Excerpt: The Canon XX1 is perhaps the best camcorder a consumer can purchase ourtright. When I was in film school we shot almost all of our films on an Xl1. the camcorder has a fabulous glass lens. The 3 CCD technology makes it so you shoot crystal clear video taht looks fabulous. I must say this is one of the best camcorders out there. A friend of mine purchased one and I still use his on occasion to shoot home videos, and most recently a live concert which turned out very well.
Summary: The pictures of the product were misleading. I have had to buy many other items to go with it for it to be connected to my computer to do what I needed it to do. Other than that it shoots decent quality.
Still looking to see what this camera doesn't do...
D. Nash "Portraits of Elegance Fine Arts and ..., Amazon
29 March 2013
Summary: This camera has so many options, functions and choices, I'm still looking to see what it does not do. Was reading the manual while charging the batteries and I'm amazed at all the things you can do with this camera. Be it using 35mm lenses from your Canon SLR, which is a big plus for most professionals. Being able to use two cameras at the same time for dubbing or transferring your film from one camera to the other.
Summary: Man , I love this camera and it is just what I have been waiting for now for about 4-5 Years. It works great for our church services and our college teaching courses. Thanks, and I will be watching for another camera deal!
Summary: I have always bought Canon products because it is a name I trust. The manufacturer stands behind the product. The parts are easy to find and Canon products are easy to service. The Canon XL1 Digital Camcorder is well made, easy to use, and affordable. It is ideal for small movie projects, such as music videos, movie shorts, family events, etc. I would recommend this camcorder to anyone just starting out with small movies, or who have a need for a digital camcorder.