A vx2000 is around $1400. Gl1's are alright but not great. Most of the ones you'll find now are in bad condition and they're not worth it. If you're looking for a good quality cam but not the newest get a vx1000. They are around $1100 or so for one in good condition. Be careful when buying one though because the heads get worn easily and the viewfinder cable's break easily but those are easy to fix.