Canon’s Next Cam — Photos from SFO SuperMeet, Pt. 3

600xf-withxhbThe new camera compared to an XH A1S…

600xf-withxhaThe glass case in which the new camera mock-up was contained made it difficult to get some decent side-by-side shots with the XH, but this will give you some idea of how they compare in size.

600xf-sideOne more view of the busy left side controls layout…

600xf-profile…and the whole camera.

600xf-reartopHopefully the two buttons behind the zoom toggle are individually programmable custom keys.

600xf-rearobThe connections module, similar to the one at the back of the XH G1S / A1S, but laid out a bit differently. Sure hope there’s an HDMI jack in there. And most likely it’ll have USB2 instead of FireWire… or maybe both?

600xf-jacksThe four round port covers are identical to those on the XL H1S (three of which are on the XH G1S), indicating that this model has HD-SDI output, GenLock, and separate TimeCode input and output jacks, meaning this model is intended for the pro video / broadcast market. There will almost certainly be an identical version of this camcorder made available *without* these jacks, selling at a lower price point, just like the XL H1A and XH A1S.

600xf-signfrontThe only front view I have. Sure looks like a 72mm filter thread diameter to me.

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After completing my degree in Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, I managed a video production studio "back in the tape days" while waiting for the digital video revolution to arrive and for the internet to become mainstream. Things started to get interesting in November of 1997 when I launched The XL1 Watchdog, my first web site dedicated to digital video technology. In January of 2001, that site morphed into DV Info Net — the Digital Video Information Network. More than fifteen years later, the longevity of DV Info Net is exceeded now only by its popularity and reputation as one of the leading technology information resources in the broadcast and professional video markets.

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