Features & Controls

The PowerShot ELPH 500HS features a 4.4x optical zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 24-105mm. With maximum aperture of f/2.0-f/5.8, this camera works very well in low-light situations, especially at the wide end of the zoom. When the camera is powered down, the lens folds into the body of the camera for protection.

Focus 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)





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With several shooting modes and a range of up to 16ft. (W), this small built-in flash is helpful in low-light and indoor shooting situations. It also works well as a fill in strong lighting.





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Framing, viewing and all of the other camera controls and settings are taken care of with the 3.2-inch, 461,000 dot Touch LCD screen. As you can see there is only one button (play) on the back of the camera. This means you have to use the touch screen to change and adjust any and all of the camera's settings. With 5 levels of brightness, the screen is easy to see in all lighting conditions, including direct sunlight.




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I/O ports are located on the right hand side. On top is an HDMI out that allows you to view your images and HD movies in HD on your HDTV. Under that is the combination USB 2.0 Hi-Speed data and the A/V Output port, video is selectable for NTSC or PAL.















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The ELPH 500HS is compatible with all SD/SDHC and the new SDXC types of memory cards as well as Eye-Fi, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus cards. The camera is shown here with an 8GB SDHC card.

Image Capacities:

16:9 3:2 4:3
File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB File Size (KB) 4 GB 16 GB
Large (L) F 2,311 1,630 6,677 2,738 1,386 5,680 3,084 1,231 5,042
N 1,105 3,352 13,727 1,309 2,873 11,766 1,474 2,514 10,295
Medium 1(M1) F 1,210 3,094 12,671 1,436 2,623 10,743 1,620 2,320 9,503
N 585 6,034 24,709 694 5,247 21,486 780 4,641 19,007
Medium 2(M2) F 604 6,034 24,709 496 7,099 29,070 588 6,352 26,010
N 300 10,972 44,927 246 13,410 54,911 278 12,069 49,420
Small (S) F 113 24,139 98,840 133 20,116 82,367 150 20,116 82,367
N 63 40,233 164,734 75 30,174 123,550 84 30,174 123,550
Medium* (M) F N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 836 4,310 17,649
N N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 418 8,046 32,946

Movie data

Standard
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
4GB 14 min.
34 sec.
20 min.
43 sec.
43 min.
43 sec.
1 hr. 58 min.
19 sec.
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.







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Powering the 500HS is a 3.7V, 1000mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Canon claims that this battery is capable of providing 180 images on a single charge. Also included with the camera is this portable charger with fold-away prongs. This allows you to easily carry it with you to keep your batteries charged all the time.

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