About Canon: Press Room > Press Release: "CANON EXPANDS ITS THREE-CCD HD CAMCORDER LINE UP WITH NEW HANDHELD XH A1 AND XH G1 MODELS
New XH A1 Camcorder Offers 24 Frame HD Recording for Less than $4,000
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 26, 2006 � Both of Canon's new three-CCD HD camcorders � the XH A1 and XH G1 models - provide broadcasters, cinematographers and production facilities with a full line of professional, high quality, low cost HD solutions. Broadcasters, Event videographers, and cinematographers with tight budgets will appreciate Canon's flexible, powerful and feature rich XH A1 and XH G1 HD camcorders. Whether on set, in the field, or shooting a feature film, these two camcorders offer selectable frame rates and deliver stunning 1080i HD video.
Building on the image quality of the award winning XL H1 model, the XH A1 and XH G1 HD camcorders offer a Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens, Super Range Optical Image Stabilization, 60i, 24F, 30F frame rates and total image control. The XH A1 model will be available in late October for an estimated selling price of $3,999*, while the XH G1 model adds HD-SDI output with embedded audio and timecode; Genlock synchronization and Timecode In/Out and will be available in mid-November for an estimated selling price of $6,999*.
'Canon is now offering a full range of HD solutions that give professionals the control they need at a price point they can afford.' said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the consumer imaging group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., 'Joining the open architecture of the XL H1 model, Canon's newest camcorders round out our high definition line by providing features and design demanded by a wide variety of professionals.'
Both camcorders have three 1/3 inch native 16:9 1440 x"