Stunning image and lens quality.
Excellent video quality.
Class-leading 800+ TVl/ph detail.
Comprehensive color tweaks.
Clean pictures with multiple noise-reduction options.
Good focusing aids.
Simultaneous SD and HD output.
60i, 24F, and 30F modes.
FireWire remote control.
Distorted audio at higher SPLs from onboard mics.
No 720p recording capability.
By CamcorderInfo on September 10, 2009
We like the Canon XH A1S, but its tape-based recording system is a bit outdated in our increasingly non-linear world. Many pro camcorders are beginning to include the ability to record video to memory cards—just like the bulk of the consumer...-
By Macsimum News on February 16, 2009
The XH A1 high-definition camcorder (US$3,999) has so much going for it that all of the other manufacturers will have to sit up and take notice, again. In this class of video equipment, the XH A1 is relatively lightweight at just over four pounds,...-
By Layers Magazine on January 27, 2009
Canon’s reputation for outstanding image quality carries over throughout their product lines and, in this high-definition world that allows us to create everything from Blu-ray to YouTube videos, getting serious about camcorders is becoming more...90
By Digital Arts Online on April 28, 2008
This model was reviewed as part of our group test of HD camcorders.Last year, Canon’s XH-A1 bowled us over with its keen price and exceptional capabilities in low light. But the market has moved forward – particularly Sony’s offerings....-
By Good Gear Guide on November 23, 2007
Falling somewhere between the professional and high-end consumer markets, the XH-A1 is an outstanding high-definition camera that should suit anyone who is career minded about...85
By MicroFilmMaker on July 01, 2007
I spent several hours with the new Canon XH-A1. Chuck Biddle of ICVideo in Louisville generously loaned the camera to Microfilmmaker Magazine for review and also donated his time and discussed his experiences with the camera to help inform the review....93
By Sound and Vision Magazine on July 01, 2007
High-definition camcorder offerings have ramped up over the past year, with compact models priced as low as $1,000 or less arriving from Sony and Canon. At the same time, higher-end models from both companies have also hit the streets that are so...-
By CNET UK on June 07, 2007
Canons XH A1 is an excellent camcorder for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what it offers...89
By cnet on May 23, 2007
Canons XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they...89
By Digital Content Producer on March 01, 2007
In manual mode, the Canon XH A1 HDV camcorder produces images that retain good detail at both ends of the IRE scale. The Canon XH A1 is as close to perfect as any camcorder in its price range, with great resolution, very high contrast...-