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Canon Elura 40MC

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Reviews and Problems with Canon Elura 40MC

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2.0

Did not record good audio

chris wibel, Amazon
4 June 2012
  • 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?
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2.0

do not buy this camera or ignore these posts

G. Brown, Amazon
28 February 2010
  • Summary: A lot of these cameras get errors that canon can't fix, period. I've used mine only a few times. check the web under "remove tape errora" Don't be a sucker.
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2.0

Planned Obsolescence

Todd Legault, Amazon
19 May 2008
  • 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.
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2.0

Canon, you should be ashamed of yourself

Kenneth Hong, Amazon
11 May 2007
  • 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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Good Camera for less then two years

Tim "Tim", Amazon
9 February 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

$1000 disposable camera

anakin78z, Amazon
15 March 2005
  • 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.
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2.0

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.
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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.
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2.0

Tape eating problems

Charles C. "cclickner", Amazon
9 July 2004
  • Summary: I bought my Elura 40MC 1.5 years ago. For the first year it worked fine. However, after the warranty ran out I began to have the notorious "tape eating problem" that everyone is talking about. I would steer clear of this product since Canon is reluctant to do anything about it.
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2.0

No Canon Camera anymore for me

Camfan in Austria, Amazon
30 June 2004
  • Summary: After owning the Elura MC 40 for 10 months and taping not even 6 hours the infamous 'Remove the cassette' error started to apear and the data on the tape was garbled and completely unuseable. After doing some research on the internet I found out, that many cameras of canon have this problem. Unfortunatly the local Canon Customer Service refused to even look at the camera as it was purchased in the U.S. - "You don't expect us to order the spare parts for you?
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