Canon 1 Camcorder - Black/Silver
About this product
|Storage Type||Removable (Card/Disc/Tape)|
|Optical Sensor Qty||3|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Focal Length Range||4.2mm - 84mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||58 mm|
|Lens System Features||Aspherical Lens, Fluorite Glass|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Lens Construction||10 group(s) / 12 element(s)|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/15000 sec|
|Min Illumination||6 lux|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/60 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||0.55"|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - detachable - electret condenser - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x Control-L (LANC), 1 x Control-L (LANC) ( sub-mini phone stereo 2.5 mm ), 1 x DC power input, 1 x DC power output, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK), 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ( 4 pin FireWire ), 1 x S-Video input / output, 1 x S-Video input / output ( 4 pin mini-DIN ), 1 x composite video/audio (input/output), 1 x composite video/audio (input/output) ( RCA phono x 3 ), 1 x flash terminal ( hot shoe ), 1 x headphones, 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x microphone, 1 x microphone ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Effective Video Resolution||0.2 MP|
|Additional Features||Built-In Speaker, Color Viewfinder, Diopter Adjustment, LCD Color/Brightness/Tint Control, Still Shot Capability|
|Shooting Modes||Digital Photo Mode, Frame Movie Mode|
Most relevant reviews
- epitaphe_orgAug 3, 2008by
Legends never die
A few years ago Canon was probably the first company to understand that miniDV was about to change everything for indpendant film makers, passionate people and a few others.
What did they understood ? They understood that people were aware that it was now possible to build camcorders capable of doing high quality material and even professionnal footages if used correctly, for a much lower price, size and weight than in the past.
So those people were waiting for the baby to be born. And here it came : The GL1. Back to the day it got on the market you got get it for around three thousand if I remember correctly. 3000$ and capable of doing professionnal work ? That's what I'm talking about !
3CCD, amazing lens, great stabilization, impressive sound quality also, easily carriable with its two pounds. This camera was dreamt, Canon built it.
It was a new age for inpendant reporters, indpendant film makers, small companies / videographers. So many people used to struggle with equipment too heavy, too difficult to use and mostly too expensive. Before that new age some had to use crap or spent fortunes renting. Now they were using an affordable camera that was solving all of their problems and offering so many possibilities...
And now, almost ten years after that, that Camera and her little sister the GL2 still have their fans. JVC released the Everio, Panasonic the PVGS series and all of them claimed to be today's equivalent of the GL1. Anyone with a shooting experience with the GL1, and even if the Everio is "HD", will tell you those toys have a long way to go before thinking they might be able to compete.
If you have enough money to buy a REAL HD camera, go for it. If you're on a budget and need something reliable and still giving amazing results for around a thousand. Buy the legend, don't even think about JVC's crap or the cheap PVGS series and all the others. Because legends never die.Read full review
- jkne9415Aug 2, 2014by
A superior product of technology!
Camcorder GL-1 is a broadcast quality video camera! Because of it's 3 CCD design, colors are vivid. Frame rate looks most filmlike. A wonderful product overal,as usual for Canon
- tnovak57Dec 12, 2009by
My search for a new camera started with just wanting a manual focus ring and 3ccd's, I recently had the panasonic sd9, I looked at the gs250, gs500, gs400, trv900 and the gl1, I was always pulled back by the gl1.It's also light weight and small, fits in a canon 200eg perfectly.
It has amazing colors, has a fair weight and is overall an amazing camera.
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- tbgoloveNov 7, 2014by
Good quality and color picture . New technology make HD the new deal but the images from this camera are just fine.
- bchosbojrSep 6, 2014by
awesome product and a great!!!! value for the money spent
I love this camera, it looks and has as much to offer as my $3000,00 Sony FX-1000. I love the quality and the battery life is around 3 hours, just a great camera. I liked it so much I just bought a second one.