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Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 reviews of Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback. The viewfinder and memory get critical comments, while opinions about the reliability and portability are mixed.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

memory, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and color. The zoom and size also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the design and portability.

usability, size, zoom, color, price

portability, design

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 182 user reviews of Canon XH-A1 / A1E / A1S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the portability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XH A1 1.67MP 3CCD High-Definition Camcorder with 20x Optical ZoomCanon XH A1 1.67MP 3CCD High-Definition Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-970G
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-950G

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder type:Shouldercam
Minimum illumination:0.3 / 0.4
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Carrying Case

Recommended Use:For digital photo camera
Type:Soft case

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:35cm/39.4cm
Height:18.9cm/19.2cm
Weight:2.13kg/2.4kg
Width:16.3cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.11
Display Resolution:207000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Spotlight/Night mode / Spotlight

Flash

Built-in Flash:N

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:DCC-650/XH A1/XH A1S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):156000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
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
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6/F/1.6-3.5
Max Focal Length:90mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:2Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1.56Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.67Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):8.5 mm ( 1/3" ) / 8.5 mm ( 1/3 )
Optical Sensor Type:3CCD
Sensor Qty:3CCD

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical/Optical (SuperRange)

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Flash:N
Focus:Auto: Instant AF; Manual: Independent
I/O ports:-Headphone\n-Microphone\n-DV(out/in)\n-Analogue-in\n-AV\n-LANC
Lens focal range:f/1.6 - 3.5
Lens system:N
Magnification:0.75
Manual Focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Noise Reduction: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:640 x 480
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI: No
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video In: No
S-Video Out: No

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/16000 / 1/3 - 1/16000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder tape type:HDV / Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Maximum frame rate:25
Maximum Video Resolution:1440 x 1080 / 1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080

Video Input

Faders:Black fader / White fader
Media Type:Mini DV (HDV)
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Skintone
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:269000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:269000
Viewfinder screen size:0.57
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25 / 35 / 39.4
Height :18.9 / 19.2
Weight:2.03 / 2.13 / 2.33
Width:16.3