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Canon XL H1

Canon XL H1
alaScore 77

5 reviews

Dec, 2018

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. Reviewers are impressed by the color and image quality. 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

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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

Product Specifications


Battery life (max):5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:2.4

Image Sensor

Total megapixels:1.67

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.53 - 30.6
Filter size:2.83
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.53 - 30.6
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

I/O ports:- IEEE1394\n- EVF \n- SD in/out\n- S-Video\n- Headphone
Lens system:XL interchangeable
Power consumption (typical):7.8

Ports & interfaces

DV port: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video in: Yes
S-Video out: Yes


Camcorder tape type:Mini-DV
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD


Maximum frame rate:25

Weight & Dimensions