The GL2 incorporates a 20x Professional L-Series Fluorite optical zoom lens, which transforms distant subjects into dramatic close-ups. There are ways to fake the 24p film look with the GL2 but its a pain in the butt and still doesn’t quite look the same. The digital zoom, capable of extending to 40x and a maximum of x, provides sharper detail compared to others thanks to Canon’s superior lens quality. I bought this camera for a couple months now but haven’t been able to use it because i had to order the other part of the power cord to go into the camera and am working on a portable power pack because i need it for mobile use. In this segment, we The zoom is also very slow compared to a lot of other camcorders I have used, even after you set it to the fastest setting.

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It’s zoom is a little slow and the LCD screen is smaller than I would like but the benefits make up for these minor flaws.

So having a way to find a particular image is a necessity. The image is amazing and I think the sound tops it all. g,2

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

You can choose to attach the optional DM Directional Stereo Microphone, shotgun mic with high sensitivity and super directional pick-up. The mode dial on the GL1 that allowed you to switch from automatic to manual modes with a single spin has been replaced with an only slightly less acmera push-and-turn on-screen menu. The lack of XLR inputs is agravating as well.


The professional L-Series lenses utilize Fluorite, a material which provides outstanding resolution, contrast and color reproduction, especially in lightweight, high-magnification lenses. Turning the tally lamp off can facilitate capturing more natural documentary footage. If you are pro, semi-pro or want to do something creative – this is not your camera probably cameda even good for home movies – if you are gonna spend the money, get the DVX B.

It does offer frame movie mode but this is just a cheap immitation.

Canon GL2 Specs – CNET

Over-all pleased with performance. The screen can be used to display essential camera and tape function menus and indicators.

This tape allows the recording of minutes of video in SP mode and minutes in LP mode. This is my second one so that way my B yl2 is recorded exactly like my primary footage. Camera Specifications Print Standard. You seem to lose color and picture quality in that setting as well.

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera. The Fluorite element inside of the lens defeats color aberration – the effect when components of light stray from one another within a lens, causing a reduction in sharpness, contrast and color. I bought this camera under “like new” conditions which came with this camera, camera bag, extra batteries and a ton of tapes.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review – Videomaker

This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Standard Definition or High Definition.

It will charge one battery at a time. S-VHS and Hi-8 are rated at about lines. Canon zoom lens – 20x zoom – 4. I have read camwra understand the information above, and wish to download the designated software.


The Gl2 is great for it’s size, weight, simplicity and picture quality for a prosumer camera. Instead, this data remains hidden until you select it for display during playback or editing. Our favorite new features on the GL2 are aural. Canon Elura Silver Camcorders.

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A beam-splitting prism precisely separates the light passing through the lens into individual color components, and each is sent to its own CCD. The screen folds neatly against the camera body when not in use.

The GL2 can vl2 programmed to record at various intervals for varying amounts of time.

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Manual level controls let you adjust the sound coming in on those two open channels — to match the levels of the live sound, for example. The BP, an optional power pack, will deliver up to minutes of power when using the viewfinder only or up to minutes when using the LCD screen.

A six-blade circular iris, as found on the top-of-the-line XL1 and XL1S models, is used for professional exposure control, helping to deliver stunning video and still photos. Program, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority.