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Canon XL-H1S 3CCD HDV High Definition Professional Camcorder with 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III

by Canon

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  • Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III with Professional L Series Fluorite
  • Canon interchangeable XL Lens Mount
  • Independent Manual Focus, Zoom and Iris Ring
  • Zooming: Responsive manual zoom ring with three settings (Slow, Normal, Fast)
  • Increased weighting of zoom ring for smoother control
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Canon
  • Model: 2080B001
  • Optical zoom: 20 x
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CCD
  • Weight: 8.00 pounds

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 17.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 17.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0017SR4JO
  • Item model number: 2080B001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,194 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Exceptional Image Quality, Definitive Control, Professional Functionality - For more than a decade, Canon has brought industry-leading lens optics and image processing expertise to the professional market with the XL Series camcorders. In that time, leading videographers have come to rely on the superior image quality and ultimate creative control available to them through the XL Series' features and open architecture system. The latest in that line is the Canon XL H1S HD camcorder. It has all the features that have made the XL Series a favorite of independent filmmakers, corporate and event shooters, in addition to broadcast and news markets. To complement these features, the Canon XL H1S has added an even higher level of customization options and capabilities which will make it an even more useful creative partner for the demanding professional. Industry-standard connections and terminals along with a wider range of image control settings and options are combined with the new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III with Professional L Series Fluorite. To back up that superb lens are three 1/3; Native 16:9 CCD with 1.67M Pixels (delivering a full 1440 x 1080) and Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor. The XL H1S is the compelling choice for anyone seeking to produce the best in high definition video.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Mcdonald on September 5, 2009
Canon has done it again with another truly remarkable camera. The XLH1 and XLH1a are by far the best camera's in this price range.

Actually this camera is better than most that cost 3 or 4 times as much.

Great picture quality, very nicely laid out controls, fast auto focus, very clever image stabilizer and a enormous amount of flexibility.

I have been a Canon fan and user for 20 years and have never been disappointed. The Canon XLH1 is a work of art and a thing of beauty.

Sure this camera is not for the novice because it can be quite complex to get set up to perform the way you want it to but once you do go through the tedious tasks of adjusting it to your own tastes then you have the most wonderful video camera right at your finger tips to do what ever you want it to do.

You can set the camera to auto everything and get pretty good HD video but I suggest you learn how to adjust it to do more of what it was made to do and that is capture absolutely stunning video.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dustin Perry on September 20, 2009
Sure there are better high-definition camcorders out there, but if you're just an average consumer like most of us and aren't running a national news studio or filming a big-budget action thriller, the Canon XL-H1S should be more than sufficient at meeting your videography needs.

I have spent entire weekends shooting hours and hours of gorgeous footage, and after editing it together on my computer and viewing the finished product, I have been consistently blown away by the outstanding sound and picture quality the XL-H1S provides.

This camcorder is equipped to handle any professional-grade attachment you can throw at it -- portable microphones, expandable battery packs and memory cards, filters, lenses, etc. -- and is all extremely user-friendly. I stand by my purchase of this product and have thus far loved every minute I have spent using it. The Canon XL-H1S comes highly recommended.
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