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20x HD video zoom lens 12 elements, 10 groups, 2 aspherical lenses with Fluorite and High Refraction Glass, SR Coating
Lens Mount Canon XL interchangable mount system
Zoom Range 5.4-108mm, (38.9-778 mm in 35mm photography)
Zoom Control Manual ring on lens, power zoom top handle - constant (16 speed levels selectable), zoom handle - variable/constant (multi level adjustment 16 speeds)
Zoom Display Zoom bar, zoom position (0-99)
Maximum Aperture f/1.6 to 3.5 through zoom range
Aperture Diaphragm 6 leaves, iris diaphragm
Display of Focus Distance Feet or Meters (mounted on XL-H1 only in Manual Focus)
Manual Auto focus AF/M switch
One-Push AF Yes
Minimum Focus distance 2 0mm wide expanding to 1m entire zoom range
Super-Range Optical Image Stabilizer (featuring Canon's Vari-Angle Prism) Both physical camcorder motion and CCD feedback system
Focus Preset Memory One
Zoom Preset Memory One
Built-in Neutral Density Filters 1/6 (density 0.8), 1/32 (density 1.5)
Mechanical Shutter Yes (for still shooting)
Flange Back Adjustment Manual / Automatic
Filter Diameter 72mm, P=0.75mm
Number of f/stops (Av mode) 27 f/stops (f/1.6 to f/16)
3 - 1/3", 16:9 CCDs
1.67M pixels each (1440 x 1080 effective per CCD)
DIGIC DV II HD DSP for HD video and stills

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1080, 50i/60i recording format Optional upgrade to 50i/60i operation is done by Canon Factory Service Center (standard operation 60i)
Frame Rates 60i 60i, 30F, 24F
Frame Rates 50i 50i, 25F
SD recording 16:9, 4:3 either 480 or 576
HDV recording 16:9, 1080
HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M, ITU-R BT.656) & SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M) 1 BNC out
Gen-lock (SMPTE) 1 BNC in
Time Code (SMPTE) 1 BNC in, 1 BNC out
IEEE1394 HDV/DV, 4 pin; HDV format (MPEG2 TS), SD format DV stream, possible to downconvert HDV to SD stream
EVF Terminals Color (XL-H1 EVF only), B&W (FU-1000):no power adapter needed (only one EVF can be used)
Video Composite (SD in/out), S-Video (SD in/out), Component (out, 60i-1080i/480, 50i- 1080i/576), all outputs are live output during recording and playback
Headphone Terminal 3.5mm jack with volume control
Advanced Accessory Shoe Optional MA-300, Canon E-TTL Speedlite: 420EX/430EX/550EX/580EX
Power Any BP-900 series battery, AC adapter or Car battery adapter

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settings marked with an * can be stored as a Custom Preset (6 stored presets in camera plus 20 stored presets on memory card)
Gamma * 3 settings (normal, cine 1, cine 2)
Knee * 4 settings (auto, high, middle, low)
Black * 3 settings (stretch, middle, press)
Master Pedestal * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Setup Level * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Sharpness * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Horizontal Detail Frequency (H DTL) * 3 settings (high, middle, low)
Horizontal/Vertical Detail Balance (DTL H/V) * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Coring * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Noise Reduction 1 * 4 settings (off, high, middle, low)
Noise Reduction 2 * 4 settings (off, high, middle, low)
Color Matrix * 3 settings (normal, cine 1, cine 2)
Color Gain * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Color Phase * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Master Red Gain * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Master Blue Gain * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Master Green Gain * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
R-G Matrix * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
R-B Matrix * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
G-R Matrix * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
G-B Matrix * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
B-R Matrix * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
B-G Matrix * 19 settings (-9 to +9)
Program AE Auto, Tv (shutter Value), Av (Aperture Value), Manual, Spotlight, Night, Easy Record (Green Mode)
Program AE Metering Center weighted average except for Spotlight (128 segment Evaluative Photometry)
AE Shift 13 settings (-2 to +2, in 0.25 increments)
AE Lock Yes (Auto, TV, Av modes)
Gain -3dB, Auto, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB, +12dB, +18dB
White Balance Auto, Set (2 memories Outdoor (5600K), Indoor (3200K), 128 segment metering TTL; Variable Color Temperature adjustment(2800K to 12,000K in 100K increments)
Aperture Settings (Manual, Av Mode) 20 levels - depending on zoom position: F/1.8, 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 3.2, 3.4, 3.7, 4.0, 4.4, 4.8, 5.2, 5.6, 6.2, 6.7, 7.3, 8.0, 8.7, 9.5,
Shutter Speeds 60i (Manual, Tv Mode) 13 levels (1//4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/15000)
Shutter Speeds 50i (Manual, Tv Mode) 13 levels (1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/16000
Shutter Speeds 30F (Manual, Tv Mode) 13 levels (1//4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/15000)
Shutter Speeds 24F (Manual, Tv Mode) 14 levels (1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/15000)
Clear Scan 60i from 60.1Hz to 203.9Hz (100 levels), 50i from 50.2 to 200.3Hz (127 levels)
Skin Detail Adjustable: Area, Y Level, Hue, Chroma, Detail Adjustment (off, low, normal, high)

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Storage System SD (Secure Digital) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) memory card
Image Size 1920x1080, 1440x1080, 640x480, 848x480, JPEG compression
2 Photo Modes Video (Video color space), Camera (Digital camera color space)
Video Color Space Concurrent Recording with Recording Video, Meta Data (Custom Preset data, Time Code, EXIF data)
Digital Camera Color Space No Video recording in this mode
Focus Priority Mode on/off (Camera Mode Only )
Metering Evaluated, center weighted average, spot (Camera Mode Only)
Shooting Modes Single, continuous: 3fps, 5fps, max 30 to 60 images depending on image size (Camera Mode Only)
AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) Yes
Flash Capability Yes, optional Canon E-TTL Speedlite: 420EX/430EX/550EX/580EX (Camera Mode Only)
Capturing Still Image from Recorded Tape Yes
Print Order Function Set print order and save to Memory Card
Playback of Still Images Slide show, zoom, jump
HDV Recording 2 channel MPEG1 Audio Layer II (48kHz, 384kbps), 4 channel MPEG2 Audio Layer II (48kHz, 384kbps)
SD Recording 2 channel PCM (48kHz, 16 bit or 32kHz, 12 bit), 4 channel PCM (32 kHz, 12 bit)
Locked Audio Locked, unlocked (DV mode only)
2 Rear XLR jacks Mic and line level selectable (input only): can be used for Channel 1and 2 or Channel 3 and 4 recording
Phantom Power (rear XLR jacks) +48V on/off independent each XLR connector
2 addition audio inputs for 4 channel recording Uses optional MA-300 (mounts in Advanced Accessory Shoe)
RCA jacks (4 channel) out / in
Independent Audio Level Controls 4 individual channel (Auto/Manual)
Front Mic (included) Electrect condensor microphone, mono/stereo switchable (directivity 120 stereo, uni-directional mono)
Front Mic Jack Mini plug with 5v DC jack
Wind Screen Yes, mnue selectable (front supplied mic only)
Attenuation Front mic only, 20dB (on/off)
VU meters EVF (superimposed), side informational LCD panel
Audio Monitor Selectable - channel 1 and 2, channel 3 and 4, channel 1, 3 and 2, 4

