Pros Low light shooting is so sweet. Frame mode (24fps I think) is also hottness. I use this camera for when I am video taping skating. Fast paced action is sweet for this camera. When I am on skates taking video, the optical image stabilizer takes a lot of t
Cons One con is that the handle on the top can not take a lot of pull on it, as I recently found out.(True story) I was down in the city(Philly) and was robbed. They tried to take the camera by pullin the handle, and trying to rip it from my hands. The handle
Pros I have used the camera for a year now and I feel that I got my money's worth on this product. Great optics, picture, and features. I highly recommend this camera for professionals and pro-sumers.
Cons Plastic casing, but that is soon overshadowed by what is inside.
Pros I shopped quite a bit, and narrowed things down between the Sony VX2000 & Canon GL2. So far, extremely pleased with my decision to purchase the GL2 over the (older) VX2000. Picture quality is exceptional, handling & features excellent for a lower
Cons None yet, getting some wow and flutter with the onboard audio (auto leveling), but probably just settings
Pros A long focal length (hence the long body), the small (1/4") CCDs (small can be good!!!), ability to add a tele-extender (I use 2x Kenko), and the gain booster (helps with tele-extender) are the main reasons GL1/2 excels at zooming in on distant wildlife.
Cons Like the GL1, only the remote control enables single frame advance. Unlike GL1: (1) autofocus can't be overridden by turning the focus dial. (2) Labels for FF, play, etc. aren't ON their buttons, so are confusing. (3) Lock lever cancels TV shutter set
Summary To the users who are concerned about the low light quality don't be if you use it write it provides great low light quality. I bought one for doing live music videos (dark clubs usually)and was concerned that it wouldn't provide the results I needed. At first I observed the problems "Cheule" was talking about and did see it. But I found a way of removing the graininess you use the custom presets bump the sharpness down 2 or 3 notches and bump up the setup level a notch or two. I did a shoot last week with my GL2 and I rented a brand new XL1s and to my suprise the GL2 looked identical and was sharper. I also noticed that the XL1s was constantly hunting for focus were the GL2 was realy quick at finding the focus areas in low light. I was really considering purchasing an XL1s but after that night and looking at the video side by side I purchased another GL2 for my B camera! Another great thing is that all the menu's and all most all of the ******** from the XL1s are on the GL2 .ie variable cotrol zoom's on the grip and handle. The only thing I don't like is the size I am more comfortable with the XL1S for doing free standing shooting but for alot of people that will be a plus. This camera rocks!