Canon GL2 or XL1s

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by mUD, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. mUD

    mUD Guest

    Seeking a comparison of the two Canon models, the GL2 and the XL1s. From
    the few reviews I've read, the two are comparable in many ways, with the
    exception of price. Just looking at the XL1s, it doesn't appear to have a
    built in LCD monitor, but I've been unable to find a review to confirm that.
    I've been using a low end consumer model (Canon ZR45) and am ready to
    upgrade, but I'm not quite ready to move up to a bona fide pro camera. My
    main area of work for now would be promotional video for modeling,
    musicians, singers, weddings, training and not necessarily for broadcast.
    However, broadcast could be a future endeavor.

    Nonetheless, I can see where the XL1s could be a good base for future
    expansion with the interchangeability of the lense. On the other hand, I'm
    finding the GL2 is a bit more in my price range.

    So, I'm in bit of a quandry on which route to take at this point, as my
    business is still in the fledgling stages.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA,
    Lee
     
    mUD, Aug 17, 2003
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    nappy Guest

    at this point I would look at the Panasonic AGDVX100.
     
    nappy, Aug 17, 2003
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  3. No. One has nothing to do with the other - though chip size and pixel count
    (and therefore pixel size) do affect the image quality and low light range...
     
    David Ruether, Aug 18, 2003
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  4. Check the XL1 Watchdog site, there's information about XL1, XL1s, and the
    GL2:
    http://www.dvinfo.net/xl1.htm
    Kevin Triplett
    Austin, TX
     
    Kevin Triplett, Aug 18, 2003
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  5. mUD

    nappy Guest

    Skip the Sony stuff.. Go right for the Panasonic. Much better than either
    sony in many ways.

    This guy is a Sony Salesman.
     
    nappy, Aug 18, 2003
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    Ron Charles Guest

    After owning all of these cameras, I would strongly suggest the AGDVX100
    above the rest, especially now that there are inexpensive wide angle and
    anamorphic converter lennes, varizoom stealths, and matte boxes available.
    RON CHARLES
     
    Ron Charles, Aug 19, 2003
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  7. "Nappy" was a "Canon XL1 is better than anything else, no matter what
    the truth" nut, which is where he still comes from regarding me - he still
    has trouble accepting the truth...;-) See my post below, that "nappy"
    conveniently expunged from the thread while responding illogically...;-)
    --
    David Ruether

    http://www.ferrario.com/ruether

    I would look first at the Sony VX2000 and similar PD150
    and at the Panasonic AG-DVX100 (and also the JVC DV-GY300
    and Canon GL2) - these have a better picture overall than the XL1,
    and are FAR cheaper in the end (the XL1 needs a "bit" of upgrading
    from stock to overcome some of its shortcomings compared with
    the others, and this is not cheap - and in the end, picture quality
    is higher with any of the above, so why bother unless you MUST
    have the interchangeable lens feature - but then there are better
    choices for the money than a "decked-out" XL1...).
     
    David Ruether, Aug 19, 2003
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  8. mUD

    nappy Guest

    David...you're seriously delusional. Nappy only ever said that YOU were full
    of shit. NEVER said the XL1 was better than anything else. Are you such a
    little baby that you can't deal with that? I get tired of your constant Sony
    plugs and when I went to your site.. well.. you don't even DO anything with
    the friggin cameras.You're a hobbyist.. The way you talk one would think
    the XL1 was a fucking polaroid. Meanwhile thousands of shooters use them
    every day with great results. Including myself.

    The very fact that I was asking about new cameras should be evidence that I
    understand the XL1 limitations. Hobbyist. I remember tellling you the proper
    way to back up Premiere projects using the batch files and you hadn't
    thought of that yet.. Clear evidence that you barely know what you are doing
    and ...like a unversity type.. only talk about it.

    All the specs in the world won't change the fact that the XL1 is indeed a
    great camera. SO is the VX2000 or whatever you are hyping now.. Just
    remember that you're pretty much full of shit and you should be fine.

    SO I would tell the poster again that the XL1 has many cool features and you
    CAN get awesome results from it. But there are better cameras out there. But
    I would also warn the original poster not to take the meanderings of folks
    in this NG as fact.
     
    nappy, Aug 19, 2003
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  9. mUD

    nappy Guest

    facts? David.. you're stretching it. My last post was accurate. I will let
    it stand.. including the swipe. And the part about you being a hobbyist. YOu
    should not be evaluating cameras.
     
    nappy, Aug 20, 2003
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