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Canon XL H1

Canon XL H1
alaScore 77

5 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Canon XL H1. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the color. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the price.

image quality, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XL H1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Ben Wolf (

Canon XL review: Canon XL


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.

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

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: David Kender (

Canon XL H1


The Canon XL H1 features three 1/3" CCDs. Each CCD has a gross pixel count of 1.67MP. The effective pixel count during HDV recording is 1.56MP. In standard definition (DV) recording in 16:9 the effective pixel count in the same, 1.56MP per CCD. In DV...

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Guest user (



THE GOOD: 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. THE BAD: No true progressive shooting. Strange...

Jun, 2006