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: This is one Great camera! Works great no probs. I am shooting a movie and this camera works great for it. Good for anyone who needs a in the middle camera from customer to pro cameras. I have had this camera for 2 months now and I love it! P.S. The pic of the camera at the top of the page is the pic for the GL2 not the GL1.
Summary: I purchased my GL-1 almost two years ago with the original intention of using it to create videos of weddings and grandchildren. After comparing numerous available models and brands, I chose the GL-1 for its good reputation, high-end features, lenses, and of course for the more reasonable price. It could be said that the GL-1 is among the worst of the best, but that is not a fair way of comparing its features to other camcorders.
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.
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.
Good zoom, color, shutter, controls= medicore image?
18 June 2002
Summary: I just purchased a canon GL1 for use with filming sports (I am a golfer). My overall experience has been good but things are left to be desired. This review gives you the good the bad and the silly, so read on! The Good The controls on this thing are great, it's almost like having an SLR in a camcorder. The lens on this thing is great! Images come through very bright allowing for high shutter speeds.
Summary: I produce news programs and documentaries, and I use my GL1 to suppliment video from the professional grade cameras used by my videographers. Only a professional can tell the difference in video quality. The unit is easy to use and has performed flawlessly in the field...and I can be pretty hard on equipment. The only thing that keeps it from getting five stars is the small flip out screen..