Excerpt: Canon, more than any other manufacturer
of still and video cameras, has listened carefully to the market, and they've
heard what professionals want and need. Considering the time lapse between
estimating what we want, and being able to deliver it to us when we want
it--their efforts have been exceptional.
Excerpt: The Canon Elura 10 ($1,150 street) is an upright camera smaller than a dinner roll. Canon achieved the compact size by placing functions like the S-Video–out, microphone, and headphone jacks on a small docking unit, retaining IEEE 1394, composite video, and stereo I/O on the camera itself. In size and weight, the single-CCD Elura is extraordinarily close to its JVC competitor: just as convenient to carry but too small to hold steady for long periods.