J&R has the Canon XH-A1 High Definition Camcorder for $3249 after $250 mail-in rebate. Expires 9-30-07.
Up to 1440x1080 Resolution in 16:9 HD Widescreen Mode / 20x Optical Zoom / Accepts 72mm Filters / Uses HDV tape / Slot for SD Memory Card
Canon XH-A1 captures true 1080 High Definition Resolution Video at 60i, 30F or 24F frame rates (or, 50i/60i with Optional upgrade). It captures a true 16:9 widescreen HD image that is made for your HD Broadcast and theatrical projects. It comes with a Genuine Canon 20x HD Professional L Series Fluorite Lens delivering outstanding resolution, contrast and Color reproduction; delivers clarity and image quality you won't see with conventional Optical glass lenses. Designed specifically for HD, Canon's DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality for HD video, with improved color reproduction - especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. It also employs a hybrid noise reduction system that integrates two types of noise reduction, for high definition images that are crystal clear. Designed for professional use, the Canon XH-A1 comes with a 2.8" Widescreen LCD and .57" Widescreen EVF for bright, high-resolution views. The LCD and EVF can be used at the simultaneously, giving both cameraperson and director or producer a view of the action. It records on HDV Digital tape cassettes. There's also a slot for SD Memory cards.
Canon's innovative Super-Range Optical Image stabilizer combines gyro- and image-sensors to correct camcorder shake instantly - whether it's the fast vibration you'd experience while Recording from a moving car; the medium-speed motion of hand-held recording; or the slower motion of body sway. With HD, Focus is more critical than ever. Instant AF is the next generation of auto focus, designed with HD resolution in mind. It combines an external AF sensor with Canon's legendary auto focus system for fast and accurate focus. Together, the two sensors reduce focusing time - even in low-light situations - and improve focusing performance on difficult subjects. There are 9 Custom Presets, 2 Custom Keys, and 7 Programmable AE Modes.
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