Canon GL2 MiniDV Digital Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom
For those camera fans, Canon GL2 MiniDV could be a best friend. The many features will give them a lot to try out. However, it’s not just for anyone as it is very expensive, especially if you only want to film a wedding party. This camera offers a lot of features, but they would be useless in the hands of someone who just starts learning about video camera. So if you think you are a new camera user, you’d better find yourself a different camera and save your money.
The best thing about The canon GL2 is the quality of the image. Unlike its its brother, XL1, the GL2 is equipped with a 2.5” color LCD. Remember however, that using this needs more power from the battery. Meanwhile, the audio control means the level of the audio can be adjusted right from the camera. In a nutshell, if you like converting your old videos into digital formats, GL2 just makes the work so easy. It also helps a lot with getting it onto the computer.
In more details, here are why The canon GL2 is worth your money:
With a more sophisticated accessory shoe, you get a lot of audio options. The stereo sound itself is very realistic, thanks to the omni-directional microphone. You can record the audio on 2 channels one track using the 16-bit mode. On the other hand, when you record the audio in 12-bit mode, your can divide the audio track into two; also, you can record two channels of audio onto one track and use the other for audio dubbing.
Be it handheld shots, shots taken from moving object or at full telephoto, the camera shake won’t be a problem because Canon has excellent optical stabilization system. You will not be worried either by the image quality since it is optical. The stabilization system means you will get the best quality of image with the DV format.
Switch to 1.7-megapixel photo mode and you will turn your canon in a still camera. This also helps you keep still images with high-resolution onto GL’s MultiMedia/Secure Digital card; the camcorder is equipped with one 8 MB Secure Digital card. A circular iris with six-blade is designed to offer great exposure control, resulting in impressive still photos and videos. No need to worry about the -lag blur either on full-frame images.