The XH A1 captures true 1080 High Definition resolution video at 60i, 30F or 24Fframe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
• 2.8" Widescreen LCD and .57" Widescreen EVF give you bright, high-resolution views. The LCD and EVF can be used at the same time, giving both camera person 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.
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.
|Audio/Video||Video Recording system: HDV|
|Image Sensor||3x 1/3" CCD horizontal pixel shift
Total pixels: 1.67MP x 3 Effective pixels: HD: Approx. 1.56 megapixels
SD/4:3: Approx. 1.17 megapixels
SD/16:9: Approx. 1.56 megapixels
Filter : RGB Independent Primary Colour
|Optical Zoom||20x Zoom|
|Lens||20x zoom Focal length: 4.5 - 90mm
Maximum aperture f/1.6
Minimum focusing distance: 20mm
Image Stabilizer: YES (optical, lens-shift)
|Focusing System||Auto/Manual: YES
Control: Menu scroll button
|Shutter Speed||Maximum: 1/16,000s
AE Mode: Program AE: 7 , Full Auto, Auto, Spotlight, Low Light, Tv, Av, Manual
White balance: Type: TTL
|Illumination||Minimum Illumination: Minimum Lux. 0.4 lux (in Manual Mode) Night Mode: YES
Super Night Mode: No
Backlight Compensation: Manual Control
|Filter Size||72 mm
Wide Attachment: YES (OPTIONAL ACCESSORY)
|Viewfinder||Screen size: 0.57"
Pixels CL 269,000
|LCD Screen||Screen size: 2.8", widescreen 16:9 format
Manual adjustment: Brightness, Contrast, Colour, Sharpness, Black and White Mode, skin tone, sky detail
|Manual Controls||Brightness, Contrast, Colour, Sharpness, Black and White Mode, skin tone, sky detail|
|Special Effects||Custom Key: YES|
|Fader||Black fade, White fade|
Manual Rec. level control: YES
SD: PCM digital recording (48 kHz, 16 bits or 32 kHz, 12 bits selectable) HD: MPEG1 Audio Layer II(Sampling frequency: 48 kHz)(Bit rate: 384 kbps)
|Input terminals||DV: YES (out/in)
Direct Print: NO
Built-in charger: YES
|Digital Photo Mode||Photo Button: Yes
Capture image size: 640 x 480, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080
Continuous shooting mode: YES
Auto Exposure Bracketing : YES
Simultaneous Photo Recording: YES
REC. review/REC. search: YES (depending on recording format)
Search: Still image: Yes
Memory Card: Multi Media Card: YES
Secure Digital Card: YES
Movie Recording: NO
Accessory shoe: YES (hot shoe)
|Power Requirements||Battery Pack: Type: Lithium-Ion
Battery included in the kit: BP-950G
Long life Battery: BP-970G
Longer recording time- a) Approx. 7 hours
|Dimensions||W x H x D: 163mm x 189mm x 350mm|
|Special Features||Wireless controller: WL-D5000
Analogue Digital Converter: YES