Summary: I had intended to buy a 3 chip Sony VX 1000, but budget forced me to buy something a little less pricey. My reasoning was that I would use this as a back up after I get a 3 chip high end XL-1 or GL-1 or possibly a Sony TRV900 when I can afford it.
Summary: I won't bore you with the good things since my review is five starred. I'll let you know it's drawbacks (in my opinion). The microphone is on the top and not in the front so I've found myself accidently covering it with my hand especially when videoing my 2 year old son at knee level.
Summary: I do corporate & personal video production & have found the Elura to be the best 1 CCD chip video camera I have ever used. I have used about 8 1 CCD hand held cameras & the Elura's picture quality has been the best.
Summary: The Canon elura digital video camera, is most definately the best in its category. The progressive scan feature gives excellent results when the frames are dumped into a computer via the firewrie interface. The Elura also has both svideo, and firewire in and out.
Summary: This camera is small, but the optics are great and it does everything. All the controls are very intuitive, and I'm still discovering new things it does. I've used it snow boarding, on the beach, at a dim wedding reception and downloaded the footage/images right onto my computer.
Summary: Fabulous. The first day I was making movies, transferring them to my iMac and my TV. Uploaded one to an Internet site. Great picture quality, good sound, good manual. Very easy to use and well worth the price. Very light weight for travelers. Many fancy extras such as special editing effects.
Summary: This Canon Elura is the best camera iv'e seen my whole life from Canon. Its good quality pixels is so much better than the sony brand, and its small size and new mini-DV ability is sumething everyone needs to get out of the dark age of cameras!