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Canon XH A1 Shoulder camcorder 1.67MP Black

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XH A1
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1192B007
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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:
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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:
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Canon XH XH A1, 1.67 MP, 20x, 4.5 - 90 mm, 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): 4.5 - 90 mm, Filter size: 7.2 cm. Camcorder tape type: HDV. Camera shutter speed: 1/16000. Display diagonal: 7.11 cm (2.8"), Display: LCD

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Image sensor
Total megapixels *
A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 × 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 × 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).
1.67 MP
Lens system
Optical zoom *
Indicates the optical zoom capacity, which is the number of times that the picture can be enlarged with the optics of the camera.
20x
Image stabilizer *
This camera function compensates for slight shaking movements caused by an unstable position and ensures smooth footage even in suboptimal conditions.
No
Focal length range (f-f)
Measure of how strongly the system converges or diverges light. For an optical system in air, it is the distance over which initially collimated rays are brought to a focus. A system with a shorter focal length has greater optical power than one with a long focal length; that is, it bends the rays more strongly, bringing them to a focus in a shorter distance.For an optical system in air, the effective focal length (f and f′) gives the distance from the front and rear principal planes (H and H′) to the corresponding focal points (F and F′).
4.5 - 90 mm
Filter size
A filter is a screen, plate, or layer of a substance which absorbs light or other radiation or selectively absorbs some of its components e.g. a UV filter to reduce UV light. Filters come in various sizes.
7.2 cm
Storage
Disc types supported *
The types of disc which can be used with this device.
No
Camcorder tape type *
The type of tape used to record images from a camcorder, e.g. VHS, Video8.
HDV
Flash
Built-in flash *
The product has an internal flash. A flash produces a brief very bright light, used for taking photographs in poor light.
No
Shutter
Camera shutter speed
Determines the length of time the shutter lets light pass through the lens to the CCD. Shutter speed and aperture together determine exposure.
1/16000
Display
Display diagonal *
Size of the display for this product, measured diagonally, usually in inches.
7.11 cm (2.8")
Built-in display *
A display which is part of the product, so you do not need to attach another display.
Yes
Display
The description of display that can includes display type, resolution, size etc.
LCD
Display resolution
The number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, "1024 × 768" means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. The higher the number of pixels, the sharper the image.
207000
Viewfinder
Viewfinder resolution
269000 pixels
Viewfinder screen size
0.57"
Camera
Camcorder type *
There are various types of camcorder (personal video camera) e.g. handheld camcorder, shouldercam.
Shoulder camcorder
3D *
The device can be used with 3D technology.
No
Minimum illumination
Also known as light sensitivity, this is the smallest amount of light needed for the camera to produce an image of useable quality.
0.4 lx
Design
Colour of product *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Black
Video
Maximum video resolution *
This is the maximum resolution of video images. Resolution is a measure of the degree of detail visible.
1440 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions
The amount of detail that can be seen in the video image.
1440 x 1080 pixels
Ports & interfaces
PictBridge *
PictBridge is an industry standard introduced in 2003 from the Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) for direct printing. It allows images to be printed directly from digital cameras to a printer, without having to connect the camera to a computer using common connectivity like USB or Bluetooth.
No
HDMI *
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed/uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant device ("the source device") to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
No
S-Video out *
The port (socket) where the output for the S-Video is connected.
No
DV port
Allows to send digital video from the computer to the camcorder and record back onto tape.
Yes
S-Video in
No
Battery
Battery technology *
The type of battery in the device, e.g. nickel–cadmium (NiCd).
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery life (max) *
Maximum battery life. Mobile Mark™ (2002) is the standard often used to benchmark battery life time.
7 h
Battery type
Description of battery supplied with the product, such battery form factor (e.g. AA/AAA).
BP-970G
Weight & dimensions
Width *
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
163 mm
Depth *
The distance from the front to the back of something.
350 mm
Height *
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
189 mm
Weight *
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
2.33 kg
Other features
Resolution
640 x 480 pixels
Lens system
Type of lens in this product, expressed as its characteristics including lens, zoom capability, focal length, 35 mm equivalent focal length, and aperture range.
No
Auto focus
Device focusing a camera or other piece of equipment automatically.
Yes
Focus
Auto: Instant AF; Manual: Independent
Photo mode
Device can take photos.
Yes
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
-Headphone -Microphone -DV(out/in) -Analogue-in -AV -LANC
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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%
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macworld.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
At first glance, the XH-A1 looks a little daunting. Its size and price positions it at the top end of the prosumer market and it definitely looks the part: it is riddled with buttons and switches in every conceivable location. If this intimidates you...
Good Excellent image quality even in low light, 3 CCD, can record in 1080i or DV, fantastic manual controls, works with all Apple editing applications...
Bad Unintuitive screen menus and navigation, small LCD screen, uncomfortable eyepiece, heavy, not for the faint hearted...
Bottom line This camera is of such excellent value that most of the defects are quite minor in comparison. It isn’t for everyone, and definitely not for the novice user, but if you’re a professional filmmaker on a budget or a dedicated amateur you’l...
100%
goodgearguide.com.au
Updated:
2011-11-04
Ever since the advent of digital video, Canon has been the uncontested king of prosumer level camcorders. From the all-conquering XL-1, to its elite HD successor, the manufacturer has consistently produced the best high-end models around. With the XH-A...
Good Exceptional high-definition image quality, huge level of customisability, professional components and design...
Bad Represents good value for money -- but only to those who can afford it, tiny low resolution LCD screen The Final Word Falling somewhere between the professional and high-end consumer markets, the XH-A1 is an outstanding high-definition camera that shou...
Bottom line Falling somewhere between the professional and high-end consumer markets, the XH-A1 is an outstanding high-definition camera that should suit anyone who is career minded about video.
85%
digitalartsonline.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-25
This model was reviewed as part of our group test of HD camcorders.Last year, Canon’s XH-A1 bowled us over with its keen price and exceptional capabilities in low light. But the market has moved forward – particularly Sony’s offerings. The HVR-V1E can...
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