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Canon Elura 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Canon Elura 2. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory and battery.

size, usability, image quality, portability, design

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon Elura 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Canon Elura 2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and portability. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

size, usability, image quality, portability, design


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon Elura 2MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still ModeCanon Elura 2MC MiniDV Digital Camcorder with Built-in Digital Still Mode

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Ben Long (

Canon Elura 2: Digital Video Done Right


With its excellent video quality and smaller-than-life form factor, Canon's Elura 2 digital video camera is a compelling solution for people who need impressive MiniDV video from a pocket-sized camera.

Canon is also shipping the Elura 2mc, which provides all of the features of the Elura 2 but also includes a standard MultiMediaCard slot. This slot accepts MultiMediaCards for storing still images. The Elura 2mc carries a list price of $1,799

Aug, 2001

Consumer review by: binas_daddy (

Excellent value


Best features are compact size, the ability to use either manual or automatic functions, firewire connectivity to computer and ability of Adobe Premiere to control the camera remotely, miniDV format tapes, and decent battery life.

Small size, quality construction, auto/manual features, firewire

microphones pointed up rather than forward

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: vivalounge (

It Beckons to be Used


I have a Canon IXY DV which is the Japanese version of the Elura 2MC. The difference between the Elura 2 and the 2MC is that the 2MC has a feature that allows you to capture still images onto a memory card (more on that later). My wife and I received...

Easy to carry around, simple to use, surprisingly good crisp color

Picks up too much wind noise

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: piercemurphy (

Too Noisy for a High-Price Camera


I purchased Canon Elura MC20 and the JVC GR-DVM75 with the intent that I would keep the Canon because its ergonomics are the best I have seen. It truly fits like a glove in your hand which is its best attribute.

Size-this camera fits like a glove

The mic picks up the noisy motor which is obtrusive ; poor in low lighting

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: spencer88 (

Great digital camcorder!


For techno dummies like me- this is REALLY a great find. It's really small, easy to carry around. The video is SHARP. We plug it into the TV & show video all the time. We were a little reluctant about the purchase (we pd $1200 last year) but it is...

Excellent. Easy to use. Great results. Have had for 14 mos. Use all the time!

Still haven't figured out how to use the photo function/flash card.

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: shoarma (

My turn...


After reading all of the below reviews and some outside of epinions, I decided to buy the Canon. It wasn't an easy decision, and it was only all the glorious press on Sony that made me second guess. It cost 850.00 at, which was significantly...

Easy to use, great for small-handed people,ultra-nice picture,docking station.

battery life

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: gqfrommars (

Great Camcorder, ok digital camera


I had wanted to purchase a digital camcorder for a long time. But there were so much to choose from. I did a lot of research and found the canon elura2mc is one of the smallest with great features. It also help when 2 of my co-workers also purchase...

This is small, light, compact and cool Camcorder.

Resolution for digital pictures are not sharp and auto focus is slow.

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: syc (

The Pocket Camcorder


I did so much research on digital camcorders, I thought I was never going to be able to pick one out. I read nearly every review on Epinions and on every other review site I could find. The specs for the Sony looked great, although the price tag on the...

Comfortable to use, incredibly convenient and small

Less feature-rich, drops fast in quality in low light

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: paulg2 (

View from the trail


I purchased an Elura 2MC about one month ago in advance of a trip to the Yukon. I had a working VHS Canon camcorder, but found that I just didn't carry that around as much simply because of size, so my main interest was a reasonably compact camcorder....

Compact, built-in speaker, good all-round camcorder, stills with video

Subdued colors, low light performance, wind noise

Sep, 2001

Consumer review by: cruztopless (

Europe here I come!


After 2 months of researching "small" camcorders I bought the Canon Elura2 MC. I am planning a backpacking trip through Europe for 3 weeks and needed something as small as possible w/o sacrificing quality. I checked the JVC (based on reviews here I...

size, video quality, build quality, ergonomics, docking station a great idea

size, sound quality from subjects in front of camcorder, stills are ok for web

Aug, 2001