Canon XH A1S

  • Canon XH A1S
89
Based on 10 scores, 21 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Stunning image and lens quality.
  • Lightweight.
  • Value.

Cons:

  • Distorted audio at higher SPLs from onboard mics.
  • No 720p recording capability.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CamcorderInfo on -

We like the Canon XH A1S, but its tape-based recording system is a bit outdated in our increasingly non-linear world.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 -

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 90

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...

By Digital Arts Online on -

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 85

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...

By MicroFilmMaker on 93

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....

By Sound and Vision Magazine on -

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 89

Canons XH A1 is an excellent camcorder for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what it offers...

By cnet on 89

Canons XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they...

By Digital Content Producer on -

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...

By Videomaker on -

You can unlock a new Pandoras box when you connect this camcorder via FireWire to a compatible laptop with Canon Console software. Console is like Adobe/Serious Magic DV Rack, with vectorscope, waveform monitor and DVR functions, but with camera...

By Macworld UK on 100

This camera is of such excellent value that most of the defects are quite minor in comparison. It isnt for everyone, and definitely not for the novice user, but if youre a professional filmmaker on a budget or a dedicated amateur...

By DigitalMedianet on -

David Hague Up until recently, Sony has lead the way in the HDV charge – if you discount the Canon XLH1 that is. In fact, if you think about it, since the release of the FX1 (and consumer based HC1), Sony has in effect churned through three...

By CNET Australia on 80

Canon has launched two new professional high-definition camcorders, the XH G1 (AU$11,499) and the XH A1 (AU$6,499), slotting in beneath the top-of-the-range Canon XL H1 (AU$13,999). Despite their price advantage, the new cameras want for little in...

By DV on 90

Canons XL H1 set the resolution standard for sub-$10,000 camcorders, and the XH series camcorders uphold that standard at lower cost, weight, and size. The XH A1 offers all of the capability of the XL H1, except for lens inter-changeability and the...

International Review By slashCAM on -

Die neuen alten Canons haben gegenber den HDV-Rivalen von Sony genau genommen noch vier relevante Merkmale zu bieten: CCDs (statt CMOS mit Rolling-Shutter), exzessive Bildjustage-Mglichkeiten, auch beim Einsteigermodell XH-A1s sowie die...

International Review By Akam on -

En gang i blant får vi inn litt dyrere kameraer til redaksjonen, og denne gangen er det Canon sin arvtager til det populære XM2 som står for tur. XH-A1 kan tilby HD, 72mm filterdiameter, 20x optisk zoom og XLR for å nevne...

International Review By Smartson on -

En hdv-kamera som klarar att filma i upp till 1080i med imponerande bildkvalitet. Testarna menar att den trots sin storlek dessutom är väldigt behaglig att...

International Review By IDG.no on -

I vr vurdering av kameraets videokvalitet, brukervennlighet og funksjonalitet m vi bare innrmme at kameraet faller utenfor vre normer, som er basert p videokameraer i forbrukersjiktet, om enn med hensyn til hva som finnes i de vre lag av dette...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 80

La Canon XH-A1s una videocamera per professionisti del settore, pertanto non c' molto altro da dire se non che si tratta di un ottimo prodotto. Le prestazioni sono eccezionali sotto tutti i punti di vista e anche le dimensioni sono...