Canon XL-H1S HD Camcorder PAL

by Canon
Canon XL-H1S HD Camcorder PAL
The Canon XL H1S HD camcorder is designed to meet requirements of independent filmmakers, corporate and event shooters, in addition to broadcast and news markets. Industry-standard connections and terminals along with a wider range of image control settings and options are combined with the new Canon 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III with Professional L Series Fluorite. To back up that superb lens are three 1/3" Native 16:9 CCD with 1.67M Pixels (delivering a full 1440 x 1080) and Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor.


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: (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 60 min. DV:LP; 90 min.

Canon 20x HD Video Zoom XL 5.4-108 mm L IS lll

Lens Mount
XL interchangeable lens system

Focusing System
TTL-video signal sensing system autofocus. Manual focusing possible (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS III installed)

Minimum Focusing Distance
20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range): (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS III installed)

Frame Rate
60i, 24F, 30F

Minimum Illumination
60i, 7 lux (1/60 shutter speed); 30F, 4 lux (1/30 shutter speed); 24F, 3 lux (1/24 shutter speed)

Genlock Terminal
BNC Connector (input only)

HD/SD-SDI Terminal
BNC Connector (output only)
SD-SDI: compliant with SMPTE 259M (video std.), 272M (embedded audio std.), RP 188 (LTC) (timecode std.)
HD-SDI: compliant with SMPTE 292M (video std.), 299M (embedded audio std.), RP 188 (LTC) (timecode std.)

Timecode Terminals
BNC Connector (input and output)

Component Terminal
1080i/480i supported

Image Stabilization
Optical (VAP)

Filter Diameter
72mm (20x HD Video Zoom XL 5.4 - 108mm L IS III Lens)

2.4-inch widescreen, TFT color EVF/LCD Monitor, approx. 215,000 pixels

High-performance stereo electric condenser microphone

Recording Media

DV Terminal
HDV/DV Special 6-pin connector (IEEE1394 compatible); both input/output

Output Levels
-12 dBV (with 47-kohm load, 1 Vrms output level setting and -12 dB full scale)

S-video Terminal
4-pin mini-DIN; both input/output

Audio Terminal
(a) Also serves as RCA pin jack (white/red, L/R) both input/output (2 systems)
(b) XLR 3-pin jack (2 systems); switchable between MIC/LINE

Microphone Terminal
3.5mm stereo mini-jack

In the Box

Canon 20x HD Video Lens III
Camera Dust Cap
Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap, and Lens Soft Case
Lens Hood
FU-2000 Color Viewfinder Unit
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter with AC Cable
Microphone Unit
External Microphone Holder Adjustment Band
HDVM-E63PR Digital Video Cassette
DC-920 DC Coupler
BP-950G Battery Pack with terminal cover
SDC-32M Memory Card
WL-D5000 Wireless Controller
(2) AA Batteries (for WL-D5000)
SS-1100 Shoulder Strap
DTC-1000 Component Video Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
External Monitor Cable
Tripod Adapter Base
Canon XL-H1S Manual


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