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Hi again! 😀
The GL-2, despite being a couple years old now, is still a good enough camera that it’s really worth the asking price on it, in my opinion. It’s not a super strong performer in low light, but it has piles of features that similarly priced cameras (such as the VX-2100) don’t have, such as separate controllable audio channels and more manual control over your image.
I’m a Canon fan, so I am a little biased, but I like them.
Now, if you have more of a budget, I would suggest that you consider the XL-2. It’s more pricey, yes, but it has a ton more features, and far superior low light performance to the GL-2. The interchangable lens feature is nice, but I personally never used it in general videography, though with an adapter you can put cinema lenses on the camera and make some pretty incredible pictures.
HD is awesome, but it’s not quite ready for primetime, in my opinion. In another year I’ll probably have changed my tune, but I’m still waiting for the hammer to fall on the HD-DVD and Blu-ray consumer wars. Once one solid standard emerges, then players will be mass produced, media prices will drop, and burners will be affordable.
Hope that helped.