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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:23 PM   #31
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Just Got The Xh A1

I picked it up here in utah about 2 hours ago...and all I can say is wow!!! the things that are standing out most to me right now is that the field of view is incredibly wider that the XL H1's stock lens...also the iris ring is very slick and will be very handy.

It looks & feels like a mix between the hvx, sony hd, and gl2...I guess canon just decided to mix the best of everything!


I'm gonna keep testing and comparing this thing! it's amazing!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:23 PM   #32
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We just picked ours up today!!!!!
Then the contest is over. Cancel my order, now waiting for the Sony, lol...
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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:31 PM   #33
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Then the contest is over. Cancel my order, now waiting for the Sony, lol...
No fair! I started this thread! I was supposed to get it first!

Seriously though, it pays to have a regional dealer so you can pick it up in person the day it arrives!

Congrats! Maybe now they can post the manual so I can start reading it tonight!

Edit: Darnit! The Canon site still says coming soon.....don't they know that it came already!

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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:43 PM   #34
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The web site still wasn't updated this morning. Seems to me that at big companies the web guys are the last to know about any new thing.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 02:44 PM   #35
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Yeah but they have an advantage, the seaport of Utah! Location, location, location!

But seriously, the talk of delays was wrong. For arrival today, Canon met their end of October shipping promise.

I would have thought the hold up if there was going to be one was to allow the regional distribution centers to insert a leaflet warning of explosive battery hazards and what not.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:02 PM   #36
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Anyway, thanks Marty. Time is of the essence, just got off the phone with Christine, they are now sold out of the first allotment. Got my tracking number, fingers crossed.

She and ZGC were great, very responsive and friendly.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:09 PM   #37
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lowell,

Could you please check on the manual for us??

1) Can the image be flipped on the LCD?

2) Can the it be "time code running free" in 24f ?

congratulation !! we are all jealous
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:33 PM   #38
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1) Can the image be flipped on the LCD?

2) Can the it be "time code running free" in 24f ?

1. I haven't seen anything that says it does..but I'll keep looking

2. The manual says "When recording in a mode other than SD at a frame rate of 24F , you can select the running mode of the camcorder's time code. You can enter the initial value for the [FREE-RUN] and the [REC RUN PS.] settings"

There is also an option to select the 24F pulldown mode..did anybody else know about this? it's got both 2:3 and 2:3:3:2

And there is a histogram option when in playback....are these all new things?

And the camera came with a CANON HDV tape..I didn't know canon made tapes like that?

THERE ARE TOO MANY NEW THINGS!! ANYONE WANT TO BUY A XL H1? I want a couple more of these!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:40 PM   #39
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Back in the running

I heard from Zotz this afternoon & they are going to ship my A1 out today... this is so cool, I've wanted a new Canon for years - and now it's on it's way.
Thanks Brian.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:45 PM   #40
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This just in: B&H says they've heard from Canon and their shipment [to B&H] is en route. There are enough cameras in this shipment to fill all current orders. He went on to say that the cameras should be shipped out at the end of the week or beginning of next week.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:46 PM   #41
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1) Can the image be flipped on the LCD?

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1. I haven't seen anything that says it does..but I'll keep looking.
I hope at least the magnet thing works. Something tells me that function has been built in Digic II, but "built in" does not always equal enabled... It's pretty common for the electronics industry to hide some features for some reasons, but I don't think image flip has to be licensed. I hope this world is not completely crazy yet. We remember color bars trick in XL1. Canon, I will never forgive you what you did that summer ;-)

So, maybe we will hear from East Coast dealers this week? I'm close to say "can't wait".
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:57 PM   #42
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Thank you sir !! so, technically we can have free running TC in 1080 24f then ?? That will be as close as getting real TC to sync with an external recorder !! :)



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1. I haven't seen anything that says it does..but I'll keep looking

2. The manual says "When recording in a mode other than SD at a frame rate of 24F , you can select the running mode of the camcorder's time code. You can enter the initial value for the [FREE-RUN] and the [REC RUN PS.] settings"

There is also an option to select the 24F pulldown mode..did anybody else know about this? it's got both 2:3 and 2:3:3:2

And there is a histogram option when in playback....are these all new things?

And the camera came with a CANON HDV tape..I didn't know canon made tapes like that?

THERE ARE TOO MANY NEW THINGS!! ANYONE WANT TO BUY A XL H1? I want a couple more of these!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 07:37 PM   #43
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That's a good question....there is always a chance. But the price is already so low for the feature set it has. I'd think it would be tought to get it any lower. We can hope.

The H1 stayed at it's price for a long long time. If the demand is high enough I don't foresee it dropping anytime soon.

Peace!
thanks Marty, then I don't suppose there is any necessity to wait for a couple weeks to get it ordered..
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Old November 1st, 2006, 07:40 PM   #44
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thanks Marty, then I don't suppose there is any necessity to wait for a couple weeks to get it ordered..
Jerry
I'd say there is no chance that the price will drop significantly in the first 2 months. .....if you hold out for 4-5 months then you will probably get a better shot at saving some coins.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 07:43 PM   #45
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I read Chris' confirmation of sponsors, but I had never heard of this zotc or whatever place
I had good luck with onecall.com, samys.com, and 17thstreetphoto.
And some success with b and h and not to cast aspirations on them but I read some posts here and there at dpreview where a couple folks over the years got what appeared to them to have been opened and/or returned. But I would still buy from them.

This Z place how are they through the whole processs, returns and so on? they seem good and decent.

I don't mind going thru one of these sponsored companies here, but if I order via phone how do I give credit to here?

Also does the Z place have extended warranties and if so are they better than MACK ones...thanks..
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