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Canon Elura 80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Canon Elura 80. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good opinions, whereas the battery and reliability get less positive views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

reliability, battery

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 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Canon Elura 80 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality


87% of the reviews on 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

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Nathaniel Hansen (

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...

Feb, 2005

Consumer review (

Great Value and Excellent Performance


I did not purchase it from Newegg, because I did not know it was sold here. Otherwise, I would have, and Newegg is highly recommended. That said, this is a fantastic camcorder that takes stunning videos in normal light. For indoors, its its a bit...

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Good digital camcorder for entry level people


I have had this camcorder for over 10 months now, I got it when my daughter was born to make home movies, and for the most part am satisfied with my purchase. I actually wanted the next model up, the Elura 85 Mini DV, but this was all I could find and ...

Small, light, SD card, remote control, zoom, video quality

battery life, low-light focus, battery location, no video editing software

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (

Good digital camcorder for entry level people


Small, light, SD card, remote control, zoom, video quality

battery life, low-light focus, battery location, no video editing software

Dec, 2007

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


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

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: 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: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 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


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD