Canon Elura 80 Video
The compact, comfortable Elura 85 is a worthy alternative to the more expensive Elura 90 if you don't need that camera's more versatile lens and stronger night shooting mode.
A winner when it comes to size, price, and quality, the Canon Elura 90 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a compact MiniDV camera and don't mind occasionally fumbling with awkward controls.
If the Optura 30 is good, the Optura 40 is better, thanks to its video light. But if you don't find yourself shooting in a lot of low-light situations, it may not be worth the cash.
A good budget home-movie camcorder but think twice before forgoing the night light in the Elura 65.
The compact Canon ZR400 camcorder performs beautifully in the great outdoors, but Canon continues to drop the ball when it comes to low-light shooting.
Though not great choices for low-light shooting, the Canon PowerShot A630 and A640 are solid, feature-rich digital cameras.
This is a good 5-megapixel choice for amateurs and enthusiasts who want a compact, full-featured digital camera.
Our editors give you a sneak peek at the Canon Elura 90 from the floor at CES.
Canon's HV20 camcorder is a great choice for HD-happy amateurs, but its low-light performance could have been better.
A very good compact camera, the 10-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD900 nonetheless falls short of its faster, more full-featured, albeit lower-resolution competitors.