Mark Peters : January 10th 2012 - 11:50 CET
Canon IXUS 500 HS
CES 2012 NEWS : Canon IXUS 500 HS digital camera - Canon launches the IXUS 500 HS compact camera that allows users to capture every moment with ease and in style. Combining advanced features with stand-out, compact design and Canon’s leading lens technology, the Canon IXUS 500 HS camera makes it easy to capture high-quality still pictures and Full HD videos on nights out or holidays. Showcasing Canon’s advanced lens innovation, the Canon IXUS 500 HS packs an impressive 12x optical zoom into a tiny, 19.2 mm body, making it the slimmest camera of its type in the world. Available in four sophisticated colours, red, blue, black and silver, the Canon IXUS 500 HS epitomises IXUS with a futuristic, metallic finish and minimalist design. |
Canon IXUS 500 HS
The new Canon IXUS 500 HS digital camera offers a host of Canon’s advanced imaging technologies to help achieve the best shot in all conditions - from dimly-lit restaurants to the tropical sun. The Canon IXUS 500HS digital camera features Canon’s HS System, combining the 10.1 Megapixel image sensor with the latest DIGIC 5 image processor, capturing detailed, flattering shots without needing to use the flash, even in low light. For more information about the used camera technologies download the Canon IXUS 500 HS technical specifications data sheet.
Canon IXUS 500 HS camera lens
Getting closer to the action is now even easier thanks to the incredible wide-angle, 12x optical zoom lens of the Canon IXUS 500 HS, which fully retracts into the glossy, futuristic, metal body - paying homage to the minimalist design heritage of the IXUS series. Canon’s Zoom Plus technology lets users zoom in even more, with more visible detail and sharpness than conventional digital zoom, extending the cameras’ zoom range beyond the maximum focal length of the lens. With ZoomPlus, the Canon IXUS 500 HS camera can reach up to 21x magnification, extending beyond its 12x optical zoom. The Canon IXUS digital camera also features a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer for crisp, clear photos and smooth Full HD video footage. New Intelligent IS technology gives steady and clear results both in photos and movies by analysing the subject and automatically applying the most appropriate Image Stabilizer settings from seven different modes.
Canon IXUS 500 HS digital camera
With the new Canon IXUS 500HS camera its now easier than ever to capture great pictures thanks to Canon’s enhanced Smart Auto which detects 58 different scenes, applying the combination of camera settings to take the best possible picture automatically. New Face ID (Face Identification) works with Smart Auto to ensure that those who matter most to you always look their best in photos. By registering a person along with their age in the camera’s memory, the face will then be recognised and Smart Auto will automatically apply the most appropriate settings to capture a great shot, based on their age and activity, as well as the ambient scene. For example, after identifying a sleeping baby as the subject, the Canon IXUS 500 HS camera will disable the flash and any camera sounds and brighten the image to achieve a more flattering, beautiful image. If the subjects are recognised as children of more than two years of age, playing in bright sunlight, the digital camera will anticipate movement and engage continuous shooting and Servo AF to help you capture crisp and clear photographs.
Canon IXUS 500 HS picture quality
Making it easier to sort collections of pictures including particular friends and family, each photo made with the Canon IXUS 500 HS digital camera will also be tagged with the names of your registered faces, allowing you to search your images by name. Multi-area White Balance also ensures that pictures captured with many different light sources in the same scene - for example, portraits lit by flash with tungsten lights illuminating the background- look natural and any unsightly colour casts are eliminated. Furthermore, the Canon 500 HS is equipped with High-speed shooting features, allowing users to capture the moment in a different way. Freeze fast-paced action with High-speed Burst mode or capture the perfect dive or dramatic race finish-line with Super Slow Motion Movie mode to slow down the action.
Canon IXUS 500HS video recording
For those moving moments that are perfect for video, the Canon IXUS 500 HS camera is equipped with the ability to capture Full HD (1080p) video using the optical zoom. The Canon IXUS 500 HS also records sound in stereo, movies can also be enjoyed on a larger screen thanks to the integrated HDMI-CEC port. Canon’s Movie Digest feature has also been improved. When Movie Digest mode has been selected, the four seconds preceding each image will be captured in a 720p HD video clip. Then all the clips from one day are combined into a movie bonus reel to tell the story behind a day’s or evening’s photos.
Canon IXUS 500 HS photo effects
Allowing users to explore a more artistic side to their photography, the Canon IXUS 500 HS features a range of fun effects that can be applied to give every shot new impact. Give landscapes the impression of a scale model with Miniature Effect or mimic the effects of a fish-eye lens for unique portraits. Providing even more creative scope, two new modes have also been added to the Canon IXUS 500HS; Smooth Skin evens out skin texture for more flattering portraits and Soft Focus mimics the effect of a soft focus lens with three levels of intensity to give portraits a romantic or retro feel. Framing and viewing images also couldn’t be simpler as the high resolution (460k dots) 7.5cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen of the Canon IXUS 500 HS offers impressive detail, bright and vivid colours and a wide viewing angle so friends can look at shots together without needing to transfer them to a larger screen. The toughened outer glass layer also gives excellent visibility and protection from the scrapes of everyday use.
Canon IXUS 500 HS image sharing
Owners of the new Canon IXUS 500 HS in select regions can also join the Canon iMAGE Gateway, an online facility for sharing photos and video. The Canon iMAGE Gateway Online Photo Album provides up to 2GB of personal storage capacity - enough room for hundreds of high-quality images.
Canon IXUS 500HS features
• 12x zoom in tiny and stunning metal body
• HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
• 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
• High-speed shooting
• Movie Digest (720p)
• Optional waterproof case
• Smart Auto (58 scenes)
• Full HD video
• Intelligent IS
• Face ID
Canon IXUS 500 HS price & availability
The new Canon IXUS 500 HS compact camera will be available in four colours, red, blue, black and silver. The Canon IXUS 500 HS will be available from march 2012 for an estimated retail price of $ 300 USD in the United States and € 330 Euro in Europe.
Canon IXUS 500 HS review
As soon as we receive a Canon IXUS 500 HS test sample, we will publish a sample picture gallery with high resolution photos, followed by an in-depth Canon IXUS 500 HS review including Full HD test videos.