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Canon Elura 85

Canon Elura 85
alaScore 73

22 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Canon Elura 85. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and usability are generally positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the battery and reliability.

image quality, price, usability, portability

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 85 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 22 reviews)

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Expert review by : Nathaniel Hansen (

Canon Elura 85 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders


Canon's Elura 85 replaces last year's Elura 65, and with only very few changes added, users might be better off finding a deal on last year's model. Canon upped the optical zoom on this model by 2x, capping out at 18. Additionally, Canon includes a 16...

Mar, 2005

Consumer review (

Canon Elura 85 review


Sitting in the middle of Canon's Elura 80/85/90 series, the Elura 85 offers most of the features of its Elura 90 big brother at a lower price. A stereo microphone sits below the lens, and the Elura 85 has a jack for an external microphone, a feature...

Very compact

Average in low light

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Canon ELURA 85


Like other Canon tech, this ELURA 85 is also a night mode guy. It can take colored shots in low light conditions. But what it really boast is its programmable flash settings and its 1280x960 pixel resolution that gives you a clear, clean and crisp...

has night mode

it doesn't show a battery meter

Sep, 2008

Consumer review (

High quality camera that is worth the expense!


Great quality videos! Worth the price for a great camcorder that will last!

Still photos are not very good, but not the primary function of the camcorder.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review (

High quality camera that is worth the expense!


We purchased this video camera about a year ago and I am addicted to the thing. Combined with Roxio 7 Media Creator, I can make high quality home videos on my computer. The quality of this camcorder is really great, and it was ranked one of the highest...

Great quality videos! Worth the price for a great camcorder that will last

Still photos are not very good, but not the primary function of the camcorder

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

Don't let the joy of first steps, first graduations, and first grandchildren pass you by. The Elura 85, part of Canon's redesigned line of Elura camcorders, offers the perfect balance between functionality and affordability. With a smooth, streamlined design, easy-to-use controls and powerful digital image-making capabilities, there is nowhere you'll want to go without the Elura 85 in the palm of your hand. It's no wonder that Canon is known the world-over for its professional image quality in photography and broadcast television. A true two-in-one solution, the Elura 85 gives you the ability to shoot videos and photos that capture all of life's vibrant color, clarity and detail. It's all thanks to 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. Edit your digital videos and photos into the perfect family album for playback on a TV or computer. Dim the lights, grab the popcorn and treat your family and friends to high-resolution 16: 9 widescreen images. A step above the Elura 80, the Elura 85 extends your memory-preserving power even farther with Super Night and Night+ low-light exposure modes, and a new built-in flash. And since the Elura 85 is compatible with Windows XP and Apple computer systems, you'll be able to share your favorite memories for years to come.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

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: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


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 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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD