Summary: Canon reserves the L-Series designation for its highest quality photographic lenses. The Professional L Series Fluorite lens of the XH A1S ensures outstanding resolution, contrast and color reproduction, and delivers clarity and image quality you won't see with conventional optical glass lenses. And, because it's an ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens, chromatic aberration is reduced for brilliant results.
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.
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.