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Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black

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Hand-held camcorders allow you to record your own video and make photoshots. You can always have such cameras with you to record the important moments of your life and share them with friends or family. You can even make your own movie!
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Long product name Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black :
The short editorial description of Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black

XH A1, 1/3" 1.67MP 3CCD for HDV1080i
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Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black:
The official marketing text of Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black as supplied by the manufacturer
The HDV1080i XH A1 is perfectly balanced for easy handheld shooting. Full control over image variables, with new ultra-fast Instant AF, makes the XH A1 an ideal digital filmmaker's tool.

Features
-1/3" 1.67MP 3CCD for HDV1080i
-20x optical zoom lens with OIS
-Instant AF and Focus Assist
-DIGIC DV II for HD
-Compact design
-Focus, zoom and iris rings
-Widescreen LCD and EVF
-Complete image control
-Cine gamma and custom presets
-Hot-shoe and XLR audio

A digital filmmaker’s tool, the HDV1080i XH A1 is perfectly balanced in the hand.

HDV1080i
The 1/3" 1.67 Megapixel 3CCD XH A1 records HDV1080i onto MiniDV tape. The use of rectangular pixels delivers the superior quality of full widescreen resolution, as seen on a High Definition display. Selectable frame rates offer digital filmmakers 50i or 25F shooting.

Canon optics
Benefiting from a 32.5-650mm (35mm range) Canon L-series 20x optical zoom lens with Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer, the XH A1 inherits the highest optical standards. Fluorite lens elements, Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass and multi-coating virtually eliminate ghosting, flare and chromatic aberration.

Instant AF and Focus Assist
Ultra-fast auto focusing with Canon's Instant AF system helps achieve the superb clarity and sharpness that defines HD images. The Focus Assist function aids manual focusing.

DIGIC DV II
The increased amount of data that must be stored when recording HDV means that more processing power is also needed. Canon's next generation DIGIC DV II processor has been developed to meet the demands of HDV, providing low-noise images with exceptional colour reproduction. Split path processing handles movie and still image signals separately, according to their individual colour requirements.

Compact design
With an internal battery system allowing the camcorder to operate in extreme environments, the compact XH A1 has been developed for balanced handheld shooting. Ideal for use on location, its controls are positioned for comfortable operation during long shoots.

Focus, zoom and iris rings
The XH A1 features separate rings on the lens body, allowing full, three-fingered manual control over focus, zoom and iris.

2.8" LCD
A 2.8" widescreen LCD, discretely positioned on top of the XH A1's body, can be rotated for optimum shooting comfort. Footage can also be monitored in 16:9 widescreen using the 0.57" EVF.

Complete image control
A full range of image adjustments are available, including finely graded gain and matrix settings and colour correction.

Cine gamma
Cine gamma settings are provided for digital filmmakers. With an additional 25F shooting mode the XH A1 is able to reproduce the look and feel of film. Presets are available for storing custom settings.

Accessory shoe and XLR audio
An accessory shoe allows a range of peripherals to be attached to the camcorder, expanding shooting options. Two channel XLR audio inputs are also provided.
Short summary description Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black:
This short summary of the Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Canon XH XH A1, 1.67 MP, 20x, 0.177 - 3.54" (4.5 - 90 mm), 2.83" (7.2 cm), HDV, 1/16000
Long summary description Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black :

Canon XH A1, XH. Total megapixels: 1.67 MP. Optical zoom: 20x, Focal length range (f-f): 0.177 - 3.54" (4.5 - 90 mm), Filter size: 2.83" (7.2 cm). Camcorder tape type: HDV. Camera shutter speed: 1/16000. Display diagonal: 2.8", Display: LCD

