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Canon XH G1

Canon XH G1
alaScore 83

25 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality. The viewfinder is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the value for money, and many are less positive about the portability.

viewfinder, build quality

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon XH G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 25 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon XH G1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon XH G1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon XH-A1 XH-G1 - 72mm High Resolution 3-piece Filter Set (UV Fluorescent Polarizer) - BlackCanon XHG1 1.67MP 3CCD High Definition Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom

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Canon XH G1

 

All things considered it feels comfortable shooting with the XH A1; though it weighs almost five pounds, it's still considerably lighter than most. All the buttons and controls sit in logical locations, grouped roughly by function and generally in the...

Excellent video quality; extremely customizable; great lens and optical stabilizer; fast focus.

No 720p recording capability; coarse, low-resolution LCD.

Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.

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Canon XH G1 and XH A1

 

The Canon XH A1 and XH G1 are, quite simply, awesome cameras. Coming on the heels of the XL H1 introduction, the A1 and G1 are welcome additions to Canon's HDV offerings.

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Camera Corner Review: Review of the Canon XH G1 and XH A1 Camcorders

 

Earlier this year, Canon introduced its first High Definition DV camcorder, the XL H1. In my opinion and those of many critics, it is the best High Definition camcorder on the market in its price range. When comparing the Canon to other manufacturers...

I experienced the same thing when the first Canon XL was introduced. In that case, the viewfinder assembly would snap off, simply by leaving it on a car seat. I went through three of those cameras in a month, but again it was because the cameras were...

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New HDV Camcorders Canon XH G1 & A1 | Free Video Player | New Vidcasts

 

Our own Morgan Paar was on hand in New York to see the new HDV offerings in the form of the XH G1 and XH A1. He wrote back saying, "These look great and having Canon glass, you know they will shoot a great image." These two are Canon's first HDV...

Look for the XH A1 in time for Halloween, and the XH G1 soon after

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Canon XH G1 review

 

Canon's XH G1 includes the same technology as the pricier XL H1, but uses an interchangeable lens and a version of the H1's JackPack to drive down the cost. It's an excellent camcorder for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with a...

Excellent video quality ; Extremely customisable ; Great lens and optical stabiliser ; Fast focus

No 720p recording capability ; Coarse, low-resolution LCD

Canon provides seven gain levels: 36dB, 18dB, 12dB, 6dB, 3dB, 0dB and -3dB (although, irritatingly, you can only program three on the L/M/H switch). At its lowest gain, video looks incredibly smooth, and even as high as 3dB you can shoot in low light...

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Canon XH G1

 

Canon's new XH G1 gives production houses and TV studios a new HD shooting option with plenty of features and impressive output.

Outlook Though an impressive HD camera, its price (AU$11,499) and weight (2.33kg) means that this is not a camera for the average consumer, however its intended audience (production houses and TV studios that require live-switching) should be well served.

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Canon XH G1 Camcorder Review

 

Designed for handheld shooting, the Canon XL G1 combines industry standard technology with intelligent operation.

Adjustable image controls including matrix, gain and colour correction give you a wide range of creative shooting options.

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Best Bang for Buck Seriously

 

Light,greatimage,goodlooking,greatcontrol.

Great image, manual control, look

no 720p , a lil pricey

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"Best Bang for Buck Seriously"

 

Light,greatimage,goodlooking,greatcontrol.

Great image, manual control, look

no 720p , a lil pricey

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Canon XH G1 Review - Digital Camcorders

 

Light,greatimage,goodlooking,greatcontrol.

Great image, manual control, look

no 720p , a lil pricey

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Product Specifications

For the professional, the XH G1 combines a wealth of features with the outstanding performance of a 3 CCD, High Definition camcorder. The excellence of the XH G1 begins with their Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens with Professional L Series Fluorite. Super-Range Optical Image Stabilization corrects for a wide range of camera movement and vibration, and Instant AF (Auto Focus) ensures ultra-quick, accurate focus. The DIGIC DV II HD image processor then ensures improved color reproduction and noise reduction - for a final result that is the zenith of image quality. If you need advanced image control, the XH G1 gives you features that let you make manual adjustments to fine-tune your video. If you prefer to concentrate on your subject and let your camcorder take care of exposure and image controls, the XH G1 lets you do that as well. Plus, Canon's Professional Jackpack on the XH G1 gives HD-SDI Out, SD-SDI, SMPTE Time Code In/Out (selectable) and Genlock Input capabilities - a feature unmatched in this category of camera. With a wide range of features and optional accessories, the XH G1 is a versatile, flexible and powerful performer that is sure to meet your uncompromising standards.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-950G

Camcorder Features

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

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.8in
Height:7.4in
Weight:4.6lbs
Width:6.4in

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:16MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:XH G1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6
Max Focal Length:90mm
Min Focal Length:4.5mm
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: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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