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Old February 18th, 2006, 05:23 PM   #16
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all my canon camcorders are a bit noisey while loading and unloading tapes. compare this to the sony hdv fx1 its the same.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 09:03 AM   #17
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I hate to tally in late but... I hate the noise the GL 2 makes also, wait until it is at a point when you need to change tape and it is real still. Everyone and everything will hear you. Bad in a church or outdoors viewing wildlife. Always start witha full tape. Not all Canon cameras make this noise my ZR200 makes little or no noise.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #18
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I just un-packed my new XL-2 and when I turn it on, there's a noise in the lens housing - is this normal? The first camera I bought did the same thing and they, canon, sent a new one to no avail. I'm new to the community, looking for the posting icon.

Sorry to change the subject.

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My XL1s makes a noise in the lens when powering up also. If you take the lens off and try and look through it like a 35mm, you'll see that you can't. I think Canon built this in to protect the CCDs when the camera is off. The noise, I believe, is the mechanical "shutter" that's blocking the lens.

Anyway, back on topic, all Canon cameras I've ever used has really noisy tape mechanisms. A while back a friend of mine had the Elura series with a very noisy tape, I have the XL1s with a noisy tape, and I know someone with an XL2 that sounds the same.

My Sony VX2100 is much quieter in that regard
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