'You press and hold the center button to select the dial's operation: manual focus, exposure compensation, aperture or shutter, mic level and automatic gain control limit--which caps the signal boosting in low light to minimize visual noise. '
'The new touchscreen system is intuitive and good for beginners, but we did find it a bit frustrating for navigating the camcorder's long menu system.'
'the display is clear and viewable even in quite bright conditions.'
'Ultimately it's slow to scroll through menus and all-too easy to 'select' items when you mean to sweep them.
'The catch is that the competition now offers features that this camcorder simply doesn't have, including professional audio connections, 24P and HD video, sophisticated image-parameter controls, and interchangeable lenses, to name a few.'
'Sony was smart to improve what matters, the low light performance.'
'DCR-VX2100 MiniDV Handycam® camcorder, offering one of the brightest video results of any three-CCD MiniDV model.'
'There is a very slight color bleeding between deeply saturated colors, particularly reds and greens'
'the GL2 has a manual focus ring that can't override its autofocus, and there's no override button to quickly reset focus to infinity when the camera loses focus lock or inappropriately focuses on a foreground object.'
'The GL2 is a must-have for the person looking for the very best video-making experience.'
'some recessed buttons were difficult to locate without taking our eyes off of a moving subject.'
'The mode dial on the GL1 that allowed you to switch from automatic to manual modes with a single spin has been replaced with an only slightly less convenient push-and-turn on-screen menu.'
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