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Zoom Control The zoom function is not working when I press the control. Eventually, the camera will zoom in/out by itself. It's usually a very slow zoom in/out movement. Is this due to a certain camera setting that I'm unaware of, or will I need have it repaired?

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Re: Zoom Control

The problem that you are experiencing is a common complaint on the Canon Gl2 camcorder. There are two different common parts that can cause zoom problems. One is that the zoom control on the side grip goes faulty and will need to be replaced, this repair parts and labor is $199. The second problem is a bad flex PCB and this repair parts and labor is 306. Both of these repairs include cleaning and servicing. The return shipping is free. We also guarantee the entire camcorder for 6 months parts and labor. If you have any other questions please feel free to call, email or post you questions here.

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Re: Zoom Control

On the gl2 it is supposed to be slow its not broke theres two switches that can lock the camera and the one by the mic is very slow but ok

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