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Old July 14th, 2004, 02:39 AM   #31
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XL2 CCD Performance?

Has Canon made any statements about improved CCD performance with the XL2?
With the greatly increased pixel numbers and their reduced size, relative to those of the XL1, as well as a smaller CCD sensing-area, I wonder what the low-light performance will be?

When Sony introduced the VX2000 and the VX2100, they made a big issue about how much more sensitive their CCDs were and promoted their increased low-light capabilities.

If Canon uses new CCDs that have similar increases in sensitivity, this might more than offset the effective size reduction.

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Old July 14th, 2004, 05:18 AM   #32
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Steve: as quoted previously by me:
The three CCD image sensors are specifically designed to capture as much image detail as possible and for shooting under extremely low light conditions. In super low light, the XL2 captures crisp and clear digital data. Under extremely bright conditions, the XL2 greatly reduces vertical white streaks and smears
It is all in the specs! There is also a new thread specifically on
this topic. So perhaps we need to continue to discuss the low
light capabilities there? click here for thread

Rich: I've also explained this a couple of times. But to get my
most detailed explenation on true versus fake 16:9 and how
this is stored, click here to go to that post

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Old July 14th, 2004, 09:20 AM   #33
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ic, i hadnt seen an explanation on how the xl2 did 16x9 till now, sorry.

so from what it sounds like, the xl2 will do a squeeze, much like an anomorphic to get a 16x9 image?

ok, thanks for the info. cant wait to see some images from the cam, all very exciting!
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