The GL2 incorporates a 20x Professional L-Series Fluorite optical zoom lens, which transforms distant subjects into dramatic close-ups. The 20x optical zoom is the 35 mm focal length equivalent of 39.5 -- 790 mm. Add the optional WD-58 Widewide-converter to increase the field of view by 30% for indoor shots or panoramic views.
The digital zoom, capable of extending to 40x and a maximum of 100x, provides sharper detail compared to others thanks to Canon's superior lens quality. You'll reveal details too distant to be seen with just the eye alone. At full telephoto, the 35 mm focal length equivalent is an amazing 39500 mm.
Great video damera
I've used the GL-2 for several years now. Most of it's use has been shooting video of our church's worship services. Using a firewire cable and VeescopeLive software, I record directly to the hard drive of my MacBook laptop. Our pastors use the resulting DVDs to self-critique their sermons and the overall feel of the service. I also burn extra DVDs for members who might be absent and wish to view a service. They comment, "It's just like being there."
I've found the GL-2 very easy to use and well worth it's cost.
March 5, 2009
I would only buy another Canon
I don't know what is wrong with the people who write a negative report. I have the GL 2 for 5 years now. During that time I dropped it several times on concrete decks and floors. One time, I fell off a cliff on the coast. The GL 2 landed on some boulders 100 feed away; I had to be taken to the hospital ! Another time, I taped an event and then forgot to turn the thing off and put it in the bag. Days later, I wanted to check my work. when I opened the bag, the camcorder was boiling hot; it had recorded the rest of 45 minutes,stoped running but was still on. I figured the thing and the tape was shut. I was besides myself since the recording was part of a 90. birthday party and could not be duplicated. But to my surprize, every thing was fine. the tape was ok and so was the corder. By the way, that was several month ago and I used it since.
So... what I want to say is: even if the GL 2 breaks down now, I would only buy another Canon
December 24, 2011
I have had my GL-2 for over 3 years. I have mostly used it for weddings and travel videos. I have taught prior to retiring, "TV Production classes" in High school. We had 8 GL-2s in the class which we used almost daily. Each school year there was a 30 to 40 percent failure and need to repair. My personal GL-2 was handled with care and not abused. Most failures in the school were probably due to mishandling by the students. I have only had the best quality SD videos. I have 2 BP945 batteries and each last me well over 90 minutes. I found easy setup to computer (using firewire) or television. Capture and editing worked easily with Adobe Premier Pro.
December 11, 2011
Best of the Best
May be is a little bit big but where ever I take my GL2, everybody thinks that I am a pro. Pristine pictures and video.
March 30, 2011