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I like the extreme portability and the all the features the camera packs. This process achieves outstanding detail with highly accurate color reproduction, suitable for the demands of the high-end production field – wide dynamic range, low color noise, natural color resolution and low aliasing. Through this is considered a pro-sumer camera it barely has enough features to create quality video – no xlr jack, no manual zoom, a horribly annoying auto-power off function that has a tendency to turn off at the most inopportune times. Bundles that include this product. See any errors on this page? A prominent switch lets you turn the AGC on and off, and two small wheels make level adjustments simple.

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Unfortunately, the mic is nearly omnidirectional.

If you want to get a cinematic film-look, this camera is NOT for you! I found out the hard way.

Canon GL2 MiniDV 3CCD Camcorder A B&H Photo Video

See UPS map below for estimated transit times. Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer. As you can see from the pictures above this Canon GL2 camera is in fantastic cosmetic condition and shows few signs of prior use. Smartly, the camera does disengage the tape mechanism after five minutes of inactivity, thus preventing damage to the tape.

I suggest a Panasonic DVX. If I were the designer, I would have added some alternative storage media like an sd card which is able to record video. You can choose to attach the optional DM Directional Stereo Microphone, shotgun mic with high sensitivity and super directional pick-up. The Canon GL2 has stood the test of time and is still one of our top selling cameras.


Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

I particularly like the max lux of. This camera, from the first time i saw it i loved it. With clipping indicators and the ability to adjust the noise floor in 3dB incrementsthe GL2 does audio right. Mini DV is frowned upon now that HD is around, but this image quality is brilliant compared to most mini-dv cassette video cameras.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review – Videomaker

It achieves wider dynamic range, reduced vertical smearing and sharper cnaon still images. Looking at the GL2 feature set side by side with that of its larger sibling, you might suspect that you’re practically getting an XL1S in a smaller package.

Character Recording Some video applications such as law enforcement, including interrogations, crime scene documentation, depositions and court room proceedings require identification of date, time and time code of each recording. Should you choose to ride those levels manually, you’ll find the right and left channel controls located on two dedicated dials. We wish only for a manual zoom ring set behind the existing focus ring.

The GL2 looks very video-ish and not enough like film. On one of them, I had tosend it in 3 times for a bad zoom mechanism. It shares many of the same features as the XL-2, and with Canon having proprietary lenses, takes great video. I never use the digital zoom, yuck. And once you know your way around, the camera isn’t difficult mlni use.

Even hand-held shots at full telephoto, and shots taken from a moving car, are smooth and steady. Everything previous to that was using an average home mini dv camera.

I have had g,2 for 4 years and had to send it in mino Canon for repair used it quite a bit. Externally, Canon rearranged the buttons a bit, but not so much that GL1 users will have any serious problems. One thing with the camera the video screen turns upside down after a while when am watching from the back but when i push it all the way to the side of the camera it’s back to normal so i don’t know if i have to do something in the menu to fix it but the camera is a great piece and i look forward to using it to do all my videos for church and part time jobs.


I was very excited to see such an affordable camera seem so awesome. For our free ground shipping service please allow an estimated business days for your order to arrive. Press the photo button, and you can shoot a 1. In really quite environments, the in stock microphone picks up sounds from dc tape mechanism but not a problem when there is sufficient ambient sound.

Home Professional Video ryuxrfxwcwtwfveysfrxsffuwsfqydq. Rated 5 out of 5 by Gary from Canon GL-2 – Great Choice Professional videographer who needed a reliable main camera for various video projects wedding, family history, business and training videos. For serious hobbyists and professionals looking for a no-compromise fully manual camcorder that weighs in at less than three pounds, the 3-CCD GL2 is one gll2 only a few cameras you must consider in your research.