Manufacturer: Canon Part number: 7920A001
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CNET editors' review
price range: $2,199.99
- Reviewed by: Dick Ridington
- Reviewed on: 09/22/2002
- Released on: 07/15/2002
The good: Excellent image quality and color fidelity; 20X optical zoom; two-channel audio control; 1.7-megapixel still image capture; lightweight.
The bad: Too many controls per button; onboard microphone is omnidirectional; mediocre battery life with included cell.
The bottom line: This outstanding performer raises the bar for prosumer MiniDV camcorders.
Canon, the best!
Summary: The quality on this 3CCD is just remarkable. It was a tough call between this and the VX2000, but now that I have it, I say it's the best. ...
Summary: The quality on this 3CCD is just remarkable. It was a tough call between this and the VX2000, but now that I have it, I say it's the best. The VX2000 is great, I've used it a lot. Side-by-side, the picture quality on this little guy packs a punch. Movie mode just stuns my friends and family. Everyone wants the feature, although you can probably do it in post on FCP. I highly recommend this. It can get a little front-heavy w/ the Canon wideangle lens and shotgun mics attached. Video-direct.com is great; forget buying from NY. Videodirect is an authorized dealer. Call them for a great price, no joke.
An Excellent Cam
Summary: Canon took the GL1 and addressed all its shortcomings while keeping the GL1's best features. I like the ergomonics of the GL2 much better. The picture is excellent. Overall, ...
Summary: Canon took the GL1 and addressed all its shortcomings while keeping the GL1's best features. I like the ergomonics of the GL2 much better. The picture is excellent. Overall, a great cam.
Overall, pretty good for a pro-sumer camera
Pros: Good quality, nice lens, decent features
Cons: No XLR connection, no interchangable lens', too small, difficult to do handheld stedy shots without a steadycam
0 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Best Procumer camera on the market
Pros: great feature Set, easy to swith between Auto and manual settings, Was easy to learn.
Cons: Still image is only 1.7 meg pix, Mic should be more directional,
0 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
mindblowing quality (and price)
Summary: A camera for whomincremental video quality is worth an extra $1500---. Vivid color and sharp resolution. A bit heavy to handhold for a long time. Bulky and hard to pack, ...
Summary: A camera for whomincremental video quality is worth an extra $1500---. Vivid color and sharp resolution. A bit heavy to handhold for a long time. Bulky and hard to pack, but the images are DVD quality.
0 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Canon
- Part number: 7920A001
- Description: 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. The GL2's excellence begins with its outstanding Fluorite lens and includes pro-level picture adjustment features found only in Canon's top-of-the-line, trend-setting XL1S camcorder.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Camcorder
- Enclosure Color Silver
- Localization English
- Digital Zoom 100 x
- Camcorder Media Type Mini DV
- Optical Sensor Size 1/4"
- Optical Sensor Type 3CCD with Pixel Shift
- Min Illumination 6 lux
- Analog video format NTSC
- Special Effects Black & White,
- Image Stabilizer Optical
- Video head qty 2
- Digital Scene Transition Black & white fader,
- Max Shutter Speed 1/15000 sec
- Slow shutter modes 1/15sec,
- Shooting modes Digital photo mode,
Frame movie mode
- Shooting Programs Auto mode lock,
Sand & snow
- White Balance Automatic,
- White Balance Presets Outdoor,
- Exposure Modes Zebra pattern,
- Camera Flash None
- AV Interfaces S-Video,
- Type Canon 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.2 mm - 84 mm - F/1.6-2.9
- Lens aperture F/1.6-2.9
- Features Fluorite glass
- Optical Zoom 20 x
- Lens system type Zoom lens
- Min focal length 4.2 mm
- Max focal length 84 mm
- Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
- Filter Size 58 mm
- Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 40 - 806 mm
- Focus Adjustment Manual,
- Min Focus Range 0.4 in
- Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive,
- Flash Terminal Hot shoe
- Low Lux / Night Mode Yes
- DV input Yes
- Additional Features Analog to digital conversion with pass through,
Accessories hot shoe ,
Auto power save,
- Remote control Remote control - Infrared
- Software Drivers & Utilities
- Included Accessories S-Video cable,
Camcorder shoulder strap,
IR remote control,
Power adapter with battery charger,
Audio / video cable,
- Viewfinder Type LCD
- Viewfinder Diagonal Size 0.44 in
- Viewfinder Resolution 180,000 pixels
- Type 2.5 in LCD display
- Connector Type 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK),
1 x USB,
1 x Composite video/audio (input/output),
1 x S-Video input / output,
1 x Headphones,
1 x Control-L (LANC)
Memory / Storage
- Media type Mini DV
- Memory Card Slot SD card
- Included Memory Card 8 MB SD Memory Card
- Image Storage Fine JPEG 1488 x 1128 : 17 VA - With 8MB card,
Standard JPEG 1488 x 1128 : 32 VA - With 8MB card
- Video Recording Modes LP,
- Supported Battery 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1500 mAh ( Included )
- Audio input type Microphone
- Microphone type Detachable
- Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
- Microphone technology Electret condenser
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Mfr estimated battery life 120 min
Viewfinder / Display
- Display Features Rotating
- Viewfinder Color Support Color
- Width 4.6 in
- Depth 12 in
- Height 5.4 in
- Weight 2.6 lbs
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