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Canon Elura 85 MiniDV Camcorder

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Don't let the joy of first steps, first graduations, and first grandchildren pass you by. The Elura 85, part of Canon's redesigned line of Elura camcorders, offers the perfect balance between functionality and affordability. With a smooth, streamlined design, easy-to-use controls and powerful digital image-making capabilities, there is nowhere you'll want to go without the Elura 85 in the palm of your hand.

It's no wonder that Canon is known the world-over for its professional image quality in photography and broadcast television. A true two-in-one solution, the Elura 85 gives you the ability to shoot videos and photos that capture all of life's vibrant color, clarity and detail. It's all thanks to 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.

Edit your digital videos and photos into the perfect family album for playback on a TV or computer. Dim the lights, grab the popcorn and treat your family and friends to high-resolution 16:9 widescreen images. A step above the Elura 80, the Elura 85 extends your memory-preserving power even farther with Super Night and Night+ low-light exposure modes, and a new built-in flash. And since the Elura 85 is compatible with Windows XP and Apple computer systems, you'll be able to share your favorite memories for years to come.


Preserve Every Moment With Vibrant Color
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.

Go Wide With 16:9 Widescreen Recording
Hollywood directors have known for decades that a widescreen image captures the vibrancy of life best. That's also why the Elura 85 features a high-resolution 16:9 widescreen recording mode. You'll be able to take true widescreen videos for playback on your home theatre system.

Capture The Best Of Both Photos And Videos
As with the entire line of Elura digital camcorders, the Elura 85 makes it possible to take outstanding digital videos and photos. 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 or while recording high-quality video to the tape.

Extend Your Sight With Optical And Digital Zooms
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.

Pass Around Your Favorite Memories
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

  • 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 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.

Print And Share At The Touch Of A Button
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.

Shed Light Onto Low-Light Situations
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.

  • Super Night & Night+
    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.
  • Built-in Flash
    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.

Enjoy Single-Cable Connection To Computer, TV, VCR
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.

Lock-In On The Action
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.

LCD Backlight
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.

Go Pro With Your Digital Photos
The Elura 85 offers a variety of professional digital photo features that are as easy-to-use, as they are impressive.

  • Continuous Shooting Mode
    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 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.

Make New Fans Of The Close-Up
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.

Use Special Effects For Added Sparkle
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.
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.

Give Your Memory Banks A Rest With Bonus Software
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.

Make The Elura 85 All Yours
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.


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


Elura 85 Camcorder
NB-2LH Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
WL-D85 Wireless Controller
SDC-8M SD Memory Card
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
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