At A Glance

We love the touchscreen-controlled Elph 500 HS's image quality, ultrawide-angle-lens, and range of shooting modes. We're less fond of its battery life and its user interface for manual controls.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 180 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.20 "
Touchscreen Yes
Effective Camera Resolution 12.1 Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" (0.24" x 0.18")
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1600 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 15 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 5128B001
UPC Code 013803133783
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

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.

Product Model 500 HS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4000 x 3000
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.4 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/2 to 5.8
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 1.18
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC11
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • CD-ROM
Features Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Face Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.2"
Width 4"
Depth 1"
Weight (Approximate) 5.82 oz
Video
Video Formats QuickTime MOV
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Very Good
Color Good
Sharpness Good
Distortion Very Good
Video Quality Good
Video Sound Quality Good

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