Ballowall wrote:I donno pixel edit, they say the xl1 is better but the GL1 is plenty cheaper
I don't think he asked about either
the GL1 or XL1.
He means he's deciding between the Canon GL2 or Canon XH-G1. My opinion? The GL2 is the best bang-for-your-buck 3CCD camera you can find. And I own one and completely love it. For the price, you simply can't beat it unless you're an HV20 fanboy.
But that's another argument and I'm going to assume you want manual controls.
My suggestion would be neither. The alternative would be the Canon XH-A1. It's essentially the same as the XH-G1 minus a few features and is an all-around great camera. Not to mention it's about $2,000 cheaper than the XH-G1.
My personal next camera and in my opinion the best prosumer HD camera. (That being judged on a mix of resolution, versatility, price, quality, and body. People will swear by the HVX, but P2 cards are another costly story you only want to get into if you're willing to open another can of worms.......and money.)
And besides, I'll swear by both the GL2 and XH-A1. Either way you go, depending on how much money you have, will do you loads of good. With either you really can't go wrong.
On my movie Marathon
I used a mix of primarily GL2 footage with some shots on the XH-A1 (Again, a cheaper solution to the XH-G1). If you like the GL2 footage and camera, the A1 is essentially an HD GL3