Net for "further developments."

Chris Hurd July 13th, 2004 12:38 AM

See link above for full story, but here's a juicy quote for you:

"NEW YORK, July 13, 2004 Canon's new XL2 camcorder offers an evolutionary design and new professional features including a choice of 60i, 24p or 30p frame rates, 4:3 or high resolution 16:9 aspect ratio, new 680,000 pixel progressive scan CCDs, and a full line of customizable controls for cine-looking results. Along with its new 20x interchangeable lens, this new Mini-DV camcorder empowers cinematographers and videographers with a completely customizable broadcast and feature film quality acquisition tool."

Much more at the press release link above.

Keith Loh July 13th, 2004 01:21 AM

Oh man....

and I just had convinced myself to stick with being a writer...

and I just bought a car!

Jarred Land July 13th, 2004 01:36 AM


Rob Moreno July 13th, 2004 01:38 AM

Any pics? We want pics!

Chris Hurd July 13th, 2004 01:48 AM

There's an embargo on pics for a few more hours yet. The press conference at DV Expo later this morning is the official unveiling. Photos to follow soon afterwards!

Sebastian Scherrer July 13th, 2004 02:04 AM

That's great news! Hope it'll proove to be all it seems!

Fawaz Al-Kandari July 13th, 2004 02:10 AM

I can't wait

Michel Brewer July 13th, 2004 02:10 AM

GOD that 16x manual lens I have is still worth something, but a 20x lens hmmmmm I keep renting extenders and 24p(now I wont have to buy that dvx) .... very excited cant wait to see pics. Of course Im one of those who wont buy for a year with my fear of bugs in the 1st offering but still.......


Rik Sanchez July 13th, 2004 02:30 AM

I'll have to go the place I buy all my gear at and bug them about when they will get the XL-2, now all the DVX100 users can shake in their boots!!!

Rob Moreno July 13th, 2004 02:31 AM

I'm dissappointed that it's not an HD cam, but I'm sure there was a good reason for this, like to keep the price under $5000. The line about supporting SMPTE timecode is a little confusing to me. It's not DV CAM format, right? Will regular mini-DV decks be able to read this timecode?

Chris Hurd July 13th, 2004 02:38 AM

It's not DVCam, no. The SMPTE time code, user bits, etc. are similar to -- well, maybe even identical to this very same feature on the Panasonic DVX100A, which is also plain vanilla DV. The DVX writes SMPTE-compliant VTC into the sub-code area of the DV tape. I'm willing to bet that the XL2 does exactly the same. Just a guess, though.

Jarred Land July 13th, 2004 02:41 AM

here you go.. nothing radically different on the looks front:


Masahiro Kikuchi July 13th, 2004 02:47 AM

Here are hi-res pics.

Michel Brewer July 13th, 2004 02:49 AM

to jarrad and masahiro for that sneak peak, notice the integrated shoulderpad of course now im shaking in my boots because I use the Anton Bauers with mine and is there a place to mount the holder on the new shoulder pad....im also wondering how the viewfinder is going to be. I guess Im going to have a hard time falling asleep tonight :)


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