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Canon Elura 90 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the color and value for money. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 90 Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon Elura 90 Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Canon Elura 90 Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Elura Digital CamcorderCanon Elura 90 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical ZoomCanon Elura 90 MiniDV Camcorder w/20x Optical Zoom

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Canon Elura 90

 

CCDType: Single CCD, Video Recording Format: DV Tape

Good exposure for both video and stills. Built-in flash. 20X optical zoom. Excellent autofocus.

Video resolution could be a bit higher. Poor button placement.

Sturdy and versatile, this digital camcorder offers shooters very good video quality and decent ease of use. Just don't plan on leaving your digital still camera at home.

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Canon Elura 90 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

Canon's Elura 90 is the replacement model for last year's Canon Elura 70. Some important subtle changes in this model will be discussed in this first impression review, namely, the addition of an improved 16:9 mode, an increase of 2x in the optical...

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Canon Elura Camcorder Review - Canon MiniDV Camcorders

 

The Elura is made by Canon Digital and has a MSRP of $1299. Canon is known for producing a great line of high quality digital video camcorders. The Elura is a small matchbox-shaped camcorder.

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Canon Elura 90 Mini DV Camcorder

 

Canon has put the buttons and controls on this camcorder in easy to reach areas. One thing we've noticed throughout other model lines this year is the differing location of the Set dial and Menu button. On the Elura 90 these controls rest at the front...

20x Optical Zoom Mic Input Easy To Use

Low Light LCD interferes with Set Dial

The lab tests revealed that the color balance is also good, with slightly over saturated reds. Despite having a saturated red level, we noticed that the blue and cooler colors were also strong. Overall we were quite please with the color reproduction...

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Canon Elura 90

 

Full array of features ; Widescreen recording ; Ease of use ; Microphone range ; Built in flash ; Size

Prize,Placement of menu button, jog dial, and power switch

For convenient storage and portability of your still images, the Elura 90 features a built-in slot for SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards and MultiMediaCards. You can also store Motion JPEG mini-movies directly on the removable card for later attaching...

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Decent middle-level DV

 

Decent middle-level DV, well build, good for most home users.

Balance of great video and acceptable still image quality. Good Canon 34mm video lens with 20X optical zoom. Excellent Macro mode for small object, focus well at 3cm. External Mic input.

Low light still not so good, wish could improve at Elura100. Bad arranged control key, not user friendly. A little bit slow zoom, not very smooth even at long side(near 20X). Not support MPEG4

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Great camcorder for the money

 

This is my first camcorder and it is a GREAT camcorder for the money! Takes great videos.

20x optical, good low light, compact

takes time to get used to small buttons

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Great camera, corrupt manufacturer

 

Ok, so I am torn between two cameras. One is the Elura 90 and the other is by JVC. I spend many hours deliberating about which one to buy and at the last minute, I am alerted to the fact that Canon had a $50 rebate on the Elura if I purchased by the...

Good cameraIt does what the box says it should

poor customer service and support and misleading marketing messaging on their offers

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Canon Elura 90 Camcorder

 

I have always liked canon.

Great Product from Cannon. One of the best in min DV's. Light weight, easier handling. simpler menu settings

slow recording to pc.

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Great gadget

 

Canon is always good at making compact camcorders.

love the size, great movie quality.

Still photo sucks, not great in low light.

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Product Specifications

The Elura's 12X Optical/ 48X Digital Zoom lens brings details too distant to be seen by the naked eye into clear focus. Created to fit in the palm of your hand, the Elura lets you capture and combine high-resolution video and still photos onto Mini DV videocassettes. Its 2.5" rotating view screen is perfect for capturing almost any conceivable angle or for immediate playback viewing. The Elura's three shooting modes accommodate any of your needs. Besides, the Elura uses a Progressive Scan CCD image sensor that delivers a significant improvement in performance and image quality. Each and every light gathering pixel on the CCD is used to produce a full frame video image 60 times per second. Recordings of subjects moving at high speed can be viewed on a television with superior resolution. The CCD integrates an RGB Primary Color Filter which separates light passing through the lens into individual red, green and blue color components, similar to professional camcorders. The Elura utilizes the finest method of image stabilization available. It also offers 16-bit and 12-bit audio modes, and is equipped with a DV IN/OUT terminal that conforms to IEEE 1394. In addition to being fully automatic, the Elura offers a complete range of manual controls.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon NB-2LH
Run Time (Up To):50min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash/None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in/5.2in
Height:2.8in/5in
Weight:1.1lbs/1.3lbs
Width:2.4in/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:Aperture-priority / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Shutter-priority / Sports mode / Spotlight/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

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Model:90
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon Elura

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-2.5/F/1.8-3.5
Max Focal Length:49.2mm/70mm
Min Focal Length:3.5mm/4.1mm
Optical Zoom:12/20
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Metallic silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:360Kpix/690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.33Mpix/380Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4"/1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )/6.4 mm ( 1/4 ) / 6.4 mm ( 1/4" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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/Fade trigger / Mosaic fader / Scroll wipe
Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:400/48
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode / Normal movie mode
Special Effects:Art / Ball / Black & White / Color Mask / Cube / Mirror / Mosaic / Sepia / Wave/Art / Black & White / Mosaic / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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