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Canon XL-H1 / H1A / H1S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Canon XL-H1 / H1A / H1S. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and image quality also get good opinions, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability and zoom.

usability, image quality, price, design, durability

portability, zoom, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XL-H1 / H1A / H1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon XL-H1 / H1A / H1S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Canon XL-H1 / H1A / H1S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The image quality also gets good opinions, but some have doubts about the usability.

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usability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Laurence Grayson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon XL-H1

 

We were expecting Canon to have launched a high-definition video (HDV) camcorder long before now, but history has shown that the global imaging giant ...

Outstanding video quality, interchangeable lenses, HD/SD SDI output, timecode sync and Genlock, dedicated switchgear, superb lens, progressive scan SD

Expensive, unbalanced front-heavy design, 2.4in LCD can make focus tricky, only one HD lens currently available

A unique HDV camcorder that's just as comfortable in the field as it is cabled to a multi-cam studio setup. Professionals will find a lot to like in the XL-H1, while enthusiasts and semi-pro events videographers would be better off looking at a less...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Ben Wolf (cnet.com.au)

Canon XL H1

 

Canon's semipro high-definition XL H1 video camera is a winner for event, reality, ENG and documentary shooters, but its price is high.

Very high resolution ; Extensive image controls ; Interchangeable lenses ; Compatible with the Canon XL system of lenses and accessories ; Compatible jack pack is ideal for multicam studio work

No true progressive shooting ; Strange ergonomics ; Stock lens hard to focus manually ; Pricier than the competition

In standard definition, the Canon XL H1 performs similarly to the XL2, which costs half as much and offers a true progressive mode. Finally, the XL H1's still-image quality is extremely limited, offering only 2-megapixel resolution.

Feb, 2006

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