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Canon XL H1S -- A Dandiest Camcorder

Canon is a Japanese multinational corporation with its headquarters in Ota, Tokyo, Japan. They are specialists in optics and imaging products. They also produce cameras, steppers, photocopiers and computer printers. Canon unveils its new professional camcorder called Canon XL H1S Camcorder.

The dimension of this camcorder is 22.60 x 22.09 x 49.53 cm (8.9 x 8.7 x 19.5 inches) (width x height x depth). It contains a 2.4 inches (6.09 cm) LCD display having 215,000 pixels of resolution. The sensor resolution of this camcorder is 1.67 Megapixels. The effective video resolution will be 1.56 Megapixels. The effective senor resolution provided by this camcorder will be 5.01 Megapixels. The total pixel capacity of this camcorder will be 5.01 Megapixels. It uses a 1/3 inches CCD type of optical sensor.

The focal length of the lens ranges from 5.4 to 108 mm. The filter size of the lens is 72 mm. The minimum focus range is 100 cm (3.3 feet) and the macro focus range is 2 cm. The lens aperture ranges from f/1.6 to f/3.5. The optical zoom of the lens is 20x. The image aspect ratio offered by this camcorder is 16:9. The minimum shutter speed is 1/3 second and the maximum shutter speed is 1/16000 second. The XL H1S Camcorder product type is Camcorder 1080i. The digital zoom capacity of this camcorder is 20x. The minimum illumination capacity is 3 lux.

The analog video format of this camcorder is NTSC. It includes optical image stabilizer for clear picture recording. The video head quantity is two in number. The digital scene transition available in this camcorder is a black fader and a white fader. The camcorder slow shutter mode operates at 1/24 of a second. The digital photo shooting mode is also available in this camcorder. The shooting programs like spotlight and night mode are available. The white balance settings included in this camcorder are custom, preset and automatic. The white balance presets are indoor and outdoor.

The exposure mode contains automatic, manual, program, shutter priority and aperture priority. The exposure metering bears spot, multi segment and center weighted. The DIGIC DV II image processor takes care of the images. The exposure metering zone capacity is 128. The JPEG still image format is available in this camcorder. The main features incorporated in this camcorder are Zebra pattern, 4 channel audio recording, SMPTE Time Code, Flange Back Adjustment, Selectable frame rates and SMPTE Color Bars. The flash memory storage capacity is 32 MB and it uses SD memory card for storage.

A typical zoom lens is used in this camcorder. The lens gets mounted on a Canon XL mount. The accessories included with this camcorder are lens case, lens cap, dust cap, camcorder shoulder strap and adapter holder. It uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery for power. The supported battery is Canon BP-950G. The minimum operating temperature is 32 degree Fahrenheit and the maximum operating temperature is 104 degree Fahrenheit. The camcorder weighs 2.49 kilograms. The Canon XL H1S Camcorder is priced around 7300 to 9000 US Dollars.

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:41:09 +0000

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