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Canon Powershot 500 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Brown)

B&H # CAPSE500BR Mfr # 5130B001
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Product Highlights
  • 12.1MP CMOS Sensor
  • 4.4x Optical Zoom 24-105mm Lens (Equiv)
  • 24mm Wide-Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Improved Low Light/High ISO Photos
  • Full 1080p HD Video W/Stereo Sound
  • Hi-Speed Burst Shooting at Up to 8.2fps
  • Slow Motion Movie Mode--240fps
  • Effects Include Toy Camera & Monochrome
  • Smart AUTO Has 32 Scene Modes

Canon's Powershot 500 HS Digital ELPH Camera (Brown) packs features galore into its compact (3.96 x 2.18 x 0.98"/10 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm) and lightweight (5.82 oz/165 g) body--a 12.1MP CMOS high resolution sensor, 4.4x wide-angle 24-105mm lens (equivalent in 35mm format), and full 1920 x 1080 HD video with stereo sound, for starters.

It's also got the advanced HS system delivering clear, sharp photos with detail and nuance in low light, with high or low ISO images. Optical image stabilization keeps away the shaky pictures and video, and Smart AUTO recognizes and sets optimal exposure, shutter and focus settings for 32 predefined shooting situations. The Super Slow Motion Movie mode records video at 240fps for a very slow motion playback, and the High-Speed Burst mode allows you to shoot still photos at up to 8.2fps.

A large range of creative effects is available, including fisheye effect, miniature effect (stills and video), toy camera effect that creates a vignette similar to pinhole cameras, monochrome, super vivid, color accent, color swap (pick one color in a photo and replace that color with another of your choice), super vivid color for artistic effect, and many more. This ELPH is fully loaded and ready to go.

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. You?ll be able to record everyday moments in amazing life-like realism at a push of a button and you won?t have to 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 the sequence of the action-a feature great for using at sport events! 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 play back in slow motion-a feature also useful for analyzing a play-by-play of sports moves!
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.
Movie
Shoot in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24 fps for up to 14 min. 53 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in HD (1280 x 720) at 24 fps for up to 21 min. and 23 sec. or 4GB per clip. Shoot in VGA (640 x 480) at 30 fps for up to 46 min. and 46 sec. or 4GB per clip and QVGA (320 x 240 at 30 fps) for up to 2 hours 23 min. and 41 sec. or 4GB per clip. 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 speeds create intentional blurring.
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!
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 12.8 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 12MP: 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces None
Optics
Lens EFL: 4.3-18.8 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-105 mm)
Aperture: f/2.0 (W) - 5.8 (T)
Zoom Optical: 4.4x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 1.31' (40 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 1.18" (3 cm) - 19.69" (50 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-3200
Shutter 15 - 1/1500 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 3.4 fps at 12.1 MP 1
Please Note:

Approx. 8.2 shots/sec. (in High-speed Burst)

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Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec 2
Please Note:

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.

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Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
FE Lock
Flash On
Off
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 16' (0.49 - 4.88 m)
Telephoto: 1.6 - 6.6' (0.49 - 2.01 m)
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
MMC
MMCplus
HC MMCplus
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.2" LCD Rear Screen (461,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
AV Output
Environmental
Power
Battery NB-6L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.2 x 1.0" / 10.1 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight 5.82 oz / 165 g Camera Only

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Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
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Watson -  NB-6L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7V, 700mAh)
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Pearstone -  Onyx 220 Camera Pouch (4.7 x 2.5 x 1", Black)
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