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Brand: Canon
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Your High Definition! For the professional and serious non-professional alike, the XH A1 combines a wealth of features with the outstanding performance of a 3 CCD, High Definition camcorder.

If you need HD SDI, Gen Lock, and Time Code, then the is the HD camcorder for you.

The excellence of the XH A1 begins with its Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite. Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization corrects for a wide range of camera movement and vibration, and Instant AF (Auto Focus) ensures ultra-quick, accurate focus. The DIGIC DV II HD image processor then ensures improved color reproduction and noise reduction - for a final result that is the zenith of image quality.

If you need advanced image control, the XH A1 gives you features that let you make manual adjustments to fine-tune your video. If you prefer to concentrate on your subject and let your camcorder take care of exposure and image controls, the XH A1 let you do that as well.

With a wide range of features and optional accessories, the XH A1 is a versatile, flexible and powerful performer that is sure to meet your uncompromising standards.

The Image Quality of High Definition - The XH A1 captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video at 60i, 30F or 24F frame rates (or, 50i/60i with optional upgrade). It captures a true 16:9 widescreen HD image that is made for your HD broadcast and theatrical projects.

Genuine Canon HD Zoom Lens - The XH A1 comes with a Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens that shows why the name Canon is synonymous with optical excellence. This Professional L Series Fluorite lens ensures outstanding resolution, contrast and color reproduction, and delivers clarity and image quality you won't see with conventional optical glass lenses.

3 CCD Performance - The XH A1 is equipped with three 1/3" Native 16:9 CCDs (1.67 Megapixels), delivering outstanding picture quality, highly accurate color reproduction, and a wide dynamic range with virtually no color noise.

Super-Range Optical Image Stabilizer - Canon's innovative Super-Range OIS combines gyro- and image-sensors to correct camcorder shake instantly - whether it's the fast vibration you'd experience while recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of hand-held recording; or the slower motion of body sway.

Instant AF - With HD, focus is more critical than ever. Instant AF is the next generation of auto focus, designed with HD resolution in mind. It combines an external AF sensor with Canon's legendary auto focus system for fast and accurate focus. Together, the two sensors reduce focusing time - even in low-light situations - and improve focusing performance on difficult subjects.

DIGIC DV ll HD Image Processor - DIGIC DV II HD is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for HD, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality for HD video, with improved color reproduction - especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also employs a hybrid noise reduction system that integrates two types of noise reduction, for high definition images that are crystal clear.

Image Control - A variety of image control functions give you as much or as little exposure control as you want, and let you fine-tune your exposures for outstanding video.

  • Total Image Control
  • 9 Custom Presets and 2 Custom Keys
  • 7 Program AE Modes

Additional Features

  • 2.8" Widescreen LCD and .57" Widescreen EVFgive you bright, high-resolution views. The LCD and EVF can be used at the same time, giving both cameraperson and director or producer a view of the action.
  • Fully compatible with Canon Console Image Control & Storage Software Ver. 1.1
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
5 stars
(based on 2 reviews)
THis is the camera for all.
By Tray, T-Bone, T-RoyVerified Reviewer from Pittsburgh, PA on 10/18/2008
Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Poor Battery Life
Best Uses:
Documentaries, HD Shooting
Describe Yourself:
Video Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon XH A1 High Definition Professional Camcorder:

this is the best thing since sliced cheese!

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

one of the best
By photos by paul from ft lauderdale, fl on 8/27/2007
Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Versatile
Best Uses:
Family, Movies/Short Films, Professional Work, Weddings
Describe Yourself:
Casual User, Getting started, Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon XH A1 High Definition Professional Camcorder:

price is very good and the use one of the best

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