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Canon Elura 80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and color are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good reviews, whereas opinions are divided on the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the image quality and battery.

portability, value for money, usability, color, size

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Elura 80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Canon Elura 80 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, reliability

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Elura 80 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical ZoomCanon Elura 80 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom

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Canon Elura 80

 

Review: The entry-level option in Canon's Elura 80/85/90 series of MiniDV camcorders, the Elura 80 offers all the features you'll need for shooting outdoors and in bright situations in an extremely compact package. With decent video quality thanks to...

Very compact; decent color; excellent zoom range

Average in low light; poor button layout; badly placed jog dial; no built-in light

Compact and full-featured, the relatively inexpensive Elura 80 is an excellent choice if you don't shoot often in low-light situations.

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Canon Elura 80 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon announced their new Elura line of camcorders at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January. Canon's Elura 80 replaces last year's Elura 60, and the changes are few, so don't blink or you'll miss them. Canonphiles with keen eyes will...

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Canon Elura 80

 

I have used this only a few times and received the error message "Remove the cassette" no matter what tape I put in. It was handled with extra care and precaution and used indoors. Google it and you will see many, many people with the same problem....

When it works - it works alright

It broke after a few tapes - chronic issue known

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""Remove the Cassette" Error Message - Beware"

 

I have used this only a few times and received the error message "Remove the cassette" no matter what tape I put in. It was handled with extra care and precaution and used indoors. Google it and you will see many, many people with the same problem....

When it works - it works alright

It broke after a few tapes - chronic issue known

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poor camcorder

 

you need to be outside in daylight to have a picture worth viewing. When in doors the picture is hard to see unless you have every light on and 100 watt bulbs in them. After 6 months I got a blue screen of death and it no longer works. Shame on me for...

Cheap camcorder

Cheap camcorder

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"poor camcorder"

 

you need to be outside in daylight to have a picture worth viewing. When in doors the picture is hard to see unless you have every light on and 100 watt bulbs in them. After 6 months I got a blue screen of death and it no longer works. Shame on me for...

Cheap camcorder

Cheap camcorder

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Cool lil camera

 

I have just recieved the Elura 80 today and got to shoot a test clip. Very great quality compared to the crappy quality on my old ZR30MC. It is very compact when I first opened it out of the box. Unfortunately, there is some motor noise when recording...

Video quality, zoom, low light isn't as bad

Some motor noise

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"Cool lil camera"

 

I have just recieved the Elura 80 today and got to shoot a test clip. Very great quality compared to the crappy quality on my old ZR30MC. It is very compact when I first opened it out of the box. Unfortunately, there is some motor noise when recording...

Video quality, zoom, low light isn't as bad

Some motor noise

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Very Impressed

 

I am very impressed with this camera. The video quality is A+. I was expecting far worst. The photo quality really surprised me(also other features such as doing sequence photos is really neat). In low light the video quality wasn't all that bad. I...

Compact, excellent video quality, photos are great, option for more accessories

ok in low light (not as bad as I thought)

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Cool lil camera

 

I have just recieved the Elura 80 today and got to shoot a test clip. Very great quality compared to the crappy quality on my old ZR30MC. It is very compact when I first opened it out of the box. Unfortunately, there is some motor noise when recording...

Video quality, zoom, low light isn't as bad

Some motor noise

Product Specifications

From the unexpected family visit to the unexplainable natural wonder, the Elura 80 was made for capturing life's most precious moments. With its easy to use controls, smooth glossy exterior and budget-conscious price, it's also guaranteed to fit the palm of your hand as comfortably as your wallet. The first in a series of redesigned Elura digital camcorders, the Elura 80 packs more image-making power than previous models into a smaller, streamlined shell. At its core is Canon's advanced DV Photo Plus technology, which combines Genuine Canon Optics and a Mega Pixel CCD image sensor, with a DIGIC DV image processor and versatile Print & Share features. Shoot videos and photos simultaneously, edit your digital footage into the perfect family album for playback on a TV or computer, or relive your favorite moments in cinematic-inspired 16: 9 widescreen mode. Give the Elura 80 a spin and experience first-hand why the name Canon is synonymous with professional image quality in photography and broadcast television. With its powerful 18x Optical Zoom/360x Digital Zoom lens, Analog/Digital converter, and Windows XP and Apple computer systems compatibility, the Elura 80 is the ideal digital guardian of all your once-in-a-lifetime memories.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.2in
Height:2.8in
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:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Canon
Model:80
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Elura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.4
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:3.5mm
Optical Zoom:18
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.23Megapixel
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

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Scene Transition:Beam / Corner wipe / Fade trigger / Flip / Jump / Puzzle / Tide / Window wipe / Zigzag
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:360
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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