Great Product. Thanks To Ebay for making it happen.
13 April 2012
Summary: I always wanted this camcorder but I didn't have the luxury to buy it. The vivid color on the video is remarkable. The only problem I have noticed is that these cameras has firewire issues. One has to be careful and make sure the camera is off ,and the computer is off before connecting for video transfer. I love it and I cant wait to get the Hi Def version.
Summary: Nice cam for 13 years old. Wish it had all the original accessories (IE. DC coupler). Other than that its been a great camera. My first pro camera and is serving its purpose well. Only other cons so far is the balance left to right not good for one handed use and is also very front heavy with the lens, makes setting tripod "drag" a little difficult to hold up lens and still be able to tilt freely.
Summary: The Canon XL1 remains an excellent camcorder for those not needing HD quality. It has many options available from lenses to audio.Considering that, new this camera was in the $5000.00 range, and you can buy them now on eBay for around $700.00 it's a bargain.
Summary: The Camera Works Great! My Daughter Was Quite Pleased When She Saw It On Christmas. The Camcorder Will Be Used For School For Shooting Footage and Editing. The Sell Kept Me Informed All The Way To My Door. Thank You!
Summary: I bought the Canon XL1 Camcorder a month ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this camera. It takes great videos. The size is perfect for carrying in a professional case and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 3 hours. My only complaint is that I can not seem to sync it with my Mac G5 or any of my film editing programs.
Summary: The XL1s is a decent camera as far as the color chips go. But I have a Sony handy cam that has nearly the same quality except the XL1s has a better image stabalizer along with better color transfer in lower lighting. If it's too dark the camera is not good-like most brands. The features are great,none like the limited fetures of a handy cam. Of course you dont have the professional look or sound on a handy cams either.
Summary: The camera is easy to operate and the quality of the HD is great. I wish I had an easy way to download and edit.....as this is an older model there is no disk, no card, etc that makes it easy. Other than that, its a great camera.