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Exceptional Image Quality ... Definitive Quality ...  Professional Functionality

The XL H1S is the compelling choice for anyone seeking to produce the best in high definition video. It offers industry-standard connections and terminals for HD-SDI and SD-SDI Output (with embedded audio and time code), genlock and SMPTE Time Code input and output are at your fingertips. A wider range of image control settings and options are combined with the new Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III with Professional L Series Fluorite, backed up with three 1/3" Native 16:9 CCDs with 1.67M Pixels (1440x1080) per sensor and Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV II HD Image Processor.

Genuine Canon Optics

One of the most important components in a camera is the lens. The standard lens on the XL H1S is the Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Zoom Lens III. It features Canon's Optical Image Stabilization system along with our highest level ever of iris, zoom and focus control.

Complete Customization

The XL H1S has everything you want to fine tune the images you capture to fit your situation and production needs. It's the flexibility you need for work in the most demanding field and event shooting situations.


A professional shooting environment requires control over the images you deliver. More than any other camera in its class, the XL H1S offers more of the options you need to get the task done easily and correctly, in the industry-standard manner.

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