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Old October 27th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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Full XH-A1 review

not sure if this has been posted on this site already somewhere, but anyway, here it is (from a Japanese webs site's test & review) :

http://translate.google.com/translat...language_tools

Some sample shots at various focal lengths and all kinds of other useful pics, (and the auto-translated text of course)
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Old October 27th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #2
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From the translated article...

"As for the knitting machine it can photograph also 30p and 24p not only 60i, but, the selector switch of the hardware is not attached to XL H1."

Man, reading this stuff will mess with your head :)

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Old October 27th, 2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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full review? is this a joke?

the translation alone means this is a joke...right?


Anyone who could make their purchase decision from this 'full' review is nuts!

Haha, welfare machine...
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Old October 27th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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You are not familiar with google automatic translation function right? (this is already stated in the first post, did u just click on the link?)

Original page:
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...5/zooma277.htm

In its native language i guess the "full" review is pretty sweet.
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Old October 27th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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i gave up after the thrid paragraph and then I just scrolled down to go view the pictures :p
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Old October 27th, 2006, 01:58 PM   #7
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Those translations are a scream. But there are some good photos.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #8
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I barely see any difference at all between the lightest and highest skin detail options on the grabs that were posted.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #9
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Sky detail is also very subtle.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #10
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The image control options is a thing of beauty. The difference between the different levels is very clear and it looks amazing what can be done.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 04:10 AM   #11
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AG-HVX200 -vrs-XH-A1 shootout?

Wundering about these two HDV cameras, which are in the same price range, and how theycompair. I realize it may require a field release to fairly study the XH-A1. but, has anyone found a link to a magazine shootout review?
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Translation: complete crap, forget it!

Skin & Sky detail modes: barely visible

Video/Cine control: beautiful!

Hardware details: composite output A/V1/V2 switch (what is that?), PLUS BNC - why?!!
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Old October 28th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #13
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The video is not that good. A lot of overexposed stuff and flat looking colors with no texture. But I'm 100% it was probably this guy's first time. Kaku's videos are WAY BETTER. I mean WAY!
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Old October 29th, 2006, 08:44 PM   #14
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Stu -

Thanks a lot for posting the link. Any information revealed before a product is released is valuable and interesting.

For those of us who don't understand lexical complexities and nuances of automated translation, there's always original Japanese version :)

I agree, Kaku's footage was better technically, but this article is still very much worth reading.

It seems less important, but I absolutely love the idea of internal battery compartment. It promises to improve camera performance in extreme cold weather and I think it will.

The skin detail is subtle, but it works. We should remember, it's HD. Not so easy to make it as smooth as in SD. Canon's high resolution does not make it easier :)

For now, just patiently waiting for XH-A1...
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Old October 30th, 2006, 04:50 PM   #15
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"After all, like A1/G1 being thorough, unless it penetrates, perhaps it is not being met the expectation of the user easily."

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