Summary: The camcorder I purchased was factory refurbished, hoping all the issues other people have had with the tape mechanism have been fixed. I purchased it with an extended warranty just in case. For the price, the camcorder is a great buy.
Summary: Not sure of all of these problems people are having, but i bought my Elura 70 about 4 years ago from [...] and have recorded about 10 tapes before i lost my charger last year. I have carried this camcorder overseas twice now, and it worked flawlessly on 220 electricy (with converter)..
Summary: Out of the box, the Elura 70 is fabulous. Amazing shots, nice 18x optical zoom, and great image stabilization. But after recording about eight tapes, the camera started to reject tapes when insterted. The error message "Remove the cassette" always appeared and the tape ejected immediately.
Summary: I purchased the Canon Elura 70 and within 3-4 uses, the camcorder started giving me the "remove the cassette" error message and would not accept the tape. Still under warranty, I had to pay almost $200.00 to send it to Canon repair center.
Summary: I am a huge fan of canon and thought they would be reliable with their camcorders as well. This camera lasted for about 1 year... about 10 tapes. Im having the same problems as other users where the tape got caught.
Summary: - after about a year, after the warranty expires, that is. Before it broke on me, it was an excellent camcorder, especially for the point-and-shoot crowd. It had manual options that were very handy. Then, of course, it broke.
Summary: Bought the Elura 70 the moment it was available, paid $700. Used it may 3-4 hours, got it out for the kid's birthday, started having problems with the tape stopping, now it will not accept any tape, constant "eject Cassette" error. 14th month and out of warranty.
Summary: Don't know about the 70-model, but you might want to take note. I paid $700 for a new Elura 40 about 2 yrs ago. Made about 5 tapes during that time. The other day I decided to transfer them to my Mac for some editing, but the camera wouldn't accept a tape.