Place the power of both a movie crew and photography studio into the palm of your hand with the Elura 90 digital camcorder. Beautifully sculpted, easy-to-use and fully featured, the Elura 90 is a heralded addition to family gatherings, sporting events, and those once-in-a-lifetime special occasions.
The highlight of the Elura 90 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. Take stunning digital photos while simultaneously shooting video, treat your family and friends to high-resolution 16:9 widescreen images, and edit your digital videos and photos into the perfect family album for playback on a TV or computer. Since the Elura 90 is compatible with both Windows XP and Apple computer systems, there is no limit to the creative possibilities.
When you own an Elura 90 digital camcorder, you also get the benefit of Canon's world-renowned technical expertise in photography and broadcast television. Shoot with the confidence Canon's superior optics and image-processing power provide.
Capture Life In All Its Brilliant Color And Clarity
Preserve every hue of a summer sunset or backyard garden thanks to the Elura 90'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.
Get It All In With True Widescreen Recording
Treat your family and friends to high-resolution 16:9 widescreen videos that are perfect on a wide-screen home theatre system. Unlike some camcorders that record a vertically stretched picture, the Elura 90 uses the full width of its Mega Pixel CCD. The result is a wide-screen picture that has superior quality and shows more of the action happening at either end of the screen.
Single-Handedly Take Photos And Videos
The Elura 90 is a sophisticated two-in-one device that lets you take outstanding digital videos and photos. Capture e-mail ready (640 x 480) photos to the memory card at the press of a button or record high-quality video to the tape. You won't miss a minute of the memories you want to capture.
See Farther With Optical And Digital Zooms
The Elura 90 gives you the ability to zoom in on hard to see details with its 20x Optical Zoom/400x Digital Zoom lens. The result of Canon's vast expertise in designing and crafting precision lenses for 35mm and broadcast TV cameras, the optical/digital zoom delivers superior imagery with vibrant color and clarity.
Share Your Memories With Friends And Family
The Elura-series camcorders take 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 90 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.
Keep It Simple With Direct Print Features
The first camcorders to offer a Print/Share button, the Elura series makes direct printing and downloading images to a computer a quick, easy and enjoyable task. When the Elura 90 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.
Connect The Elura 90 To Your Computer, TV, VCR
Update your favorite analog memories to digital with the Elura 90'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.
* The Analog/Digital Converter may not function depending on the software used.
Light up the night with vibrant videos
The Elura 90 features a variety of light-enhancing features so you can keep shooting long after the sun goes down.
- Mini Video Light...Exclusive to the Elura 90!
For an even more intense lighting boost, switch on the Elura 90's built-in mini video light, located on the front of the camcorder. Exclusive to the Elura 90, the mini video light is three times brighter than the white LED offered by the Elura 85, giving you the ability to shoot in extreme low-light situations.
- Night Mode
One press of the Night Mode and the Elura 90 automatically selects a slow shutter speed and increases the sensitivity of the CCD to brighten up your subject, while still preserving color.
- Built-in Flash
New to the Elura-series camcorders, the Elura 90 features a built-in flash so you can light up your subject when taking high-resolution digital photos.
Catch All The Action Without The Shake
Shoot videos that look smooth, steady and natural... even when shooting hand-held at full telephoto. Working behind the scenes is Canon's high quality Image Stabilization system, which is able to correct camcorder shake instantly.
When shooting outdoors, the Elura 90'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.
Snap Hi-Res Photos Like A Pro
When you don't want to miss a single moment, use 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 images/second at 1280x360 resolution, and an incredible 5 images/second at 640x480 resolution.
- Auto-Exposure Bracketing
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.
- Selectable Focusing Points
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
Flatter your subject with beautiful close-ups
Friends and family shy away when you zoom in for a close-up? The Elura-series camcorders utilize a Skin Detail Function that automatically softens details. The result is a more complimentary appearance guaranteed to turn your timid subjects into camera hogs.
Enhance Your Footage With Special Effects
Make your movies and photos the talk of the neighborhood. The Elura 90 features a wide selection of easy-to-use faders and special effects, such as 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.
* In Card mode: Only black and white is available.
- 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.
Do More With Bonus Software
The Elura 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.
Personalize Your Elura 90 Camcorder
Make your Elura 90 camcorder truly your own by personalizing the start-up image and operation sounds. Choose a 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.
|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=3.5-70mm, f/1.8-3.5, 20x 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|