Summary: The Canon GL1 is a great, user friendly, broadcast quality camera. I purchased it to use for production of local television commercials, issues pramming, and a weekly church service. While it does not have the luxury of multiple lenses, it is very versatile. The image stabilization on this camera is one of the most notable features, as is its "shifted" (and pretty convincing) 16:9 setting. However, the camera does not do well in poor lighting.
Summary: This was something that I needed to get. I needed this camera for a music video I am shooting for charity. I like this camera because it's a high quality camera to get those new professional shoots you've been wanting. Some people price other way to high to start with. Let the people set the bids. That's why it's on ebay not amazon which is a set price.
Summary: i film a lot of events, and tis has become my workhouse of choice, it's compact design and decent picture (for 1/4 3CCD chips) is prob the best out there for the money... still kinda pricey on the used market, but def worth the effort, if you dont need HD...
Summary: The Canon GL1 is an excellent video camera for prosumer purposes. It is rock solid. What I like most about the GL1 is its size. Not too big, and not to small. It has exceptional picture and exposure control and easy menu to navigate cam ops. Just like the step up GL2 and XL2, Canon allows users to manipulate picture and color values in a lot of ways. When you add the 20x lens to the mix and frame movie mode....it all adds up to great versatility.
Summary: This camera is awesome. Everything about it is decent, simple and straight forward. Functionality so far for me has been quite excellent, and there have been no problems. Charger is very quick at charging as well. Video quality is great, and the frame shooting mode is fun to shoot with, since it adds a cinematic quality to the film. I'm excited to get filming with this camera so pick one up for yourself!