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Canon Elura 85

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Canon Elura 85. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The price and image quality also get good views. The features and reliability get critical opinions.

image quality, price, usability, portability

battery, reliability, features

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 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Elura 85

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Canon Elura 85 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the features and reliability.

image quality, price, usability

reliability, features

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon Elura 85 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

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:85
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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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