From the unexpected family visit to the unexplainable natural wonder, the Elura 80 was made for capturing life's most precious moments. With its easy to use controls, smooth glossy exterior and budget-conscious price, it's also guaranteed to fit the palm of your hand as comfortably as your wallet.
The first in a series of redesigned Elura digital camcorders, the Elura 80 packs more image-making power than previous models into a smaller, streamlined shell. At its core is Canon's advanced DV Photo Plus technology, which combines Genuine Canon Optics and a Mega Pixel CCD image sensor, with a DIGIC DV image processor and versatile Print & Share features. Shoot videos and photos simultaneously, edit your digital footage into the perfect family album for playback on a TV or computer, or relive your favorite moments in cinematic-inspired 16:9 widescreen mode.
Give the Elura 80 a spin and experience first-hand why the name Canon is synonymous with professional image quality in photography and broadcast television. With its powerful 18x Optical Zoom/360x Digital Zoom lens, Analog/Digital converter, and Windows XP and Apple computer systems compatibility, the Elura 80 is the ideal digital guardian of all your once-in-a-lifetime memories.
Enhance Your Images With Brilliant Color
Shoot with confidence knowing that every hue of what you see will be captured with extraordinary clarity and detail by the Elura 80's 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.
Capture Life In True 16:9 Widescreen Format
Just one test-drive of the Elura 80's high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode and you'll be a die-hard fanatic. Never before offered on this type of Elura-series model, the 16:9 widescreen recording mode lets you take true widescreen videos for playback on your home theatre system or computer.
Shoot Dazzling Photos And Videos
No need to juggle two different digital imaging devices. That's because the Elura 80 is able to take digital still images or video. 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. You can also record high-quality video to the tape.
Go The Distance With Optical And Digital Zooms
Perfect for capturing the action of your first-born's soccer game or a majestic vista during your dream retirement vacation, the Elura 80 features an 18x Optical Zoom/360x Digital Zoom lens. Witness first-hand the outstanding imagery, vibrant color and superior clarity that could only come from Canon's vast expertise in designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras.
Shoot Smooth And Steady Videos
Children, friends, pets, and yes, even Mother Nature can be hard to pin down at the best of times. That's no problem, however, for the Elura 80 thanks to 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.
When shooting outdoors, the Elura 80'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
One-Touch Print And Share
Printing and downloading images to a computer is a quick, easy and enjoyable task with the Elura 80. Once connected to a printer, the Elura 80's 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.
Enjoy Truly Portable Digital Memories
As with the entire Elura-series camcorders, the Elura 80 takes advantage of the MiniDV format (a worldwide industry standard) for effortless transfer, edit and sharing of your memories? without any loss in quality.
- DV Terminal (IEEE 1394)
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.
- USB Terminal
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.
- SD Memory Card/MultiMediaCard Slots
For convenient storage and portability of your still images, the Elura 80 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.
Give Those Low-Light Moments A Boost
As all professional photographers know, even the best of environments can sometime need an added boost of light. With the Elura 80, you can get that increased exposure by simply pressing the Night Mode button. Once pressed, the Night Mode feature automatically selects a slow shutter speed and increases the sensitivity of the CCD to brighten up your subject, while still preserving color.
Effortlessly Connect To A Computer, TV, VCR
Make a smooth, easy transition into the world of digital image making with the Elura 80. Featuring an Analog/Digital Converter, the Elura 80 can translate 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. In simple terms, that means you can easily and effortlessly update your older analog VHS memories directly to digital.
Get The Best Out Of Your Digital Photos
The Elura 80 offers the digital photo enthusiast a selection of impressive features similar to those found on professional quality cameras
- Continuous Shooting Mode
- Auto-Exposure Bracketing
- Selectable Focusing Points
Jazz Up Your Footage With Special Effects
For added visual appeal in your movies and photos, get creative with the Elura 80's easy-to-use faders and special effects. Choose from Fade Trigger, Wipe, Corner, Jump, Flip, Puzzle, Zigzag, Beam and Tide.
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.
- Multi-Image Screen
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.
- StitchAssist Mode
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.
Go In For The Glamour Shot
You'll have friends and family lining up once they see the results of a close-up using the Elura 80. Another Canon innovation, the Elura-series camcorders utilize a Skin Detail Function that automatically softens details. The result is a more complimentary appearance. Go ahead, zoom in. They'll thank you for it.
Keep It All Organized With Bonus Software
Your Elura 80 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.
DV Messenger2 Software
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.
Customize Your Elura 80
As with the entire line of Elura camcorders, the Elura 80's My Camera function allows you to personalize your camcorder with a custom start-up image from the included software CD or to 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.
|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.|
|Lens ||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 ||34mm|
|Viewfinder ||0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels|
|LCD Screen ||2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels|
|Dimensions ||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)|
|Manufacturer Warranty ||One year parts and labor|