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Jeff Tarascio May 25th, 2007 01:57 PM

GL2 to A1 Upgrade
Hi All, I currently have a Canon GL2 and am wondering if it'd be worth it too upgrade to the A1? I really want to be shooting in native 16:9 for my istudents films but want to know if the upgrade is truely worth it in all aspects..

Thanks ahead for any input :)

Mike Gorski May 25th, 2007 01:59 PM

Well for the best bang for your buck yep. The manual control is far greater and I wouldn't think you would be disappointed. The 16:9 SD video is said to look incredible so not only to you get bigger CCDs that are native 16:9 with more manual control but you get the option to shoot HD when its right for you.

Bill Pryor May 25th, 2007 02:00 PM

On the other hand, the GL2 is (probably) paid for, and it's a student film. Is spending $3500 going to make a better student film?

Jeff Tarascio May 25th, 2007 02:02 PM

I've had the GL2 for almost 2 years now, and am looking to have a new camera, the A1, for college and thereafter..

Steve Wolla May 25th, 2007 10:31 PM

The A1 is amazingly versatile, much more so than the GL2. Plus it's never too soon as a student, to learn how to shoot good, clean HD. so yeah, if you have the budget, do it.

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