I'm in the market for a new minidv video camera (not Hi Def) and ran across these prices ($599) for the Canon GL2 (see the two links below). And it seems that Canon is offering a $250 rebate on top of it (see bottom link). Am I seeing this correctly? The camera after the rebate for $350!!! Is this as good a deal as it sounds or is something a-skew? I shoot a lot of sports, (football, basketball etc.) would this be a recomended camera? Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks and have a great weekend.
First off, be very careful of grey marketers. That seems like a deal that is simply too good to be true. I bought my GL2 used for $1200, it came with a Beachtek XLR Adapter, and a Wide Angle Lens. That was a good deal, the one you're looking at is too good to be true if you ask me.
I love this camera. I recently bought a spiderbrace shoulder mount, and I use the Beachtek adapter to connect XLR mics, and it does very well for me. I do documentary work, live band coverage, and paranormal investigation and this camera rocks for all those. It's got good manual control (I wish it had more latitude in it's iris control), and it doesn't have a push auto focus (which is handy for band coverage) but aside from that, I love this camera.