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Canon Elura 50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 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 really like the design and image quality. The portability and size also get good views, whereas the reliability and price get mixed comments. Many are less positive about the battery.

usability, size, portability, image quality, design


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 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Canon Elura 50 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The size and portability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the battery and reliability.

usability, portability, size, image quality, design

price, reliability, battery

44% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: riyaflower1 (

Elura 50 Digital Video Camcorder


canon camcorder was repair for 3 times and still have same issue!!!! please do not buy this product and the one with the same technology.

is their any

such a waste of money. It is really hard to describe my frustration

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: mainjej (

Elura 50 Digital Video Camcorder


I have had this camera for a couple of years and have overall been very happy with it. After I had it about a year the CCD went bad on it, it was a known issue and Canon fixed it with no problems or cost to me.

Small easy to use

Low light grainy, CCD died

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: roswell100 (

Elura 50 Digital Video Camcorder


Fixed twice and still does not work.

I can't think of any

Very Poor Digital Camcorder

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Dont+Buy+Canon (

Elura 50 Digital Video Camcorder


What a waste of money. I don't have words to describe my frustration.

No pros at all

Everything to do with this camera

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: visharp (

Elura 50 Digital Video Camcorder


Do not buy wish zicould get my money back they really catch me with this one.

Well Nothing

Men changed times no good

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Grim13 (

Great picture quality, Bad quality of product.

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

don't buy this camera


the only good thing about this camera is its size

the tape mechanism is terrible.

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: Gavin (

Great little camcorder


Well rounded and works in all respects - very happy

manual atrocious, long play modes cannot be uploaded to PC

Jun, 2004

Consumer review by: bombero (

I Didnt know that it was so GOOD


ALmost unique

just 680Kpixels

May, 2004

Consumer review by: RJC (

Terrible Experience


Good quality IF IT WORKED

All Canon Digital Camcorders have chronic problem

Apr, 2004

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