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. Really disheartening when I was looking forward to watching my high school concerts again. Watching a choir concert without sound is very boring. Any idea how I could get the audio off of it?
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. The required part alone is almost half the price of the original price. I always thought Canon was the Rolls-Royce of consumer camera & now I'm convinced its the Edsel. Canon, you are disgraceful.
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. My Elura 40MC was purchased in Singapore but has been in for repairs more than half a dozen times in three different countries!
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. I've owned 5 Canon cameras, and I will continue to buy & recommend their products. The cameras have worked well, and I respect the company for fixing their problems.
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. It was a nice camera when it was new thats why it gets 1-star from me and not 0-stars.
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. This information can be accessed by visiting Canon's on-line support at the following URL: [...] [...
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. A few months later I had to send it in for repair because it started recording a few pixels as constant red. This was very distracting and pretty much ruined any picture. I was told the repairs would take 2 weeks.
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. I am continuously having this problem - missing event after event.