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Canon Legria HF R506 is an excellent quality camcorder

Advantages: Wonderful HD picture and sound
Disadvantages: Battery life could be a little better

I have been after a camcorder for a while. Iíve occasionally borrowed a friendís but recently Iíve become more involved in poetry slams and other performing events, and in this social media world, Iíve had an increasing need to film events for editing and ...

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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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Review of Canon XL1S

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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 ...

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