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A first-class ticket to image excellence awaits you with Canon's Optura Xi camcorder. Beneath its silky exterior lies a true visionary at work, producing video and photos that are nothing short of breathtaking. Refined, smart, and dynamic, the Optura Xi thrills the senses, stimulates the mind, and fills you with boundless creativity. Color and clarity exceed your wildest expectations. Unrivaled performance, expert design, and meticulous attention to even the smallest detail puts the Optura Xi in a class by itself.
Canon Optura Xi Mini DV Camcorder
pros: Optical stabilization, fast zoom, fine DV images with good sharpness and color balance. Firewire.
cons: Poorly designed, easily turned on power switch. Pathetic still images.
My First DV (or camcorder of any type)
After many decades as a nature/UW photographer I decided to try DV after seeing the results I got wi... See Full Review
pros: Ease of use, good photos, great video, nice lens and accessories, Canon optics.
cons: Switching between memory card and tape (awkward), eject interferes with quick-release plates.
Great dual-purpose camera
The OpturaXi is a great little camera. We had thought about purchasing a model that uses discs inste... See Full Review
pros: Canon camcorders have excellent image quality
cons: Possible widespread problems with tape transport mechanisms
All Canon camcorder buyers beware!
Canon apparently has a major problem with it's camcorder tape transport mechanism that it is seems t... See Full Review
pros: good feeling camera body
cons: as per above
canon optura xi
Needed a replacement for my "pi" that went down so figured the "xi" would fit the bill.....tape now... See Full Review
pros: Quality video and decent stills in one camera.It's better than Panasonic GS70 3ccd camera!
cons: A bit heavy, very motion sensitive, purple color off.
I love my Canon Optura Xi for both- videos and stills!
I bought the camera last December after first trying the smaller Panasonic 3ccd camera and now I'm d... See Full Review
pros: Sharp video. Great digital shots including pop-up flash.
cons: Few. Some controls could be placed for more ease of use, but no major complaints!
Great Digital Video Camera
The Canon Optura Xi is a great little camera and provides not only great video, but some fantastic d... See Full Review
pros: Performs like a prosumer cam should. Feels good to the hand, steady shooting.
cons: The on-board nightlight is an asinine feature.
I paid $1135 for mine at B&H. Worth every penny of it!
I did a lot of research on the web before settling on this video camera. It's lived up to all expect... See Full Review
pros: Hi resolution. Able to tele-conferencing on WinXP.
cons: No time laspe recording.
Indie filmmaking with small budget
I bought this camcorder as an indie filmmaker wanting to experiment on digital filmmaking. High reso... See Full Review
pros: Mac compatible, excellent video quality and zoom control
cons: Extreme low-light situations does result in video degradation
Excellent DV Camcorder (Mac OS X User)
This is the first video camcorder I have ever owned which I've been using for about 2 months. Thus,... See Full Review
|Recording Media||Mini DV|
|Number of Pixels||2200K pixels|
|LCD / Viewfinder|
|LCD Screen Size||3.5 in.|
|Display Type||With LCD Screen|
|Color Viewfinder||With Color Viewfinder|
|Focal Length||4.2 - 47 mm|
|Attachment / Filter Size||46 mm|
|Image Stabilizer||With Image Stabilizer|
|Low Lux||1.3 Lux|
|Recommended Illumination||100 Lux|
|Audio Format||12/16 Bit PCM Digital Stereo Audio|
|Memory Still Resolution||2 Megapixels|
|Digital Still Shot Mode||With Still Shot Capability|
|Max Still Image Size||1632 x 1224|
|MPEG Movie Mode||With MPEG Movie Mode|
|Memory Card Support||SD Card|
|Battery Life||Up to 1.83 Hours|
|Battery Type||Proprietary Lithium|
|Family Line||Canon Optura|