It does it all! Offers full control and flexability with accessories.
10 March 2013
Summary: From out of the box and straight to capture, this camera is worth evry dollar! Shoots great on the HDV tapes or from a Firestore FS-CF/200Pro external Firewire capture drive. The color reproduction is as good as my friends brand new 2012 Canon DSLR with better audio!! Do not let the low Megapixels fool you, it has great detail and saturation. This is thanks to the 3CCD widescreen elements.
Summary: I bought this for multiple reasons, professional, and semi-professional use, looks as good as I hoped. The only problem is it can't record onto memory card, everything else is great!! I love the HD footage it captures, especially the slower frame rates.
Good balance of run-and-gun and video quality camera.
Francisco J Estrada, Amazon
9 August 2012
Summary: I purchased this camera about a year ago as my main for my special events video service side business and to do small documentaries. It also happens to be my favorite toy and something I show off to some of my friends. I've been shooting video since my early teens back when VHS cams were the norm. I've used this one in about a dozen weddings and other special events and a couple of documentary/interview videos and other mini projects.
Problem with having lot of dead pixels in Canon XH-A1s Camcorder - beware
7 July 2012
Summary: Hi I'm video production owner since 2002, It is one of the best low price hi-def professional camcorder with only one problem - dead pixels, I bought 6 this camcorders and 5 of them had a dead pixels or hot pixels. In my opinion should be a product recall for this problem - If Canon has honor will do it.
Summary: Es una gran camara, creo que se pueden hacer cosas maravillosas con ella! Tiene muchas funciones, creo que con un buen tutorial se lograran videos increibles, es una camara extremadamente increible!