Canon XH G1S HDV Camcorder

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Canon XH G1S HDV Camcorder

With the XH G1S, Canon continues to expand its offerings of high quality HDV camcorders. For the most demanding professional seeking a lightweight, handily-sized high performance camcorder, the XH G1S delivers. Industry standard HD-SDI, Genlock and Time Code IN/OUT, all SMPTE compliant, and a wide range of image parameter controls makes the XH G1S a leading choice in the category.

Starting with the superb Canon Genuine Canon 20x HD lens with Professional L Series Fluorite, the XH G1S adds 3CCDs, each of which is at 1440 x 1080 pixels. It also means you can be sure that your shooting in the field will be the best it can be with Canon's SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization. It corrects for a wide range of camera movement and vibration, and combined with Instant AF (Auto Focus) you'll get ultra-quick, accurate focus. The DIGIC DV II HD image processor finishes the picture with improved color reproduction and noise reduction - for a final result that delivers excellent image quality.

To further ensure that your vision is realized, the XH G1S gives you features that let you make manual adjustments to fine-tune your video- the ultimate in total image control. For those situations in which you need to let your camcorder take care of exposure and image controls, the automatic settings on the XH G1S will expertly assist you.

You'll find flexibility, versatility and capability in the extensive array of features and optional accessories of the XH G1S. It is bound to meet and exceed your highest expectations.


Power Supply (rated): 7.4V DC (battery pack)
Video Recording system: HDV: HDV1080i; DV: DV specifications
Two rotating heads, helical scan azimuth recording, (Consumer VCR SD specifications)
Audio Recording system: HDV: 2-channel recording MPEG1 Audio Layer II: (Sampling frequency 48 kHz, bit rate 384 kbps)
DV: 2-channel recording PCM digital recording: 16 bits (48 kHz), 12 bits (32 kHz, 12 bits selectable)
Image Sensor: (3) 1/3-inch Native 16:9 CCDs (1440x1080)
Total Pixels: Approx. 1.67 Megapixels each x 3
Effective Pixels: HD approx. 1.56 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
SD (4:3) approx. 1.17 Megapixels (1080 x 1080)
SD (16:9) approx. 1.56 Megapixels (1440 x 1080)
Tape Format: Video cassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
Tape Speed: HDV/DV: SP mode 18.81mm/second
DV: LP mode 12.56 mm/second
Maximum recording time: HDV/DV: SP mode 80 min. DV:LP; 120 min.
Lens: Canon 20x HD L Series Zoom, f=4.5-90mm, f/1.6-3.5
Focusing System: TTL-video signal sensing system autofocus. Manual focusing possible.
Minimum Focusing Distance: 20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range)
Frame Rate: 60i, 24F, 30F
Minimum Illumination: NTSC: 6 lux (Shutter speed 1/60, Gain 18 dB)
PAL: 5 lux (Shutter speed 1/50, Gain 18 dB)
Manual mode (when Gain 18 dB, f/1.6, 60i/50i are selected)
NTSC: 0.4 lux (Shutter speed 1/4), PAL: 0.3 lux (Shutter speed 1/3) (when 60i/50i is selected)
Genlock Terminal: BNC Connector (input only)
HD/SD-SDI Terminal: BNC Connector (output only)
SD-SDI: compliant with SMPTE 259M, 272M, RP 188 (LTC)
HD-SDI: compliant with SMPTE 292M, 299M, RP 188 (LTC)
Timecode Terminals: BNC Connector (input and output)
Image Stabilization: SuperRange Optical (Lens Shift)
Filter Diameter: 72mm
Viewfinder: .57-inch widescreen, approx. 269,000 pixels
LCD Screen: 2.8-inch widescreen, approx. 207,000 pixels
Microphone: High-performance stereo electric condenser microphone
Recording Media: SD/SDHC (photos), MMC (photos)
DV Terminal: HDV/DV Special 6-pin connector (IEEE1394 compatible); both input/output
Video Terminal: (a) Also serves as RCA pin jack (yellow); both input/output (b) Also serves as BNC connector; output
Output Levels: -12 dBV (with 47-kohm load, 1 Vrms output level setting and -12 dB full scale)
Audio Terminal: XLR 3-pin jack (2 systems); Switchable between MIC/LINE
Microphone Terminal: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Operating Temperature range: 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
Dimensions: 6.4 x 7.6 x 15.5 in. (163 x 192 x 394mm)
Weight (not including lens hood and eyecup): 4.9 lbs. (2200 g)
Weight (fully loaded): 5.4 lbs. (2465 g)

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