Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder – Best camera I have ever owned.

Only factor it normally takes a extended time to upload to comp. Get 1 with a hd capability. But the vid top quality wow wonderful. I burned my camera when i comnected the firewire to the laptop or computer.

I am not specially tech-savvy or a ‘pro’ (performing on it) but right after examining through the handbook i am now ready to do rather a lot every thing i want. The high-quality of the graphic is wonderful, as is the rate when you review it to other hd camcorders available.

Great camera, excellent excellent electronic movie. Canon hardly ever ceases to impress me with their line up of hdslr, so lots of professions use them and they are surely top rated notch, thanks canon.

  • Everything I hoped it would be.
  • Fabulous. Wonderful. Great!
  • Love It !!! Love IT !!! Love It !!!
  • Good balance of run-and-gun and video quality camera.
  • Drop Dead, Kick Ass
  • 2nd best HDV prosumer camcorder ever made.

I have to invest in the hdv wire to hook up. Normally it is effective completely.

2nd ideal hdv prosumer camcorder at any time manufactured. . This camera has two weaknesses:one. Flimsy front digital camera microphoneeverything else destroys all other hdv cameras besides for 1: the sony z7u. The only benefit the xha1s has in excess of the z7u is the price level. The canon is drastically much less expensive and that may perhaps be all you require to know if you are deciding which digital camera to purchase. But the z7u is really the variety just one hdv digicam at any time created. If you ever used it, you will agree with me. Given that prosumer cameras are now heading to avchd, is hdv nevertheless worth investing in suitable now in 2011?if you edit making use of closing cut pro and shoot celebration video and have confined storage place, then indeed, investing in hdv is nonetheless a feasible option.

Features of Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Genuine Canon 20x HD video zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite; Independent manual focus. zoom, and iris ring
  • Three 1/3-inch native 16:9 CCD with 1.67M pixels (1440 x 1080); 1080 HD resolution with choice of 60i, 30F, and 24F frame rates
  • Canon DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor
  • Complete Customization: Iimage adjustments, display adjustments, custom functions; Nine custom presets and two custom keys
  • 2.8-inch Widescreen LCD (207,000 Pixels) and 0.57-inch Color Widescreen EVF (269,000 Pixels)

Eventhough i am very happy with this digital camera, im nevertheless likely to point out two issues that i felt just after utilizing it. I have a canon 7d and the feel of that video top quality are not able to be observed working with xha1s. Simply just set, xha1s does not give the dof result which u get with unique lenses specially fifty-500mm lens. The rate i am nonetheless anxious about. If and only if the canon 7d did not have a clip time limit. And applied minidv also, i wouldnt have needed the xha1s.

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  1. This product arrived as promised. Everything that was described on the site was delivered.
  2. This review is from : Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

    This bad boy takes some amazing footage. Even now as the camera industry is turning its attention to newer models that shoot in the somewhat over lavish 4k ultra hd, this model still holds its own in professional excellence. The only thing on this camera that i miss from the original xh-a1is the lack of a standby switch. But that’s what happens when you get a million complaints and returns from confused masses who can’t figure out why their camera isn’t turning on when they twist the dial. All that aside, the microphone is drastically improved, and the ability to focus and zoom simultaneously is pretty sweet too. This is an excellent camcorder for any professional to semiprofessional film maker looking for mobility without losing quality.
    1. Canon xha1s in 2015 – some things to consider before/after buying. . I wanted to wait a few months before posting my review of the canona xha1s. I must say, when arriving, the camera was very impressive to look at and feel. I agree with other reviewers that it fits into this odd (too big/heavy to handle easily) but too small to shoulder mount. I do not shoulder mount my camera and i do a lot of shooting on a tripod often. That said, i wanted to point out some pro’s and con’s when considering the purchase of a canon xha1s in 2015. – the l series flourite lens does not disappoint. The video comes out great and in well lit environments the picture quality is simply amazing.
  3. Only one issue is the focus ring making a grinding feel and sound. But that is something i can live with.
      1. This was definitely a great investment. There are so many options and features with this camera. At first i thought you would be allowed to film straight on to an sd card, but you actually need mini dv tapes for this camera. These tapes film for about an hour before you need to change it. Overall, great quality product and great hd quality film. I totally recommend this camera to anyone looking to film for events.
  4. This review is from : Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

