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.Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 Megapixel CMOS and DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves shooting in low-light situations without the need for a flash and lowers noise levels at higher ISO settings. 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.Full 1080p HD Video for exceptional quality with stereo sound, plus a dedicated movie button for easy access. Zoom optically while shooting video and keep footage stabilized with Dynamic IS. 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.A large 3.2-inch touch panel LCD offers easy and intuitive operation. 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.A bright f/2.0 lens, 24mm ultra Wide-Angle lens, great for shooting portrait photography in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds. 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.Get high-speed shooting in a point-and-shoot camera: High-speed Burst Mode captures 8.2fps and Super Slow Motion Movie records video at high speeds to allow slow motion playback. 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.4.4x Optical Zoom Lens and Optical Image Stabilizer. 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.Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations. 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.
Shoot it Your Way.Aperture- and Shutter-priority modes for extra control of your images. 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.Movie Digest Mode records a short video clip right before shooting a still image and then combines one day's worth of clips into one video. 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!New scene modes, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome, add an artistic look 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.
Dimensions: 4. in x 2.2 in x 1. in
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Love the touchscreen
By Bob from FL
from Space Coast, FL
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Silver Digital Camera w/ 3.2 inch Touch Screen:
I'm happy with the quality and performance. I have another older Powershot Canon camera, and this one definitely allows for lower light shots without using the flash (due to the f2 lens). It also has wider angle lens, which I like. The video quality is good in full HD, but the files are huge. I love the programmable touchscreen. It allows you to customize the features you want quick access to. I also like the touch focus, which locks on to an item in the frame, even if it is moving. I do agree with some of the other's complaints that the battery life is rather short. Overall I would recommend this camera.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Exactly what I wanted.
from Truckee, CA
About Me Casual Photographer
Easy to use and compact.
"I would buy this product again."
By Cannon Does It
from Lake Stevens, WA
Easy to use, love the touch screen.
from new york city
except Short Battery Life, all other good.
DELIVER'S EVERYTHING IT SAID IT WOULD.
By THE FREAK
from FLEMING ISLAND, FL
WE MOSTLY USE WHILE ON VACATION OR FAMILY GET TOGETHERS. EASE OF USE IS GREAT. PHOTOS AND HD VIDEO ARE OUTSTANDING. YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE AN HDMI CABLE SEPERATELY TO VIEW ON TV. VIEWED MINE ON 55'' LCD TV AND PICS/VIDEO WERE JUST ABOUT BLU-RAY QUALITY. DECENT ZOOM AND VERY GOOD WIDE ANGLE LENS. TOUCH SCREEN HAS SOME NEAT FEATURES AS WELL. OVERALL A GREAT VALUE AND FUN CAMERA WITH PRO LOOKING PHOTOS AND PRINTS.
Excellent Point & Shoot
from Piedmont, CA
Touch screen is good but don't expect it to work like iPhone/iPad, it's more like Blackberry Torch with firmer press required.Picture quality is excellent, though the early video results are not very impressive given the 1080p claim.Overall very intuitive in use, compact and a great replacement for my 4-year old Canon Elph SD750
Excellent all around camera
from West Chester, PA
Great point and shoot camera with some extra bells and whistles
Worth the price
Great little camera with all of the bells and whistles. It looks sleek with the touch screen LCD and is so easy to use. Takes great pictures and I love the HD video feature. Great buy!
Another great Canon point-n-shoot
from Dallas, TX
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
2nd Canon point-n-shoot. Very happy with this camera. Was considered Nikon S300 which has 1.8 but it is bigger. Gift to daughter and she is thrill with touch screen. The manual is still in the box, that tell you how easy to use, even for a teenager.