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Canon unveils new XH A1, XH G1 HD camcorders
Canon has introduced the refined and upgraded handheld XH A1S and XH G1S HD camcorders.
Both camcorders incorporate enhanced features for improved operation, including greater image control and improved audio capabilities. The new Canon XH A1S and XH G1S HD camcorders record on HDV tape.
The Canon XH A1S and XH G1S include a Canon 20X HD video lens, offering manual zoom and focus, and can operate simultaneously in either manual or autofocus mode. The three independent manual adjustment rings (focus, zoom and iris) have been redesigned for easy access and comfortable operation.
Other features include three sensitivity settings for the manual focus ring, normal, fast and slow zoom speeds; smooth movement when starting or stopping zooms; and selectable rotational angles between the tele and wide ends of the lens zoom.
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