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    Default Canon XL2

    Recently bought an XL2 and thought I would give my first impressions.

    Its not a cheap piece of equipment.

    Seems to be very well made.

    Great piece of glass up front.
    I love the 20X zoom

    The onboard sound is OK but for many gigs, remote mics via the XLR is going to be needed

    The learning curve to get it up and flying is not bad but to be very skilled with this unit will take time.

    So far the only downside I can find is that it is a tad heavy on the front when doing shoulder mount work.

    The picture quality is very nice indeed.
    Just some observations so far

    Snowy

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    Yea nice camera -i agree about the front heavy balance tho.

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    My Old Sony V5000 units can sit up top all day and not stress the body one bit.

    I am also getting the question from clients, "do you offer HI DEF"
    Hmmmm I am not ready to go there yet but may have to.

    The Canon XL H1/1A or H1S would be a nice addition to the tool box but the price is a tad more than I want to pay right now.

    Having all Canon stuff that is basically the same would be cool from the standpoint of being used to the equipmemts layout.

    Been looking at the Sony HVR-HD1000U as an addition. best

    SR

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    Yea - that sony looks like a bargain. It's like an new vx9000e and I have 2 of those in the back of a cupboard - they were great.

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