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Up front the XHA1 is a traditional tape-based video camera with controls, settings and a fixed lens designed strictly for shooting High-def and Standard-def video. The 5 & 7D video capable cameras are primarily digital still photography cameras that can also shoot high def or standard def video. They have few of the many standardized controls that come with a traditional video camera, but have some capabilities that far outstrip their video only counterparts. The biggest limitation with DSLR cameras is the amount of time video clips can be recorded. Traditional video cameras particularly the XHA1 don’t have such limitations. To learn more about DSLR’s and what they’re capable of check out the post, “The Great Shootout is Here” in the DSLR section of the Forums.