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Canon XH-A1E PAL 3CCD HDV Camcorder, 1080i, 16:9, 20x Lens, 25f Mode

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The Canon XH-A1E is an extension of the XL-H1E HDV camcorder. The camera is geared towards the videographer on a budget who isn't willing to compromise any of the professional attributes of its big brother. With the same high quality 1/3" CCDs, the camera yields an image both crisp and noise-free. The solid feeling is instantly apparent when operating the XH-A1E; despite its modest frame, the camera performs like a pro!

Utilizing the highly efficient HDV compression format allows over an hour of high definition recording on a single MiniDV tape. The camera features a 20x fluorite fixed lens for additional zoom capability, while its superior optics produces images unmatched by the competition. Additionally, the lens has the Instant AF auto-focus system, incorporating technology which helps reduce auto focus reaction time, while increasing overall accuracy.

HD at Your Fingertips
The XH-A1E has three 1/3" 16:9 interlaced CCDs that capture images at 1080i resolution. The camcorder features selectable frame rates of 50i and 25f, allowing the user to adjust to the assignment at hand. Filmmakers can utilize the 25f mode when creating the look and feel of cinema, which is shot at 24 fps. The 50i mode delivers exceptional resolution for shooting in environments like ENG or reality television.
High Quality Images
The XH-A1 HD camcorder includes Canon's proprietary DIGIC DV II image processor. DIGIC DV II is an image processor that can process both HD and SD video signals as well as still photos. The highly effective chip ensures clean, noise-free footage with unmatched color fidelity.
Flip-Out LCD
The camera features a flip-out LCD capable of being viewed from both sides of the camera, a feature often overlooked on competitive cameras. The LCD provides ample resolution for more capable focus assistance. The display tucks cleanly under the handle when not in use, resulting in unfettered side controls.
Instant AF
Instant AF is an auto-focus assistant that dramatically increases both speed and accuracy when paired with HD technology. High definition requires far more precision to get acceptable focus than its standard definition counterpart. The increase in fidelity means the camera itself must work harder to find complete focus. If the auto-focus still doesn't satisfy, Canon has included independent rings not only for focus and zoom, but for iris as well; a feature usually only found in high-end ENG systems.
The XH-A1E can be customized in a variety of different ways. The image itself can be tweaked to get an endless array of different styles. Additionally, all of these functions can be saved via a Secure Digital (SD) card, for future retrieval. This feature can also be used to transfer camera settings from one camera to another, which can save time during projects with multiple cameras.
Optical Stabilization Feature
Canon calls its image stabilizer Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization and it helps overcome camera shake from hand held shooting and even shake produced from a moving vehicle. Because it is an optical function, it can compensate for a greater degree of camera shake. This avoids any loss in image quality unlike electronic or digital stabilizing methods.

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Signal System MiniDV
HDV: 1080i/50i, 1080i/25f
Image Device 3 1/3" Native 16:9 CCDs at 1440 x 1080 (Interlaced)
Lens 4.5-90mm (32.5-650mm; 35mm photo equivalent)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
Sensitivity f/1.6-3.5mm
Minimum Illumination Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Filters ND: 1/6, 1/32
LCD Monitor 2.8" (207,000 Pixels)
Viewfinder 0.57" (269,000 Pixels)
Memory Card Slot Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Secure Digital (SD)
MultiMedia Card (MMC)
Shutter Speed Range 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/16000
Gain Selection -3, ±0, 3, 6, 12, 18, 36 dB (36 dB, Camera Only)
Tape Format Mini DV Cassettes
Tape Speed 18.8 mm/s
Maximum Recording Time 80 min
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Signal Format HDV
2 Ch/MPEG-1 Audio Layer II

Input and Output Connectors Audio: XLR (x2 Input)
BNC Video
Component Video
Composite Video
Microphone: 3.5 mm
Headphones: 3.5 mm
LANC Terminal
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
7.4 VDC
Power Consumption 7.8W with Power Supply
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0°-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.4 x 7.4 x 13.8" (16.3 x 18.9 x 35 cm)
Weight 4.5 lb (2 kg)
Canon XH-A1E PAL 3CCD HDV Camcorder, 1080i, 16:9, 20x Lens, 25f Mode
  • CA-920 Compact Power Adapter/Charger
  • DC Coupler
  • Battery Pack
  • Shoulder Strap
  • WL-D5000 Wireless Controller
  • Adapter Holder
  • Component Video Cable
  • Stereo Video Cable
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