Canon GL2

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Image quality 8.0
7.9 Overall

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Review

Canon GL2

Canon replaces its popular three-CCD GL1 MiniDV camcorder and goes after Sony's VX2000 with the GL2, offering a superior 20X zoom lens, a 1.7-megapixel photo mode, and excellent color fidelity at a price point similar to the VX2000's. The camera's long lens, pristine images, and light weight make it a superb option for documentary filmmakers.

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  • Brand Canon
  • Type camcorder
  • Weight 1.1 kg
  • Optical Sensor Type 3CCD with Pixel Shift
  • Features AE/FE lock, analog to digital conversion with pass through, auto power save, built-in speaker, date/time stamp
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