Canon GL2
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Product description
Expanded Product Features
Expanded Product FeaturesCanon's venerable GL2 camcorder has proven itself to be tough, durable, and capable over years of service, lauded for both its image quality and resistance to the abuse it can take in the field. A Standard Definition camera, it uses primarily MiniDV tapes rather than flash memory. This makes it a good option for those wandering in marginal parts of the world where more delicate electronics might not hold up. It can also record onto SD or MMC cards, giving you a number of media choices. While the minicassettes may not be as compact as memory cards, they are tiny enough to pack dozens along if need be, and each will hold from 80 to 220 minutes of video, depending on the speed you choose. It records both light and sound in digital format, so editing is as easy (or not) as you're used to.

Product Identifiers

Key Features
Recording SystemNTSC
Optical Zoom20x
Digital Zoom100X
Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
Media FormatFlash Card
Resolution0.4 MP
Screen Size2.5"
Weight44.1 Oz.

Optical Sensor
Sensor Type3CCD, 3CCD with Pixel Shift
Sensor Size1/4"
Optical Sensor Qty3

Lens System
Lens TypeZoom lens
Focal Length Range4.2mm - 84mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Lens Filter Size58 mm
Lens System FeaturesAspherical Lens, Fluorite Glass
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Lens Construction10 group(s) / 12 element(s)
Lens ManufacturerCanon

Max Shutter Speed1/15000 sec
Min Illumination6 lux
Min Shutter Speed1/60 sec
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority

Camera Flash
Flash TypeNone

Memory / Storage
Digital Storage MediaMicrodrive

Viewfinder TypeLCD
Viewfinder Diagonal Size0.44"

Depth12 in.
Height5.4 in.
Width4.6 in.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationRotating
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Size2.5"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo

Connector Types1 x DC power input, 1 x S-Video input / output, 1 x composite video/audio (input/output), 1 x headphones, 1 x microphone
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

Run Time Up ToUp To 65 min
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

Environmental Parameters
Max Operating Temperature40 °C
Min Operating Temperature0 °C

Effective Video Resolution0.4 MP

Other Features
Additional Features16:9 Widescreen Mode, AF Lock, Accessories Hot Shoe, Auto Power Save, Built-In Speaker, Color Control, Color Viewfinder, DPOF Support, Interval Shooting Mode, Still Shot Capability, USB Compatibility

Color Black/Silver
Night ModeYes
Shooting ModesDigital Photo Mode, Frame Movie Mode

eBay Product ID: EPID99977675

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood


    Excellent image quality and color fidelity; 20X optical zoom; two-channel audio control; 1.7-megapixel still image capture; lightweight.


    Too many controls per button; onboard microphone is omnidirectional; mediocre battery life with included cell.


    This outstanding performer raises the bar for prosumer MiniDV camcorders.

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