I am shopping around for a prosumer camcorder and my choice is between the Panasonic DVX100 or the Canon XL2. I asked some people in the field in my area (Montreal, Canada) and they seems to dislike very much Canon camcorder products. On the why, lol.. it's hard to get a specific answer. Can somebody perhaps can tell me why some people dislike Canon so much even with exchangeable lenses and some pretty good features?
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I would bet they have not shot with an XL2. I have not used a DVX100, so I can not speak to it's quality. I do however shoot with the XL2. I have two of them in addition to a GL2. I think the XL2 is a very fine video camera. Properly lit subjects and correct exposures, I am getting great results. The low light lumens on the XL2 is not as good as say a Sony PD170 ( Or so I hear/read, again I do not own a Sony either ) The features on the XL2 are superb, 16:9, 24P, 4 XLR audio, etc. It is a very versatile camera. Being able to exchange lenses is outstanding. The stock 20x lens is very good. At it's price point, this is an outstanding camera. I would head out to a first rate pro video store and compare the two cameras. Hands on, side by side, is the best way to decide. Best of luck!