Canon XL1S MiniDV Digital Camcorder

User Manual

Operating manual
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Small enough to carry around and costing not much more than a top-of-the-line consumer camcorder, the XL1S produces such high-quality results that it is sure to be the top choice for many independent filmmakers who demand full features and controls.


Video format: MiniDV
Progressive scan CCD: Yes
Flying erase heads: No
Audio: 16/12 bit PCM digital stereo
Maximum CCD resolution: 3 x 270,000 pixels
CCD size: 3 x 0.3 inches
Eyepiece viewfinder: Yes
LCD screen size: N/A
LCD swivel: N/A
Aperture: F/1.6 to 2.6
Filter diameter: 72 millimeters
Optical zoom: 16x
Digital zoom: 32x
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Maximum shutter speed: 1/15,000 sec
Lens mount: XL interchangeable lens system (supplied: f/1.6-2.6, 5.5-88mm)
Programmed exposure modes: Shutter priority, aperture priority, spotlight, manual, full auto, auto, computer shooting
Autolight: No
Hot shoe for external light: Yes
Black and white: Yes
Solarized: No
Image stabilization: Yes, optical
Infrared capability: No
Remote included: Yes
Digital camera capability: Yes
Included still memory: N/A
Preset titles: No
Custom titling: No
Programmed recording: Normal video, digital photo mode, frame movie mode
Tape speed: SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/sec.), LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/sec.
Fade options: Black
Motion sensor: No
Audio sensor: No
Other special features: Interchangeable lens system, magnesium alloy body, pixel shift technology, color bars, interval recording, audio dubbing, zebra pattern, reduced power consumption
IEEE1394 output: Yes
Television system: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video recording system: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning systemDV system (Consumer digital VCR SD system)Digital component recording
Connections: IEEE1394, S-Video, RCA
S-Video output:
Battery type: Lithium ion
Included in box: XL1S, 16x zoom lens, BP-930 battery pack, CA-910 compact power adapter, DC-900 DC coupler, SS-1000 shoulder strap, WL-D32000 wireless controller, SP-100 shoulder pad, S-150 S-video cable, STV-150 stereo video cable, MiniDV videocassette, lens hood
Power supply (rated): 7.2 V DC
Width: 8.75 inches
Height: 8.5 inches
Depth: 16.3 inches
Weight: 6.25 pounds
Warranty labor: 1 year
Warranty parts: 1 year