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Both connections are on the camera back. The GL2 looks very video-ish and not enough like film. Additional Features DV input. I suggest a Panasonic DVX. I first started using this rig for “The Sound of Music”. We use these at my work place for sonic foundry and recording other events.

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Canon GL2 Camcorder – Black/Silver | eBay

Notify me of new posts by email. A new system case, the HC, is designed specifically to fit the XL2, complete with lens, standard microphone and viewfinder fitted. With all the features it has, you can’t go wrong, it’ a good buy. Edge A white bar will appear at the bottom of your browser window which will contain your download. Exposure Parameters Exposure Metering. It perfectly complements the high picture quality of the DV format.

Video outputs include composite and S-Video. This will prove immensely beneficial if you are editing your footage on your personal computer or a professional video editing system. Designed for both shooting and playback functions, the screen will rotate degrees so you can adjust the LCD screen to virtually any viewing angle.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

The remote can start and stop recordings, zoom the lens, handle all playback VCR functions, control audio and video dubbing functions, and more. I admit that you can’t get a true 24p film look from the camera, but it does make a very nice picture.


The versatility and good fame the GL2 is what made me decide this was the one to buy. With excellent video quality, a long list of video, still and time-lapse options and a This makes it a good option for those wandering in marginal parts of the world where more delicate electronics might not hold up.

Only redeeming qualities are that you can zoom in really far and it is light.

A small, light and powerful video light for indoor and outdoor use. I had an opportunity to use the XL1 indoors and the GL2 out performed it for low light picture quality.

Advanced Accessory Shoe Simply slide an accessory, and the cwmera transmits power directly from the GL2. The rest of the improvements to the GL2 are solid, incremental changes over the excellent GL1.

Red, Green and Blue. There are ways to fake the 24p film look with the GL2 but its a pain in the butt and still doesn’t quite look the same. Perhaps is not Full HD definition quality p but if you know how to work your camera and your editing, you get great professional broadcasting results.

Canon GL2 Camcorder – Black/Silver

On top of that, Canon has improved a broadcast technology to create a new form of Pixel Shift, producing greater picture quality than that of camcorders using CCDs with almost twice gl number of pixels. I then monitored the sales and bidding on the Gl2 for 2 months to help determine what I should pay for quality and quanity I upgraded from a camera with DIS and there is no comparison between the two.


It takes coordination with the second camera operator to capture the continuous performances. Included Memory Card Capacity. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

This arrangement realizes a superior directional ability and fuller, richer stereo sound. Camea Power Consumption The GL2 has been designed to consume as little power as possible and comes with power saving features such as auto off features activated after about 5 minutes of inactivity to further extend battery power for field and remote work.

The GL2 has three shooting modes: These range from additional power sources and microphones to lights and cables. The second is that mine won’t let me put a tape in while the camera is on.

The image stabilization is another plus. And since it is optical, there is no loss of image quality as with electronic image stabilizers. It will charge one battery at a time.

The GL2’s price caon in comparison with other models makes it an almost flawless contender.