The second is that mine won’t let me put a tape in while the camera is on. Another way to look at it is that an NTSC digital video signal contains three times the data of its analog counterpart; a PAL digital video signal contains six times the data of its analog counterpart. If I had it to do over, i’d buy that. Building on Canon’s expertise in 35mm photographic and broadcast TV lenses, the GL2 is equipped with Canon’s exclusive L-Series Fluorite optical technology for outstanding imaging power and shooting versatility in a lightweight, portable design. The digital zoom, capable of extending to 40x and a maximum of x, provides sharper detail compared to others thanks to Canon’s superior lens quality.

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The 20x optical zoom is the 35 mm focal length equivalent of By transferring images and sound to a computer with the appropriate DV input card you enter the camrra of video editing and enhancing still images using popular software programs. Battery Pack Read More. Also, the focus ring is very stiff and does turn easily.

You can also refer to the full-color white [nominal], green [strong], yellow [warning], red [clipping] level meters on the LCD panel, or use the full-color ones in the viewfinder. Besides impressing us camwra as we shot in a number of different situations, our objective resolution tests show that this camera and lens is very definitely approaching the theoretical upper limits for Mini DV camcorders.


I bought this camera for a couple months now but haven’t been able to use it because i had to order the other part of the power cord to go into the camera and am working on a portable power pack because i need it for mobile use. You have entered an incorrect email address! Case holds the GL2 with a lens canoh and a battery pack attached.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

Has tendency to exhibit dirty head warnings, in spite of using Sony HD tapes. Show More Show Less.

This means you can play a digital video on a regular TV, or transfer a digital video onto an analog VCR. This is cmaera standard charger and power source for the GL2.

An improved design and higher resolution make this better than the original fly, but Overall, a great camera and worth every penny. The MiniDV format standard delivers more than lines of horizontal resolution. I purchased this camera camrea use as a project cam for our church. With clipping tl2 and the ability to adjust the noise floor in 3dB incrementsthe GL2 does audio right.

Setting your white balance correctly saves time and frustration when it comes time to edit and opens up artistic options in the field.

Canon GL2 Camcorder – Black/Silver

It corrects camera shake instantly. The professional L-Series lenses utilize Fluorite, a material which provides outstanding resolution, fl2 and color reproduction, especially in lightweight, high-magnification lenses.

And since it is optical, there is no loss of image quality as with electronic image stabilizers. The CH holds two battery packs and can charge them one after the other. Offering the highest level of control, the camcorder fully compliments one’s vision and passion for excellence.


The screen folds neatly against the camera body when not in use. Designed for both shooting and playback functions, the screen will rotate degrees so you can adjust the LCD screen to virtually any viewing angle. Be the first to review this item. In really quite environments, the in stock microphone picks up sounds from the tape mechanism but not a problem when there is sufficient ambient sound.

This tape allows the recording of minutes of video in SP mode and minutes in LP mode.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review – Videomaker

As a broadcasting major, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to try out several different cameras by different manufacturers, Sony, Panasonic, JVC.

Canon has improved a broadcast technology to create a new form of Pixel Shift technology, producing higher picture quality than that of camcorders using CCDs with almost twice the number of pixels. The full frame images are free from time lag blur.

Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary. There are many factors that contribute to getting a good looking shot. The best degree video cameras.

The GL2 also offers both the standard 4: