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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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Canon unveils the XHG1 and XHA1

This is for real. I can't read Japanese well enough to quote specs, but you can all see the pictures of Canon's new cameras HERE

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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #2
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I was only kidding around on my review of the XL H1 about a GL3 or something! Holy cow!!

A1, G1? I'm guessing the G1 is pro (shotgun mic), the A1 is consumer...How very Sony and JVC. And, an answer to those of us who were put off by the price.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:36 PM   #3
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Sweet!!! 24f in a compact package!!! I know what I'm buying when it comes out!
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #4
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good find....I hope the USA model is black.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #5
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Clicking some of the links will get you what appears to be a function page, differences page, and finally, an accessories page. There's enough English stuff in there to get an idea of the camera features.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #6
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Yeah looks like:


3 Chip 1/3 CCD

If I'm not mistaken that looks like and HD-SDI output

24f and 30f modes

2 different models no less!!!

These appear to have the same basic specs as the XL-H1

If my currency conversion is correct the XH G1 will retail for around $6800 and the XH A1 will retail for around $4700. I could be mistaken, so let's take this with a grain of salt.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #7
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Looks very interesting! I like the LCD screen being closer to the front of the camera.
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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #8
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Looks like the difference between the two is that the G1 has the HD/SD SDI, Genlock, TC in/out, whereas the A1 does not. It appears that the two cameras are otherwise the same in functionality.

The G1 definitely has a lot of high end features included with the XLH1.

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As with the GL1/2 and the XL1-2 cameras, nearly identical to the XL H1.

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Old July 25th, 2006, 11:59 PM   #10
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Does this mean they will use memory cards?

Quote:
16 CARD
(静止画記録) DRIVE MODE(ドライブモード):OFF、ON
FLASH(フラッシュ):OFF、ON
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Scroll down to the bottom: http://cweb.canon.jp/prodv/xhg1/point.html#p05
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Old July 26th, 2006, 12:01 AM   #11
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Does this mean they will use memory cards?


Scroll down to the bottom: http://cweb.canon.jp/prodv/xhg1/point.html#p05
They can do still photos. One of the pages lists the four resolutions you can shoot in.

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Haha I don't mean to keep posting but here's one more useful link:

http://translate.google.com/translat...&hl=en&ie=UTF8

Also, it looks like the LCD screen (which it says has 269,000 pixels) folds over on top of the camera body but under the handle. Neat.
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Thanks for the translation Mark,

They refer to the cameras as having 24f/30f. I wonder if this means there's more likelihood now of a deck to support the format?
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I just noticed it has XLR inputs. These cameras could give Panasonic cameras(HVX200/DVX100) some competition. Hmmm... I wonder if thats just for th XH-G1 model?
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I just noticed it has XLR inputs. These cameras could give Panasonic cameras(HVX200/DVX100) some competition. Hmmm... I wonder if thats just for th XH-G1 model?
Near as I can tell, both have the XLR inputs. The only difference in the comparison table that I saw was the features I mentioned a few posts up in this thread.

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