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<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> You want your memories to last forever- that's why you've taken the time to shoot them. And you want to shoot in widescreen format to get everything you can out of your new widescreen TV or home theater system.<br/> <br/> So why is the way you record widescreen images so important? Because you want an image made for widescreen, not adapted for widescreen. Widescreen is the future- every HD television is widescreen.<br/> <br/> The story of how we do it may be a bit technical, but the result is clear to see. Canon camcorders use the entire width of its image sensor to capture your precious video in true 16:9 format. What difference does that make? It's simple. With more pixels captured, you get better image quality. Other camcorders force the wider picture into a smaller space on the sensor- giving you a less true image, with fewer pixels and lower quality. On a Canon camcorder, the canals of Venice will be as grand as you remembered seeing them.<br/> <br/> In addition, the viewfinder on your Elura will display the image in a "letterbox" view- from side to side and top to bottom, what you see will be what you get. No guessing and extra work, looking at an image that's distorted like a fun house mirror.<br/> <br/> To make it even easier, a Widescreen Button lets you switch from standard 4:3 to 16:9 Widescreen Mode at the touch of your finger. You can also use the widescreen feature in both Program Mode and Easy Recording Mode and can be used along with the camcorder's advanced image stabilization.<br/> <br/> All of the Eluras give you the opportunity to own a camcorder that shoots as wide as your widescreen TV. Why shouldn't your camcorder shoot as wide as your widescreen TV? It should- and our competitors can't match the widescreen video you'll get from your Canon Elura.<br/> <br/> Remember- widescreen is the future- be sure you invest in that future with a Canon camcorder. <br/>
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<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> From forest green to ocean blue, sunflower yellow to fire red, the Elura 85 digital camcorder preserves every hue with superior clarity and detail thanks to its 1.33 Megapixel Image Sensor. The product of Canon ingenuity and technological expertise, the image sensor achieves high-resolution results whether recording video to DV tape or still images onto a memory card. Photos can be captured at a variety of different image qualities and compression sizes (Superfine/ Fine/Normal) giving you the ability to balance quantity with quality.
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. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> 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. <br/> <br/> Digital PCM Audio (16-bit/12-bit)<br/> <br/> <br/> 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.<br/> <br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> This is where Canon's vast expertise in designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras truly shines. The Elura 85 features an 18x Optical Zoom/360x Digital Zoom lens that delivers superior imagery with vibrant color and clarity. Snap on the optional WA-34 Wide Attachment (0.7x), and you'll be able to capture a wider perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views. <br/>
Without a doubt, the refined look of the Elura 85 is worthy of its own photo shoot. Sporting a white-silver finish, new streamlined shape and reduced lens diameter, the Elura 85 blends supreme handling comfort with maximum usability.<br/> <br/> <br/> Other design features include:<br/> <br/> New Program Selector -- Located beside the LCD display, the Program Selector makes it easy to quickly switch modes.<br/> Tape/Card Selector -- For effortless one-handed operation, the Tape/Card Selector button is now located in the same area as the photo button.<br/> Slim Operation Switch -- For increased miniaturization, the Elura 85 features an innovative Slim Operation Switch.<br/> <br/>
As with the entire Elura-series camcorders, the Elura 85 takes advantage of the MiniDV format (a worldwide industry standard) for effortless transfer, edit and sharing of your memories... without any loss in quality. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;DV Terminal (IEEE 1394)<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;USB Terminal<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard Slots<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> DV Terminal (IEEE 1394)<br/> <br/> <br/> The IEEE1394-compliant DV terminal lets you connect the camcorder to a DV-compatible computer or another Canon DV camcorder, making it easy to transfer your digital movies to your computer's hard disk, edit your scenes, and then use them to create high-impact Web sites, video e-mail, interactive CDs and DVDs, or a personal video album.<br/> <br/> <br/> USB Terminal<br/> <br/> <br/> The USB Terminal makes for high-speed transfer of images from your SD Memory Card or MultiMediaCard to your computer. By using the USB cable and software provided, you can process and organize your images on your PC.<br/> <br/> <br/> SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard Slots<br/> <br/> <br/> For convenient storage and portability of your still images, the Elura 85 features a built-in slot for SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards and MultiMediaCards. You can also store Motion JPEG mini-movies directly on the removable card for later attaching to e-mails or posting on the Web. Shoot in two different resolutions, 320x240 or 160x120, for the full duration of the SD Memory Card.