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Canon IXUS 500 HS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

IXUS 500 HS

    Canon IXUS 500 HS

    Amazing by design. Tiny, 12x zoom IXUS

    The IXUS 500 HS brings a big 12x zoom to a compact, stunning metal body - getting you closer, in style. With HS System, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto, shooting great images is easy, even in low light.

    • 12x zoom in tiny and stunning metal body
    • HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
    • Intelligent IS
    • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
    • Full HD movies
    • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
    • Face ID
    • High-speed shooting
    • Movie Digest (720p)
    • Optional 3m waterproof case
    IXUS 500 HS
    • Great low-light shots Great low-light shots
    • 12x optical zoom with wide-angle 12x optical zoom with wide-angle
    • Zoom to 21x without losing quality Zoom to 21x without losing quality
    • 10.1 Megapixel CMOS 10.1 Megapixel CMOS
    • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
    • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
    • Enhanced strength and visibility Enhanced strength and visibility
    • 1080p movies 1080p movies
    • Auto mode with 58-scene detection Auto mode with 58-scene detection
    • Recognises your favourite people Recognises your favourite people
    • High-speed shooting High-speed shooting
    • Automatic movie summary of your day Automatic movie summary of your day
    • Clear, sharp shots at night Clear, sharp shots at night
    • View stills and videos on TV View stills and videos on TV

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    IXUS 500 HS

    12x zoom in tiny and stunning metal body

    With a tiny metal body in an amazing finish the IXUS 500 HS packs a powerful 12x optical zoom extending to 21x with ZoomPlus. The huge zoom offers a wide range of shooting options and lets you get right up close to distant objects whether shooting stills or movies.

    HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS

    The HS System excels in low light so you can capture the real atmosphere of the scene without flash or tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high sensitivity 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give excellent image quality in all situations.

    Intelligent IS

    Intelligent IS automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes – counteracting movement to prevent blur and delivering sharp and detailed photos and movies at full zoom and in low light.

    7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD

    A large, high quality 460k dot LCD screen with excellent visibility allows easy framing and reviewing of images from any angle plus effortless menu navigation. A tempered glass outer layer gives excellent durability.

    Full HD movies

    Record superb Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound and optical zoom. Intelligent IS keeps footage steady while filming, even at full zoom. An HDMI connection ensures high quality playback on an HDTV.

    Smart Auto (58 scenes)

    Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects perfect settings from 58 variables. It also works with faces registered with Face ID and adapts shooting settings to the person’s age – for example turning off flash and sounds when a sleeping baby is detected or engaging continuous auto-focus when children over 2 years old are detected.

    Face ID

    Face ID lets you register up to 12 faces of family and friends, so they are automatically the focusing priority in every shot, and tags images with their names so they are easy to find in playback.

    High-speed shooting

    Never miss a moment. Capture fast-paced action with High-speed Burst or slow down fast movement with Super Slow Motion Movie. Handheld Night Scene combines a sequence of high-speed shots into one file to capture nightscapes without a tripod.

    Movie Digest (720p)

    Movie Digest records up to 4-seconds of action before each still shot, joining the day’s clips into a bonus HD (720p) movie.

    Optional waterproof case

    Protect your camera outdoors and shoot underwater down to depths of 3m with an optional waterproof case.

    Product Specification

    IMAGE SENSOR

    Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M (Total Pixels approx. 16.8M)
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

    IMAGE PROCESSOR

    Type DIGIC 5 with iSAPS technology
    Focal Length 4.0 - 48.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 336 mm)
    Zoom Optical 12x
    ZoomPlus 21x
    Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.4x or 2.3x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 48x
    Maximum f/number f/3.4 - f/5.6
    Construction 14 elements in 12 groups (1 double sided aspherical lens, 1 single sided aspherical UA lens and 1 single sided aspherical lens)
    Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type). Intelligent IS

    FOCUSING

    Type TTL
    AF System/ Points Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
    AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
    AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
    AF Lock On/Off Selectable
    AF Assist Beam Yes
    Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

    EXPOSURE CONTROL

    Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
    AE Lock On/Off Selectable
    Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
    Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
    ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

    SHUTTER

    Speed 1 - 1/4000 sec. (factory default)
    15 - 1/4000 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)

    WHITE BALANCE

    Type TTL
    Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom. Multi-area WB correction available in Smart Auto. White Balance Compensation in Underwater mode.

    LCD MONITOR

    Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD (TFT), Approx. 461,000 dots
    Coverage Approx. 100%
    Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

    FLASH

    Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
    Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
    Red-Eye Reduction Yes
    Flash Exposure Compensation Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
    Flash Exposure Lock Yes
    Built-in Flash Range 50 cm - 2.5 m (W) / 1.0 m - 1.5 m (T)
    External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
    Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

    SHOOTING

    Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), P, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smooth Skin, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), High-speed Burst (2.5MP), Handheld Night Scene, Low Light (2.5MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist
    Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Snow, Fireworks, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie
    Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
    Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
    Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.8 shots/sec., AF: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec., LV: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec. High-speed Burst (2.5MP): Approx. 6.8 shots/sec., (until memory card becomes full)¹²

    RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

    Image Size 4:3 - (L) 3648 x 2736, (M1) 2816 x 2112, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
    16:9 - (L) 3648 x 2048, (M1) 2816 x 1584, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
    3:2 - (L) 3648 x 2423, (M1) 2816 x 1880, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
    1:1 - (L) 2736 x 2736, (M1) 2112 x 2112, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
    Resize in playback (M2, S, XS)*
    *XS is half the length and width of S
    Compression Superfine, Fine
    Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 24 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
    Super Slow Motion Movie (L) 640 x 480, 120fps, (M) 320 x 240, 240fps
    Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
    iFrame Movie (HD)
    Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec.¹
    (L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²
    (Movie Digest) Up to 4GB or 29 min. 59 sec.
    (Super Slow Motion Movie) 30 sec.

    FILE TYPES

    Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
    Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]
    iFrame

    DIRECT PRINT

    Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
    PictBridge Yes

    OTHER FEATURES

    Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
    My Camera / My Menu Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
    My Category Image tagging feature
    Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
    Histogram Yes
    Playback zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
    Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
    Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi, Malaysian, Hindi, Indonesian, Vietnamese

    INTERFACE

    Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
    Other HDMI Mini Connector (HDMI-CEC compatible) A/V output (PAL/NTSC)

    MEMORY CARD

    Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

    SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

    PC & Macintosh Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3
    Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7

    SOFTWARE

    Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
    Other PhotoStitch

    POWER SOURCE

    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-9L (battery and charger supplied)
    Battery life Approx. 190 shots¹
    Approx. 240 min. playback
    A/C Power Supply Optional, AC adapter kit ACK-DC70

    ACCESSORIES

    Cases / Straps Soft Leather Case DCC-65, IXUS Metal or Leather Strap
    Waterproof / Weatherproof Case Waterproof Case (3m) WP-DC340L
    Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
    Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
    Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter kit ACK-DC70, Battery Charger CB-2LBE
    Other Canon HDMI Cable HTC-100

    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    Operating Environment 0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 87.1 x 53.9 x 19.2 mm
    Weight Approx. 155 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
    Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
    AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
    Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
    ² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
    Battery life ¹ Using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera (where included), except where indicated.
    • *Standard Output Sensitivity / Recommended Exposure Index.
    • According to ISO 12232:2006 (20th April 2006) which specifies the method for assigning and reporting ISO speed ratings for digital still cameras.
    • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
    • Subject to change without notice.

    Accessories & Supplies

    Power

    Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

    NB-9L

    A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

    CB-2LBE

    A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

    ACK-DC70

    Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

    Softcases & Straps

    Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

    DCC-60

    Protect your IXUS camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.

    DCC-65

    Protect your IXUS camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.

    DCC-1250

    Protect your IXUS camera with a soft leather case when you are out and about.

    Leather Neckstrap

    Carry your Canon Compact Camera comfortably and safely.

    Waterproof Cases

    Perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling, waterproof cases provide easy access to many photographic controls, such as White Balance adjustment. They can also be useful on land, protecting against snow, sand, dust and humidity.

    WP-DC340L

    Shoot underwater at depths of up to 3m. Or protect your camera when you're on the ski slopes or the beach.

    Flashes

    Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

    High Power Flash HF-DC1

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    High Power Flash HF-DC2

    Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

    Cables & Other Accessories

    Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

    AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

    HDMI Cable HTC-100

    Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have an HDMI connection. Carries picture and stereo sound, and features gold-plated contacts to ensure a reliable connection.

    Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

    Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

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    Canon Project1709 Beta.
    Your lifetime of images, now on the cloud

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