Canon Elura 60
Released January, 2004
The Pros:Easy to use, controls are all pretty obvious. Zoom works quickly and stays sharp. Focusing is fast and accurate.
The Cons:Buttons are all pretty small and hard to press. Low light conditions result in a black screen, really doesn't pick up much at all. Frequently generates an error telling you to remove the tape.
The Canon Elura 60 is a miniDV camcorder that is a part of Canon's line of Elura camcorders designed to be used for everday events, like a family vacation, graduation or the antics of your pet. This line of cameras is simple to use and has several features to ensure a high video and photo quality, such as Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV image processor for accurate colors and DV Photo Plus fora superior level of clarity and color.
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This model features a 14x opitical zoom lens, a 0.33" TFT viewfinder and a 2.5" LCD screen. It uses MiniDV cassettes which are capable of recording 80 minuts on SP or 120 minutes on LP and also features a USB 2.0 port and SD memory card slot. The DIGIC DV signal processing circuit utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video quality on a TV and still image quality for print or computer display eliminating the need to juggle two seperate cameras. Other notable features include PictBridge compatiblity for easy photo printing, an included remote control and several faders and special effect options.
- Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
- Power Consumption (While recording AF="ON"): 2.6 W (using viewfinder), 3.3 W (using LCD screen)
- Television System: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
- Video Recording system: 2 rotary heads, helical scanning system DV system (Consumer digital system) Digital component recording
- Audio Recording system: PCM digital sound: 16-bit (48 kHz/2 ch.), 12-bit (32 kHz/4 ch.)
- Image Sensor: 1/4.5-inch CCD, approx. 1,330,000 pixels. Effective pixels: Tape approx. 690,000 pixels; Card approx. 1,230,000 pixels
- Tape Format: Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
- Tape Speed: SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
- Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette): SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
- Lens: f=3.5-49, f/1.8-3.1, 14x power zoom
- Focusing System: TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 3 ft. 3 3/8 in. (1 m), 3/8 in. (1 cm), on maximum wide angle
- Frame Rate: 1/2000 (1/250 in CARD CAMERA mode)
- Minimum Illumination; 1.8 lx (using the night mode)
- Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
- Viewfinder: 0.33-inch TFT color, (approx. 113,000 pixels)
- LCD Screen: 2.5-inch TFT color, (approx. 123,000 pixels)
- Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
- DV Terminal: Special 4-pin connector (IEEE1394 compliant)
- Video Terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
- S-video Terminal: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)
- Audio Terminal: Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
- Operating Temperature range: 32 - 104° F (0 - 40° C)
- Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.9 x 5.1 in. (78 x 74 x 130 mm) excluding protrusions
- Weight (not including lens and battery pack): approx. 1.1 lb. (500g)
- Recording Media: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
- Image Format: Still image: JPEG (compression: Superfine / Fine / Normal), Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audio data: WAVE (monaural))
- File Format: Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant, Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant (only images marked for printing or transfer)
User Reviews (1)
easy to use, controls are all pretty obvious
zoom works quickly and stays sharp
focusing is fast and accurate
ready to record 2 seconds after being turned on
starts recording less than a second after you hit record
takes sharp, clear pictures in good lighting conditions
buttons are all pretty small and hard to press
low light conditions result in a black screen, really doesn't pick up much at all
frequently generates an error telling you to remove the tape
miscellaneous problems frequently reported with the electronics
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