Canon IXUS 500 HS Digital Camera - Silver (10.1MP, 12x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD
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Stylish, slim compact camera with 12x optical zoom
The stylish IXUS 500 HS is incredibly slim and compact, yet contains an impressive 12x optical zoom. The sleek, metal body is also packed with Canon features enabling you to capture great shots, effortlessly. Canon’s HS System and Intelligent IS ensure your images are sharp, clear and vibrant whatever the light conditions, whilst Full HD movies allow you to capture all the action in perfect detail.
- Beautiful, slim, metal body
- 12x optical zoom lens
- 10.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor
- Canon’s HS System, featuring a DIGIC 5 processor, for excellent low-light performance
- Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS
- Full HD movies (1080p) and HDMI-CEC
- Large 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II G LCD screen (460k dots)
- Smart Auto with Advanced Scene Detection for great results in 58 different default situations
- Face ID can recognise and prioritise your family and friends
- High-speed shooting functions including High-speed Burst, Super Slow Motion Movie and Handheld Night Scene
- Movie Digest records 4 seconds before each shot to create a bonus movie
- Optional waterproof case
Striking IXUS design
The IXUS 500 HS combines stunning, sleek design with an impressive 12x optical zoom and advanced Canon features. The result is a tiny, great-looking camera that captures exceptional images, allows you to zoom right in on the action and is incredibly easy to use. The beautiful metal body is sure to impress and its striking, slim, compact design makes it the perfect partner for nights out with friends.
Exceptional lens quality
Thanks to Canon’s class-leading lens technology, the IXUS 500
HS boasts a 28 mm wide-angle lens with an impressive 12x optical zoom.
This means you can easily get up close and personal to frame your
perfect shot, even with distant subjects. Canon’s extensive experience
designing and manufacturing lenses has enabled them to pack this
remarkable zoom into such a tiny body, slim enough to slip into almost
any bag or pocket.
In addition to the optical zoom, the IXUS 500 HS also features Canon’s advanced digital zoom technology, ZoomPlus. This extends the camera’s overall zoom range to 21x, without losing sharpness and detail in the image as a conventional digital zoom would.
Capture the scene exactly as you see it with Canon’s HS System
The power of Canon’s HS System comes from the combination of the 10.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon’s advanced DIGIC 5 processor. The HS System gives incredibly high image quality in all light conditions and enables the camera to capture a wider dynamic range, reducing over-exposure of highlighted areas and loss of detail in the shadows. This means that you can preserve your memories in perfect detail, whether in stills or video.
Outstanding results in low light
Canon’s HS System truly excels in low light conditions. It can often be challenging to capture well exposed subjects inside against dark backgrounds, or outside in low light; the flash range is often not sufficient to light up the background but turning it off can cause blurring from the instability of handheld shooting. Canon’s HS System reduces the camera’s reliance on flash in low-light situations - background illumination is improved, dark areas are reduced and camera shake is controlled, maintaining complete image clarity and eliminating blur. As a result, you can capture great low-light images without needing to use the flash as often.
Less noise, clearer detail
The HS System significantly reduces noise at all ISO levels while maintaining accurate colours and crisp detail, allowing the camera to capture the natural ambience of dimly-lit environments without the flash. Shots are striking and detailed, with the 10.1 Megapixel sensor capturing more than enough information to reproduce images onto large poster-sized formats.