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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 April 15th, 2007, 09:31 AM   #1
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Slow Instant?

The Instant autofocus on my A1 takes a while - sometimes two seconds in low light. Is this normal? I've been dealing with it but I wonder.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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So I guess it's normal? Pretty far from instant and slower than my other Canon cameras. I love the camera but I wonder.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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I have noticed this at times myself but I don't have an answer. The AF system on the XH A1 is different from Canon still cameras because of the way a video camera operates as opposed to a still camera.

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 10:05 AM   #4
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Low light and lack of contrast will definitely slow down the focus. It needs light and some sort of contrasting lines.

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 11:09 AM   #5
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Although I don't have the A1, my previous AG-DVC30 had a hard time focusing during low light as it tends to "hunt" for the object. I think this is a common problem on many types of camcorders with low light.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 01:25 AM   #6
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It is slow

Especially when I zoom in.
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