k heres the deal as far as im concerned
ive been a Canon user for years. Everything from my super8mm camera to my Xl1s are all Canon.
Canon Gl-Xl has a perfect mix of everything. Frame movie mode to match the look of film as close as it can without being a 24p camera. Gain settings for low light situations or to add a fake 'grain' look to the picture. White balance, optional xlr audio input, ect ect
xl1s has 4 lenses to chose from due to the fact that they have an interchangeable lens format. Onboard you have a fully outfitted side just for audio controls, settings for gain, white balance, AE shift, presets for different color settings and warmths, a 16x optical zoom lens, color or monochrome viewfinder, an excellent ccd's
I believe canon has the sony vxwhatever model its up to now in quality. Just my opinion, but i figured id share it