Summary: My dad recorded tons of videos from 2002 - 2008. High school concerts, events, etc. The audio is nonexistent on much of the video when I play it back. There are a few fragmented words and sentences, but for the most part, nothing.
Summary: I have accused Canon of holding a policy of planned obsolescence & I repeat it here. After just a few years of owning, taking immpecable care, & minimal amount of recording on this thing, this once-already repaired camera has died.
Summary: As a lifelong Canon user starting as far back as 30 years ago with my AV-1, I cannot believe the cr*p this company is capable of producing. After a little more than three years and only 6 tapes worth of footage, I have vowed NEVER to buy another Canon optical product again.
Summary: I just got my camera back from Canon today. Repairs, which were free (Canon paid for shipping both ways), were completed in about a week. I give Canon credit for owning up to the camera's desing flaws & providing free repairs even thought the cameras are WAY out of warranty.
Summary: The "remove tape" issue and damage to tapes started in less then two years. We spent $1000 for this camera for two years, you can buy two camera's for that cost now with the same features. I wish we would have read the reviews before buying.
Summary: Please be advised that Canon U.S.A., Inc. has posted information on the web regarding the Elura 40MC and Elura 50 camcorders. This information relates to the "Remove the Cassette" message being displayed on the camcorder's LCD screen.
Summary: This is the first dv camcorder I've bought. Its size appealed to me, and it seemed to get great reviews online. At first I liked it, only being a bit dissapointed in the grain you get in anything except for very bright outdoor scenes.
Tape Eating/Scrambling Problems - DO NOT BUY CANON
Lanaleigh "Lana", Amazon
18 January 2005
Summary: I'm a little late in the game here -- after taping for about a year - going back and looking at the video now, I am crushed - missed my son's birth, baptism, husband's 40th birthday, and the list goes on and on. The tapes are all scrambled -- the camera store told me that the heads were dirty - NOT.