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: The GL-1 attracts a lot of praise, but I regret buying mine. It supposedly has optical stabilization, but I don't see much of an effect. I bought several pieces of overpriced grips and handles to secure a comfortable and steady grip. I was disappointed especially when trying to tape a bald eagle during a nature outing. I wanted a steady image in the worst way, but there was no apparent help from the optical stabilization.