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Canon XM2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Canon XM2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the price and color. The image quality and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and viewfinder, while there are some mixed reviews about the size.

usability, design, image quality, color, price

portability, viewfinder, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XM2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Have bought another XM2


Have just bought a second XM2 to make weekly filming of meetings look more professional . Was tempted to go hi definition but after seeing the quality of lower price (under $4000) so called Hi definition cameras could see it was better to stay with...

Quality results , eas of use , good lens and sensor .

Image in viewfinder looks squashed if filming in widescreen .

Oct, 2012

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Canon XM2


excellent picture quality

too new to me to comment.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (



Its OK but there are definitely better cameras for that price on the market. I used to be a fan of Canon cams, but since comparing it with other brands price to performance even low cost JVC cams have surpassed Canons long reputation.

It is a broadcast style camera design with a large aperture and 3CCD's that will guarantee top colour quality of footage.

The silver body and fixed microphone are features of a general consumer level camera, the thick view finder which doesnt seem to be in a 16:9 aspect ration either is consistent with canons bulky plastic toy like designs. The 1.6Megapix still camera is...

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Audio dubbing: Yes


Battery life (max):7
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-915


Minimum illumination:0.37


Color of product:Black, Silver


Display Diagonal:2.5 / 2.500
Display Resolution:200000


Built-in flash: No

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:1.7 / 4.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100
Filter size:2.28 / 2.283
Focal length range (f-f):0.165 - 3.31 / 0.1654 - 3.307
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 55

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Manual focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/16000 - 1/6


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD


Viewfinder screen size:0.44

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12 / 12.047
Height:5.35 / 5.354
Weight:2.469 / 2.47
Width:4.646 / 4.65