Canon XH A1S - Camcorder - 1080i - 1.67 MP - 20x optical zoom - Mini DV(HDV)

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A compact and maneuverable camcorder that delivers professional-quality HDV1080i recording, the XH A1S provides total user control with a comprehensive array of custom settings and presets.

  • 1080i HDV recording
  • 1/3" 1.67MP 3CCD
  • 20x L-series HD Video Lens with simultaneous three-ring control
  • Enhanced audio functions
  • Full image control
  • Improved ease of use
  • Canon CPS video support

  • Professional-quality HDV recording
    The XH A1S delivers 1080i HD recording with selectable frame rates of 50i and 25F. Choose 50i and shoot with ultra-crisp realism, or adopt 25F for the traditional look of film.
  • The power of 3CCD and DIGIC
    High-resolution shooting is enabled by a 1/3" 1.67 megapixel 3CCD sensor system that works in harmony with Canon's DIGIC DV II - a processor built to handle the amount of data required for HD.
  • Canon L-series HD Video Lens
    Canon has redesigned the 20x L-series HD Video Lens to make it more comfortable to use, and more efficient in operation. The lens now features a control ring design, as well as simultaneous, independent control of focus, iris and zoom. Lens ring operation can be modified to suit the individual user's needs.
  • Enhanced audio functionality
    Canon has increased the audio options on the XH A1S to give cameramen greater flexibility and control. The camera incorporates twin XLR audio inputs but adds independent limiters in manual mode and simultaneous use of built-in and XLR microphones. Independent XLR sensitivity settings are also included.
  • Advanced image control
    The range of image adjustment functions has been expanded and includes options such as wider white balance adjustment (from 2000k to 15000k), selective RGB noise reduction options and Auto Gain Control (AGC) limit. Up to nine Custom Presets can be stored in-camera or to SD memory card for easy transfer to a compatible Canon camcorder.
  • More robust, easier to use
    The XH A1S is easy to use, featuring improvements in the layout of exterior buttons to prevent accidental operation. Mechanical refinements include sturdier terminals such as a 6-pin FireWire connection.
  • Canon CPS video support
    Canon's exclusive CPS video support offers users a priority repair service and email and phone support from a dedicated team.

Main Specifications

Product Description Canon XH A1S - camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16.3 cm x 39.4 cm x 19.2 cm
Weight 2.4 kg
Media Type Mini DV (HDV)
Product Type Camcorder - 1080i - widescreen
Display LCD display - 2.8"
Lens System Zoom lens - 20x zoom - 4.5 - 90 mm - f/1.6-3.5
Viewfinder Electronic - 0.57" - colour - LCD
Sensor Resolution 1.67 MP
Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
Image Stabiliser Optical (SuperRange)
Interface Composite video/audio
Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
Effective Sensor Resolution Video: 1.56 MP - Photo: 2.0 MP
Image Processor DIGIC DV II
Memory Card Slot SD card

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  • Additional Features
    Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
    Additional Features Backlight compensation, sharpness control, analogue to digital conversion with pass through, histogram display, AE lock, accessories hot shoe, brightness control
    Battery Type Canon BP-950G Lithium Ion - manufacturer-specific
    Details 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery (included)
    Connector Type Headphones
    IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK)
    Composite video/audio (input/output)
    Composite video output
    Component video output
    Control-L (LANC)
    Dimensions & Weight
    Width 16.3 cm
    Depth 39.4 cm
    Height 19.2 cm
    Weight 2.4 kg
    Type 2.8" LCD display
    Display Format 207,000 pixels
    Display Form Factor Rotating
    Display Features Contrast control
    Exposure & White Balance
    Min Illumination 0.3 lux
    Exposure Metering Evaluative
    Exposure Metering Zones 128
    Exposure Modes Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
    Shooting Programs Spotlight, night mode
    Special Effects Black & White, Skintone
    White Balance Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets Indoor, outdoor
    Max Shutter Speed 1/16000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed 1/3 sec
    Exposure Compensation ±2 EV range
    Gain Selection +12 dB, +18 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, 0 dB, -3 dB, +36 dB
    Product Type Camcorder - 1080i
    Camcorder Type Consumer
    Camcorder Sensor Resolution 1.67 MP
    Sensor Qty 3 CCD
    Effective Video Resolution 1.56 MP
    Effective Photo Resolution 2.0 MP
    Widescreen Video Capture Yes
    Camcorder Media Type Mini DV (HDV)
    Optical Sensor Type 3CCD
    Optical Sensor Size 1/3"
    Optical Zoom 20x
    Image Processor DIGIC DV II
    Image Stabiliser Optical (SuperRange)
    Built-in Optical Image Stabiliser Yes
    Features Zebra pattern
    Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
    Audio Signal Format MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM
    Interface Composite video/audio
    Lens System
    Type Zoom lens - 20x zoom - 4.5 - 90 mm - f/1.6-3.5
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 32.5 - 650mm
    Focus Adjustment Automatic, manual
    Zoom Adjustment Motorised drive, manual
    Filter Size 72 mm
    Features UD glass, Built-in 1/32 Neutral Density Filter, built-in 1/6 neutral density filter, fluorite glass
    Memory / Storage
    Memory Card Slot SD card
    Included Memory Card 16 MB SD
    Image Storage JPEG 1920 x 1080
    Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
    Included Accessories Lens hood, camcorder shoulder strap, audio / video cable, component video cable, IR remote control, power adapter with battery charger
    Viewfinder Type Electronic - LCD
    Viewfinder Colour Support Colour
    Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.57"
    Viewfinder Resolution 269,000 pixels