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I see you are looking at a used XL2. I tought I would give you some of my advice whatever it means. In my mind the Xl series of canon is not great, but the xl2 is a major improvement over the xl1. To answer your question, no 75 hours is not alot of hours for that type of camera. I have seen those cameras do over 500+ hours and still have some life left in them.
Have you also considered a dvx100, they are a great DV camera that shoots true 24p. They are a little pricey but for what you are getting they are fantastic. But again you do want to be careful buying used because you need to inspect the camera first before laying down your money because scames are on the rise.
The Xl2 is a much better choice that the Gl2, trust me, the Xl2 offers way more shooting modes and pro functions.
I hoped this helped