Summary: The eye piece view finder dose not work but the viewing screen works so I will be keeping the item. Ate a tape once and cannot fast rewind tapes so i use my external rewinder there were several scratches on the housing but other than that it was worth the money and the seller response was aces.
Summary: This camera is great. I use it on a daily basis, but also for extra-curricular activities. Crystal clear image. onyl complaint is short battery life; and that can be fixed by having multiple batteries or by getting larger batteries that last longer.
Summary: I loved this type and quality of the camcorder. I never would have thought I would eventually be able to posses this camcorder but thanks to amazon and the reasonable prices it was possible for me to buy it. After i had filmed almost everything i bought the fire wire to transfer my footage and the camcorder did not cooperate i plugged it in 3 types of computers and I was not aollowed to transfer anything.
Summary: I've owned the GL1 now for almost 3 months now. It was a christmas gift to myself. It took me 3 months to decide on the GL1 (my 2nd choice was top of the line Sony). The picutre quality is GREAT. Plus, I wasn't impressed with all of the special effects that came bundled with the Sony. IMHO, a digital camera should take the best quality videos and NOT be used as an editing tool on the fly.
Summary: I wasn't so sure about this camera because I had listened to the hype about Sony DV cameras. But let me tell you, I have never seen a mini DV camera pack such a punch for the price. Between the GL-1 and the much more expensive Xl-1, I cannot tell that much difference at all, maybe none at all. This camera captures truly stunning video. From reproducing each and every color vibrantly and crisp to the razor sharp picture quality.
All news stations better switch to this BABY,and the XL 1
21 April 2009
Summary: I got this nice little gadget from my family since i have always loved making home movies. i was amazed by how much better it was than with my my sony TR818. The resolution was so much better with 3 CCd's. i never imagined the movies that came through my head when I held up that camera. I found it easy to use. Light and very cheap for the price they gave my mom, well tht's what she said. I have enjoyed doing many things with this camcorder.
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21 April 2009
Summary: The quality of both the video and stereo audio recording is outstanding. I have made some amazing pipe organ and choral recordings, far exceeding what can be done with VHS or 3/4" machines. It is very easy to use. In particular its analog inputs allows you to convert your old video recordings to digital to permit digital video editing, which gives a long term stability in their quality. Great for developing web video as well.
Summary: I bought this camera about 10 months back, and at the time made a compromise in choosing it because I couldn't afford the XL1S. What I've learned though after using it for so long now is that Canon didn't compromise on this camera. The GL1 has essentially every feature the aspiring film maker or video professional needs to get underway quickly and easily.