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Canon Elura 90 Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Canon Elura 90 Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. Many are critical about the battery.

usability, portability, image quality, price, zoom


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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Canon Elura 90 Camcorder from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the size and price. The portability and image quality are also appreciated, but many are negative about the battery. Comments are divided on the zoom.

usability, image quality, portability, price, size


90% of the reviews on 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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Terry Sullivan (

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.

May, 2005

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Canon Elura 60


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.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by: Erika Clapp (

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...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Easy Camcorder (

Expert Review


At last year's Photo Marketing Association International Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Canon released the Canon Elura 60, an economical consumer camcorder that has a 1/4.5-inch CCD with 690K effective pixels. This camcorder has 1.33 megapixels for...

Analog to Digital Passthrough, - 14x optical zoom, - Selectable Focal Points

No mic input

Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Robin Liss (

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.

Jun, 2001

Expert review by: The Digital Journalist (

Expert Review


The last couple of years have been an incredibletime for independent video producers. The digital-video revolution hastaken the world of film and video production by storm, making affordablewhat was once prohibitively expensive. Now, people with a...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Montgomery (

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...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: (

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...

Consumer review by: dtzz (

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

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: likao2000 (

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

Dec, 2005

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


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


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


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


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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD