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Canon XL1

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Canon Xl 1 And Gl 1 Camcorders

Consumer Democracy
27 August 2008
  • Summary: I've learned that both the "Canon XL-1 & Gl-1" digital camcorders are great gear to get a person started with DV(Digital Video) recording. It's about the best out there in my opinion as far as DV Camcorders for creating simi/and pro broadcasting for the pricing of DV's today. Sony and other manufactures have very good DV's also but, I was more impressed with the Canon models.
  • Pros: The quality of the picture on both.
  • Cons: The audio is good on the GL-1 but has motor noise. The XL-1 has very good audio.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0

My experience with the Canon XL1"Excellent"

isaac500, Ciao
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: "In 2011, I purchased a Canon XL1. This camera was used for the recording of programs in my church. The video quality of the camera is outstanding, and the durability is excellent. The camera does have auto focus adjustment, which gives a noob the opportunity to use the camera effectively. The color saturation gives a vivid natural display to the videos. The only challenge I personally had with the camera was trying to look through the viewfinder to ...
  • Pros: durability, video clarity, auto focus adjustment
  • Cons: no display screen
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Picture quality 10
10

Great camera, but only one fallback

emen456, Ciao
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: "I just recently bought the XL1 because I was going to make a movie and my VX-2000 needed another camera. Once I received the order it was love at first sight. The camera is so easy to use I even let my 10-year old son use it. The camera is not too heavy, but at times it may get uncomfortable if your holding it, but that can easily be solved with a tripod. The camera has an option for widescreen and fullscreen. Both have amazing video quality. The ...
  • Pros: Great video quality, very easy to upload onto computer, not too heavy, and easy to understand
  • Cons: no viewfinder
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10

Professional Quality at consumer prices

asey16, Ciao
30 May 2007
  • Excerpt: "...at such a reasonable price. The Canon XL1 offers users superb picture quality, excellent audio, and enough options to make nearly every camera operator happy. All this is fitted into a small carriable and affordable package. The canon XL1 comes with a huge range of options to capture exactly the shot you want. At first these may all seem a bit complex, but amatuers will find find the controls easy to use with only a little practice and there ...
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality, flexible controls, ease of use, affordable
  • Cons: Can get a little heavy as it only has a partial shoulder rest .
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Picture quality 10
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The camera never lies

stevethes..., Ciao
18 October 2001
  • Excerpt: "...will tell you that the Canon XL1 isn't much cop as a serious video camera. When they do, ask them what they do for a living. They will all, without exception, be professional cameramen/women, and will almost certainly have mortgaged their house, kids and dog to buy a brodcast camera (Typical price 2nd hand £20,000)with which to ply their trade. The reason they are so scathing of the Canon XL1? THEY ARE JEALOUS! Why are they jealous? Because ...
  • Pros: Pro quality at amateur price .  Interchangable lenses, wealth of features, all of which have some worth, and more .  .  . much, much more .
  • Cons: Ah .  .  . let me think .  .  . there's .  .  . no, that's on there too .  .  . Pro cameramen and women are likely to mug you .  that's about it really .
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
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Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 10
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They don't call it professional for nothing

tomclark, Ciao
2 July 2001
  • Excerpt: "...the smaller DV camcorders. Luckily Canon have included an optical stabiliser, a device that attempts to correct your wobbly shooting. As mentioned earlier, you can change the lenses on the XL1 so, unlike other cameras, if the lens gets damaged it's not the end of the world. This feature is especially important for professionals - it's now possible to buy lenses that give wide-angles and even record in 3D (but you still need those special glasses). There's ...
  • Pros: Looks, picture quality, interchangeable lenses, price
  • Cons: Bulky and heavy  -  uncomfortable to hold for extended periods
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Canon XL1: Broadcast quality video in a neat MiniDV package

speedboy, Dooyoo
21 March 2001
  • Summary: We have been using the Canon XL-1 for around two years and the unit has certainly exceeded all expectations. Anyone looking for a flexible DV camera should certainly take a good look at the XL-1 as it is the most capable Digital Video camera that I have used so far. I have used the XL-1 for a variety of tasks including equipment testing, macro video, media coverage (speeches etc.), leisure footage and action events.
  • Pros: Quality, Flexible, Professional, Takes advantage of EOS lens technology, Hotshoe option
  • Cons: Price
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Value for money 10
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Ease of use 10
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Sound quality 10
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Fantastic camera

Toni1, Ciao
8 August 2000
  • Excerpt: "I am a freelance director and I bought the camera so that I might be able to use it for shoots etc as a second camera - and I think it's fantastic. First it looks great. It looks like a film camera, sleek design. The controls are easy to operate, the picture quality is superb, and the sound is great. The tapes are easy to load, and the zoom functions are unrivalled. The one downside is that there is a digitial focus ring which means that manual ...
  • Pros: Fantastic picture quality
  • Cons: Digitial focus and not time code
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Overall 10
10
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Video quality 10
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Canon DM-XL 1 S

vales84, Ciao
24 April 2012
  • Excerpt: ...Ciao a tutti! Vi voglio parlare ora di una videocamera professionale che ho avuto modo di utilizzare una volta durante un evento sportivo, la canon dm-xl 1 s. E' una videocamera con sensore ccd e risoluzione massima di 0.96 MegaPixel, è dotata inolt ...
  • Pros: vedi opi
  • Cons: nessuno
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Overall 10
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camara canon xl1 EXELENTE

RODRIGUEZC3833, MercadoLibre
5 July 2011
  • Conclusion: esta maquina si se puede llamar camara porque es un cañon" lo mejor que tiene es su lente, y si no comparenlas con las de su formato a ver si hay alguna parecida, alguien me dijo una vez, te felicito porque tienes una maquina que tienes que trabajar para lograr lo que TU quieres que salga, nada de automatismo, aguante la mano del camarografo que la hace trabajar y lograr escenas ESPECTACULARES..
  • Pros: TRABAJAR EL FOCO MANUALMENTE
  • Cons: MEDIA INCOMODA PARA EL HOMBRO, ES PARA TRIPODE
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