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.
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.
Summary: Beware of anyone selling these cameras at below retail price. I just got screwed out of $2100 as a result. Check Seller Reviews, and DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT send payment through any service outside of Amazon.com. I was told to Western Union the payment to Spain. Western Union does not accept credit cards as payment over $1000, so there is no way to dispute the charges or get your money back. Beware of anything that seems suspicious.