Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder
Price Range:$1,973.59 to $2,298.49
With the GL2, Canon has produced the most accessible prosumer camcorder on the market. A fluorite lens capable of 20X optical zoom gives... Read More
With the GL2, Canon has produced the most accessible prosumer camcorder on the market. A fluorite lens capable of 20X optical zoom gives you broadcast quality imagery. Every option a videographer would expect in a camcorder is built into the GL2 including manual white balance and aperture adjustment, manual focus, and an entire spread of professional inputs and outputs. With a variety of accessories available for the GL2 such as shotgun microphones and camera lights you’ll be hard pressed to find a video shoot the GL2 can’t tackle. Minimize
Product Review Summary
28 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Dec 20, 2002
Best semi-pro camcorder? Closest there is.
Pros: Full manual spec. Well laid out. That lens!.
Cons: Bulk. Plastic bodied. No stop frame function. AF switch resets.
Sony's new VX camera will have to be something special to beat the GL1/XM2. Image quality second to none at this price. Read More at Epinions.com
May 16, 2004
Excellent for aspiring film makers!
Pros: Awesome image quality 2.5 inch color LCD great audio controls
Cons: 8mb memory card a little too small Not for the average user
If you are serious about film, check this camera out. It has many great features. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 6, 2003
Excellent camera hands down.
Pros: Lens 20x zoom. Video/sound quality. Features.
Cons: Harder to balance than older full size shoulder cams. Need Glidecam.
Buy this if you want a quality camera. Don't cheap out and get 1-chip cameras.You might want to wait for the Sony HD-CAMS though at this point. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 18, 2004
Pros: White balance, stereo mic settings, price
Cons: Can't shoot blacklight pictures
Great camera for a good price. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 31, 2003
Great Camcorder with everything you could want
Pros: Excellent features. Everything you can want in a camera
Cons: So many features it is difficult to use all. Expensive
A Great camcorder if you have the money. Still, newer things may be out there and you may want to research those before you make this purchase. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 4, 2003
I love the camera!
Pros: Easy to use, wonderful picture, light, reliable, fun.
Cons: Microphone is omni-directional and picks up a lot of sound from the rear.
I recommend it to anyone. It is a great value! Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 3, 2003
The Best in It's Class, Hands Down!
Pros: Incredible Lens, Frame Mode (30fps), Image Quality, Incredible Microphone, Level Meters
Cons: No Focus Stops,
The GL-2 is a reliable and consistent performer that delicately balances it's impressive features with a rugged and tough design. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 12, 2002
Canon does it again, and again!
Pros: Price is coming down, Canon quality
Cons: Price is still expensive for most home users!
The Bottom Line: if you want quality unsurpassed by any other camcorder, then you need this camera. Its better than anything that Sony has come out with! Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 2, 2004
dv filmmaking: WAY biggest bang for the buck
Pros: Numerous manual adjusts, upgraded 3-CCD technology, custom presets, Viewfinder volume meters, top ejject
Cons: (wish list) direct XLR inputs, gamma adjust, stock zoom speed LANC control. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 27, 2004
Why not save your video memories to the Best?
Pros: Quality video and sound; Options; Fairly easy to use; Battery life; 1.7 megapixel still
Cons: Takes an above average intelligence to operate; Heavier and bulky compared to the mini-cams. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 5, 2010
Best Camera I've Purchased Yet
Pros: Durable, Clean-looking, Professional, functional, easy to use, Price
Cons: Nearly out of date, Not as portable as a Flip
This is now a affordable family camera and will truly keep your memories digitally crisp and full quality even 16:9. Read More at Epinions.com