Excerpt: As readers of The Digital Journalist are aware, we have been enthusiastic
about Canon's XL1 since it arrived on the market in late fall of 1997.
The camera was designed to a professional instrument, aimed at the
new generation of television and film photographers and producers.
With an affordable price point of $4,500, thousands of dollars cheaper
than the existing Electronic News Gathering (ENG) cameras then in
use, it set out to offer some very basic design changes to...