Excerpt: The Elura 85 is yet another of model in a series of affordable, quality camcorders from that “Old Reliable,” Canon. This is not a disparagement. The Elura series is part of the reason why Canon has been so successful in the market. They produce easy to use camcorders with excellent optical systems. Placed between the Elura 90 and the Elura 80, this middle child offers solid performance at a great price.