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.
Experience the Power.
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.
You can also add a fun slow motion effect to you videos with Super Slow Motion Movie. Super Slow Motion Movie will record your clips at a high speed so that when you watch your videos, they'll be playing in slow motion.
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.
Advanced Smart AUTO for Stills and Videos that Shine.
The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera takes the quality of your still images and videos to a whole new level - automatically. The camera's advanced Smart AUTO system detects a wealth of information about the scene you're shooting, then automatically selects the optimal settings for you. Now with an expanded range of 32 shooting scenarios, the camera handles a wide variety of situations, freeing you up to concentrate on composing your shot and capturing the moment you're looking for. From portraits to landscapes to action scenes, the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera has you covered whether you're shooting stills or videos.
Smart AUTO: The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.
P Program: Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Av Aperture-priority: You define the aperture to either isolate your subject or have clarity throughout the entire picture, and the camera will choose the corresponding shutter speed.
Tv Shutter-priority: You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
Movie Digest Mode: Records a video clip before capturing a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into a video.
Portrait: The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject "pop."
Kids & Pets: Reduced focusing time freezes fast-moving subjects, so you won't miss those special shots.
Smart Shutter: The camera automatically takes the photo when people smile, wink, or get into frame.
High-speed Burst: The camera shoots continuously at a high speed of approx. 8.2fps while you hold down the shutter.
Best Image Selection: The camera takes five photos in succession, and then chooses the best one out of the bunch.
Handheld Night Scene: Suppresses image blur even without the help of a tripod.
Low Light: For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly-lit situations.
Fisheye Effect: Add a classic photo distortion without a fisheye lens.
Miniature Effect for Movies & Stills: Emphasizes perspective for a miniature effect by blurring upper and bottom portions of videos and stills.
Toy Camera Effect: Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.
Creative Light Effect: Transform background bright spots to stars, hearts, music motes and more.
Monochrome: Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.
Super Vivid: Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.
Poster Effect: Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.
Color Accent: Choose to retain a single color in your image while other colors turn monochrome.
Color Swap: Select a color and replace it with a color you specify for special effects.
Beach: Get clear shots of people at a sunny beach without darkened faces.
Foliage: Capture brilliant shots of autumn foliage, greenery and blossoms.
Snow: Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks: Grab brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps for up to 14 min. and 34 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720p) at 30 fps for up to 20 min. 43 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 43 min. and 43 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 1 hour 58 min. and 19 sec. or 4GB per clip. Also shoot in iFrame Movie format (1280 x 720) at 30 fps for up to 13 min. and 35 sec. or 4GB per clip.
Super Slow Motion Movie: Record your clips in high speed (approx. 240fps), and then watch your videos in slow motion
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.
In Aperture-priority mode, you set the aperture and the camera automatically selects an appropriate shutter speed. This lets you create sharp subjects with beautifully blurred backgrounds, and landscapes with foreground, middle ground and background all in focus.
Shutter-priority mode lets you choose a shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the aperture. Higher shutter speeds are great for catching stop-action shots of moving subjects, while lower shutter
Easily Turn Your Memories into Videos.
Putting together a video containing highlights from family vacations, important occasions and other special events is now easier than you might imagine. Using the Movie Digest Mode, you can have the camera automatically record a short video clip (up to approximately 4 seconds) every time you shoot a still image. The camera will then combine an entire day's worth of clips into a single video. No editing required – Movie Digest Mode does all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy your video!
Add some Fun to Your Photos!
Add some vintage nostalgia with Toy Camera Effect. Toy Camera Effect recreates this look by darkening the edges to make them appear as if they were photographed through a pinhole lens and adding contrast.
Monochrome lets you sway away from the usual black & white combination. Now you can choose from three single-toned effects: Black & White, Sepia or Blue to really give your photos the effect you're looking for.
What's in the Box:
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
2 GIG Memory Card
Type: Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4.4x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital & 18x Combined Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer
Type: 12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels: Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels: Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 18.8mm (T) (35 mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 105mm (T))
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 18x in combination with the optical zoom)
Focusing Range: 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)
Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder: N/A
LCD Monitor: 3.2-inch TFT LCD with wide viewing angle and Touch Panel Technology
LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage: Approx. 100%
Maximum Aperture: f/2.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
Shutter Speed: 1-1/1600sec.
15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Sensitivity: 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: AE Lock
Exposure Compensation: +/-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
Built-in Flash: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Smart Flash
Flash Range: 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
Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation: N/A
Shooting Modes: 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
1Smart Auto also available for videos
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)
Photo Effects: 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
Self Timer: 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.
Wireless Control: N/A
Continuous Shooting: Approx. 3.4 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Approx. 8.2 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst)
Storage Media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card, Eye-Fi, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card
File Format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
Image Recording Format: Normal, Fine
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)
4000 x 3000 (Large), 2816 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1600 x 1200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 (Small)
2992 x 2992 (Large), 2112 x 2112 (Medium 1), 1200 x 1200 (Medium 2), 480 x 480 (Small)
|File Size (KB)
||File Size (KB)
||File Size (KB)
* 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
|Video Size (KB/sec.,)
|1 hr. 58 min.
||59 min. 40 sec.
||1 hr. 24 min. 54 sec.
||2 hr. 59 min. 3 sec.
||8 hr. 4 min. 30 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.
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed USB (dedicated female connector with unified type of digital, audio and video) mini-B compatible.
Video Out: NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Audio Out: Stereo (dedicated connector (female) unified type of digital, audio, and video)
Other: 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
Power Supply: Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (when used with DC Couple DR-40) Approx. 180 shots Approx. 4 hours
Power Source: Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (when used with DC Couple DR-40)
Shooting Capacity: Approx. 180 shots
Playback Time: Approx. 4 hours
Operating Temperature: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity: 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.96 x 2.18 x 0.98 in / 100.6 x 55.4 x 25.0mm
Weight: 6.53 oz. / 185g (including the battery and memory card)
5.82 oz. / 165g (camera body only)
Note: 26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi).