Summary: Canon has done it again with another truly remarkable camera. The XLH1 and XLH1a are by far the best camera's in this price range. Actually this camera is better than most that cost 3 or 4 times as much.
Summary: The XL H1 is a great camera, used with outstanding results by videographers around the world. If you have the budget and need the professional features not found on the XH A1, this camera is a great choice.
Summary: Good camera, no doubt about it. BUT you may consider that if you shoot in 24F or 30F mode, the tapes can only be played back in the camera itself. 24F and 30F modes record the signal in a Canon's proprietary way, and cannot be red in ANY deck or camera available in the market today.