'The XL2 utilizes its 4:3 chip in a way that is unique among 16:9 modes.'
'anon's new XL2 camcorder offers an evolutionary design and new professional features - including a choice of 60i, 24p or 30p frame rates, 4:3 or high resolution 16:9 aspect ratio, new 680,000 pixel progressive scan CCDs, and a full line of customizable controls for cine-looking results'
'there is no way to override the viewfinder's underscan, making it impossible to see the full image--a serious limitation if you're shooting for distribution in a format that displays an overscanned image (streaming Web video, for example).'
'the press release refers to the format exclusively as "24F," never 24P, indicating that it is not true 24P'
'The menu is colorful and adds some great new features, such as the ability to create custom presets.'