Canon Elura 80 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom : Okay camcorder

It was a great little camera until it broke. On it’s forth tape, about midway through it beeped with an error and then wouldn’t eject the tape. Luckily we still had 2 months left in the warranty. Warranty repair was fastit was fixed and returned stating ‘replaced capstan motor assy, fuse. Cleaned and adjusted tape path and torqued’. I researched the net after it happened and found it’s a pretty common problem with canon camcorders. Not sure why i didn’t find that info before i bought it with as much research as i did then. From what i’ve read, the cost to repair this problem once it’s out of warranty is around two hundred. It’s still a great camera, but breaking after less than 4 hours is pretty sad. It also didn’t have a rough life, we were using it to film our first child.

We got this because it is compatible with mac and imovies. We are very pleased with the quality of pictures and ease of use. Lots of features we haven’t explored yet but it easily does the job. We handed it over to our 11 year old and she did a great job with it, even with unsteady hands.

Canon Elura 80 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Compact MiniDV camcorder with 1.33-megapixel still capability
  • 18x optical zoom and 360x digital zoom with image stabilization
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen with backlight
  • Built-in slot for SD memory cards and MultiMediaCards
  • Powered by NB-2LH Lithium-ion battery pack

Pros – good video quality overall (resolution) – decent audio – decent manual controls – includes 16mb memory cardcons – not so impressive low light performance (when compared to jvc 93us) – not very sleek design – old fashioned controls, lens cap and flaky control area caps – not very user-friendly menu.

Great camera, easy to operate and very compact as well as reliable.

This is my first digital camcorder and so far so good. Easy mode is great for beginners like my husband and kids. I love the auto mode where i have control of special effects etc. I highly recommend and the price is pretty good.

Canon Elura 80 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer) : I recently purchased one of these to replace one that was damaged from a lightning surge. I couldn’t find another (newer) minidv camcorder that would also take still pictures on memory card, and do av->dv conversion (you can play back home movies on vhs, output via composite cable to camcorder, and transfer it to a digital copy directly to computer through the firewire port).

After 2 years of hard use and drops it finally stopped working. I don’t think canon makes them anymore so i am getting a similar replacement one so i can use all the accessories.

Dear sir,can u send your product (canon elura 80 minidv camcorder w/18x optical zoom) in india. I will pay extra for courier serivices.

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Canon Elura 80 MiniDV Camcorder w/18x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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4.7 of 5 stars, based on 12 reviews