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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Finally made my choice

And it's the Canon XH-A1. Best bang for the buck as far as I could see. This forum seems to be overflowing with satisfied customers, and most reviews on it are stellar. Still a bit concerned with Chromic Aberration, but it seems that if it were really a large problem with the camera, we'd here about it from users more often.

So, count me in on the Canon club. :) (Although, eventually, I will return to Sony when I have money for the XDCAM EX.)
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Old September 5th, 2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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Great choice Brandon. Check out the preset threads.
You'll be amazed at the picture quality.
I shoot HD burn to SD, watch it on my Toshiba 36 crt tv. Blown away.

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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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Ah... she got here and she's a beauty. Cannot wait to shoot some video with her.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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Congrats!

You'll probably like this article. It's about the XL H1, but other than the removable lens and some other goodies like SDI out, the guts are the same.

http://blog.broadcastengineering.com...ras-equipment/

Scroll down to the next to the last article from the bottom--Scott Billups' piece. His take on 24F is interesting too.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #5
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The March issue of EventDV mag also has a ratyher nice write-up on the XHA1. Sorry I don't have the link, but it's worth looking up.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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I am really loving this unit. I REALLY love the various aspect ratio guides. BRILLIANT!
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Old September 9th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #7
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It's like a new car.. my XH-A1 smells good :)
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Old September 9th, 2007, 07:30 AM   #8
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Old September 10th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #9
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Please don't take me the wrong me but

in the following article: http://blog.broadcastengineering.com...tion/#more-138
Could it be that this is an article sponsored by Canon and that the gentleman received money from canon to write such a nice review?

I don't want and I hate to be in such state of mind, but this is a VERY common practice for drugs, foods, running shoes etc...why not for cams?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #10
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That's a logical thought, for sure. Scott Billups has a pretty sterling reputation from articles he's written and his overall professional experience, so I dunno.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #11
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Canon does not pay for reviews. I know Scott Billups and he would not accept money to write a positive review.
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