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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #91
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Lorinda: it has a 20X zoom range going from "pretty darn wide" to "more than you'll usually need telephoto". Better than anything else in its class as far as I can tell.
That the one big gripe I have with the FX1, in order to shoot decent wildlife, you need to put on an extender, and there isn't a lot of good stuff out there yet...
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #92
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Maybe its already fitted with a neon glow in that circular side bit thingy.
That would be really cool if it was! That would most definitely add to its appeal...
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #93
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The smaller size and weight will go easy on my back. A drawback to working with the XL1s. (It's not a true shoulder cam, and required a three-point rig and a wide stance).
These are a bit heavier that FX1 at 2000 plus grams. With nearly the same form factor, I am betting you will have still be dealing with a weight issue and balance, much the same as with the FX1.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #94
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That would be really cool if it was! That would most definitely add to its appeal...
If I recall correctly from testing the XL-H1, the side thingy may have some lights in it so you can read the dial and display in the dark. This should be one very sweet camera... why the heck didn't they ship it last year?!?
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How about the weight of these puppies? I am curious to see if I'd be able to use my merlin steadicam.
Someone quoted 2100 to 2200 grams depending on model My conversion says over 4.5 lbs.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:51 PM   #96
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If I recall correctly from testing the XL-H1, the side thingy may have some lights in it so you can read the dial and display in the dark. This should be one very sweet camera... why the heck didn't they ship it last year?!?
Man! Thats awesome! Now I don't know what camera I should get! I was thinking of going for a gl1 or 2, but now I don't know!
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:52 PM   #97
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I wonder if Panasonic would ever decide to put a 20X zoom lens on the successor of the HVX200.

I also wonder how Sony would have reacted if Canon were to release the 4000 dollar XH A1 right now.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:57 PM   #98
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Lorinda: it has a 20X zoom range going from "pretty darn wide" to "more than you'll usually need telephoto". Better than anything else in its class as far as I can tell.
Thanks, Kevin. I need to just be patient and have a look. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement! :)

Speaking of that, Gabriel and James, babies and puppies cost $3999 and $6999, and weigh 4.98 and 5.14 lbs. ;) If you check back on the links provided, there's a ton of info for us! I got a kick out of your enthusiasm, though!
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These are a bit heavier that FX1 at 2000 plus grams. With nearly the same form factor, I am betting you will have still be dealing with a weight issue and balance, much the same as with the FX1.
I was comparing with the Xl1s, it's forward heavy and awkward (I could feel it pulling forward. When I rented a GL1, it was more comfortable), and one of the reasons I was looking at the Z1U. I think the XHA1 would do nicely on a rig.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #100
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Thanks, Kevin. I need to just be patient and have a look. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement! :)

Speaking of that, Gabriel and James, babies and puppies cost $3999 and $6999, and weigh 4.98 and 5.14 lbs. ;) If you check back on the links provided, there's a ton of info for us! I got a kick out of your enthusiasm, though!
Ahh! Thank you! I don't think I'll be able to afford that after all... :( But I'll try as hard as I can!
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If I recall correctly from testing the XL-H1, the side thingy may have some lights in it so you can read the dial and display in the dark. This should be one very sweet camera... why the heck didn't they ship it last year?!?
Just look at it this way. If we hadn't bought those FX1s and Z1s in such great numbers, Canon wouldn't have made these moves. Sony, what's next ? HDV harddrive recording with dockable drive ??
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:11 PM   #102
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If I recall correctly from testing the XL-H1, the side thingy may have some lights in it so you can read the dial and display in the dark. This should be one very sweet camera... why the heck didn't they ship it last year?!?
All of the XL series cameras, from the XL1 to XLH1 have a back light that can be turned on to see the LCD in darkness. Push the button, you get about 3 seconds...hold the button for a few seconds and it stays on until you turn it off again.

The only difference that I'm aware of, and Pete Bauer can help is that the XLH1 has a blue backlight while the XL2 and previous models had white backlighting.

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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #103
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #104
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All of the XL series cameras, from the XL1 to XLH1 have a back light that can be turned on to see the LCD in darkness. Push the button, you get about 3 seconds...hold the button for a few seconds and it stays on until you turn it off again.

The only difference that I'm aware of, and Pete Bauer can help is that the XLH1 has a blue backlight while the XL2 and previous models had white backlighting.

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I sure hope that the XH G1/A1 has a blue back light! That would be a great color blend!
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Old July 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM   #105
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Greg, I have an XL1s and if I'm correct, I think it has blue backlight too. Well, a kind of blue green blacklight.

Not that this is on topic :-)
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