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    Default CANON XHA1 HD Camcorder.

    Excellent broadcast qaulity HD camera.
    Fantastic 20x optical zoom, crystal clear pics.
    2x XLR inputs for external mics.
    3x batteries, can run alllll day.

    This camera can be used fully automatic and produce broadcast quality shoots, or fully manual for complete pros.
    Fantastic camera, sad to see it go but having to buy some NTSC cameras for USA filming.

    Some fuller specs below from website, if you know your cameras, you will know how good this camera is.

    Open to offers, cost 3500 when I purchased new (UK model, not import)
    Collection from west sussex or can delivery within reason.


    Mini DV (HDV), 6 MB MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, F/1.6

    The HDV1080i XH A1 is perfectly balanced for easy handheld shooting. Full control over image variables, with new ultra-fast Instant AF, makes the XH A1 an ideal digital filmmaker's tool. The 1/3" 1.67 Megapixel 3CCD XH A1 records HDV1080i onto MiniDV tape. The use of rectangular pixels delivers the superior quality of full widescreen resolution, as seen on a High Definition display. Selectable frame rates offer digital filmmakers 50i or 25F shooting.

    Benefiting from a 32.5-650mm (35mm range) Canon L-series 20x optical zoom lens with Super Range Optical Image Stabilizer, the XH A1 inherits the highest optical standards. Fluorite lens elements, Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass and multi-coating virtually eliminate ghosting, flare and chromatic aberration. Ultra-fast auto focusing with Canon's Instant AF system helps achieve the superb clarity and sharpness that defines HD images. The Focus Assist function aids manual focusing. The increased amount of data that must be stored when recording HDV means that more processing power is also needed. Canon's next generation DIGIC DV II processor has been developed to meet the demands of HDV, providing low-noise images with exceptional color reproduction. Split path processing handles movie and still image signals separately, according to their individual color requirements. With an internal battery system allowing the camcorder to operate in extreme environments, the compact XH A1 has been developed for balanced handheld shooting. Ideal for use on location, its controls are positioned for comfortable operation during long shoots.

    The XH A1 features separate rings on the lens body, allowing full, three-fingered manual control over focus, zoom and iris. A 2.8" widescreen LCD, discretely positioned on top of the XH A1's body, can be rotated for optimum shooting comfort. Footage can also be monitored in 16: 9 widescreen using the 0.57" EVF. A full range of image adjustments are available, including finely graded gain and matrix settings and color correction. Cine gamma settings are provided for digital filmmakers. With an additional 25F shooting mode the XH A1 is able to reproduce the look and feel of film. Presets are available for storing custom settings. An accessory shoe allows a range of peripherals to be attached to the camcorder, expanding shooting options. Two channel XLR audio inputs are also provided

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    Would this make me look like a porno camera man ? a few thick chicks round my way which would fall for such a scam

    If you need a friend, get a dog !

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    Any idea on a price indication?

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    Open to offers. Is as new though and a fantastic bit of kit! One of the best lenses out there. The auto focus is also amazing on this camera.

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    do you really think any of us losers could afford a top quality bit of kit like that , why dont you try ebaying it with a reserve.

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    no, still got it at the moment. Interested?

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    Senior Member Rob T's Avatar
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    I'll give you 350 for it?

    Got to try! -

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    We run a phototgraphy business and we were looking at branching out.

    However budgets have shifted since March but it still depends on how much it is.

    Last edited by Superhornet; 16-06-2009 at 11:16 AM.

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