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Canon Elura 60 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and portability. The battery and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the size, while many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 60 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Elura 60 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon Elura 60 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

usability, battery, image quality, portability, size

29% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Elura 60 MiniDV Camcorder w/14x Optical Zoom

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Canon Elura 60

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape

Easy to operate. 14X optical zoom. 2.5-inch LCD. Adjustable EVF. Decent video quality. Has an SD slot for still captures. Offers manual adjustments.

Mediocre still-image capture. Lack of headlight, hot shoe, or flash makes low-light shooting problematic.

A worthy device for the price, the Canon Elura 60 is extremely easy to operate, with decent video quality. It's a little light on the features (such as flash and autofocus assist lamp) usually found in more expensive devices, however.

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Canon Elura 60

 

The Canon Elura 60 has a lot of features for its class, and it boasts an excellent instruction manual. It has a 2.5-inch LCD viewfinder and offers manual control over focus and exposure. You can capture still photos with a separate shutter button to an...

Small; easy to use; solid battery life; can be used as a Webcam.

Video a bit soft; LCD a bit dim outside; limited software bundle.

A good budget home-movie camcorder but think twice before forgoing the night light in the Elura 65.

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Canon Elura 60 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Gt;The Canon Elura 60 was first shown at the 2004 Photo Marketing Association International annual convention is Las Vegas. I got a chance to take some time to play with the camcorder and make some first impressions. The biggest advancement on the...

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Canon Elura 60

 

Panasonic PV-GS250 3.1 MP 3-CCD MiniDV Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom.

Each Canon Elura comes with a host of features guaranteed to enhance your home movies and digital photos. Take stunning shots and then print and transfer images with ease thanks to these ultra-portable performers.

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"So far, So good..."

 

Overall, I like the form factor as well as ease of use. For the price ($427 at Circuit City) I was comparing it to the Sony HC32 that was $50 more, I was already spending more than I had planned and one of the deciding factors was the full one year labor

There definately is a bit of motor noise when playing the tape and while the size is nice, the sony is a little more compact.

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So far, So good...

 

Overall, I like the form factor as well as ease of use. For the price ($427 at Circuit City) I was comparing it to the Sony HC32 that was $50 more, I was already spending more than I had planned and one of the deciding factors was the full one year labor

There definately is a bit of motor noise when playing the tape and while the size is nice, the sony is a little more compact

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"not much bang for the buck"

 

compact, for occasions where you probably want ever watch the movie anyway, this camcorder is pretty good.

takes very poor digital pictures. tripod is nearly required for operation. overall video quality low compared to my 7 year old high 8 sony cam. software is freeware spindle rack quality

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not much bang for the buck

 

compact, for occasions where you probably want ever watch the movie anyway, this camcorder is pretty good

takes very poor digital pictures. tripod is nearly required for operation. overall video quality low compared to my 7 year old high 8 sony cam. software is freeware spindle rack quality

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Small and Fun to use

 

Small and easy to use. I am just upgrading to my first digital. Can't go wrong with this one

Buy an extra battery or a longer life one if you plan on shooting anything very long

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"Small and Fun to use"

 

Small and easy to use. I am just upgrading to my first digital. Can't go wrong with this one.

Buy an extra battery or a longer life one if you plan on shooting anything very long.

Product Specifications

Life is full of special occasions that we wish could be savored forever - the ultimate vacation, the excitement of a high school graduation ceremony, your family's first trip abroad, the antics of your favorite pet. With Canon's new line of Elura camcorders, no matter where you go the moment never has to end. Create home movies and digital photos with life-like clarity. Then, transfer them to your computer with the click of a button. Offering a newly refined ultra-portable design at an affordable price, the Elura 60 is designed to fit your hand and your budget perfectly.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):95min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.1in
Height:2.9in
Weight:1.1lbs
Width:3.1in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:60
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Elura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:49mm
Min Focal Length:3.5mm
Optical Zoom:14
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )
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

Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:280
Media Type:Mini DV
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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