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Printing and downloading images to a computer is a quick, easy and enjoyable task with an Elura-series camcorder. When the Elura 85 is connected to a printer, the Print/Share button lights up blue, letting you know that you can begin printing simply by pressing it once. You can also transfer a photo directly to your computer, with just a single press of the button.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;PictBridge Compatibility<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Exif Print 2.2<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> PictBridge Compatibility<br/> <br/> <br/> If you have a PictBridge compatible printer, such as a CP-200 or CP-300 Card Photo Printer, a Canon Photo Direct Bubble Jet Printer or another manufacturer's printer that supports PictBridge, you can effortlessly connect your Elura camcorder directly to the printer. No need to transfer your images to a computer first.<br/> <br/> <br/> Exif Print 2.2<br/> <br/> <br/> The Elura camcorders support Exif Print (2.2), a worldwide standard that enhances communication between digital cameras and printers. At the time of shooting, important camcorder settings and scene data are recorded with the image. This information aids the computer and printer in producing realistic and reliable color reproduction. Not happy with your shot? The information can also be used to easily correct poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that are even better than the originals.<br/> <br/> <br/> Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)<br/> <br/> <br/> No more frustration with hard-to-understand Support CDs or at not being able to download missing drivers. The entire line of Elura digital camcorders supports Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), enabling data communication with a computer without having to install dedicated driver software. Your computer simply accesses the camcorder as if it were an external card reader (available only with computers running Windows XP or Mac OS X version 10.1 or later).<br/> <br/>
When the available light still has your subject in the dark, switch on the Elura 85's Night Mode feature. One press of the Night Mode and the Elura 85 automatically selects a slow shutter speed and increases the sensitivity of the CCD to brighten up your subject, while still preserving color.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Super Night & Night+<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Built-in Flash<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Super Night & Night+<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> For enhanced capability in low-light situations, the Elura 85 gives you two additional Night Mode settings, Super Night Mode and Night Plus Mode. Each mode can be selected from the menu and assigned to the Night Mode button. Super Night Mode automatically triggers the white LED Lamp when needed to enhance the subject for shooting. Night Plus Mode is used in the toughest lighting situations, keeping the white LED Lamp on all the time.<br/> <br/> <br/> Built-in Flash<br/> <br/> <br/> New to the Elura-series camcorders, the Elura 85 features a built-in flash so you can light up your subject when taking high-resolution digital photos.<br/> <br/>
The Elura 85 is the perfect digital diplomat, connecting directly to a computer, TV, VCR... you name it. Have a stack of aging analog videos with memories too precious to lose? Update them to digital with the Elura 85's Analog/Digital Converter. The converter translates an analog signal into a digital signal for direct transfer to digital video devices or computers equipped with an IEEE1394 terminal*. Your Elura camcorder can also act as a translator between your analog device and another digital device.<br/> <br/> It's all thanks to Canon's connection circuit called VIC. VIC is a virtual powerhouse. Traditionally, multiple chips were needed to perform the camcorder's input and output functions. However VIC manages it all with one single chip. The result is seamless connectivity whether you are connecting to a computer, TV, or VCR.<br/> <br/> * The Analog/Digital Converter may not function depending on the software used.<br/> <br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Even the most photogenic of friends and family are sometimes hard to pin down for a great shot. Fortunately, the Elura 85 features Canon's high quality Image Stabilization system. Even when shooting hand-held at full telephoto, the Image Stabilization system is working behind the scenes to instantly correct camcorder shake, resulting in videos that are smooth, steady and natural.<br/> <br/> <br/> LCD Backlight<br/> <br/> <br/> When shooting outdoors, the Elura 85's bright 2.5" LCD view screen features an LCD Backlight button that boosts the displays brightness by 250%. Now it's easier than ever to compose sensational shots without having to squint into the viewfinder. You can also rotate the screen for high-or low-angle shots, or turn it around 180 to record yourself. When you're done shooting, the screen is perfect for reviewing your scenes.<br/> <br/>
The Elura 85 offers a variety of professional digital photo features that are as easy-to-use, as they are impressive. <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Continuous Shooting Mode<br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Auto-Exposure Bracketing<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Selectable Focusing Points<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Continuous Shooting Mode<br/> <br/> <br/> Take advantage of the Elura's Continuous Shooting Mode to capture a rapid succession of digital photos to the memory card. The Continuous Shooting Mode enables you to shoot 3 /CUSA/assets/app/images/camcorder/second at 1280x360 resolution, and an incredible 5 /CUSA/assets/app/images/camcorder/second at 640x480 resolution.<br/> <br/> <br/> Auto-Exposure Bracketing<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Cover your bases by taking three photos at different exposure settings with a single press of the PHOTO button. The Auto-Exposure Bracketing feature records three photos (normal, underexposed and overexposed), letting you choose later which photo is best for printing or storing.<br/> <br/> <br/> Selectable Focusing Points<br/> <br/> <br/> For those moments when your subject is not in the center of the frame, the Elura camcorders offer three focusing points that will automatically put your desired subject into sharp focus.<br/> <br/>
Now you can add great-looking close-ups to your video footage with the Elura 85. Another Canon innovation, the Elura-series camcorders utilize a Skin Detail Function that automatically softens details. The result is a more complimentary appearance that will earn you a growing fan-base with friends and family.<br/> <br/> .
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Taking your movies and photos is just the beginning. Afterwards, use the Elura 85's wide selection of easy-to-use faders and special effects for added visual appeal. Choose from Fade Trigger, Wipe, Corner, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam and Tide.<br/> <br/> For a more creative look, you can switch on the following digital effects during recording or playback*: Art, Black & White, Sepia, Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave, Color Mask or Mirror.<br/> <br/> * In Card mode: Only black and white is available.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;Multi-Image Screen<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> &#160;StitchAssist Mode<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Multi-Image Screen<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Create a unique visual collage by dividing your screen into four, nine or sixteen pictures with the Image Capture function. Images can be captured at four different speeds: Manual, Slow, Moderate or Fast.<br/> <br/> <br/> StitchAssist Mode<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> It's a breeze creating stunning panoramas with your Elura camcorder. Simply take multiple shots of your landscape, transfer them to your computer, and then select and arrange your images in the correct order. The supplied PhotoStitch software does the rest: aligning, overlapping and cropping the separate images to form one magnificent, ultra-wide panoramic still image.<br/> <br/>
Your Elura 85 Kit comes complete with bonus software for image management and editing: ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh). Download, browse, archive and retouch your photos, or have your images automatically resized for e-mail. The software also assists with arranging images for printing and even adding text. <br/> <br/> DV Messenger2 Software<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Now you can turn your Elura camcorder into a high-quality webcam for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows Messenger through IEEE1394. Available as a free download for Elura owners, the DV Messenger2 software allows you to control the zoom and focus of your camcorder or even the camera of the person you are chatting with. You can also preview thumbnails, transfer photos, and watch and control the video playback of either camcorder right from your computer desktop. <br/>
<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> With the Elura 85's My Camera function, you can personalize your camcorder with a custom start-up image from the included software CD or use your own digital recordings. In addition, the camcorder offers a multi-language display of information in the LCD or Viewfinder, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese. <br/>

Elura 85 Kit Contents

Elura 85 Kit Contents Elura 85 Camcorder NB-2LH Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter STV-250N Stereo Video Cable WL-D85 Wireless Controller MultiMediaCard MMC-16M IFC-300PCU USB Cable SS-900 Shoulder Strap DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Windows DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for Macintosh


Image Sensor

1/4.5-inch CCD, approx. 1,330,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape: approx. 690,000 pixels (4:3)
approx. 920,000 pixels
16:9/Image Stabilizer Off)
card: approx. 1,230,000 pixels

Tape Format

Video cassettes bearing the DV mark

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

SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.


f=3.5-63mm, f/1.8-3.4, 18x power zoom

Minimum Illumination

1.8 lx (using the Night Mode)

Recommended Illumination

More than 100 lx

Filter Diameter



0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels

LCD Screen

2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels


2.8 x 3.1 x 5.2 in. (72 x 78 x 131mm) excluding protrusions

Weight (not including lens and battery pack)

1.1 lbs. (500g)

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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