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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 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and resolution.

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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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Elura 100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of Canon Elura 100 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the resolution and features.

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

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

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Canon Elura 100

 

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

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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.

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Canon Elura 100

 

We were happy to see that Canon addressed the design issues of last year's Elura models, which had a slew of control buttons tucked away behind the LCD screen, along with a menu button and a jog dial shoved in front of the LCD. The Elura 100 has a much...

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.

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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...

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Canon Elura 100 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Compact, Microphone input, Ease of use

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

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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...

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"Excellent Pocket Camcorder"

 

I've brought this little camera all over the world with me and it has never failed (in regard to the work around error it still functions great) I has been dropped off tables splashed liquid on it and just overall used to the max. It still work's great...

Size and weight are light, the features are awesome considering the size. It has a stereo Mic input so you can use it as a sound recorder. It also has an analog to DV pass though feature to convert & record old analog 4:3 video, integrated lens cap.

I have a weird error after about a year of heavy use. The recording light is constantly blinking even when its off. The workaround for this is to pull the battery then switch the cam to the mode (CAM or VCR) of your choice, then put the battery in.

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"great newbie cam for beach, park, or camp!"

 

i got it at STAPLES in january 2007, before they changed their 110% pricematch policy in september. it cost me about $200!! i use sony tapes, which have been fine. like a tape player, you can ruin these tapes if over used...so download to DVD if you...

quick to auto focus, simple to learn, great outdoors, okay indoors with good lighting, can attach a condenser mic, can use a tripod, does not need tripod if you are steady, sound is clear, view on tv!

difficult for newbie to get to DVD on a PC, must buy firewire cord to download to PC, tapes can get bad if player not cleaned, led is a joke, need lots of light indoors.

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Canon Elura 100

 

i got it at STAPLES in january 2007, before they changed their 110% pricematch policy in september. it cost me about $200!! i use sony tapes, which have been fine. like a tape player, you can ruin these tapes if over used...so download to DVD if you...

quick to auto focus, simple to learn, great outdoors, okay indoors with good lighting, can attach a condenser mic, can use a tripod, does not need tripod if you are steady, sound is clear, view on tv

difficult for newbie to get to DVD on a PC, must buy firewire cord to download to PC, tapes can get bad if player not cleaned, led is a joke, need lots of light indoors

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Canon Elura 100

 

I've brought this little camera all over the world with me and it has never failed (in regard to the work around error it still functions great) I has been dropped off tables splashed liquid on it and just overall used to the max. It still work's great...

Size and weight are light, the features are awesome considering the size. It has a stereo Mic input so you can use it as a sound recorder. It also has an analog to DV pass though feature to convert & record old analog 4:3 video, integrated lens cap

I have a weird error after about a year of heavy use. The recording light is constantly blinking even when its off. The workaround for this is to pull the battery then switch the cam to the mode (CAM or VCR) of your choice, then put the battery in

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Depth:4.3in
Height:3in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.2in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:100
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

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