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Size/Weight: The XH G1 is a portable HD camcorder weighing 4.6 lbs, or 5.2 lbs including hood, BP-950G battery pack, video cassette and memory card. Not including a grip belt its dimensions are approximately: 6.4 x 7.4 x 13.8 in (163 x 189 x 350 mm). Including the lens hood and grip belt, its dimensions are approximately: 6.4 x 7.4 x 12.4 in (140 x 189 x 314 mm).

2.7" Widescreen LCD and .57" Widescreen EVF: The XH G1's LCD, with approximately 207,000 pixels, supports color and B&W display. The .57" color, widescreen EVF, with approximately 269,000 pixels, also supports both color and B&W display. The EVF stows in the camcorder body when not in use, and can also point forward for self-portrait work.

Brightness, color darkness, sharpness, contrast and backlight can be adjusted on both. The LCD and EVF can be used at the same time, giving both camera person and director a view of the action.

Hot shoe: The camcorder comes equipped with a hot shoe for use with the Battery Video Light and EOS flash unit.

Toggle switches: Consistent with commercial-use camcorder design, the XH G1 is designed with toggle switches for a variety of functions.

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