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The ELURA incorporates a Progressive Scan CCD image sensor that delivers a significant improvement in performance and image quality. Each and every light gathering pixel on the CCD is used to produce a full frame video image 60 times per second. In contrast the conventional interlace-type CCD produces only half a full frame, known as a field, in the same amount of time. The Progressive Scan CCD provides a serious advantage to those who desire impeccable clarity of fast moving subjects. <br/> <br/> The interlace method used on other camcorders combines two field images together, but a time lapse between the fields can cause a disturbing image flicker on the television screen when playback is paused. Recordings of subjects moving at high speed such as athletes, wildlife and even machinery can be viewed on a television with superior resolution. And this CCD type makes it possible to produce better quality video prints than ever before. Also, realizing people shoot video in a variety of light levels, Canon designed the ELURA to perform exceptionally well in low light too.
In addition to achieving higher resolution, the ELURA's Progressive Scan CCD integrates an RGB Primary Color Filter which separates light passing through the lens into individual red, green and blue color components, similar to professional camcorders. As a result, the ELURA achieves more accurate color reproduction with finer gradations than models using a conventional complementary color filter. The difference is especially noticeable, for instance, in skin tones and scenes with a dominant color such as a sunset, a ski slope or a forest.
The ELURA incorporates newly developed noise reduction circuitry to deliver superior image quality. By eliminating video noise, which can occur during signal processing, Canon has increased the signal to noise ratio. Your videos will be cleaner overall, and free from annoying color noise or graininess when shooting under low light levels.
Expertise from designing and manufacturing 35mm camera and broadcast TV lenses contributed to the development of the ELURA's 12x optical zoom lens. It delivers incredibly high definition and outstanding contrast, and maximizes the resolution capability of DV. You'll love its ability to transform distant subjects into dramatic close-ups quickly and effortlessly. The digital zoom extends the magnification to 48X, revealing details too distant to be seen with just the eye alone.
Canon utilizes the finest method of image stabilization available: optical. While other manufacturers use an electronic or digital image stabilization system, Canon's lens design includes a dedicated optical element that preserves image quality so your videos always look smooth, steady and natural... whether shooting hand-held at full telephoto or even from a moving vehicle. The optical method is also the perfect complement to the outstanding image quality of DV and offers superior shake reduction when light levels are low and while zooming.
The ELURA is equipped with a DV IN/OUT terminal that conforms to IEEE 1394. It takes just a single digital cable to transfer or copy your videos in pure digital form to your DV compatible computer or another Canon DV camcorder. Use the optional DK-1 DV Capture Kit and your PC computer to transfer digital video frames or still images from the ELURA and edit, enhance or retouch the images with PhotoSuite (software by MGI that's included). You can choose to print your images on a Canon color printer or send them over the Internet.
The ELURA has three shooting modes to accommodate any of your needs.<br/> <br/> 1) Normal Movie Mode<br/> Select this recording mode when you choose to capture smooth, full motion video for playback on your TV. The Progressive Scan CCD and RGB Primary Color Filter achieve video quality worth watching again and again. <br/> <br/> <br/> 2) Digital Photo Mode<br/> The ELURA also functions as a digital still camera; it's like having two cameras in one. Select this mode to capture more than 500 stunning still pictures on a single videocassette (in SP mode) or combine video and still pictures together with the added benefit of audio. Each still picture is recorded for approximately 6 seconds along with your own narration or surrounding sounds.<br/> <br/> 3) Digital Motor DriveTM<br/> (Progressive Scan Mode)<br/> The ELURA's Digital Motor Drive, made possible only through the use of a Progressive Scan CCD, captures high resolution pictures packed with excitement. Faster than the high speed motor drive of a 35mm camera, the ELURA's Digital Motor Drive amazes photo hobbyists and professional photographers by recording an incredible 30 full frame images per second, continuously. Select this mode when you plan to capture superior quality frames from video for either viewing on TV, printing or downloading to a DV compatible computer. The Digital Motor Drive, first introduced by Canon, expands the ELURA's versatility and the variety of your images. (Use Normal Movie Mode for standard video recording.)<br/>
The ELURA is complete with selectable audio modes; 16 bit and 12 bit. 16 bit, the highest quality, produces CD quality, two channel sound on one track. The 12 bit mode divides the audio track into two, recording two channels on one track while leaving the remaining track open for post production audio recording.<br/> <br/>
The ELURA includes an easy to use dubbing function for making great copies of your original recordings. You can even apply the Faders and Effects to your original recordings while copying to a tape in your VCR.
Now it's possible to send an analog video signal from your TV, VCR or camcorder into the ELURA and record it onto DV. It's great for making copies or preserving precious originals.<br/>
Use this feature to insert new scenes of video from your VCR or other camcorder on to a tape recorded in the SP mode. Using a recording made in the 12 bit audio mode you can also add stereo sound from another audio source or an external* microphone.<br/> <br/> *You need the optional Docking Unit DU-200 to use an external microphone.<br/>
The 2.5" view screen makes it easier to compose sensational shots from any angle. It swivels and flips for maximum handling comfort and flexibility. It also tucks neatly away when bright shooting conditions make the eyecup viewfinder the preferred way to shoot.<br/>
Ensures great video results even in challenging shooting conditions. Select the program that matches your scene and the ELURA adjusts internal controls for perfect video every time. Choose from Easy Recording, Auto, Sports, Portrait, Spotlight, Sand & Snow and Low Light.<br/>
In addition to being fully automatic, the ELURA offers a complete range of manual controls, which is ideal for challenging situations and more creative recording. Focus, exposure, white balance and shutter speed can all be set manually. The exposure can also be locked at any time.<br/>
The ELURA includes a selection of digital effects for a more appealing look and greater imaging variety.*<br/> <br/> *When dubbing, the Multi-image Screen Effect is not available.<br/> <br/> 1) Faders<br/> Use the various faders to start or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Choose between Fade Trigger, Wipe, Scroll and Mosaic fades.<br/> <br/> 2) Effects<br/> Give variety to your images during recording by adding Art, Black and White, Sepia or Mosaic effects.<br/> <br/> 3) Multi-image Screen<br/> Divides your display screen into four, nine or sixteen pictures with the Image Capture feature. You can choose the speed at which the images are captured: Manual, Slow, Moderate, or Fast.
The lower portion of ELURA's grip belt is adjustable, allowing you to find just the right fit and avoid hand and wrist fatigue, whether shooting at common or extreme angles.<br/>
You can confirm the ELURA's operations and be informed of any unusual condition of the camera by the sound of the beep.
The ELURA can record up to 7 1/2 hours* continuously when using two BP-941 Battery Packs** attached to the CH-900 Dual Battery Charger/Holder**.<br/> <br/> *Using the Viewfinder<br/> **These products are optional.<br/>
Gain a vivid impression of your recordings instantly, using the built-in speaker to listen to the sound track while reviewing the picture on the LCD screen.
Time Code<br/> This precisely identifies each recording down to the individual frame, showing the hour, minute, second and frame in the display. Elura uses a "drop-frame" system that is close in accuracy to the time code used on professional equipment.<br/> <br/> Data Code<br/> Data code recorded separately from the video signal allows you to display or hide the date and time as required. In addition, you can choose to display other data -- shutter speed and exposure settings -- alongside.<br/>
Elura can record and play back tapes in long play mode (LP). LP extends tape usage by 1.5 times giving you up to 90 minutes from a single 60 minute MiniDV cassette.
Canon offers a wide range of power supplies to meet your portable shooting requirements.
The Elura body has a mini plug that provides composite video and stereo audio outputs for easy connection to your television. For higher quality video input/output, the unit has an S-video terminal.
There is no need to reset the clock when you travel across time zones. All you need to do is tell the camera where you went, and it will make sure that the correct date and time is shown at playback.
- Wide Screen TV Effects<br/> - Photo Search / Date Search<br/> - Superb Playback<br/> - Self-Timer<br/> - Zero Set Memory<br/> - Remote Control

The Canon Elura Kit

The Canon Elura Kit Elura BP-608 Battery Pack CA-600 Compact Power Adapter DC-600 DC Coupler SS-200 Shoulder Strap WL-D71 Wireless Controller S-150 S-video Cable STV-250 Stereo Video Cable DVM-E30 DV Cassette


Power Supply (rated)

7.2 V DC

Power Consumption

5.9 W (using viewfinder), 6.8 W (using LCD screen)

Television System

EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal

Video Recording system

3 rotary heads, helical scanning system, DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system); Digital component recording

Audio Recording system

PCM digital sound, 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch, 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)

Image Sensor

1/4 Progressive Scan CCD (charge coupled device) 380,000 pixels (360,00 effective pixels)

Tape Format

Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark

Tape Speed

SP: 3/4 ips (18.81mm.sec.); LP 1/2 ips (12.56mm/sec)

Maximum Recording Time (with an 80-min. cassette)

SP: 60 min (with a 60 min cassette); LP: 90 min (with a 60 min cassette)

Fast Forward/Rewind Time

2 min 50 sec (with a 60 min cassette)


f1.6-2.5, 12x power zoom, 4.1-49.2mm

Focusing System

TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible

Focusing System

3/8 in (1cm) on maximum wide angle, telephoto end, 2 ft 8 in (80cm); intermediate zoom position; 3 ft 4 in (1m)

Minimum Illumination

3 lux using the Low-Light program

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lux

Filter Diameter

30.5 mm


0.55 in. color LCD (approx. 113,000 pixels)

LCD Screen

2.5 in measured diagonally (5.1cm) (approx. 180,000 pixels)


Stereo electret condenser microphone

DV Terminal

Special 4-pin connector (based on IEEE 1394)

Output Levels

Video terminal: 1 vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced

S-video Terminal

1 Vp-p (Y signal) 0.286 VP-P (C signal)

Audio Terminal

-10 dBv, less than 3 kohm, unbalanced

Operating Temperature range

32-104° F (0° - 40° C)


2 3/8 x 5 x 4 1/4 in. (61 x 128 x 108mm)


1lb 3/4 oz. (590g)

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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