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Image sensor
Total megapixels *
1.67 MP
Lens system
Optical zoom *
20x
Image stabilizer *
No
Focal length range (f-f)
0.177 - 3.54" (4.5 - 90 mm)
Filter size
2.83" (7.2 cm)
Storage
Disc types supported *
No
Camcorder tape type *
HDV
Flash
Built-in flash *
No
Shutter
Camera shutter speed
1/16000
Display
Display diagonal *
2.8"
Built-in display *
Yes
Display
LCD
Display resolution
207000
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
269000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
0.57"
Camera
Camcorder type *
Shoulder camcorder
3D *
No
Minimum illumination
0.4 lx
Design
Color of product *
Black
Video
Maximum video resolution *
1440 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions
1440 x 1080 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
Yes
HDMI *
Yes
S-Video out *
Yes
DV port
Yes
S-Video in
Yes
Battery
Battery technology *
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max) *
7 h
Battery type
BP-970G
Weight & dimensions
Width *
6.42" (163 mm)
Depth *
13.8" (350 mm)
Height *
7.44" (189 mm)
Weight *
5.14 lbs (2.33 kg)
Other features
Resolution
640 x 480 pixels
Lens system
Yes
Auto focus
Yes
Focus
Auto: Instant AF; Manual: Independent
Photo mode
Yes
I/O ports
-Headphone -Microphone -DV(out/in) -Analogue-in -AV -LANC
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-25
Testseek has collected 21 expert reviews for Canon XH A1 and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
90%
Source Review comments Score
microfilmmaker.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
I spent several hours with the new Canon XH-A1. Chuck Biddle of ICVideo in Louisville generously loaned the camera to Microfilmmaker Magazine for review and also donated his time and discussed his experiences with the camera to help inform the review...
93%
dv.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Pros:Class-leading 800+ TVl/ph detail. Comprehensive color tweaks; clean pictures with multiple noise-reduction options. Good focusing aids. Simultaneous SD and HD output. 60i, 24F, and 30F modes. FireWire remote control. 20x zoom. Highly customizable...
Good Class-leading 800+ TVl/ph detail. Comprehensive color tweaks; clean pictures with multiple noise-reduction options. Good focusing aids. Simultaneous SD and HD output. 60i, 24F, and 30F modes. FireWire remote control. 20x zoom. Highly customizable.
Bad 24F and 30F modes degrade vertical resolution. Audio options not as flexible as they could be. No letterboxed down-conversion while shooting. No S-Video I/O.
Bottom line Canons XL H1 set the resolution standard for sub-$10,000 camcorders, and the XH series camcorders uphold that standard at lower cost, weight, and size. The XH A1 offers all of the capability of the XL H1, except for lens inter-changeability and the pr...
90%
layersmagazine.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
Canon’s reputation for outstanding image quality carries over throughout their product lines and, in this high-definition world that allows us to create everything from Blu-ray to YouTube videos, getting serious about camcorders is becoming more m...
Good Stunning image and lens quality; lightweight; value...
Bad Distorted audio at higher SPLs from onboard mics...
90%
digitalcontentproducer.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
In manual mode, the Canon XH A1 HDV camcorder produces images that retain good detail at both ends of the IRE scale. The Canon XH A1 is as close to perfect as any camcorder in its price range, with great resolution, very high contrast rat...
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videomaker.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
You can unlock a new Pandoras box when you connect this camcorder via FireWire to a compatible laptop with Canon Console software. Console is like Adobe/Serious Magic DV Rack, with vectorscope, waveform monitor and DVR functions, but with camera contr...
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digitalmedianet.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
David Hague Up until recently, Sony has lead the way in the HDV charge – if you discount the Canon XLH1 that is. In fact, if you think about it, since the release of the FX1 (and consumer based HC1), Sony has in effect churned through three generati...
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camcorderinfo.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The Canon XH A1 is poised to win over a host of videographers looking to make the switch to HD. Billed by Canon as the XL H1 in miniature, we can tell you that the statement is hardly exaggeration. The manual control suite is simply outstanding and the pe...
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macnews.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
The XH A1 high-definition camcorder (US$3,999) has so much going for it that all of the other manufacturers will have to sit up and take notice, again. In this class of video equipment, the XH A1 is relatively lightweight at just over four pounds, b...
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soundandvision.com
Updated:
2011-09-25
High-definition camcorder offerings have ramped up over the past year, with compact models priced as low as $1,000 or less arriving from Sony and Canon. At the same time, higher-end models from both companies have also hit the streets that are so packe...
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