Canon GL1 Mini DV Camcorder
The Canon GL1 is professional quality video equipment in a more compact, affordable camera. For the best possible picture quality, these... Read More
The Canon GL1 is professional quality video equipment in a more compact, affordable camera. For the best possible picture quality, these cameras use three separate 270,000 pixel CCDs (one for each primary color). For great optical quality, the GL1 uses a fixed (non removable) 20x optical (100x digital) zoom L Series fluorite lens. Audio is recorded through the built in microphone which features two pairs of pickup elements. The electronics of the GL1 have many advanced features, including a number of programmed AE modes, as well as both shutter and aperture priority modes, spotlight mode and sand and snow mode which is designed to prevent dark, underexposed subjects in situations with bright backgrounds commonly found in sandy and snowy areas. The GL1 uses an IEEE 1394 port for digital editing and for transferring footage to and from other IEEE 1394 compliant devices making it easy to save and share your memories. Minimize
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Jun 2, 2000
Canon GL-1 mini-DV camcorder packed with features!
Pros: Great image quality, easily portable
Cons: Expensive Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 16, 2001
GL1 = Great Little One
Pros: Great Video Quality, Perfect Size (not too big or too small), Lots Built In
Cons: Price, Battery Life, Sound Limitations
GL-1 = Great Little One for budding (or budgeted) filmmakers and advanced home movie makers! Upgrade the sound and get extra batteries and your in business, Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 22, 2001
THE GL1: I'll call him Mini-XL-1
Pros: Canon optics, nice and small, lcd screen option. 3-CCD unobtrusive
Cons: no interchangable lenses, no on camera audio track options
Buy an extra battery to use the LCD screen without AC Get the wide angle lens for kick-butt 16:9 shots Get an XL1 if you absolutely need audio control Read More at Epinions.com
May 19, 2000
The Best Lens!
Pros: The lens the thing
Cons: Expensive, but 3CCD consumer digital video is still new. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 7, 2000
What an awesome picture!
Pros: Picture quality, weight, durability; manual controls
Cons: No convenient accommodation for capturing still pictures; no interchangeable lenses Read More at Epinions.com
May 18, 2000
Don't buy this camera from WorldWide Direct!
Pros: cheap price
Cons: horrible service, false advertising Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 5, 2001
Who Needs the XL-1? The GL-1 is Here!
Pros: Equivalent to the XL-1 (its big brother), Incredible Optical Zoom, 3 CCD w/ PixelShift Technology
Cons: Non-Interchangeable Lens
Overall better features than its big-brother (the XL-1). Equivalent video quality with better zoom capabilities. Read More at Epinions.com
May 22, 2003
Be a movie maker!
Pros: Makes recording fun, easy and professional.
Cons: I can't use it enough!
If you want the best home videos or professional quality work without the expense of a production camera you should consider this one. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 22, 2000
All I can say is WOW
Pros: Great picture, great value
Cons: price Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 17, 1999
Excellent Prosumer miniDV for under $2500
Pros: production quality video for under $2500
Cons: lacks manual audio gain control Read More at Epinions.com
May 4, 2001
GL-1 in Broadcast
Pros: 3-CCD, Great picture, image stabilizer
Cons: little control over the camera.
this camera is worth every single penny. Excellent video matching broadcast quality. Read More at Epinions.com