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Canon XHA1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Canon XHA1. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the color. The zoom is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the portability and size. Reviews about the durability and image quality are mixed.

usability, zoom, color

size, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XHA1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: Richtiger (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

I have been using the XHA1s model for over 2 years now and found it to be extremely reliable, hard wearing and great quality. This camera takes a while to get used to, especially if you have come from a cheaper more consumer type. The XHA1 records to...

Sturdy, professional image and sound quality, has great manual controls, everything is adjustable if desired

Average low light performance, LCD screen is too small, flimsy plastic port covers on rear, hard to hand hold for long as it gets heavy,

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: cosMICK (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

Great for video enthusiasts, would be more realistic priced for the quality if the price was at least $1500 lower.

I love it, I want it! A real low to mid range broadcast quality camera capable of high end results in the correct hands!

Its still a low to mid range quality broadcast level camera and its a canon guaranteed to be more plastic than metal parts...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: minutman (productreview.com.au)

Excellent

 

This camera can be made to 'sing' in the right hands. It can challenge Broadcast vid cams at 5 times the price. But be honest though - if you don't have experience with serious HDV Broadcast-style cams, do yourself a favour and go for something easier...

This is a camera which in the right hands is as good as a Broadcast camera. For its price it is simply amazing. As a pro with over 20 years experience in Broadcast, this is the camera I've been waiting for in terms of quality and price.

Not so much as a 'con', but unless users know how to 'swing camera', this is not for them. If you want 'point and shoot', there are some excellent, cheaper HDV cams on the market which will give similar results without the lifetime 'learning curve'....

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: nigel1500 (productreview.com.au)

Good

 

The Canon A1 is a great semi/pro video camera. HDV is here to stay and the A1 has mastered the image quality. Although the camera is a bit pricey is performance and manual controls all get a tick from me. Only downside is that the LCD is a quite low...

Excellent video quality- HDV is a big step up from DV Lens delivers sharp image, optical stabilization is very useful Manual controls are quite good Auto focus is very quick

LCD screen is not high resolution The A1 is quite pricey for what it is

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No

Battery

Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Minimum illumination:0.4

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:207000

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):156000
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:1.67

Lens System

Filter Size:7.2
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.5 - 650
Focal length range (f-f):4.5 - 90
Optical Zoom:20

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/16000

Storage

Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV

Video

Maximum frame rate:25

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:269000
Viewfinder screen size:0.57

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25
Height :18.9
Weight:2.03
Width:16.3