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Canon GL2 Mini DV Pro Digital Camcorder

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The GL2 is a must-have for the person looking for the very best video-making experience.
With the GL2, Canon has created a camcorder with a wealth of features, each selected to elevate further the standard against which other camcorders are judged. The GL2 is a must-have for the person looking for the very best video-making experience.
What's new in the GL2?
  • Three CCD, 1/4" 410K (effective 380K) pixels per CCD
  • 200K pixel LCD panel (EVF is 180K pixels)
  • 1.7 MegaPixel Digital Photos
  • Manual Audio Level Controls (2 mechanical, dedicated controls)
  • VU Level Meters (side of camera / LCD / EVF)
  • Advanced Accessory Shoe (for attaching optional accessories:
    MA-300 XLR audio adapter,
    VL-3 video light,
    DM50 directional microphone,
    Speedlight flashes 420EX / 520EX
  • Slow Shutter Speeds of 1/30, 1/15, 1/8 of a second
  • Gain Control (additional setting of + 18dB; total of 0, +6, +12, +18dB)
  • Clear Scan (60.5Hz -- 201.5 Hz in 120 steps) for use when shooting computer screens
  •  Picture Adjustments:
    a.Camera Color: Color Shift (? 6 steps)
    b. Camera Sharpness: Picture Sharpness (? 6 steps)
    c.Camera Color Gain (? 6 steps)
    d. Camera Setup: Black Level (? 6 steps)
  • Variable Zebra Level (80/85/90/95/100 IRE)
  • Custom Keys and Presets
    a.One Custom Keys (one settings for camera mode and one for VCR mode)
    b. One Picture adjustment memory
  • SMPTE Color Bars
  • Power Save (VCR Stop -- Defeats the 5 minute automatic shut-down)
  • EVF Display ON / partly OFF / OFF
  • 16:9 Electronic Guides in Viewfinder (for composing 16:9 images while shooting 4:3 aspect ratio)
  • Two Eyecups included: Standard and Large (for use with glasses or outdoors)
  • Character Record (option to burn year, month, day, hour, minute and second permanently onto video
  • Analog / Digital Converter (transfer analog video Directly to computer)
  • Interval Recording (Interval: 30sec/1min/5min/10min; Recording time: 0.5sec/1.0sec/1.5sec/2.0sec)
  • Preset Speeds on Grip Zoom -- Variable/Low/Medium/High
  • DV Control -- controls external 1394 devices through DV Cable - REC/REC PAUSE
  • Index REC. = "Good Mark Shot"
  • SD/MMC Memory Card Slot for Still Images
  • USB Terminal for transfer of Digital Photos
  • Power supply (rated): 7.2 V DC
  • Power consumption:4.8 W (using viewfinder), 5.7 W (using LCD screen)
  • Television system: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
  • Video recording system:2 rotary heads, helical scanning systemDV system
    (Consumer digital VCR SD system)
    Digital component recording
  • Audio recording system:PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48kHz/2ch), 12 bit (32kHz/4ch)
  • Image sensor:3 CCD 1/4" Pixel Shift (charge coupled device)
    410,000 pixels (380,000 effective pixels)
  • Tape Format:Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
  • Tape speed:SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s):
    LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/s)
  • Maximum recording time: SP: 80 minutes (with an 80-min. cassette); LP: 120 minutes (with an 80-min. cassette)
  • Fast forward/rewind time:2 min. 50 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
  • Lens:F/1.6-2.9, 20x power zoom, 4.2-84 mm
  • Focusing system:TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
  • Minimum focusing distance:3ft 3 3/8 in. (1 m), 3/8 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
  • Maximum shutter speed:1/15,000 sec.
  • Minimum illumination:6 lx
  • Filter diameter:58 mm
  • Viewfinder:0.44-inch, color LCD (approx. 180,000 pixels)
  • LCD screen:2.5 in. measured diagonally (6.4 cm), 200,000 pixels (approx.)
  • Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
  • DV terminal:Special 4 pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
  • Video terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
  • S-video terminal: 1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
  • Audio terminal:-10dBV, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced
  • Operating temperature range: 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
  • Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 12 in. (118 x 136 x 306 mm)
  • Weight: 2 lb. 7 1/2 oz. (1.25 kg)
    Kit Contents:
  • GL2

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5 out of 5 stars   I own for six years now. It is the best.
By Ed (Los Angeles, CA) December 13, 2010
Review submitted for Canon GL2 Mini DV Pro Digital Camcorder (CNVGL2)
Pros: Zoom range/performance, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Good price value, Good Image Stabilization, Looks professional, Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD, Good in Low Light, Heavy Duty
Cons: Maybe the size
Other Comments: No matter if you have the far away seat at the concert o graduation kids, with the zoom you always will be close.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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3 out of 5 stars   Doesn't Last
By Dave the Barber (El Sobrante, CA) June 15, 2010
Review submitted for Canon GL2 Mini DV Pro Digital Camcorder (CNVGL2)
Other Comments: This camera takes superb video, but after a couple of years the tape drive went kaput. I hear this is a common problem with this camera[...]
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