CANON EOS VIXIA HF 500

  • Genuine Canon HD Video Lens with 10x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization
  • Newly Designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920×1080 image sensor
  • 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new GUI (graphical user interface) for easy touch control
  • AVCHD recording for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications
  • Smart AUTO with 38 predefined video capture situations including Auto Tele Macro for close-ups and shallow depth-of-field shots

Product Description

A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization provides unsurpassed, professional-looking image quality Newly designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low-light performance and a wide dynamic range Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible) for fast and easy sharing of your memories Choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio that matches the pristine image quality 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field Cinema-Look Filter offers nine different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece 24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web Microphone terminal with manual audio level control and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility

From the Manufacturer

Pro Image Quality with Compact Convenience

Small and light with a sleek new design, the VIXIA HF M500 camcorder’s image quality is unsurpassed, thanks to the camcorder’s newly designed, professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor. The high-sensitivity sensor provides outstanding resolution, better low-light performance, and beautiful, natural detail in both shadow and highlight areas. Intelligent IS and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization designed for the Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens make every scene clear and steady, and new built-in features make it easy to give your videos added creativity. Operation is fun and simple with a Flat Touch Panel LCD you’ll control with your fingertips. This camcorder has the flexibility you crave: enjoy the convenience of recording video in either AVCHD or MP4 format or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.

Unsurpassed Canon Optics

Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens
Building on Canon’s decades of optical excellence, the VIXIA HF M500’s 10x HD Video Lens
produces extraordinary images. The high-performance Canon HD Video Lens uses low-dispersion glass to suppress chromatic aberration, delivering crystal clear video with excellent resolution, even at the telephoto end of the zoom. Super spectra coating technology lowers flare and ghosting. The lens also features an iris diaphragm. Normally found only on professional-level camcorders, the iris diaphragm produces highly expressive video with sharply focused subjects and beautifully blurred backgrounds.

Newly Designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor
Equipped with the same high-powered image sensor found in professional models, the compact VIXIA HF M500 camcorder captures 1080p Full HD video with the rich, vivid quality of a much more upscale camcorder. The professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080, HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor has a large pixel size that captures more available light to deliver superb imaging. Technical refinements including a thinner on-chip microlens, improved color filter transmittance and deeper, wider photodiode allow 20% higher light transmittance*. Additional light to the sensor means that video shot in low-light situations is brighter and clearer, with better noise suppression. The newly extended dynamic range is exceptionally wide, producing enhanced gradation and natural, lifelike realism in high-contrast scenes.

*20% improved low-light performance compared to the Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor used in Canon’s 2011 VIXIA Camcorders.

Share Your Videos Quickly and Easily

Record to Internal Flash Drive or SD Memory Card
The VIXIA HF M500 camcorder records Full HD Video directly to a removable SD memory card. Widely available in several capacities, SD memory cards let you share your videos quickly and easily; simply remove the card and insert it into a PC’s SD memory card slot. In addition to SD memory cards, the VIXIA HF M500 lets you use super-high capacity SDXC cards. The same size as a standard SD card, an SDXC card can hold up to 2048 GB, and provides ultra-fast data transfer.

Technical Details

Color Black
Display LCD
Item Dimensions 2.5 x 2.7 x 4.8 inches
Item Weight 0.81 pounds
Lithium Battery Weight 4 ounces
Media Format Digital Video SD, SDHC, SDXC
Media Type SD
Model Year 2012
Optical Sensor Resolution 2.37 MP
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS
Optical Zoom 10x
Shipping Weight 1.8 pounds
Supported Battery Types Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
UNSPSC Code 45121516
Video Capture Format avchd
Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080

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