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I saw your general question regarding the GL-2 and had to pass along some advice. This is a great camera based upon features and video picture quality. That said, you really need to do some research on the web before you decide to plunk down the fortune they want for it. This camera is one of many models in the Canon line that has a serious design defect. A suggestion: do a google search under “Canon remove cassette” and be prepared for a real eye-opening experience. I have had 2 canon elura 2MC’s both develop the problem but it affects Eluras, Opturas, ZR’s and even the GL series. For the amount of money they charge for this camera, this is a disgrace. I also have a web site that is compiling names of affected owners who have cameras that are virtually worthless and would like to pursue a class-action. In a short time I have had 115 owners sign up and of that total, 13 are owners of GL-2 models. My web-site is:
I used a GL-1 (rental) and thought it was a very good camera. However, I would not spend that kind of money on a device with this kind of failure rate. You may have your mind set on one and then no one will talk you out of it. You may get lucky. But do some reading first.