Summary: The Canon XL1 gained popularity thanks to its high profile uses in movies such as "28 Days Later.” While, over the years, cameras such as the Red have eclipsed the popularity of the Canon XL1 this Canon XL1 review looks at what value the camera still offers to independent filmmakers.
Excerpt: Before I start what will be a very lengthy
review of this camera, the first truly professional mini dv camcorder priced
under $12,000, I think I should correct something I said to a member of
the NPPA discussion list when he asked about it (I was in my first flush
of enthusiasm). I said, "It's perfect." Well, I know I went overboard.
Nothing in this world, with the possible exception of my boeuf bourguignon