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Canon Elura 2

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 40 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 86/100. The average review date is Jul 21, 2001. We have compared these reviews to 201637 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 71/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 24, 2014.

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Canon Elura 2: Digital Video Done Right

 

With its excellent video quality and smaller-than-life form factor, Canon's Elura 2 digital video camera is a compelling solution for people who need impressive MiniDV video from a pocket-sized camera.

Canon is also shipping the Elura 2mc, which provides all of the features of the Elura 2 but also includes a standard MultiMediaCard slot. This slot accepts MultiMediaCards for storing still images. The Elura 2mc carries a list price of $1,799

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Amazon review summary for Canon Elura 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Canon Elura 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

size, portability, usability, image quality, design

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Elura 2MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

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Excellent value

 

Best features are compact size, the ability to use either manual or automatic functions, firewire connectivity to computer and ability of Adobe Premiere to control the camera remotely, miniDV format tapes, and decent battery life.

Small size, quality construction, auto/manual features, firewire

microphones pointed up rather than forward

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It Beckons to be Used

 

I have a Canon IXY DV which is the Japanese version of the Elura 2MC. The difference between the Elura 2 and the 2MC is that the 2MC has a feature that allows you to capture still images onto a memory card (more on that later). My wife and I received...

Easy to carry around, simple to use, surprisingly good crisp color

Picks up too much wind noise

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Too Noisy for a High-Price Camera

 

I purchased Canon Elura MC20 and the JVC GR-DVM75 with the intent that I would keep the Canon because its ergonomics are the best I have seen. It truly fits like a glove in your hand which is its best attribute.

Size-this camera fits like a glove

The mic picks up the noisy motor which is obtrusive ; poor in low lighting

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Great digital camcorder!

 

For techno dummies like me- this is REALLY a great find. It's really small, easy to carry around. The video is SHARP. We plug it into the TV & show video all the time. We were a little reluctant about the purchase (we pd $1200 last year) but it is...

Excellent. Easy to use. Great results. Have had for 14 mos. Use all the time!

Still haven't figured out how to use the photo function/flash card.

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My turn...

 

After reading all of the below reviews and some outside of epinions, I decided to buy the Canon. It wasn't an easy decision, and it was only all the glorious press on Sony that made me second guess. It cost 850.00 at Vans.com, which was significantly...

Easy to use, great for small-handed people,ultra-nice picture,docking station.

battery life

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Great Camcorder, ok digital camera

 

I had wanted to purchase a digital camcorder for a long time. But there were so much to choose from. I did a lot of research and found the canon elura2mc is one of the smallest with great features. It also help when 2 of my co-workers also purchase...

This is small, light, compact and cool Camcorder.

Resolution for digital pictures are not sharp and auto focus is slow.

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The Pocket Camcorder

 

I did so much research on digital camcorders, I thought I was never going to be able to pick one out. I read nearly every review on Epinions and on every other review site I could find. The specs for the Sony looked great, although the price tag on the...

Comfortable to use, incredibly convenient and small

Less feature-rich, drops fast in quality in low light

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View from the trail

 

I purchased an Elura 2MC about one month ago in advance of a trip to the Yukon. I had a working VHS Canon camcorder, but found that I just didn't carry that around as much simply because of size, so my main interest was a reasonably compact camcorder....

Compact, built-in speaker, good all-round camcorder, stills with video

Subdued colors, low light performance, wind noise

Product Specifications

A digital camcorder that fits into a purse, a glove compartment, or a coat pocket? That's the Canon Elura2 MC (Memory Card) - designed to snuggle in your hand and to commune with your computer. It will go where you go, see how you see, and let you capture your experiences, get creative, and share them like you never have before. Weighing about the same as a can of soda, the Elura 2MC uses Canon's miniaturization technology to give you all the functions and usability you want in a friendly, hand-sized package. Canon's image stabilization system corrects camera shake, so the movies you make come out clear. Professionals and business users appreciate the ease of shooting long telephoto views without a tripod. Everyone appreciates that the minor bumps and wiggles because of car vibrations-or having one cup of coffee too many-won't become part of your treasured memories! This camera provides an incredibly high definition, outstanding contrast - a pure reflection of the high-resolution capability of DV. The zoom technology employed in this camera is the same as Canon uses in their Broadcast TV lenses - the lenses that have come to be used on 60% of the broadcast cameras in the world. When you experience the Elura2's zoom technology, you'll see why. With a crisp, 2.5" color LCD viewfinder, it's easy to tell if what you're shooting is coming out the way you want it to-and it's easy to view and share with others. Twist & flip the viewfinder however you want, so you can shoot from any angle. The ELURA2 MC offers two digital audio modes. The 16 bit mode produces the higher (better than CD quality) two-channel sound quality while the 12 bit mode records on two of four channels - leaving two other channels free to dub extra sound at a later date.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):55min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.4in
Height:4.2in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:1.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Aperture-priority / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Shutter-priority / Sports mode / Spotlight

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:2/2 MC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Elura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.6
Max Focal Length:35mm
Min Focal Length:3.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:360Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
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 Scene Transition:Fade trigger / Mosaic fader / Scroll wipe
Digital Zoom:40
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode/Digital photo mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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