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Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

12.1-megapixel digital camera with 4.4X optical zoom (Brown)

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Our take on the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

by Meredith Krebs
Canon

Today's point-and-shoot cameras make great pictures easier than ever

From baby's first steps, to that dream vacation in the islands, these cameras make it easy to capture life's greatest hits. Today's cameras have helpful automatic features, like face detection and scene recognition that make shooting more foolproof than ever. And they all have plenty of megapixels for detailed photos that stay sharp, even when you enlarge and print them.

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Take your best shot
The big beautiful 3-3/16" touchscreen on the Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS makes it easy to navigate and use. You'll have no problem framing your shots of the excited kids at the birthday party, and reviewing them afterwards. The wide-angle lens makes it easy to get a photo of all the guests — and the birthday girl.

For when life doesn't stay still
Shoot the birthday girl blowing out the candles in Full HD video to get the full effect of the trick candles you bought — and to capture everyone's surprise. Even if the light is dim, the camera's advanced image processor makes sure the image stays sharp. Then try out the high-speed burst mode to photograph the exact moment when the pinata explodes, dumping its goodies everywhere.

Face detection lets you take true-to-life portraits of all the birthday guests. The camera focuses on the people in your frame and brings out realistic skin tones, compensating for background colors that might otherwise create a "washed-out" effect. And the advanced self-timer lets you enter the frame at your own pace — the camera snaps a photo two seconds after the photographer's face has entered the frame.

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Specifications:

  • 12.1-megapixel effective recording
  • 4.4X optical zoom (4X digital zoom/18X total zoom)
  • 3-3/16" LCD touchscreen
  • records photos and video onto optional SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards
  • 35mm equivalent lens focal length: 24-120mm
Special Features:
  • high-definition movie mode (up to 1080p resolution)
  • optical image stabilization
  • high speed burst mode (8.2 frames/second)
  • DIGIC 4 image processor for advanced face detection, red-eye correction, and better contrast in your photos
  • advanced CMOS sensor for sharp photos even in low light
  • face detection automatically sets focus, exposure, flash, and white balance for better portraits
  • 16:9 widescreen photo mode
  • super slow motion video mode
  • 32 scene modes including Toy Camera and Monochrome
  • macro focus for subjects as close as 1.2 inches
Connections and Dimensions:
  • mini HDMI output (HDMI cable not included)
  • high-speed USB interface
  • audio/video output for connection to a TV
  • 3-15/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 15/16"D
  • weight: 6.53 oz. (with battery and media)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size
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3.2"
Adjustable-angle LCD
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No
Wi-Fi
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No
Touchscreen
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
GPS-enabled
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No
Lens 35mm Equivalent
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24-105mm
Optical Zoom
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4.4x
Digital Zoom
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4x
Filter Diameter
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N/A
Manual Focusing
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No
Manual Exposure
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No
Built-in Flash
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Yes
HDMI Output
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Mini
Memory
Internal Memory
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None
Memory Media
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SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image
Effective Megapixel Count
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12.1
Total Megapixels
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12.8
Image Stabilization
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Optical
Highest Resolution
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4000 x 3000
HD Video Recording
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1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
Dimensions
Width (inches)
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4
Height (inches)
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2-1/4
Depth (inches)
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1
Weight With Battery (ounces)
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6.53
Warranty
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • Digital camera (brown)
  • NB-6L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack (3.7V/1000mAh) with plastic terminal cover installed
  • CB-2LY Battery charger (4.2V/0.7mA)
  • Wrist strap
  • 50" USB cable with in-line noise filter (IFC-400PCU) with Type A USB on one end and Mini-USB 2.0 on the other end
  • 51" A/V cable (AVC-DC400ST) with Mini-USB 2.0 on one end and composite video/stereo audio RCA plugs on the other end
  • Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver. 85.0 JE
  • Getting Started booklet (English)
  • Warranty card
  • Canon Customer Support sheet
  • USB Driver software note

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Features
Playback, Editing and Print Functions
Battery Information
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Supplied Software

Recording Features

LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a 3.2" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 461,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage, a 5-level brightness adjustment, and Touch Panel technology. You can simply touch the screen to choose and track an AF point, change camera settings, record and play videos, and much more. The Night Display feature automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject in dark conditions.

Image Sensor/Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 12.8-million total pixels, and 12.1-million effective pixels. Together, the 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 4 processor make up the Canon HS System, which delivers clear, blur-free shots indoors or in low light.

Optics: The ELPH 500 HS has a 4.4x optical zoom lens with a 4.3-18.8mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 24-105mm).

Zoom: In addition to the 4.4x optical zoom, the camera features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is approximately 18x. The focal length when using the optical zoom and digital zoom together is approximately 24-420mm.

Digital Teleconverter: The focal length of the lens can be increased by an equivalent of 1.5x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Teleconverter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are 36-157.5mm when using the 1.5x digital teleconverter, and 48-210mm with the 2.0x teleconverter. The digital zoom and digital teleconverter cannot be used simultaneously.

Recording Media: The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on SD Memory Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), SDXC Memory Cards (32GB and higher), MultiMediaCards, MMCplus Cards, and HC MMCplus Cards. Still images are recorded in JPEG format, and the movies are recorded in MOV format (Image data: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (mono). No memory card is included with the camera, nor is there any internal memory in the camera.

Still Image Resolution/Compression: The ELPH 500 HS can record still images in 4 different sizes (Large, Medium 1, Medium 2, and Small) and 4 aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, and 1:1). For each resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal. The estimated number of 4:3 still images that can be recorded on SDHC Memory Cards is as follows:

Still Image
Resolution and Aspect Ratio
Compression SDHC Memory Card Size
4 GB 16 GB
Large
4000 x 3000
Fine 1231 5042
Normal 2514 10295
Medium 1
2816 x 2112
Fine 2320 9503
Normal 4641 19007
Medium 2
1600 x 1200
Fine 6352 26010
Normal 12069 49420
Small
640 x 480
Fine 20116 82367
Normal 30174 123550

Movies: Movies can be shot in High Definition at 1920 x 1080 (24 fps) and 1280 x 720 (30 fps). You can also shoot in Standard Definition at 640 x 480 pixels or 320 x 240 pixels, with a frame rate of 30 fps. Recording will automatically stop when either the clip file size reaches 4 GB or the recording time reaches approximately 10 min for High Definition, and 1 hour for Standard Definition. SD Speed Class 6 or higher memory cards are recommended. The estimated length of movies that can be recorded on SDHC Memory Cards is as follows:

Movie Quality 4 GB 16 GB
1920 x 1080
24 fps
14 min 34 sec 59 min 40 sec
1280 x 720
30 fps
20 min 43 sec 1 hr 24 min 54 sec
640 x 480
30 fps
43 min 43 sec 2 hrs 59 min 3 sec
320 x 240
30 fps
1 hrs 58 min 19 sec 8 hrs 4 min 30 sec

Continuous Shooting Mode: You can use the continuous shooting mode to shoot successive frames while the shutter button is fully pressed. You can shoot continuously at approximately 3.4 image per second. The speed increases slightly in the low light mode.

Image Stabilization: The ELPH 500 HS is equipped with lens-shift type image stabilization. To correct the effects of camera shake, you can choose from the following Image Stabilization settings:

  • Continuous: Image Stabilization is always on. For movies, Dynamic mode also reduces strong camera shake, as when walking.
  • Shoot Only: Image Stabilization is only active at the moment of shooting.
  • Panning: Image Stabilization only counters up and down motion--recommended for shooting objects moving horizontally.

Face Detection Technology: The camera's Face Detection Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and backgrounds are properly exposed.

AutoFocus Frame Modes: The camera utilizes TTL (through-the-lens) automatic focusing with two focusing methods:

  • Face AiAF: The camera automatically detects the position of a face and uses the data to set the focus, exposure (evaluative metering only) and white balance (auto). When the camera is pointed at subjects, a white frame appears on the face the camera judges to be the main subject, and up to 2 gray frames will appear on other faces.
  • Fixed Frame: A single AF frame is used for focusing on a specific point.

AF-Point Zoom: You can magnify the AF frame and check the focus. In Face Detect mode, the face selected as the main subject will appear magnified in the monitor. In Fixed Frame mode, the contents of the AF frame will appear magnified.

Auto Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after recomposing the shot.

Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus ranges (from the end of the lens):

  • Normal: 1.2" to infinity (W), 1.3' to infinity (T)
  • Macro: 1.2" to 1.6' (wide)

Shooting Modes: You can switch between the following shooting modes:

  • Smart Auto: The camera will automatically select the best settings for the scene, detect and focus on faces, and set the color and brightness to optimal levels.
  • Program AE: The camera sets both the aperture value and shutter speed, and you can choose the settings for various functions to suit your preferences. The focusing range in this mode is 2"-infinity (W), and 1.3'-infinity (T).
  • Aperture Priority: You can set the aperture value, and the camera will set the appropriate shutter speed for the aperture you set. You can select from aperture values from F2.0 to F8.0.
  • Shutter Priority: You can set the shutter speed, and the camera will set the appropriate aperture value for the speed you set. You can select from shutter speeds from 15 seconds to 1/1000 second.
  • Movie Digest: You can make a short movie of a day just by taking still images. Each time you take a picture, the scene just before your shot will be recorded as a movie. All the movies recorded that day will be saved as a single file, and can be played back as one continuous movie clip.
  • Portrait: produces a soft effect when photographing people
  • Kids & Pets: captures subjects that move around, such as children and pets, without missing photo opportunities
  • Smart Shutter: The camera will record an image of a person, even without pressing the shutter button, when it detects a smile.
  • Hi-speed Burst: You can shoot continuously at a rate of approximately 8.2 images per second with a fixed image size of 1984 x 1488.
  • Best Image Selection: The camera takes 5 continuous shots, detects various aspects of the shot, such as facial expressions, and saves only one picture detected as the best.
  • Handheld NightScene: take beautiful snapshots of city night scenes by combining several continuous shots to reduce camera shake and noise.
  • Low Light: take pictures in dark places with reduced camera shake and subject blur
  • Fish-Eye Lens: Lets you shoot with the distorting effect of a fish-eye lens.
  • Miniature Effect: Blurring at the top and bottom of the frame simulate a miniature model.
  • Toy Camera: By blurring and darkening the corners of the image, the picture looks as if it had been taken by a toy camera.
  • Creative Light Effect: Light displays and other points of light in night backgrounds behind the subject can be changed into 6 different shapes: stars, hearts, double hearts, Xs, musical notes, and leaves.
  • Monochrome: Shoot images in black-and-white, sepia, or blue-and-white
  • Super Vivid: Lets you take shots with vivid, intense colors.
  • Poster Effect: Lets you take shots that look like an old poster or illustration.
  • Color Accent: Change the picture to black-and-white with the exception of one selected color.
  • Color Swap: You can change one color for another when recording.
  • Beach: take pictures of brightly lit people on sandy beaches where reflected sunlight is strong
  • Foliage: shoot trees, blossoms and leaves in vivid colors
  • Snow: take bright, natural-colored shots of people against snowy backgrounds
  • Fireworks: take shots of fireworks in vivid colors
  • Movies: Record movies in High or Standard Definition. Just as with still images, you can let the camera select the best settings for the scene or add various effects while shooting movies. Available settings include: Portrait, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, and Fireworks.
  • iFrame: Shoots movies that can be edited with iFrame-compatible software or devices (for Macintosh only)
  • Super Slow Motion Movie: You can shoot fast moving subjects and play them back in slow motion. Clips of up to 30 seconds can be recorded. Thirty-second movie clips shot at 240 frames per second play back in approximately 4 minutes, while 30-second clips shot at 120 fps play back in 2 minutes. The image size is fixed at 320 x 240 when shooting at 240 fps, and 640 x 480 when shooting at 120 fps.

Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:

  • Evaluative Light Metering: used for standard conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and backlighting.
  • Center-Weighted Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more weight on the subject at the center
  • Spot: meters the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor or viewfinder

Exposure Compensation: If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.

Locking the Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the focus and exposure separately to shoot. When the exposure is set, you can lock the setting, then compose the scene and shoot. This is effective when the contrast is too strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure for shooting with the flash.

White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings:

  • Auto: the camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
  • Daylight: for recording outdoors on a bright day
  • Cloudy: for recording under overcast, shady or twilight skies
  • Tungsten: for recording under tungsten and bulb-type 3-wavelength fluorescent lighting
  • Fluorescent: for recording under warm-white, cool-white or warm-white (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
  • Fluorescent H: for recording under daylight fluorescent, or daylight fluorescent-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting
  • Custom: allows you to manually set the white balance and store the settings

Flash Modes: The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a built-in flash with a range of 1.6' to 16' in Wide Angle and 1.6' to 6.6' in Telephoto. You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow Synchro (illuminates subject in foreground while the slow shutter speed brightens the background not reached by the flash), or Off (flash doesn't fire). In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp for the flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.

ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 or 3200. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions. Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.

My Colors: You can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by using My Colors to add the following effects to the image you are currently recording or have already recorded:

  • Vivid: Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record in bold colors
  • Neutral: Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record neutral hues
  • Sepia: Records images in sepia tones
  • B/W: Records images in black and white
  • Positive Film: makes blue, green or red colors more intense
  • Lighter Skin: makes skin tones lighter
  • Darker Skin: makes skin tones darker
  • Vivid Blue: emphasizes blue tint
  • Vivid Green: emphasizes green tint
  • Vivid Red: emphasizes red tint
  • Custom Color: Lets you adjust the contrast, sharpness, or saturation settings or the color balance between red, green, blue, and skin tones
  • My Colors Off: Records with no effect

Self-Timer: The ELPH 500 HS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and a custom self-timer to allow the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.

Wink Self Timer: In addition to the standard and custom self-timers, the ELPH 500 HS can be set to record an image of a person approximately two seconds after detecting a wink.

Face Self-Timer: The Face Self-Timer automatically detects an increase in the number of faces, and makes the appropriate adjustments. When the Face Detection Self-Timer is set, the camera waits for the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. The camera will shoot, two seconds after the new face is detected.

Playback, Editing and Print Functions

Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. You can set the playback time for each image, and the transition effects when switching between images. If desired, you can repeat the slide show automatically.

Index Display: This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 48, or 130 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played in the index playback mode.

Magnifying Images: Using the zoom button, you can magnify a photo up to 10x. Once zoomed in, you can use the "arrow" buttons to move around the displayed area.

Playback Displays: You can choose from three types of displays:

  • Simple Information: screen includes basic information about the image
  • Detailed Information: screen include a histogram display as well as detailed information about the settings used when the image was captured.
  • Focus Check: magnifies the area of a recorded image that was inside the AF frame so you can check the focus.

Red-Eye Correction: You can correct red eyes in already recorded images. However, red eyes may not be automatically detected in some images such as faces near the screen edge, faces that appear extremely small, larger dark or bright in relation to the overall image and faces turned to the side or at a diagonal and faces with a portion hidden which prevents the Red-Eye Correction from working. You can choose to overwrite the file with the corrected image, or store the image as a new file, retaining the original image.

Resizing Images: You can save images a lower recording pixel setting than the original image, saving the resized image as a separate file.

Trimming: You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and save it as a new image file.

Protecting Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from accidental erasure. You can protect images by the image itself or select All Images.

PictBridge: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible printer of any brand. You can also connect the camera directly to certain Canon SELPHY compact photo printers and PIXMA inkjet photo printers. In this way, you can make prints directly from the camera without having to connect to a computer.

Exif Print (Exif 2.3): The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as: exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.

DPOF Print Settings: On your memory card, you can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once on optional photo printers or at participating photo labs.

DPOF Transfer Order: You can use the camera to specify settings for images that you wish to download to a computer. The settings used on the camera comply with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998 images can be selected per memory card, and are transferred in order from oldest to newest by shooting date.

Battery Information

Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is powered by the supplied NB-6L Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack (3.7 Volts / 1000 mAh). A fully charged battery pack can provide power for up to approximately 180 shots or 4 hours of playback time. The NB-6L is charged in approximately 115 minutes in the supplied CB-2LY battery charger.

Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a backup battery for maintaining the date and time data for approximately 3 weeks. The backup battery charges in approximately 4 hours while a charged main battery (NB-6L) is inserted, or the camera is connected to an external AC adapter.

Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the following power saving functions:

  • Auto Power Down During Shooting: The screen will turn off approximately 1 minute after the camera is last operated. You can "wake" the camera at this point by pressing the shutter button halfway to turn on the screen and continue shooting. After about 2 more minutes, if no buttons are pressed, the lens will retract and the power will turn off.
  • Auto Power Down During Playback: The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is accessed on the camera.

Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during a Slide-Show or while the camera is connected to a computer.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

A/V Out / Digital Terminal: The camera has a Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the supplied USB cable. This USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to your computer or printer. You can also connect the camera to a TV (via composite video and stereo audio) using the supplied A/V cable in the same terminal. The A/V output can be set to NTSC or PAL as needed.

HDMI: The camera has a mini-HDMI output for connecting it to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as the optional Canon HTC-100 (item # 280HTC100) is required. When the camera is connected to an HDMI-CEC-compatible TV, you can control the camera's functions with the TV remote.

Supplied Software

Included Software: The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS comes supplied with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk Ver.85.0 JE CD-ROM. It contains the following programs:

  • Canon Utilities:
    • Windows:
      • ZoomBrowser EX 6.7.1: manage images transferred to a computer (view, edit, and print)
      • CameraWindow DC 8.5: transfer images to and from camera, organize images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
      • PhotoStitch 3.1: use to merge still images to make panoramas
    • Macintosh:
      • ImageBrowser 6.7.1: manage images transferred to a computer (view, edit, and print)
      • CameraWindow DC 8.5: transfer images to and from camera, organize images on the camera, and upload movies on the camera to web services
      • PhotoStitch 3.2: use to merge still images to make panoramas
  • User Guides: Camera User Guide, Software Guide

Minimum System Requirements:

  Windows Macintosh
Operating System
(OS)

Windows 7
Windows Vista (SP 1 and 2)
Windows XP (SP 3)

Mac OS X (v10.5-v10.6)

Computer Model

OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports

OS should be pre-installed on computers with built-in USB ports

CPU Still Images: Pentium 1.3 GHz or higher
Movies: Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher
Still Images: Intel Processor
Movies: Core2 Duo 2.6 GHz or higher
RAM Windows 7 (64-bit): 2 GB or more
Windows 7 (32-bit)/Windows Vista 64-bit/32-bit): 1 GB or more (Still Images), 2 GB or more (Movies)
Windows XP: 512 MB or more (Still Images), 2 GB or more (Movies)
Mac OS X v10.6: 1 GB or more (Still Images), 2 GB or more (Movies)
Mac OS X v10.5: 512 MB (Still Images) or more, 2 GB or more (Movies)
Interface

USB

USB

Free Hard Disk Space    ZoomBrowser EX: 200 MB or more
   CameraWindow: 150 MB or more
   Movie Uploader for YouTube: 30 MB or more
   PhotoStitch: 40 MB or more
   ImageBrowser: 250 MB or more
   CameraWindow: 150 MB or more
   Movie Uploader for YouTube: 30 MB or more
   PhotoStitch: 50 MB or more
Display

1,024 x 768 pixels or higher

1,024 x 768 pixels or higher

 
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Written By Mario, Tulsa oklahoma on Monday, June 17, 2013
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Really nice camera the screen on it really nice and it's simple to used
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Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

Written By Anonymous, Shenandoah,Pa. on Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Great camera !! Was in the market for a new camera that was great in low light situations, had great video performance and easy to use . This camera has it all plus much more I am learning about by just using the camera !! Pictures are clear as a bell !! Would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a great point and shoot camera!! Crutchfield web site easy to use and price was right compared to other sites !
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Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

Written By ch2314, Mansfield, TX on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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I purchased this camera for my daughter's birthday. So far, she loves it!! It is such a handy size, and has so many great features. The purchasing transaction with Crutchfield was very convenient, and the price point was the best I had found, online. The free shipping was a plus, as well.
Pros:
Convenient carrying size, large viewing screen, easy to use
Cons:
Touchscreen is a little too sensitive, and more powerful zoom would be nice.
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Sweet,

Written By Jimw, Selah WA on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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my wife dropped our canon 870. I upgraded to the new canon 500 hs in pink. I was worried that she would be frustrated with the touch screen LCD. She had the camera mastered from the box to taking pictures and movies within the hour. The camera takes some of the best pictures I've seen.The low light pictures were impressive. I would recommend this camera highly.
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canon elph500

Written By kuri77, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA on Sunday, May 08, 2011
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Well laid out icons, easy to figure out, great pics, haven't found any negatives yet.
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Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS

Written By Charlie, Gaithersburg, MD on Friday, April 29, 2011
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This camera was to replace my old Sony CyberShot and we are very pleased with it
in general. However, I do want to point one comments to Canon for future
improvements: The Zoom switch at the top was pretty stiff to operate
especially when shooting videos. But with all the new features, the
zooming become minor detail. I would recommend this camera to all starters.
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