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Canon XH Black High Definition HDV Camcorder - XH A1S

Abt Model: XHA1S | UPC Code: 013803101324

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Canon XH A1S Black High Definition HDV Camcorder - XHA1S

For the professionals who require a smaller, lighter weight HD camcorder but who won’t give up capability and performance, Canon offers the XH A1S. Our latest in a family of high quality HDV camcorders, the XH A1S delivers advanced features and a wide range of image parameter controls to make your vision a reality- and at a very attractive price.

Starting with the superb Canon Genuine Canon 20x HD lens with Professional L Series Fluorite, the
XH A1S adds 3CCDs, each of which is at 1440 x 1080 pixels. It also means you can be sure that your shooting in the field will be the best it can be with Canon’s SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. It corrects for a wide range of camera movement and vibration, and combined with Instant AF (Auto Focus) you’ll get ultra-quick, accurate focus. The DIGIC DV II HD image processor finishes the picture with improved color reproduction and noise reduction - for a final result that delivers excellent image quality.

To further ensure that your vision is realized, the XH A1S gives you features that let you make manual adjustments to fine-tune your video- the ultimate in total image control. For those situations in which you need to let your camcorder take care of exposure and image controls, the automatic settings on the XH A1S will expertly assist you.

You’ll find flexibility, versatility and capability in the extensive array of features and optional accessories of the XH A1S. It is bound to meet and exceed your highest expectations.


  • High Definition handheld HDV Camcorder
  • Genuine 20x High Definition L Series Zoom Lens
  • Three 1/3" Native 16:9 CCD Image Sensors with 1.67 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
  • True 1080 HD Capture with a choice of 60i, 30F Progressive, or 24F Progressive frame rates
  • Canon DIGIC DV II Image Processor delivers the highest image quality
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer can correct a wide range of movements without image degradation
  • Instant AF dramatically reduces focusing time and increases accuracy
  • 2 Built-in XLR Terminals with independent audio level control
  • Complete customization with 23 image adjustments, 22 display options and 21 custom function settings

Package Content:

  • XH A1S Camcorder with lens cap
  • CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
  • WL-D5000 Wireless Controller
  • DTC-1000 Component Cable
  • Lens Hood
  • SDC-32M SD Memory Card
  • Two R6/AA Batteries
  • AC Cable
  • Tripod adapter base
  • BP-950G Battery Pack
  • STV-290N Stereo Video Cable
  • IFC-300PCU USB Cable
  • DC-920 Power Supply Coupler
  • SS-1100 Shoulder Strap
  • HDVM-E63PR Digital Video Cassette
  • Eyecup
  • External microphone holder adjustment band


  • Power Supply (rated): 7.4V DC (battery pack)
  • Video Recording system
    • HDV: HDV1080i; DV: DV specifications
    • Two rotating heads, helical scan azimuth recording, (Consumer VCR SD specifications)
  • Audio Recording system
    • HDV: 2-channel recording MPEG1 Audio Layer II: (Sampling frequency 48 kHz, bit rate 384 kbps)
    • DV: 2-channel recording PCM digital recording: 16 bits (48 kHz), 12 bits (32 kHz, 12 bits selectable)
  • Image Sensor: (3) 1/3-inch Native 16:9 CCDs (1440x1080)
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 1.67 Megapixels each x 3
  • Effective Pixels
    • HD approx. 1.56 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
    • SD (4:3) approx. 1.17 Megapixels (1080 x 1080)
    • SD (16:9) approx. 1.56 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
    • Tape Format: Video cassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
  • Tape Speed
    • HDV/DV: SP mode 18.81mm/second
    • DV: LP mode 12.56 mm/second
  • Maximum recording time: HDV/DV: SP mode 80 min. DV:LP; 120 min.
  • Lens: Canon 20x HD L Series Zoom, f=4.5-90mm, f/1.6-3.5
  • Focusing System: TTL-video signal sensing system autofocus. Manual focusing possible.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range)
  • Frame Rate: 60i, 24F, 30F
  • Minimum Illumination
    • NTSC: 6 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain 18 dB)
    • PAL: 5 lux (Shutter speed 1/50, Gain 18 dB)
    • Manual mode (when Gain 18 dB, f/1.6, 60i/50i are selected)
    • NTSC: 0.4 lux (Shutter speed 1/4), PAL: 0.3 lux (Shutter speed 1/3) (when 60i/50i is selected)
  • Image Stabilization: SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift)
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Viewfinder: 0.57-inch widescreen, approx. 269,000 pixels
  • LCD Screen: 2.8-inch widescreen, approx. 207,000 pixels
  • Microphone: High-performance stereo electric condenser microphone
  • Recording Media: SD/SDHC (photos), MMC (photos)
  • DV Terminal: HDV/DV Special 6-pin connector (IEEE1394 compatible); both input/output
  • Video Terminal
    • (a) Also serves as RCA pin jack (yellow); both input/output
    • (b) Also serves as BNC connector; output
  • Output Levels: -12 dBV (with 47-kohm load, 1 Vrms output level setting and -12 dB full scale)
  • Audio Terminal: XLR 3-pin jack (2 systems); Switchable between MIC/LINE
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
  • Operating Temperature range: 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 6.4"
  • Height: 7.6"
  • Depth: 15.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit(not including lens hood and eyecup): 4.7 lbs.
  • Unit(fully loaded): 5.3 lbs.
  • Shipping: 10 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One year parts and labor
Key Features
20x HD L Series Zoom/ 0.57 " Widescreen Viewfinder/ 2.8 " Widescreen LCD Screen/ High-Performance Stereo Electric Condenser Microphone/ SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization/ DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor/ 1440 x 1080 Pixels/ Instant Auto Focus/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Canon XH A1S from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Canon XH A1S is Brand New.
  • The Canon XH A1S Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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