I like the camera and hope it lasts for at least a couple more years.
2 weeks ago
Summary: I needed a means of moving digital video from my Sony Handicam recorded miniDV tapes to my computer operating under Windows 7. Couldn't believe my Sony Handicams wouldn't do the transfer and the necessary drivers for Windows 7 weren't available anywhere. The Canon Elura 100 has done a fine job making that transfer for me over the IEEE 1394 (firewire) connection. It isn't a bad camera either.
Excerpt: Canons Elura 100 was the only Elura camcorder they released this year. Where as usually they have a lot of different Elura models with different features in each, this year the opted for just one: the Elura 100.
Terrific buy if you need a replacement for your broken one.
2 March 2013
Summary: Purchasing an obsolete piece of electronic equipment is tricky. I only need it to play back old Mini DV tapes into my computer for DVD production. When my original model died (the mechanical tape driver crashed and burned), I was informed by a somewhat unsympathetic (and unhelpful) Canon employee that they no longer serviced it and wished me good luck. I probably could have searched the web for a promise to repair, but at what cost?
Summary: I spent a bit of time researching MiniDV recorders and felt that the Canon Elura was best suited for our needs. We wanted a recorder that would convert VHS to DV and one that would work easily with a Mac and a PC. We have not been disappointed. Our first run was a recording of each of us reading a children's book to our grandchild who lives in Germany. The recording was done indoors and the results were excellent.
Would recommend to anyone! Great Camera for entry level and price!!
Kyle R. Preston, Amazon
22 October 2006
Summary: I purchased this camera to start a videography business. I know I know you need to have the $1000+ Canon GL's and XL's for that! But, I just could not afford so I started hunting. The #1 thing that drew me to this camera was the single LARGER ccd. It seemed that most other cameras in this price range/category were smaller and had some poorer reviews. The second item that drew me was the price point. I needed something within my budget that would offer what I needed.
Summary: I've had this camcorder for 2 months now and use it several times a week. I have to say -- coming from the Sony world of camcorders -- that the Elura is far superior. The only thing I miss in my Sony is the touch-screen control, but the joystick of the Canon works just fine. I was in Prague in August when my Sony simply upped and died on me -- and it would have cost more to repair than the camcorder was worth.
Summary: PROS: -Excellent price -Excellent quality in exterior shoots. -Big zoom at 20x -Wide screen and 4:3 aspect ratio -It accepts lenses (.5x, 2x, fisheye, and more) -Battery life is very good!!! -Maximum 2 seconds to start up -Vivid colors -Can record low quality videos onto SD card to send via email or internet -Able to digitalize your old VHS -Can attach a microphone. -Lens cover included -The LCD is really REALLY good. -Love the remote control.
Summary: So far so good. I like my new Elura 100 MiniDV camcorder. It has a lot of options and is within a good price range. Most of the reviews below covered the important aspects of the camera. I bought this to replace my old RCA, analog camera. In general the quality of the picture is much better on the Elura.
Summary: I am yet another careful shopper who spent a ridiculous number of hours researching the digital camera thing on every inch of the web (the most helpful sites being Amazon.com, camcorderinfo.com, and cnet reviews). I went to Best Buy twice, CompUSA, and Fry's Electronics like, three times to talk to the sales people about what type of camera is best (mini DV, DVD, hard drive) and how this specific camera compared to others and blah blah blah.
Summary: Owned it for 3 weeks now and I am impressed with the price to features ratio. Purchased $309 from Amazon. I stayed with the Mini DV format because I needed something to read my older Mini DV tapes I already possesed. I also chose this camera because it offered the Analog to Digital option not found in the current line of many low end Sony Mini-DV camcorders. My last Canon Mini-DV ZR50 (which I purchased for $440 in 2002) died after 4 years faithful service.