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Canon Elura 20MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Canon Elura 20MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder. 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. Views about the price and usability are on the whole positive. The size and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the viewfinder and battery.

portability, image quality, size, usability, price

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 20MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Canon Elura 20MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder 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 Reviewers really like the price and usability. The size and image quality are also appreciated, but the viewfinder and battery get critical opinions.

portability, image quality, size, usability, price

battery, viewfinder

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

This summary is based on the products: Canon Elura 20MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Color Viewfinder & SD CardCanon Elura 20MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with 2.5" LCD, Color Viewfinder & SD Card

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

Canon Elura 20MC Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


In the world of MiniDV camcorders youre either a matchbox or a horizontal. Canon's latest matchbox camcorder is the Canon Elura 20MC. The MiniDV camcorder has an MSRP of $1,499. It handles well and is a nice portable camcorder, but the still...

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: travelmess (

Excellent for "home movies"


My first camcorder was a Sony Betamax. It was like going from Goliath to David, but what a relief. Having been a still photographer for many years, one of my main concerns was lens quality. Canon is a trusted name and I wasn't disappointed. I'm also ...

lens, size, features, ease of use

still photo card mode is a compromise, standard battery life

Dec, 2003

Product Specifications

Compact and versatile, Canon Elura 20MC offers a unique blend of features to produce both high-quality video and stills - from one camera. This camcorder is designed for those who want point-and-shoot simplicity without limiting their ability to take command and stretch their creative wings when they want to. Elura 20MC offers the superior quality of digital video, the ability to take digital still pictures, several shooting options, digital effects, and quick and easy connection to your computer. Canon is known worldwide for its lenses. The zoom technology found in the precision zoom lens of Elura 20MC is the same as Canon uses in its broadcast TV lenses found in the majority of broadcast cameras. The image sensor used in camcorder - the progressive scan CCD - brings clarity to fast-moving subjects. Whether it is the action of a soccer game, the movement of a child on a swing, or panning landscape shots, these scenes are captured smoothly and clearly, just like you saw them. The same feature makes it possible to get crisp still images at 30 shots per second using the Digital Motor Drive. The progressive scan CCD delivers prints from video with digital photo resolution. Elura 20MC has a number of additional features for ease of use and creative control. To enhance your shooting experience with the camcorder, Canon offers a wide selection of optional accessories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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/SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


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



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 / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD