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Model Code: XH A1S
HD Video Camera Recorder
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 (1440 x1080)
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 12.56mm/second
Maximum Recording Time
(with an 60-min. cassette)
HDV/DV: SP mode 80 min. DV: LP; 120 min.
Canon 20x HD Video 4.5 - 90mm , f/1.6-3.5
Focusing System
TTL-video signal sensing system auto focus. Manual focusing possible
Minimum Focusing Distance
20mm (wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range)
Frame Rate
60i, 24F, 30F
Minimum Illumination
60i, 6 lux (1/60 shutter speed);
30F, 3 lux (1/30 shutter speed);
24F, 2.5 lux (1/24 shutter speed, Gain +18dB)
Image Stabilization
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer (Lens Shift)
Filter Diameter
0.57" wide-type CVF, approx. 269,000 dots
LCD Screen
2.8" widescreen LCD, approx. 207,000 dots
High-performance stereo electric condenser microphone
Recording Media
SD/SDHC (photos), MMC (photos)
Component Terminal
1080i/480i supported
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 -12dB 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
Operating Temperature range
32 - 104º F (0 - 40º C)
6.4 x 7.6 x 15.5 in. (163 x 192 x 394mm)
(not including lenshood and eyecup)
4.7 lbs. (2135 g)
Weight (fully loaded)
5.3 lbs. (2400 g)

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