Features & Controls
By Josh Fate
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
|File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB||File Size (KB)||4 GB||16 GB|
|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.|
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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