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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:14 PM   #1
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gl2 or xl1s which one need help

Which one is the best choice having trouble its not the money. What one will give me the best quality? I will be shooting sporting events and hunting and nature. Read about all I can read, need an experts opinion I think I hit a dead end they both seem to be great but gl2 seems to be limited, the xl1s seems to be a little older but with all its options and add-ons looks like it does the job. Need some one that knows, what do you think. I will be keeping this camera for a while, I used the gl2 and it seems easy and user friendly. HELP
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Old November 18th, 2003, 01:38 AM   #2
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Have you searched these topics in the past posts? Use the search link below my name in the signature or use the search button in the upper right hand corner. Volumes has been written about these cameras.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 02:26 AM   #3
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Image quality is practically identical between the two. The right one for you is the one which feels best, most comfortable in your own hands. Hope this helps,
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Old November 18th, 2003, 07:57 AM   #4
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Yeah there is plenty in past posts. Both shoot a lot alike. GL2 has the advantage of being a lighter and easier to use than the S. The biggest downside of the GL-2 is that you cannot record on all 4-tracks simultaneously, though not everyone uses 4-track.

The S is modular, can use other lenses, and can record in 4-track from 4 different audio sources (4-track uses 12 bit audio instead of 16 bit).
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Old November 18th, 2003, 10:23 AM   #5
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Now that I have owned the XL1S for a while, I do sometimes wish that I also had the GL2 when I have to shoot things that you mentioned, things that require me to move fast from one place to another, or to do a lot of nature hiking. As others have said, functionality and quality of both cameras are virtually the same so if it was up to me I would think strictly comfort.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 10:48 AM   #6
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Well, I always say the image quality between the two is apples to oranges.


In actual parameters, yeah, they're the same-ish. But the XL...if you have a sudden location or environment change...BIM BAM BOOM you can change all your settings within 10 seconds. Wheras with the GL (I've used both extensively), you have menus to sort through.


And, of course, the XL's audio r0x0rs compared to the GL's.


Plus it attracts the chicks. ; )
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Old November 18th, 2003, 10:55 AM   #7
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lol, Chrystie, you are correct about the "attraction" part. I noticed that with an XL1S , your ability to pesuade people increases tramendously.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Teague Chrystie : Well, I always say the image quality between the two is apples to oranges.


In actual parameters, yeah, they're the same-ish. But the XL...if you have a sudden location or environment change...BIM BAM BOOM you can change all your settings within 10 seconds. Wheras with the GL (I've used both extensively), you have menus to sort through.


And, of course, the XL's audio r0x0rs compared to the GL's.


Plus it attracts the chicks. ; ) -->>>

Could you translate that line about the audio, please? lol.
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Old November 24th, 2003, 07:15 PM   #9
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I tried them both and glad I did. xl1s is the one for me I bought the xl1s and happy I did . Now to learn all I can, very easy to use thanks for all the help.


Yep the girls like it too lol
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Old November 25th, 2003, 08:51 AM   #10
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Congrats Jamie

You will have a blast with this camera.
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Old November 25th, 2003, 01:18 PM   #11
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I got an XL1s and the thing that made me feel happy in the first few days was my friends and some people I was recording saying things like "Wow its like a Pornstar Camera" and all manners of sayings in Swedish accents. That made we feel great with street cred and all. Even though i'm not one for Pornos and would never ever make one, it was still one great camera to get reactions from friends and people around. People always look twice or ask questions about it. I never had that using PD-150s.
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