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Canon XHA1SE Mini DV
Canon XH A1
Canon XL2 MiniDV
Canon ZR960 MiniDV
Canon ZR950
Canon XHA1SE Mini DV  DV  Flash Media Camcorder
Canon XH A1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Canon Pro XL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Canon ZR960 MiniDV Camcorder
Canon ZR950 Mini DV Camcorder
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Release Date
Jan 2011
Oct 2006
Feb 2006
Jul 2009
Apr 2008
Recording Format
Mini DV, DV, Flash Media
Mini DV, HDV
Mini DV
Mini DV
Mini DV
Optical Zoom
20.0 x
20.0 x
20.0 x
37.0 x
37.0 x
Recording System
NTSC, PAL
NTSC, PAL
NTSC
NTSC, PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
CCD Quantity
3.0
3.0
3.0
1.0
1.0
Memory Still Resolution
1.67 MegaPixels
2.07 MegaPixels
0.68 MegaPixels
0.51 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
Flash Media
Use
Video

  • Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.


  • Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.

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    - With the three 1/3" (1440 x 1080 pixels) CCDs, the image quality is very pleasing.
    - Properly lit scenes look brilliant in playback.


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

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    - The glass is coated with Canon's own flourite, which they claim is a driving force behind superior optical imaging.
    - The XL2 remains compatible with the XL series of lenses, and adds a new one to the previous three: a 20x optical zoom lens with "super range optical image stabilization" on board.

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    The Canon XL2 takes the Mini DV format to its artistic limits.

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    - The XL2 continues the XL1's legacy of providing nonstandard but easily accessed mechanical controls over all major camera functions: iris, shutter, gain, white balance, and so forth.


  • - Compared to other ultra-compact camcorders on the market, it is relatively inexpensive at around $250..

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    Canon’s entry-level digital camcorders are designed to deliver style, features and advanced technology at the most affordable price. Examples? How about our exclusive Genuine Canon 41x Advanced Zoom. It combines with our outstanding DIGIC DV Image Processor and a 680k Pixel CCD image sensor to deliver a full range of image quality.