This arrangement realizes a superior directional ability and fuller, richer stereo sound. Users may select a recording time of 0. I have used it to shoot three different independent projects and each time I am even more frusterated. It has a great zoom lens, so good that I could zoom in on the moon and see the impact craters on the surface. Maximum Recording Time with an min. The MiniDV format standard delivers more than lines of horizontal resolution.

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Fortunately, you can disable the power-save mode on the camera, so that the camera will not shut off automatically during extensive pauses on a shoot, whether or dm-gl22 a tape is inserted.

Canon GL2 Specs – CNET

Trust me, the on-board audio is worthless for shooting dialogue scenes. I found out the hard way.

The camera’s long lens, pristine images, and light weight make it a superb option for documentary filmmakers. The flash will function exactly as it would when attached to a 35mm photo camera, adding light to still images.

Even hand-held shots at full telephoto, and shots taken from a moving car, are smooth and steady.

Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. The most clever new control is the programmable CSTM custom key, which you can set to toggle on and off 11 possible options, including image stabilization and zebra stripes. Direction Accurate Microphone This camcorder’s built-in microphone incorporates two pairs of pick-up elements each for left and right.


The camcorder’s 3 CCDs deliver outstanding picture quality, accurate color reproduction and a wide dynamic range with virtually no color noise. The camera is very clean with lots of extras. This tape allows the recording of minutes of video in SP mode and minutes in LP mode. Microphone Microphone Operation Mode.

The zoom is also very slow compared dm-g,2 a lot of other camcorders I have used, even after you set it to the fastest setting. And when the fixed optics on the smaller camera come from a company with the heritage of Canon, you’re not likely to be disappointed.

Canon GL2 MiniDV 3CCD Camcorder A B&H Photo Video

The CB powers the camera or charges the battery by plugging into a car’s cigarette lighter socket. Once captured, select digital still images using the supplied remote control to search the tape for the photos. The audio and video ports are located on the back AV cahon. Digital dm-gl the language of computers, which easily store and transfer data without distortion.

This is menu-selectable and electronically squeezes the image being recorded to tape. Battery Pack Read More. I suggest a Panasonic DVX.

The Bad Too many controls per button; onboard microphone is omnidirectional; mediocre battery life with included cell. The GL2 has three shooting modes: We wish the onboard stereo condenser microphone offered more sound rejection to the rear of the camera, rarely a place from which you want sound.


Rated 4 out of 5 by Pompy from A great starter with a huge push up This is a great camera. Only a speaker for playback and a Display button are hidden away behind the LCD.

The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. If I were the designer, I would have added xanon alternative storage media like an sd card which is able to record video. Canon’s Professional L-Series lenses utilize Fluorite, a material dm-hl2 provides outstanding resolution, contrast, and color reproduction- especially in lightweight, high-magnification lenses.

Professional L-Series Fluorite Lens. Should you choose to ride those levels manually, you’ll find the right and left channel controls located on two dedicated dials.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

GL2 Incorporating precision optics, superior digital processing, and a sleek innovative design, the Canon GL2 offers reliable professional performance. The GL2’s audio recording system includes meters and dials for separate control over two audio channels, with an option to add an adapter compatible with professional XLR terminated microphones.

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.