PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Silver
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Simply Touch and Go!
Experience an even more intuitive touch panel technology with the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera. Do almost everything right on the LCD - like choosing an AF point, set exposure settings and record videos - all with the touch of one finger. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS brings the art of photography at your command. It's packed with great Canon essentials like an f/2.0 lens, the HS SYSTEM, 1080p Full HD video and 24mm Wide-Angle Lens so every moment is captured in pure Canon brilliance.
The Canon HS SYSTEM takes the frustration out of low light shooting. The system delivers clear, blur-free shots with all the ambiance intact, and frees you from the sometimes unwanted effects of using the flash. Beautiful low light shots are possible at both low and high ISO speeds, and the dynamic range is expanded to retain maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.
The system is the result of two technologies brought together in a compact PowerShot. The first is the 12.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, which positions the light-receiving surface for optimal light reception. More light means clearer, blur-free images with plenty of detail and nuance, even in dark areas. Working together with the CMOS sensor to deliver the HS SYSTEM is Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which actively reduces noise and delivers high speed image processing.
Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD.
Experiencing the brilliance of Full 1080p HD video in a Canon PowerShot ELPH digital camera has never been easier. With the convenient dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button. You can also operate the optical zoom while shooting video so you can get in close–but don't worry about shaky footage because Dynamic IS will help keep your videos steady!
Get the Shot You Want with Just a Touch.
Experience the advancement of touch screen technology with the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera. Simply touch the screen to choose and track an AF point, change camera settings, record and play videos and much, much more! Let Canon bring the art of photography to your fingertips and have fun viewing the every day moments on a big, bright screen in amazing detail.
A Big Lens for Big Ambitions.
The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera sports an f/2.0 aperture, perfect for creating enticing portraits, by drawing attention to the face and blurring the background with its impressively shallow depth-of-field. The large aperture also does more. It lets you capture more nuances in low light shooting by using more of the available light. The 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens puts more into every frame so you can easily photograph landscapes, tall buildings and large groups of people.
A PowerShot that Keeps Up with the Action.
Sometimes, the action just won't stop for you. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera is equipped with High-Speed Burst Mode that can capture 8.2 frames per second, letting you catch every single detail in pure Canon brilliance.
Clarity and Stability at Your Fingertips.
A 4.4x Optical Zoom lens enables you to capture subjects that are close and far away. The added bonus of an Optical Image Stabilizer ensures that every moment you photograph will come out amazingly clear and focused.
Shoot it Your Way.
For photography enthusiasts, the ability to control aperture and shutter speed is key. The Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes on the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera make it easy for anyone to take extra control over the look and feel of images captured.
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Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4.4x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital & 18x Combined Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
4.3 (W) - 18.8mm (T) (35 mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 105mm (T))
Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 18x in combination with the optical zoom)
Normal AF: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W); 1.3 ft (40 cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft (3-50cm) (W)
3.2-inch TFT LCD with wide viewing angle and Touch Panel Technology
Approx. 461,000 dots
f/2.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto*, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200
*Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face AiAF.
** Fixed to center.
Exposure Control Method
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Facial color is evaluated in Face AiAF
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Smart Flash
1.6 - 16 ft. (50cm-5.0m) (W), 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (50cm-2.0m) (T)
* Image brightness my diminish depending on the shooting distance
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
P, Auto1, Av, Tv, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter2, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Creative Light Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Movie3
2Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
3Standard, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie, Miniature Effect for Movies (Videos are recorded by pressing the movie button)
My colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Shooting start time (0 - 10 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Approx. 3.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 8.2 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst)
SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
4000 x 2248 (Large), 2816 x 1584 (Medium 1), 1920 x 1080 (Medium 2), 640 x 360 (Small)
4000 x 2664 (Large), 2816 x 1880 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1064 (Medium 2), 640 X 424 (Small) 4:3
4000 x 3000 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small) 1:1
2992 x 2992 (Large), 2112 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1200 x 1200 (Medium 2), 480 x 480 (Small)
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||F||1,210||3,094||12,671|
|Medium 2 (M2)||F||420||8,046||32,946|
* When in High-Speed Burst, Best Image Selection or Low Light
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
|Full HD: 1920 x 1080||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480||320 x 240|
|24 fps||30 fps||30 fps||30 fps|
|Video Size (KB/sec.,)||4,355||3,054||1,416||495|
|1 hr. 58 min.
|16GB||59 min. 40 sec.||1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec.||2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec.||8 hr. 4 min. 30 sec.|
|iFrame||Super Slow Motion Movie||Miniature Effect|
|HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480||320 x 240||HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|30 fps||120 fps||240 fps||5x||10x||20x||5x||10x||20x|
|6 fps||3 fps||1.5 fps||6 fps||3 fps||1.5 fps|
|Video Size (KB/sec.,)||4,701||4,914||2,457||537||287||143||246||123||61|
|4GB||13 min. 35 sec.||12 min. 58 sec.||25 min. 46 sec.||1 hr. 45 min. 52 sec.||3 hr. 21 min. 9 sec.||5 hr. 35 min. 16 sec.||3 hr. 43 min. 30 sec.||6 hr. 42 min. 20 sec.||11 hr. 10 min. 33 sec.|
|16GB||55 min. 38 sec.||53 min. 7 sec.||1 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.||7 hr. 13 min. 30 sec.||13 hr. 43 min. 40 sec.||22 hr. 52 min. 47 sec.||15 hr. 15 min. 11 sec.||27 hr. 27 min. 20 sec.||45 hr. 45 min. 35 sec.|
Playback Modes File
- Stills & Images: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Resume Playback, Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Filtered Playback, Slide Show (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
- Still Images: Single, Index (4-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
- Videos: Normal Playback*, Slow Motion**, Special Playback, Editing, Resume
* Auto settings available in 5 levels
** 5 levels (including normal playback), sound not available.
Select image, select range, all images (all filtered images)
- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- Using the Movie editing function, beginning/end sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video) mini-B compatible.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) unified type of digital, audio, and video)
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Inkjet Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-speed cable
Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (when used with DC Couple DR-40)
Approx. 180 shots
Approx. 4 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.96 x 2.18 x 0.98 in / 100.6 x 55.4 x 25.0mm
6.53 oz. / 185g (including the battery and memory card)
5.82 oz. / 165g (camera body only)
- PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Body
- Battery Pack NB-6L
- Battery Charger CB-2LY
- Wrist Strap WS-DC11
- AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
- USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM