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Canon GL1 MiniDV Digital Camcorder

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About the Canon GL2

With the GL2, Canon has created a camcorder with a wealth of features, each selected to elevate further the standard against which other camcorders are judged. The GL2 is a must-have for the person looking for the very best video-making experience. The GL2's excellence begins with its outstanding Fluorite lens and includes pro-level picture adjustment features found only in Canon's top-of-the-line, trend-setting XL1S camcorder.

The Canon GL2 has three CCDs, delivering outstanding picture quality, highly accurate color reproduction and a wide dynamic range with virtually no color noise. On top of that, Canon has improved a broadcast technology to create aform of Pixel Shift, producing greater picture quality than that of camcorders using CCDs with almost twice the number of pixels.

The Canon GL2 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro among others.One reason why the Canon GL2 is popular is because of its Easy to use.

Canon GL2 Features

  • 3 CCDs 1/4" Pixel Shift
  • 20x Zoom/ 100x Digital Zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Digital Video Format and IEEE 1394
  • Professional L-series Fluorite Lens

Canon GL2 Specifications

Audio/Video PCM digital sound:16 bit (48kHz/2ch) 12 bit (32kHz/4ch)
2 rotary heads, helical scanning systemDV system (Consumer digital VCR SD system) Digital component recording
Television System EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Tape Format/Speed MiniDV/
SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s):
LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Image Sensor 3 CCD 1/4" Pixel Shift (charge coupled device) 410,000 pixels (380,000 effective pixels)
Optical Zoom 20x Zoom
Digital Zoom 100x Digital Zoom
Lens Professional L-series Fluorite Lens F/1.6-2.9, 20x power zoom, 4.2-84 mm
Focusing System TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Min. Focus Distance 3ft 3 3/8 in. (1 m), 3/8 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Shutter Speed 1/15,000 sec.
Illumination Minimum illumination: 6 lx
Recommended illumination: More than 100 lx
Filter Size 58 mm
Viewfinder 0.44-inch, color LCD (approx. 180,000 pixels)
LCD Screen 2.5 in. measured diagonally (6.4 cm), 200,000 pixels (approx.)
Manual Controls Focus (Ring), Exposure, White Balance, TV/AV Image Control, Picture Control, Shutter Speed (1/8 - 1/15,000), Audio Level Control
Special Effects Black & White, which removes color from the video images; Sepia, Art, Mirror, Trail and Strobe, for a stop-and-go type of motion effect.
Fader Yes
Titler No
A/V Dubbing Yes
Input terminals Special 4 pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)
Output terminals Video terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalance
S-video terminal: 1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio terminal: -10dBV, less than 3 kohms, unbalanced
Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone, Mini Stereo
Headphone Jack Mini Stereo
Flash Advanced Shoe (Hot Shoe)
Canon EX Speedlite Flash Compatibility (420EX/550EX)
Built-In Light No, Optional VL-3 Light
Power Requirements 7.2 V DC
Power consumption: 4.8 W (using viewfinder), 5.7 W (using LCD screen)
Dimensions 4 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 12 in. (118 x 136 x 306 mm)
Weight 2 lb. 7 1/2 oz. (1.25 kg)
Special Features 16:9 Wide Screen Mode
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