As with the entire line of Elura digital camcorders, the Elura 85 makes it possible to take outstanding digital videos and photos simultaneously. You won't miss a moment as you capture e-mail ready (640 x 480) photos to the memory card at the press of a button, while recording high-quality video to the tape.
The secret behind Canon's renowned video and photo image quality is the DIGIC DV system. DIGIC DV utilizes two different color techniques to maximize video quality for viewing on TVs and still image quality for print or computer display.
Digital PCM Audio (16-bit/12-bit)
Your videos won't just look great, they'll sound great too. The Elura-series digital camcorders offer a high-quality 16-bit (48 kHz, 2 channels) audio recording mode for sound that is better than CD quality and equivalent to DAT tape. You can also capture audio with the 12-bit (32 kHz, 2 from 4 channels) audio mode for recording on two channels (stereo 1), leaving the remaining two channels (stereo 2) free for post-production audio recording, such as narration and music.