Question about Canon GL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My GL2 shuts off automatically while recording then instantly back on again into pause mode. Does it approx 20 times in a 1 hour shoot. Shuts down then instantly back on and into pause mode. It does NOT do it while on a tripod or while being set on a tabletop. The camera MUST be handheld and used usually happens while the camera is tilted in one direction or the other. Batteries are fine, Canon batteries in superb shape. Only 40 hours on this camera. Canon has had it twice and the techs "Claim" they cannot find anything wrong. I think it's a manufacturing defect known about by Canon in a certain batch of GL2 cameras and they don't want to fess up about it. They'd have to replace quite a few GL2's at 2500 apiece so they play dumb about it and just send your camera back to you claiming it's working perfectly. As soon as you get it back and turn it on within 15 seconds you can get it to shut down and come back on and into pause mode. You know that no-one even looked at it. They already know its messed up and it's a problem they do not know how to fix. I've seen lots of other guys with this exact same complaint on the message boards so far but no explanation or fix for the problem. I'll never buy another CANON product again. Ever. Very very poor service by Canon.
With my GL2 when this started happening, it was shutting down in record or when paused. It was definitely a bad battery connection. I used a small knife blade and pried up the contacts a little on my battery and it stopped the shutting down and powering back up on mine!
Hope this helps others with this problem!
Posted on Aug 21, 2012
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