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Well a GL2 is actually a decent camera. If you think it’s not, then don’t expect to get anything better in the $400 range. You might even have a hard time finding a used GL2 for that price.
GL2s still retail for around $1,700 or more, unless you get lucky and find someone trying to off-load one. I’ve actually seen them priced in their original $2,700 zone even though that would NOT be a reasonable price to pay for one, considering the selections “out there.”
You will not find a camera in the $400 range that comes close to comparison to what a GL2 offers.
IMHO, the best alternative, and one that gets you into HD production as well, would be Canon ‘s HV30, but somewhere in the $800 range, so double your desired range but easily 6x the camera of anything you’ll find with your present budget.
Yeah, there are some cameras out there for $400, but they will likely fall short in the lens, focus, format, resolution, stability, audio categories – especially if you compare them to your experience with the GL2.
I agree with Earl..
The way to go is a Canon HV20/30
I use a Canon HR10, but that is in the 1999 dollars range..