Summary: This was purchased for just filming my son and daughters ball games and to try and my a more pr movie. Well after finally getting to use it time I thought well here goes and first time shooting 10 mins of SONY HIGH QUALITY PRO TAPE IT ATE THE TAPE!
Summary: I'm not saying that you can't get the job done w/ that cam. But considering the cheaoer DVX100 does the job better, the XL1s isn't appealing anymore. Interchangeable lens? Each one [is expensive], so only a few "pros" can afford that.
Summary: Unfortunatly when shopping for a prosumer camera in this price range weighing the pros and cons is definitatly tough. The canon XL1s is and Excellent camera that captures the ENG style most pro cameras at this range misses.
Summary: What's reviewer: "a customer" & "Tyrone Brumwell"...thinking! There is a Canon XL2 comming out next month in August. I contacted Canon USA and verified it. You can do the same at 1-800-OkCanon. SAVE your money for this new beauty ($4,000) it will be worth it! Read the specs at canon's website.
Summary: Cannon (in their web page) demonstrates a commercial video shot with the XL1S about some guy (consumer) editing on his laptop and then going into a dream where he appears in his family video's in his pajama's. Cute!
Owned my XL1 s for about a year now and nothing but great !
14 November 2001
Summary: My camera has been down to Key West for a short film shoot. Not a problem it produced the most vivid clearity one could imagine.Also shot footage for The Discovery channel with this camera last month with pro-qaulity.
Summary: Canon XL1s has been on the top for amature video makers for a long time. Now as only Canon can do it better they are coming out with Canon XL2 in Feb 2004. Save your money for that it will cost around 3 grand.
Summary: This is the camera that they used to make the film 28 Days Later. It is a top of the line domestic semi-pro camcorder. The best camcorder however is now the PANASONIC AG-DVX100a which has moved up on this one because of its better quality and Cinema look, however this Canon has better lens options,...
Summary: What's with bonehead "and now, only as Canon can do it better they are coming out with Canon XL2 in Feb 2004"...? people are just making stuff up about the fictional XL2. The XL1 and XL1s are both competent cameras, and will serve the purposes of most videographers wanting to shoot using the Mini DV...
Summary: As of now, the XL1S is a little outdated by some other cameras that are on the market, but the end product has very desirable results. I have used cameras like the Panasonic DVX-100, and the XL1 will suit your needs at least 90% of the time that the DVX will.