The Elura 50 offers the versatility to meet all exposure challenges and ease of use when you'd like to let the camera make all the choices. Amazingly sophisticated circuitry delivers proper exposure automatically under almost any lighting condition. But you also can easily adjust the exposure system in any one of several creative ways to meet specific needs. Selecting a different exposure mode lets you control how you want the video to look.
For those who just want to point and shoot, choose the Easy Recording mode. All camera functions are handled automatically (focus, exposure, etc.). You simply adjust the camera's zoom controls.
Auto Mode gives control of camera settings to the Elura 50 -- except for those functions you would like to control manually -- including focus, exposure, and white balance.
In Sports Mode, the camcorder automatically selects high shutter speeds to help freeze the action. The camera's sophisticated electronics takes care of ensuring proper exposure with automatic adjustment of the aperture. Capture the swing of a golf club, baseball bat or tennis racket -- crystal clear -- when using Sports Mode.
When making videos of people, you may find yourself having to shoot against a "busy" background (trees, bushes, buildings, etc.). Portrait mode automatically selects larger lens aperture settings which throws the background out of focus -- putting the accent back on your subject.
When confronted by a large expanse of darkness and a small area of brightness, some exposure systems will automatically try to overcome the darkness. This makes the bright area overexposed. Now imagine a singer spotlighted on a stage. What is your camcorder going to do? With Canon's Spotlight Mode, the answer is simple: deliver a properly-exposed singer. The camera automatically exposes for the subject in the center of the frame -- in the spotlight -- leaving the larger, dark area as it should be: dark. This prevents the subject from showing up overexposed or blooming against a dark background.
Sand and Snow
Want to record a scene of skiers on a bright, snow-covered mountain, or beach volleyball players on bright sand? Then select the Sand & Snow Mode. This will adjust the exposure so the subject will not appear underexposed (dark) against the bright background.
By selecting the Low Light Mode when you are in a dark environment, the Elura 50 shifts to a very slow shutter speed to deliver adequate exposure to record the scene.
Color Night Mode
Just because it's night doesn't mean you have to put your camera to bed. The Elura 50's Color Night Shooting mode lets you keep recording -- even under the most challenging of lighting conditions. This means your camera picks the right sensitivity and shutter speed needed to maintain a bright image -- without sacrificing color. As the light dims, your images remain brilliant. If the lighting conditions change, the camcorder automatically compensates so you continue shooting without skipping a beat.
Super Night Mode and Low Light Plus Mode
With the Elura 50, you can keep shooting long after the sun goes down. With Super Night Shooting (in Camera mode) and Low Light Plus (in Card mode), an assist lamp lights your subject and lets you continue even under low light conditions. The assist lamp also helps supplement existing light when you need it and can be used with the Red Eye reduction lamp when shooting digital photos. No matter what the lighting conditions, the Elura 50 shines.