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Old July 15th, 2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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Gl2 or DVX-100A

Hello Everyone,

I need your advice. I have a GL2, owend it for 2 months, Its a nice camera and I liek it also, but I kinda have my eye on the DVX100A. Is that a good move? I just seems it's a better camera. More features, and theres more accessores available for it. And alot Nicer looking. Im not making amy films, just some good movies.

I use my GL2 for small documanteries, and Weddings, and some news stuff. Should I move onto the DVX 100A? Please help me ive searched the forums and see what peopel have to say, and i see everyone with a DVX100A.

HELP Me Just need your advice.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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i think the DVX is a good cam for wedddings and the progressive nature of it can not only be used for your short movies, but for wedding work too.
Interviews, mini movies, lingerie shoots.. will carry a more cinematic feel... the DVX gamma settings are incredible..

It has some incredible low light performance (i dont know about NTSC land, but here in PAL land it poos on the Sony PD series cams in low light (Ive done gigs using both cams and the DVX retains alot more colour as opposed to the brighter reds and whites of the PD's. Its NOT as bright as teh PD's, but its alot more accurate in colour, and in teh reality, you wont (or shouldnt) be filmin a wedding in pitch darkness without a light.

Apart from that, ur next option is the DVC30.. with also runs fram emode, (like the GL) carries teh same gamma and colour settings as teh DVX and has a lower threshold for low light performance from what i have heard.
I will be gettin one of these cams to use as a secondary cam to the DVX.

one thing to note is that if u jump ship, ull need all the accessories and this will add up $$$$

u may be able to find a nice cheap DVX series 1 for the price of a DVC30..
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Old July 15th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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You'll probably get various opinions. As an owner of both cameras my opinion, for the work you described, is to stick with your GL2 if it's still in good working condition. Channel your financial resources into peripherals such as sound and lighting. Channel your time toward sharpening your photographic skills.

My two cents.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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Now that the XL2 is out, panasonic may counter by dropping the price of the DVX to hold on to sales alittle longer. Wait for that drop in price. The DVX doesnt have that 20X zoom, and the GL3 is in the horizon. I agree with Ken though, the GL2 is a great cam.


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Old July 15th, 2004, 01:55 PM   #5
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GL3 ?!?

John,

You mentioned it, so now speculate on when it will arrive and what it will be.

Inquiring minds want to glow.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 03:23 PM   #6
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Aw, Patrick, that's old news. Geez, haven't you seen it yet? I mean everyone's seen it.

















(Just kidding)
It's purely in Rumorville. It's vapor, although Canon will certainly eventually introduce a GL2 successor.
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Old July 15th, 2004, 03:28 PM   #7
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Aw, Ken...spoil sport.

Won't you even venture a guess at when the GL3 will roll out with prosumer level XL2 funtionality?

After Cebit Australia? Gives plenty of time to market prior to the holiday season!

Or does Canon only have one design team and they are all vacation after getting the XL2 out the door?
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Old July 20th, 2004, 01:41 AM   #8
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meh. my guess is they're probably going to wait until next year or so. like they did with the GL-1, XL-1S, and GL-2.... the GL will probably come during the "offseason," i.e. after everyone has purchased an XL-2 and the technology gets cheaper for them to produce, then they will most likely migrate parts of it to a GL-3.

and between now and then, there may be a DVX200, a Sony HDV cam, and an unlimited number of other things. there will always be better cameras coming out. just buy what you need at the time.
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My speculation is no more reliable than yours. As Canon's rebate program ends in September, one might guess that the "GL3" might be due this autumn. Failing that, my second guess would be next summer.
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Old July 20th, 2004, 08:50 AM   #10
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gl3

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A GL3 would be nice.... Maybe some built in XLR inputs. Also like the XL2, a feature to indepentantlly change each color pf the CCD: Red Green & Blue....that would be nice. I love my GL2 maybe a darker color, other than the current silver.
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Old July 20th, 2004, 12:55 PM   #11
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im happy my dvx :)

while i am by no means a pessimist, and a definite gear geek, i still find it an expensive (and somtimes dangerous) hobbby to be a college student and while watching for the latest gear. haha.
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