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The Canon XH-G1 is a high definition camcorder from Canon designed professionals looking for a high quality, professional grade HD camera with SMPTE compliant HD-SDI, Genlock and and Time Code IN/OUT. It is capable of shooting full 1080p resolution and features a Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite. The Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization corrects camera movement and vibration while the Instant AF (Auto Focus) gives an ultra-quick, accurate focus and the DIGIC DV II HD image processor helps provide improved color reproduction and noise reduction. The XH A1S is equipped with three 1/3" Native 16:9 CCDs (1440 x 1080 each) which deliver outstanding picture quality, highly accurate color reproduction, and a wide dynamic range with virtually no color noise. It has a 0.57" viewfinder and 2.8" screen, both of which are LCD widescreens and it can store still images with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 848 x 480, 1440 x 1080, and 640 x 480 which can be stored to either a MultiMedia Card or SD Memory Card. Other notable features inlclude built in XLR terminals, external microphone holder, an accessory shoe for a camera light light and Canon CONSOLE Image Control & Storage Software Version 1.1 for easy camera setup through a PC.

  • Power Supply (rated): CA-920
  • Image Sensor: 3 - 1/3" Native 16:9 CCDs (1440 x 1080)
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 1.67 Megapixels
  • Tape Recording:
    • HD: 1440 x 1080; Approx. 1.56 Megapixels
    • SD (4:3): 1080 x 1080; Approx. 1.17 Megapixels
    • SD (16:9): 1440 x 1080; Approx. 1.56 Megapixels
  • Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 min
  • Lens:
    • Zoom Ratio: 20x Optical
    • Focal Length: 4.5mm - 90mm (32.5mm - 650mm; 35mm photo equivalent)
    • Zoom Speed: 16 Zoom Speeds, plus High Speed and variable
    • Max. F/Stop: f/1.6 -- 35mm
    • Filter Size: 72mm
  • White Balance: Outdoor, Indoor, Manual, Set (2x), Color Temperature (in degrees Kelvin)
  • Image Stabilization: Super-Range Optical
  • AF System: 3 Mode Instant Auto Focus (external sensor plus TTL)
  • Viewfinder: Widescreen .57" Color Viewfinder (Approx 269,000 pixels)
  • LCD Screen: 2.8" Widescreen LCD (Approx. 207,000 pixels)
  • Recording Media: MiniDV Cassette
  • DV Terminal: IEEE 1394
  • Video Terminal: LANC terminal, BNC Video, Component Video, and Composite Video
  • Audio:
    • 2-channel recording/MPEG1 Audio Layer II
    • DV
      • 16 bit (48 kHz)
      • 12 bit (32 kHz)
      • 4ch synchronous recording not possible
    • HDV
      • 2-channel recording/MPEG1 Audio Layer II
  • Microphone Terminal: 2 XLR (line/mic level) inputs with phantom power (+48v); Mic terminal (3.5mm)
  • Dimensions:
    • Approx 6.4 x 7.4 x 13.8 in (163 x 189 x 350 mm) - not including grip belt
    • Approx. 6.4 x 7.4 x 12.4 in (140 x 189 x 314 mm) - not including the lens hood and grip belt
  • Weight (not including lens and battery pack): 4.6 lb (2100g)
  • Weight (fully loaded): 5.2 lb (2300g)
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