The audio system was fine. I don’t think you’ll ever notice it once you hook up your mics. This can be eliminated by adjusting the scanning frequency setting on the camcorder. I only have two minor complaints about the camera, the first is that the top zoom control is pretty stiff so you have to press down hard to make it respond. The main zoom rocker’s speed can be preset in the menus to four positions, including Variable.

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Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

Clear Scan When shooting the display screen of a personal computer or a TV, a noticeable rolling black bar or flickering may appear. One aspect of the new camera that I wasn’t able to test, and may not be all that relevant for a majority of DJ readers, is the still photo capability. Get the real one bl2 save your aggravation. Also, you can change the microphone frequency characteristics to match the recording condition normal, voice, windscreen.

This will prove immensely beneficial if you are editing your footage on your personal computer or a professional video editing system. It does offer frame movie mode but this is just a cheap immitation. Of the three I bought, lg2 did not have the output cord. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Includes a carrying case and Firewire laptop PCI card adapter and cable. If you want to get caanon cinematic film-look, this camera is NOT for you!


This will give you twice the recording time of just one battery.

Both show a variety of information, including audio VU meters, tape time, battery time, zoom canoon, ND in-out, and more. No Longer Available Update Location close.

Canon GL2 Review by Steven Trent Smith – The Digital Journalist

I like the extreme portability and the all the features the camera packs. Compleme nts and thank you to ebay for making this easy. This kit comes with additional items such as a camcorder bag, UV filter and more! Our g2 resistance to change makes us want to criticize this more strongly, but we have to admit that we got used to the new buttons very quickly.

Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. The GL takes marvelous close ups and it is very good in low light. Fl2 accommodate this, the GL2 can be set to permanently record this information by superimposing it over the video image. This can be eliminated by adjusting the caon frequency setting on the camcorder.

The rest of the improvements to the GL2 are solid, incremental changes over the excellent GL1.

Even hand-held shots at full telephoto, and shots taken from a moving car, are smooth and steady. There is gp2 a CSTM Preset key that recalls your custom picture settings, such as color gain and sharpness.

I plaln to buy another GL2 to use as back up. As a broadcasting major, I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to try out several different cameras by different manufacturers, Sony, Panasonic, JVC.


This makes it a good option for those wandering in marginal parts of the world where more delicate electronics might not hold up.

So having a way to find a particular image is a necessity. In addition there is an adjustable Headphone Terminal.

Canon GL2 Camcorder – Black/Silver

Why did canon fail to include a manual zoom? It records both light and sound in digital format, so editing is as easy. I equivocate here because I did not have a GL1 to compare the GL2 to, and the published specs say the older camera’s minimum was 6 lux, while the new one is. It corrects camera shake instantly.

Canon GL2 Specs – CNET

This is a major advantage over analog video. While Normal Movie Mode is similar to that of conventional camcorders, in combination with the GL2’s other features — including superior lens quality and three CCDs — the results are stunning caanon in terms of resolution and color reproduction.

Only buy this camera if you plan to shoot events.