I like the camera and hope it lasts for at least a couple more years.
7 August 2014
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 purchased it for a family vacation to Disney World for Christmas in 2007. I wanted something that was small enough to fit inside a handbag or backpack, with exceptional quality in taking video as well. This camcorder was it. I found that the layout of the buttons make this camera easy to work using just one hand. And it's very user friendly in every way. I also enjoy the ability to take video in both regular and wide screen.
Summary: First, I did not have any issues with the motor noise. It's present but I did not find it noticeable. Any ambient noise where you are filming masks the sound. Love the size. It literally fits in the pockets of most of my pants and shorts, so you can forget about carrying around a bulky case. I find the joy stick controls a little annoying because they're small, but it's not a big issue.
Summary: I have gotten a lot of use out of this video camera. It is not a fancy design, yet it has worked well. Audio with the internal mic is acceptable, but better with an external mic. (This is one of the only small camcorders I could find with an input for an external mic.) It is very good considering the price. I have used it with Adobe Primere Elements with good success.
Summary: Purchased this camcorder for my daughter's family. She finds it very easy to use and lightweight so she can carry it to school functions easily. The tapes are readily available and easy to find. However, as time goes by, this format will become obsolete so don't buy it for the long haul. Nothing lasts that long these days anyway. I would recommend this camcorder as my daughter is taking nice movies of my grandchildren!
Summary: This is an amazing camera for the money, still pictures are just above cell phones quality but with better optics, but when it comes to video... it outperforms many other more expensive camera...
Summary: I switched from a Hi8 camera to this. It took me a little getting used to. To me, the picture quality of the Hi8 was actually better, especially if you play back to a monitor directly from the camera, but I wanted a digital camera for downloading and editing ease. At first, I did not think the image quality was that good: colors a bit off, too much distortion when moving the camera fast.