Prepare yourself for an unprecedented high resolution photographic experience with the 500 HS from Canon’s highly successful IXUS series of digital cameras. Ideal for everyday use, this power-packed, high performance compact digital camera with its extended list of specialised and innovative features is a perfect combination of form and function.
The Canon IXUS has a focal length of 4.0 - 48 mm and a 35 mm equivalent focal length of 28 - 336 mm. The lens sports a 12x optical zoom and a 4x digital zoom that combine to give up to 48x of magnification. This superior zoom works in tandem with the camera’s powerful CMOS sensor that lets you capture images at an amazing 10.1 megapixel resolution.
The IXUS range of compact cameras from Canon have always been regarded for their stylish and ultra sleek design, known to be among the slimmest compact digital cameras. With its compact and user friendly shape, the 500 HS manages to weigh only 155 g, making for comfortable handling and easy portability.
This compact digital camera is powered by the highly advanced Digic 5 image processor, that enables 1080p full HD video recording at 24 fps for the highest possible video quality. It also features a 3 inch TFT display with a wide viewing angle with a sizable screen resolution of 461,000 dots and 4:3 aspect ratio.
Battery and Storage
The Canon IXUS compact digital camera is powered by an NB-9L rechargeable lithium-ion battery which powers the camera for up to 190 shots on a full battery charge. All the images and videos captured by this camera are stored on a Micro SD, Micro SDHC or Micro SDXC memory card .These memory cards can easily be emptied for free space by transferring the recorded files to a PC or a laptop using a high-speed USB cable or a memory card reader. This process of connecting to a PC or laptop is made easier with the camera’s compatibility with the latest Windows and Mac operating systems.
The camera also features an HDMI port so you can enjoy your high resolution images and videos on a standard or a high definition TV. The analog video output capacity of the camera is capable of transmitting both PAL and NTSC signals.
Aperture refers to the size of the opening in the lens which controls the amount of light that falls on the image sensor. The aperture control on this IXUS 500 HS ranges from f/3.4 to f/6.3 (Wide) and from f/5.6 to f/9.0 (Tele). The Auto focus on this IXUS camera has a range that starts from 1 cm (Wide) and 1 m to infinity (Tele), and from 1 cm to 50 cm while in the macro mode for clean and sharp images.
The light sensitivity or ISO speed on this Canon IXUS ranges from ISO 100 to ISO 3200, allowing you to take bright and crisp images even in low light conditions. It also has a wide variation of adjustable shutter speeds with the highest being 1/4000 sec and the longest possible open shutter duration of 15 sec. The IXUS 500 HS also features a powerful built-in flash that has an operational range of 50 cm - 2.5 m (Wide) and 1.0 - 1.5 m (Tele), letting you get clear and bright images even in unfavorable lighting.
The IXUS 500 HS comes integrated with an amazing assortment of 58 smart auto shooting modes. These are pre-set options that are tailor made to work in very specific situations that include portrait, handheld night scene, super slow motion movie, monochrome and many more. The Lens shift image stabilization technology will make sure that the captured images and videos are sharp and blur free.
The video recording capability of the camera is enabled with a single touch of the video record button. The self-timer function on the IXUS 500 HS is ideal for self-portraits or group shots, the IXUS’s Smart Shutter technology features Face Detection Self-timer, Wink Self-timer and Smile Self-timer options. This technology releases the shutter by identifying specific facial gestures.
The continuous mode is another amazing feature that allows the IXUS 500 HS to take a series of shots in very quick succession. In the P or Program mode this Canon camera is capable of 2.8 shots per second and when on the high-speed burst mode, it can take up to 6.8 shots in a second, making the camera suitable for capturing images in all possible scenarios.
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