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


View Poll Results: Which four (4) features should be added to the XH series camcorders?
OIS On / Off mappable to Custom Key 118 51.75%
XLR On / Off mappable to Custom Key 61 26.75%
Default Shutter speed in 25F of 1/50th 24 10.53%
Additional Shutter speeds (1/33rd and/or 1/40th) 21 9.21%
Option to display Shutter values in degrees 3 1.32%
Preset maximum Gain value for AGC 48 21.05%
Add intermediate steps in Gain (+9db, +15db) 46 20.18%
F. Asst. Mag. on displays / analog out during Rec. 26 11.40%
Allow Peaking and Zebra together 95 41.67%
Customize Peaking color and intensity 35 15.35%
Flip image in viewfinders (and maybe to tape, outputs) 63 27.63%
Move AE Shift function from menu to iris ring 26 11.40%
Histogram On / Off for Video (record and playback) 49 21.49%
Display active C. Preset name (record and playback) 55 24.12%
Display lens info (focus and zoom) on playback 18 7.89%
Display remaining battery time in real minutes 72 31.58%
Function setting for Long Push of "End Play" button 2 0.88%
Soft clipping / limiter in Manual Audio mode 63 27.63%
Allow digital zoom in Standard Definition recording 5 2.19%
Option: AF off during zoom (prevent focus pulsing) 59 25.88%
Photo buttons as optional Custom Keys 16 7.02%
Slower speeds for Focus Position preset transitions 44 19.30%
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Old September 16th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #121
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Already changed that, but my cameraman says it's still too sensitive.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #122
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Old November 27th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #123
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It's too difficult to control the focus. As you turn the focus ring it seems to increase in speed too quickly even with the slowest focus preset. My cameraman and I both find it frustrating, we don't have a focus puller controller thingy though, has anyone tried that?
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 03:44 PM   #124
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Eventhough Canon did a lot of effort to include several of the items on the wish list in their updates xh-a1s series I was just wondering if anyone has an idea if Canon ever will make some firmware that could update some of the most wanted features on the older A1?
I don't even know if the A1 can be upgraded through firmware but that would be a very welcome addition. (in my case a mappable OIS button)
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 11:02 PM   #125
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I was just wondering... if Canon ever will make some firmware that could update some of the most wanted features on the older A1?
The answer is no, that will not be an option. If you want those features, the upgrade path is to sell off your A1 and buy into the A1S.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 03:42 AM   #126
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Thanks chris for the answer, first I thought the title of this thread; "Firmware Upgrade Wishlist" was something that could be applied to the older versions. Anyway, now I know this I can start to live with the shortcomings of the older model. :)
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Old July 6th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #127
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2 years later. It's interesting to see the features Canon did include from this poll and compare this with the XF300.

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