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It is a miniDV camcorder that is a part of Canon's line of Elura camcorders designed to be used for everday events.

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outputs files that work with most video editing software

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reasonably clear and sharp recording in daylight

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battery life is reasonably long

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microphone is sensitive enough to catch all the sound in the area, doesn't miss much

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a little complicated at first, need to spend some time reading the manual

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not capable of high definition video recording

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a bit out of date - has been replaced with cameras that shoot clearer video at a lower cost

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a bit awkward control layout, often need to use both hands

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The Canon Elura 90 is a miniDV camcorder that is a part of Canon's line of Elura camcorders designed to be used for everday events, like a family vacation, a graduation or sporting events. This camera is simple to use and has several features to ensure a high video and photo quality, such as Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV image processor for accurate colors and Canon's advanced DV Photo Plus technology, which combines Genuine Canon Optics and a Mega Pixel CCD image sensor. It is capable of recording in 16:9 widescreen with true high resolution from edge to edge, and can easily be switched between 4:3 and 16:9 mode. This model features a 20x opitical zoom lens, a 0.33" TFT viewfinder and a 2.5" LCD screen. It uses MiniDV cassettes which are capable of recording 80 minutes on SP or 120 minutes on LP and also features a USB 2.0 port and SD memory card slot. This model also has an advanced acessory shoe not seen on lower models which allows easy addition of a flash light, directional stereo microphone or video light. Other notable features include PictBridge compatiblity for easy photo printing, an included remote control and several faders and special effect options.

  • Image Sensor: 1/4.5-inch CCD, approx. 1,330,000 pixels
  • Effective pixels:
  • tape: approx. 690,000 pixels (4:3)
  • tape: 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)
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