Canon Elura 100

Elura 100 is a MiniDV camcorder that was put on sale in 2006 by Canon. It was one of the smallest miniDV camcorders with surprisingly comprehensive features for such a compact camera.

Video is recorded in interlaced format with two possible quality settings: SP and LP. There is no option of recording progressive-scan video.

The distinguishing features of this camcorder include:

  • External microphone jack
  • Threaded lens barrel for attachments
  • Manual control of aperture, shutter speed and, with some tricks, gain
  • Manual focus option
  • Still image mode
  • "Passthrough" mode for recording from analog devices

On the other hand, the camcorder has no focus ring, no headphone output, no accessory shoe.

The Elura 100 was considered by many as one of the best budget camcorders. It was awarded the "Best Camcorder for under $400 budget" title by CamcorderInfo in 2006.


  • Imaging System: 1 x 1/5-inch CCD sensor
  • Lens speed: f/1.8 (wide) - f/3.6 (tele)
  • Filter Diameter: 27 mm
  • Optical Zoom: 20x
  • Image Stabilizer: digital
  • Shutter speed: 1/60 s - 1/2000 s
  • Viewfinder: Yes
  • Manual focus ring: No
  • LCD Screen: 2.7 inch (120K pixels)
  • Headphone Out: No
  • Microphone In: Yes
  • Recording media: MiniDV cassette
  • Video format: DV SP, DV LP
  • Input ports: microphone
  • Output ports: AV, Firewire

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