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2.4", 16:9, 215K pixels LCD
Combination EVF/LCD Color Viewfinder eyepiece adapter opens for LCD operation (LCD screen brightness increases when eyepiece adapter is open)
Adjustments (Physical) Forward/backward, left/right, rotational (90 degrees downward, 135 degrees upwards)
Adjustments (Picture) 4 adjustments (brightness, contrast, color, sharpness)
Diopter Range +0.5 to -4.0
Visual Field of View 60i - approx. 94.5% H, approx. 97.5% V
Menu Languages English, Chinese (simplified), Japanese
Audio Level Bar indicator
Warning Lights Shutter, rec, gain
Focus Assist Peaking, magnify, distance measurement (feet / meters)
B&W mode Yes
Data Code Display Date and time, shooting data
EVF display select 4 selectable levels of shooting data including clear (image only, no data)
H/V Image flip Yes, EVF only through Custom Keys (non-Canon lenses and adapters)
Zebra 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%
Safe Area 80%, 90%
Aspect Guides 4x3, 13x9 ,14x9, 1.66:1, 1.75:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1
Center Mark Crosshair (on/off)
Level Mark on/off
Custom Keys 2 assignable buttons (Time Code, Index Write, Zebra, VCR Stop, TV Screen, TC Hold, Audio Level, EVF BW Mode, CP Reverse Index, Flange Back, Flip EVF)
Custom Presets 6 Custom Presets can be stored in the XL H1, 20 Custom Presets can be stored on the Memory Card, can be moved to another XL H1
CP Data Stored on Memory Card when a photo is taken
SMPTE Time Code Drop/non-drop, free run, rec-run, t/c hold and user bit set
Color Bars / Tone SMPTE color bars with 1KHz tone (-12dB, -20dB)
World Clock With Daylight Savings Time
Tally Light Front and back (on/blink/off)
Remote Control Sensor Front and back (on/off)
DV Control on/off
Power Save Leave camera powered, cassette standby mode (on/off after 3 minute pause)
Character Record Record EVF data permanently burned into image
Iris Dial Direction Selectable: up open or down open
Fader White/black
Record Review Last 3 seconds of footage
End Search End of last shot
Analog/DV Converter Analog SD to DV (IEEE1394) converter/td>
Side Informational LCD Panel Format, Time Code, tape indication, battery, VU meter with backlight

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Power Supply and Consumption 7.4V (battery pack), 7.8W (recording with autofocus, HD 20X LIS Lens mounted, HD mode)
Operating Temperatures 0-40 C (32-104 F)
Console Software (remote control and recording software) Available from
3x Zoom Lens XL 3.4-10.2mm User determined image acceptability in HD
16x Manual Zoom Lens XL 5.4-86.4mm User determined image acceptability in HD
20x Zoom Lens XL 5.4-108m LIS User determined image acceptability in HD (XL2 standard lens)
Extender XL 1.6x Multiply the focal length of a Canon XL lens by 1.6x
EF Adapter XL Allows the use of most Canon EF lenses (effective focal length multiplied by 8.8x (4:3), 7.2x (16:9)
FS-72U Filter Set UV, ND, Circular Polarizing Filters
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
MA-300 XLR adapter for 4 channel recording
EOS Flash 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX
FU-1000 B&W EVF (CRT)
System Case HC-3200
Ratio Converter RC-72
Shooting Brace SBR-1000
Zoom Remote ZR-2000
Remote Color Viewfinder Unit FU-2000
CH-910 Dual Battery Charger
CB-920 Car Battery Adapter
Batteries BP950G, BP970G, BP930, BP945, any BP900 series battery
XL H1 Body Includes: lens, front lens cap, back dust cap, hood
HD 20x L IS II Lens
16:9 Color EVF and microphone Worldwide voltage (100V AC to 240V AC)
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
DC-920 DC Coupler
BP-950G Battery Pack
WL-D5000 Wireless Controller (with 2 AA batteries)
DTC-1000 D Terminal Component Cable
RCA Stereo audio cable
16M SD Memory Card
SS-1000 Shoulder Strap
Instruction Manual
One year parts and labor Service by Canon Factory Service Center, call (800) 828-4040 for information

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