Summary: I have been using the GL1 for nearly 3 years now. I take it out on shoots for a website I work on... sometimes I create QuickTime Movies, sometimes I take stills from footage and convert the stills to .JPG files. The 30-lux capacity means you can walk into a subdued lighting environment such as a dining room lit by a single candle and get very good, balanced exposure. It is not like an infrared camera or anything, however...
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..
Canon GL1 camcorder MiniDV is a great 3CCD camera.
1 September 2011
Excerpt: This camera is the best camera I have ever owned although it's not without its quirks. The picture quality is fantastic, the colour picked up by the 3CCD sensor is amazing and true to life. When watching the video back is so crisp it's like reliving the recording. With the camera being a little out of date now the price is fantastic. The LCD Screen offers a crisp preview during recording, and for a portable recording without a boom mic the sound is brilliant.