Excerpt: At last year’s Photo Marketing Association International Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Canon released the Canon Elura 60, an economical consumer camcorder that has a 1/4.5-inch CCD with 690K effective pixels. This camcorder has 1.33 megapixels for video and 1.23 megapixels for still pictures. The Elura 60 has a 14x optical zoom and 320x digital zoom, although the digital zoom is not accessible in night modes. There is also a 16:9 widescreen mode available.
Pros: - Analog to Digital Passthrough, - 14x optical zoom, - Selectable Focal Points
Conclusion: A worthy device for the price, the Canon Elura 60 is extremely easy to operate, with decent video quality. It's a little light on the features (such as flash and autofocus assist lamp) usually found in more expensive devices, however.
Pros: Easy to operate. 14X optical zoom. 2.5-inch LCD. Adjustable EVF. Decent video quality. Has an SD slot for still captures. Offers manual adjustments.
Cons: Mediocre still-image capture. Lack of headlight, hot shoe, or flash makes low-light shooting problematic.