Summary: I purchased this camera brand new a few years ago, was happy with the features and ease of use, and it seemed to work great. I used this camera for video on ONE vacation following purchase. Upon returning home, I had the TAPE EJECT PROBLEM and it hasn't worked since.
Summary: We owned this lovely piece of equipment and had to send it in for repairs four times while under warranty. Took six to eight weeks to repair it every time. We had the tape not ejecting problem, the zoom going crazy problem, horizontal lines going across the picture (they never did get that fixed),...
Summary: After doing extensive research I decided to go with the Elura 60 versus the Sony HC30. I received the Elura and filmed my kids playing for about two minutes. The kids wanted to see themselves on the LCD screen. I switched the camcorder to VCR mode and rewound the tape.
Summary: When it worked, this camcorder is a thing of beauty. The pictures are brilliant, the sound is good, and the battery lasts a respectable amount of time. The menus were fairly straight-forward for a novice to use.
Summary: Had this camera for 3 years. It has always had problems, and the thing just keeps getting worse. Had numerous problems including the 'eject tape' warning, no tape detected, viewfinder has gone out, buttons stop working, photo camera doesn't work, zoom malfunctions and randomly starts zooming in or...
Summary: Add me to the list of customers who have been burned by Canon camcorders...and for me this is the second time around and with a completely different camera. I owned an expensive Elura 2MC and liked the camera a lot - until it began eating tapes.
Summary: Our Elura 60 also has the "Remove the Cassette" problem that other reviewers have posted. Search for this error code and you'll find thousands of pages of frusterated Canon owners and no fix to be found.
Summary: I have owned it for 3 years and 4 months. Within the first two months, we had to return it for service because it didn't have any picture. I was told the whole lense assembly needed to be replaced. Now it has an eject tape error and the tape won't eject. It makes grinding noises.
CRAP (gave 1 star because it made me put at least 1)
6 October 2004
Summary: Buyer Beware! Do not buy this or any Canon item! The remove the cassette error is for real! If you search the internet under "canon remove the cassette" you will find many, many people with the same complaint! Do not buy this camera! The backing by Canon is atrocious.