My company performance bonus is about to hit and I'm thinking about stepping up my camcorder from consumer to prosumer. Currently I'm shooting 2 Sony Trv330's for weddings, kids birthdays, basic stuff.
I'm looking to raise the bar a bit and am considering the XL1s or the GL2. What I'm thinking and need opinion on is, will the GL2 give me the results of the XL1s when it comes to raw video output. I know that there are ton of features with the XL1s however, assuming that budget restrictions made the higher end camera out of my reach, will I get the satisfaction from the GL2.
Also I need to add wireless mics and high end video lights to the rig, is this going to be an issue with the smaller camera? I know that there is one advantage and that is the LCD on the GL2. I don't like shooting exclusively on the viewfinder on my Sony's. Even though it saves on battery life by turning off the LCD, sometimes I like to see the shot with some perspective and I think that I'd get a little sick just working on the viewfinder on the XL.
So, any pro's / con's ???