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Become the next Spielberg

Advantages: Afordable price for broadcast quality camera!
Disadvantages: Some add-ons need to be bought separate

OK lets face it - you've now built up a DVD collection so large you want to start making your own movies! Well if you can stretch to around £2,300 this is the camera to do it with! This camera was used to shoot 28 Days Later (starring Cillian Murphy - G ...

missixty 13.01.2005 · Read full review
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Canon XL1S - A Camcorder For Serious Use!

Advantages: Interchangable lens, manual focus ring, shoulder mount, stereo sound
Disadvantages: Tape mechanism can be heard on some recordings

The Canon XL1S is not your average camcorder. Its a 3CCD, Mini DV camcorder with interchangable lens facility, broadcast quality recording and enhanced manual functions - this camcorder is for users with professional needs. It comes with a standard 20x ...

Torrence 09.04.2006 · Read full review
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Canon XL1s Camcorder

Advantages: Packed full of professional features
Disadvantages: Slow auto-focus

I have used this camcorder for filming both corporate events and short films and for both it excelled. The camcorder produces excellent broadcast quality images and has full manual control over the image or can be set to full auto for less experienced use ...

Tractorbob 08.01.2009 · Read full review
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Filming for films

Advantages: Easy to master, cheap to purchase, accepts most accecories (ie lens, matte box)
Disadvantages: Microphone not great, better to use a seperate on a boom.

...Having just completed our first 'amateur film' and using the CANON XL1S to shoot it I can honestly say I am in a good position to review this item. Using this camera to shoot with was an absolute joy. Its light enough to be carried around for some good s ...

yodaboy 11.01.2007 · Read full review
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Fantastic Student Movie Camera!

Advantages: Great quality images and control over many of the settings
Disadvantages: Has been known to malfunction

For making low-budget and student movies this is an ideal camera. It is relatively versatile and lightweight and gives an enormous degree of control over the look of the image. The cost is quite expensive but for a camera of this quality this can be ex ...

danhunt 11.08.2005 · Read full review
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