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Canon Elura 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Canon Elura 50. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and size also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

usability, size, portability, image quality, design

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Canon Elura 50 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the design and image quality are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the battery and reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

price, reliability, battery

48% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Elura 50 Ultra Compact MiniDV Camcorder with 2"LCD and Memory CapabilityCanon Elura 50 Ultra Compact MiniDV Camcorder with 2"LCD and Memory Capability

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (

Great picture quality, Bad quality of product.

Jan, 2005

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don't buy this camera


the only good thing about this camera is its size

the tape mechanism is terrible.

Dec, 2004

Consumer review (

Great little camcorder


Well rounded and works in all respects - very happy

manual atrocious, long play modes cannot be uploaded to PC

Jun, 2004

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I Didnt know that it was so GOOD


ALmost unique

just 680Kpixels

May, 2004

Consumer review (

Terrible Experience


Good quality IF IT WORKED

All Canon Digital Camcorders have chronic problem

Apr, 2004

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Apr, 2004

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Nice home video camera


Size and look is very charming.

Focus is a bit slow, but forgivable for home video

Mar, 2004

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Disappointed in features, Happy with size, telephoto lens


Fits in my purse, easy to whip out for fast shooting,

no frame by frame for tape-photo transfer, confusing menu

Feb, 2004

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DON'T BUY - awful quality and worse service


nice looks

bad quality AND lousy service

Jan, 2004

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canon camcorder is amazing ”


Its a best product for recording.

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Whether your travels take you to lush tropic rainforests, white sandy beaches, or busy marketplaces brimming with local color, Canon's Elura 50 camcorder is the one item that will never be left home. Its extreme portability means it travels wherever you do, so you'll never miss an opportunity. Superior picture quality allows you to relive all the sights and sounds of your trip just as you remembered them, with rich, vibrant color and crisp detail, without even leaving your living room. Although vacations can't last a lifetime, the Elura 50 guarantees a journey back anytime you choose. DIGIC DV is a system for achieving superior video and photographic quality images. Canon's expertise in imaging and electronics is flawlessly blended together, resulting in outstanding performance. It offers substantial benefits in color reproduction. DIGIC DV makes it possible to achieve accurate color for both video and digital photos. Since video and photos have different color requirements, DIGIC DV utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video quality on a TV and still image quality for print or computer display.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Stitch assist / Super night mode/Low light / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Super night mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Elura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:25mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:630Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
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:Beam / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Vertical wipe / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI/MJPEG
Digital Zoom:400
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Card Mix / Color / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Multi-image screen / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD