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Canon DM XM1 Camcorder - White
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At last there's a high-performance camcorder for serious digital enthusiasts. The Canon XM1 is the sister model to the XL1, a camcorder highly praised by the professionals for...Read more
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Top camera at a rock bottom price !
This has been on my must have list for ages. Found one that has very light use and been well looked after - like new really :-) If your computer has firewire or an express ca...Read more
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A total disaster
Purchased a Canon XM1 but upon recieving it there was no battery charger computer lead mains lead or instruction manuel. I therefore could not ascertain if this item was work...Read more

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At last there's a high-performance camcorder for serious digital enthusiasts. The Canon XM1 is the sister model to the XL1, a camcorder highly praised by the professionals for its state of the art technology with broadcast quality pictures. Based on the same exceptional design, the XM1 combines the strengths of the Canon L lens system, CCD technology and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to achieve outstanding picture quality. Equipped with a series of pre-programmed settings and filming effects, this serious tool will help you attain new levels of creativity. Renowned for its expertise in imaging technology, Canon is the first video manufacturer to bring out a camcorder equipped with a Fluorite lens. Fluorite is a natural ore with the powerful ability to collect light at a single point, thus by-passing the optical limitations posed by normal glass. The incorporation of fluorite technology provides unrivaled sharpness and resolution while eliminating most color aberrations. The improved image quality is especially apparent when filming at high magnifications. What's more, to beat brightness blur caused by sand or snow, an ND filter reduces the amount of light to the CCD.The XM1 also boasts a 20x optical zoom, which is equivalent to a huge 806mm zoom lens on a 35mm SLR camera and which simply outperforms existing 3 CCD camcorders. It operates in combination with the Optical Image Stabilizer, which is built into the lens and virtually eliminates camera shake, previously a problem experienced when shooting with long zoom ratios. Canon camcorder Image Stabilization operates in a purely optical manner outperforming models with electronic stabilization. Canon's XM1 incorporates a 3 CCD system with Pixel Shift to bring you high-quality color recordings. Each CCD sensor has 320, 000 pixels and is dedicated to a primary color, red, green or blue, to enhance natural color reproduction with low color noise. The Pixel Shift feature automatically compensates for the human eye's sensitivity to green and provides detailed resolution rivaling that of 480, 000 pixel systems. As each pixel captures more light, you get a better signal-to-noise ratio and greater dynamic range. Vertical smear is thus minimized, further contributing to the impressive picture quality.

Product Identifiers
BrandCanon
ModelXM1
EAN4960999605937

Key Features
TypeProfessional
Recording SystemPAL
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom100x
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatMiniDV
Resolution0.3 MP
Screen Size2.5"
Weight1300 gr

Optical Sensor
Sensor Type3CCD
Sensor Size1/4"
Optical Sensor Qty3

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Lens ApertureF/1.6-2.9
Focal Length Range4mm - 84mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size58 mm
Lens System Featuresaspherical lens
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens Construction10 group(s) / 12 element(s)

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/16000 sec
Min Illumination1 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/50 sec
Exposure MeteringCentre-weighted
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Programme, aperture-priority, manual, shutter-priority

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Recording SpeedLP, SP

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeLCD monitor
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.55"
Dioptric Correction Range-5.5 to +1.5

Dimensions
Depth27.2 cm
Height13.5 cm
Width11.7 cm

Display
Display TypeTFT active matrix
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - colour
Display Size2.5"

Microphone
Microphone TypeMicrophone - detachable - electret condenser - stereo
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connections
Connector Types1 x Control-L (LANC) ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x DC power input, 1 x DC power output ( sub-mini phone mono 2.5 mm ), 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 PIN FireWire ), 1 x S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ), 1 x composite video/audio output ( mini-phone 3.5mm ), 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x microphone ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )

Battery
Run Time Up ToUp To 60 min
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

Environmental Parameters
Max Operating Temperature45 °C
Min Operating Temperature-5 °C

Resolution
Effective Video Resolution0.3 MP

Bundle
Bundle ItemsMicrophone

Other Features
Images StabilizerOptical
FeaturesBuilt-in speaker, LCD colour/brightness/tint control, date/time stamp

Miscellaneous
Color White

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Canon DM XM1 Camcorder - White
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Top camera at a rock bottom price !

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 09/08/11
This has been on my must have list for ages. Found one that has very light use and been well looked after - like new really :-) If your computer has firewire or an express card slot you can digitise video for editing. Mini DV is still the best format imho. Cheap tapes and small to archive.
Camera is gives excellent quality pictures. Without the xlr adapter sound still the weak point but external mic can be plugged in for interviews without it if needed.
Got used to shooting wider angle format so a wide angle lens is on the shopping list.
Only niggle is it's fairly easy to accidently knock the lock/standby switch but 99/100 aint half bad.
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A total disaster

 | No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
Created: 14/11/13
Purchased a Canon XM1 but upon recieving it there was no battery charger computer lead mains lead or instruction manuel. I therefore could not ascertain if this item was working or not. When purchasing an XM1 You would need all of the items above to see if the camcorder is in working order.
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