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Canon Elura 100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 469 reviews of Canon Elura 100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the memory.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 user reviews of Canon Elura 100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, price, image quality, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Elura 100 MiniDV CamcorderCanon Elura 100 MiniDV Camcorder

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Canon Elura 100


This very small and low-cost camcorder offers a true wide-screen display, but lacks manual focus.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Canon Elura 100 miniDV


Photograph: Chris Manners

Small and compact ; captures widescreen video

Case seems a little flimsy ; low-light performance could be better

Small both in size and in price: In fact, at 2.2 by 3.0 by 4.3 inches, it's one of the smallest camcorders available.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Phil Ryan (

Canon Elura 100 review: Canon Elura 100


Summary More compact than its entry-level ZR models, the Canon Elura 100 is the company's only offering this year in its midrange Elura line. In this case, the step up to Elura means a larger, higher-resolution CCD sensor, which can serve up larger...

Compact size; fast, 20X zoom lens; solid color in video footage.

Average low-light performance; no accessory shoe.

With a big zoom, a small size, and a decent price, the Canon Elura 100 is a great choice if you plan on steering clear of low-light situations.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: James Murray (

Canon Elura 100 Camcorder Review


The rain forest, the polar ice caps, and the MiniDV - three quickly diminishing resources we would like to save. In some of the clearest evidence that MiniDV is indeed going the way of the dinosaur, Canon has replaced the entire Elura line (three...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Mark Montgomery (

Canon Elura 100 Mini DV Camcorder


Compact, Microphone input, Ease of use

Limited battery options, No accessory shoe, No manual shutter speed

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Canon Elura 100 MiniDV camcorder


The Canon Elura 100 is a good choice for budget shooters; although the image quality isn't great, it's a compact, easy-to-use camera that won't confuse novice filmmakers.

Low cost; compact; wide-screen shooting mode and screen; clear, bright LCD; excellent battery life

Comparatively mediocre video and still image quality; background motor noise

The Elura 100 fits comfortably in the hand, and the controls are in the right spots for easy shooting. The zoom control for its 20X optical zoom lens sits under the index finger (the digital zoom goes up to 800X, but the image quality is so bad at that...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: skul1thumper (

Canon Elura 100 miniDV


I purchased the ELURA 100 after reading reviews on & it had the ELURA 100 rated as the top camcorder from $0-$1000's camcorders. I have used it to video all of my son's HS basketball games using the wide screen with superb results....

picture quality, battery life, size, & most of all the price ( paid less than $300 3 MONTHS ago )

low light resolution not the greatest

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: (

Perfect canera for travelers.


Great picture and sound, small and easy to use.

Hard to zoom while filming because of size

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: drsbkumar (

Canon Elura 100 miniDV


great camera for the price, but the played back video is filled with a high pitched noise that's recorded from the motor or tape mechanism. If this is going to be an investment for a long time you will have to live with noisy audio. its terrible, and I...

size, price, wide screen, zoom settings, easy learning curve

noise, motor noise, noise,noise, high pitched noise and noise, poor auto focus in low light, grainy pictures in low light

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: nightmonger (

Canon Elura 100 miniDV


For the price, it was worth it. It takes great pictures outdoors and the widescreen is nice. Many other cameras in this price range does not take a true widescreen. This one does. I like the AV>DV converter. Again other cameras don't have this...

Price. AV > DV converter. Widescreen (16x9). Size

Low-light performance. Design

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Around the world, the name Canon means optical excellence, advanced image processing, and superb performance. And Canon digital video camcorders are no exception. The Elura family of camcorders offers a wide variety of advanced, yet easy-to-use features that make them perfect for capturing all of life's moments. The Eluras are the most affordable of Canon's Megapixel camcorders and give you both vivid video and brilliant digital photographs. They make it easy to share memories with family and friends. With the Elura 100, you get all the flexibility and versatility of the Elura line, plus an impressive optical and digital zoom range, Double Shot technology for great video and digital photos, new features like Smooth Zoom and Level Shot, plus features found on more expensive camcorders. You also get an easy-to-read menu system for simple operation. And an omni-selector joystick that lets you easily operate playback, focus, exposure and menu options with a single controller. All this - in a stylish, affordable, easy-to-carry camcorder.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon BP-208DG

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Fireworks / Night mode / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Elura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.6
Max Focal Length:60mm
Min Focal Length:3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:880Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.3Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5 ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Neutral / Skin Detail / Vivid
Still Image Format:JPEG


Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic