Summary: I have enjoyed the camera for nearly 4 years. Beautful video, nice size, (not too small) and great lens quality like the previous Canon's I have owned. Last year the hatch quit opening. I don't mean the external cover, I mean the internal one where the DV tape is held.
Summary: Got one for christmas when my daughter was born three years ago. The zoom went to maximum by itself all of the time. Sent it back and had it replaced. I used it for three years with no problem. Now the replacement does the same thing, and you can't stop it. Even on play back it zooms in.
Summary: Generally a good camera, but a few flaws. Low-light recording is grainy and has poor color. There does not appear to be a way (or an easy way) to put the day's date on the video (which is very useful for home videos).
Summary: I researched the internet for hours before I purchased this. This camcorder had great reviews all around on several sites. I think it is a good camcorder, easy to use, and good quality. It is just a good thing I also purchased the warranty plan. I had to use it twice for the same problem.
Zoom feature developed a mind of it's own. $300 dollar out of warranty repair bill
James Covey, Amazon
4 December 2007
Summary: The zoom feature developed a mind of it's own. Camera started zooming in to the maximum and when you zoomed back out and let go of the control it zoomed in again. I paid $300 to have it repaired because I purchased extra batteries and the video light/flash too.
Summary: I bought this camera and within 3 months the zoom wouldn't stop zooming in when i let go of the button. If I smack it it works ok, for 4oo.oo a camera should be problem free for at least a year.other than that it is a ok camera with fantastic zoom and clearity in the pics.
Summary: I purchased my Elura 65 new, before there were many reviews and like many others have had repeat problems with the "remove the cassette" message. I've had to mail it back to Canon twice and they replaced the drum assembly each time.
Summary: I dont have this model, but I had the Elura 40. For about 8 months, it works fine. Then it started having tape problems. The tape would not load correctly. Eventually it would not even open up for us to get the tape out. It seems like the entire Elura family of camcorders have this problem.
Summary: I am so glad to read that I am not the only one having problems with my Elura camcorder. I was having this eject problem few weeks after we bought it. the tape wouldn't work properly, I would get some head cleaning messages, we bought the cleaning tape and it did nothing!