From summer escapes to winter wonderlands, life is meant to be savored. That's why Canon created the Optura 500 digital camcorder. Enjoy the convenience of holding a digital video camcorder and digital camera all in one hand. Low and compact, the Optura 500 camcorder features a swivel grip and palm pad... perfect comfort when shooting long days at sporting events or marathon birthday parties. For those desiring stunning videos and photos, supreme ease-of-use and powerful versatility, Canon's Optura 500 camcorder has it all.
Incorporating Canon's latest digital technologies, the Optura 500 digital camcorder comes complete with features normally reserved for higher-end professional camcorders and cameras. Shoot, watch, print and share your favorite memories in vivid clarity and stunning color. Best of all, it's easy to use, allowing you to enjoy every second of every moment.
Features and Specifications:
* The Optura 500 adds a high-resolution 2.5 inch LCD (211,000 pixels compared to the 400's 123,000)
* Offering improved compression over Motion JPEG, the Optura 500's advanced MPEG4 allows you to record the full length of your SD Card in high-quality 325 x 288 resolution.
* A Mini Video Light is included that is approximately 4x brighter than a conventional white LED, enabling you to shoot color in low-light at distances up to 4.9 feet away.
* The supplied Ring Light Adapter works with the Mini Video Light to reduce shadows and provide uniform brightness when shooting video of close-up subjects (approximately 1.2 to 19.7 inches away).
* It supports USB 2.0 for video Vertical Mini DV 2.2-megapixel camcorder 10x Optical Zoom plus 200x Digital Zoom simultaneous photo-recording enables shooters to record high-quality video to the camcorders' SD Memory Card while capturing digital still images without interrupting video recording. RGB Primary Color Filter provides similar color quality to that found in professional 3 CCD camcorders High Resolution 16:9 Widescreen mode utilizes the entire width of the CCD providing a wider horizontal angle of view that is ideal for creating a theater-like experience at home. Manual Audio Level Control, commonly found only on prosumer camcorder models and a swivel grip and palm pad. Continuous shooting mode, allowing you to capture a rapid succession of photos, just like the motor drive on a camera. . After a photo is captured, you can review it by holding down the PHOTO button. For ultimate precision and control, you can adjust focus with a manual focus ring You can record movie clips in MPEG4 format onto the memory card, for clear images and smooth playback With Canon's DV Messenger2 software, you can use your Canon camcorder for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows Messenger through IEEE1394 or USB. When used in conjunction with the camcorder's NETWORK mode, you can access your camcorder at home from a remote location. Selectable Focusing Points Auto Exposure Bracketing Buuilt-in Flash StitchAssist Skin Detail Mode Super Night Mode and Night Plus Mode PCM Digital Stereo Sound My Camera Function Analog Line-In/Converter External Microphone and Headphone Jacks filter diameter - 30.5mm Dimensions: 2.1 x 4.2 x 4.0 in. (53 x 107 x 101 mm) Weight: approx. 1.0 lb. (470g) camcorder body only
* Denotes step-up features not found in the Optura 400