    Good balance of run-and-gun and video quality camera. . I purchased this camera about a year ago as my main for my special events video service side business and to do small documentaries. It also happens to be my favorite toy and something i show off to some of my friends. I’ve been shooting video since my early teens back when vhs cams were the norm. I’ve used this one in about a dozen weddings and other special events and a couple of documentary/interview videos and other mini projects. If you want a run and gun camera that you can get down and dirty with but still want to retain some semblance of a film quality look, this is definitely the camera to get. Obviously this also isn’t your granny’s camera. This camera is for people who want to devote part of their life to video. This camera is also for the guy new to video but wants to learn and get somewhere. Overall i give the cam a solid 4.
    1. This was a christmas present, and a big surprise. The recipient was thrilled and began to use it almost immediately. It is easy to use, takes wonderful pictures,and is a winner with the whole family.
      1. Great camera, great quality digital film. Canon never ceases to impress me with their line up of hdslr, so many professions use them and they are definitely top notch, thanks canon.
  5. A wonderful camera, many uses. I have now had my xh-a1s for a little over a year and am very pleased with it. The only small complaint is that it does not have the most simple fade option. I know most of that is done in post but i have become pretty proficent in doing editing while shooting and that saves time in post. Other than that very minor complaint i love the camera. I video stage shows for archiving and have zoomed in from the back of the theater and been able to read the music on the piano players music stand, that in itself was simply amazing to me. There were hand written notes on the sides of the page dealing with timing etc and those notes were also very clear and readable. 70 feet from where the piano player was situated. The camera can look a bit overwhelming but it is logically laid out and, actually, i use nearly all auto.
    1. Best camera i have ever owned. . Best camera i have ever owned. The auto functions get you great results for quick live recording, but the main benefit of owning this camera was the ability to manually control just about every picture and audio function. This camera lets you tweak every conceivable parameter to the point that i often spent hours just learning how to create my own visual style with the camera presets. Eventually, i found out that i could just download presets by other users who had made awesome custom settings like panalook, bleach bypass, vividrgb, etc. Also, having two xlr inputs with full manual control is mandatory if you are going to capture professional audio too. Basically, you have everything you need in this camera to get the best quality footage possible.
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    Just one problem — too big to handhold, too small to shoulder mount. . I have used the canon xh-ais for about 3 months now. The lens is totally awesome. The camera does a great job with automatic white balance, auto focus and aperture. No, my problem is that i can’t hold it still. It’s quite long, so it’s gonna shake a little unless you have hands bigger than a gorilla’s. That means that (speaking for myself), i can’t get a good, steady picture without a tripod – and that’s a crushing restriction. It’s not canon’s fault, the camera is great. But it’s something to bear in mind for anybody considering using it.
  7. This review is from : Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

    2nd best hdv prosumer camcorder ever made. . This camera has two weaknesses:1. Flimsy front camera microphoneeverything else destroys all other hdv cameras except for one: the sony z7u. The only advantage the xha1s has over the z7u is the price point. The canon is significantly cheaper and that may be all you need to know if you are deciding which camera to buy. But the z7u is truly the number one hdv camera ever made. If you ever used it, you’ll agree with me. Since prosumer cameras are now going to avchd, is hdv still worth investing in right now in 2011?if you edit using final cut pro and shoot event video and have limited storage space, then yes, investing in hdv is still a viable option.
    1. I can connect with a firewire (6-6, not included) to my macbook pro and edit my videos with imovie. Although on what is in the box it figures an usb cable it is not included. But it dosn’t figures under the included items on the instruction manual.
  8. This review is from : Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

    Only thing it takes a long time to upload to comp. Buy one with a hd capability. But the vid quality wow amazing. I burned my camera when i comnected the firewire to the computer.
  9. This review is from : Canon XH-A1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

    Eventhough i am very happy with this camera, im still going to mention two things that i felt after using it. I have a canon 7d and the feel of that video quality cannot be seen using xha1s. Simply put, xha1s does not give the dof effect which u get with different lenses specially 50-500mm lens. The price i am still concerned about. If and only if the canon 7d did not have a clip time limit. And used minidv also, i wouldnt have wanted the xha1s.
    1. This is an awsome piece of equipment. It is very user friendly and is a great semi-professional camera. The only drawback is that you can not record to a compact flash card on the camera. With that being said, the camera is very versitile and lets even a novice shoot awesome videos.

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