PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Camera Specifications

Article ID: ART112678 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Specifications

MSRP/MAP $299.99

Resolution 12.1 Megapixel

Still Image Recording JPEG

Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 4.4x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital & 18x Combined Zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer

Image Capture Device


Size 1/2.3-inch

Aspect ratio 4:3


Autofocus system TTL Autofocus

Focal length 4.3 (W) - 18.8mm (T) (35 mm film equivalent: 24 (W) - 105mm (T))

Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 18x in combination with the optical zoom)

Focusing Range Normal AF: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W); 1.3 ft (40 cm) - infinity (T)

Macro AF: 1.2 in. - 1.6 ft (3-50cm) (W)

Optical Image Stablization

Lens-Shift Type


LCD Size 3.2-inch TFT LCD with wide viewing angle and Touch Panel Technology

LCD Resolution Approx. 461,000 dots

Optical viewfinder N/A


Shutter Speed 1-1/1600sec.

15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Maximun aperture f/2.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T)

Exposure Control

ISO Range Auto*, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200

*Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.


Built in flash range or guide number 1.6 - 16 ft. (50cm-5.0m) (W), 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (50cm-2.0m) (T)

* Image brightness my diminish depending on the shooting distance

Flash metering system ETTL

External flash capability HF-DC1

PC terminal N/A

Shooting Specifications

Max. Continuous FPS Approx. 3.4 shots/sec. (In P mode)

Approx. 8.2 shots/sec. (In High-speed Burst mode)

Shooting Modes

Auto*1, P, Av, Tv, Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids&Pets, Smart Shutter*2, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Creative Light Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks

Movie Modes

Super Slow Motion Movie: 640 x 480 (120 fps*1 when shooting, 30 fps*2 during playback), 320 x 240 (240 fps*3 when shooting, 30 fps*2 during playback)

Miniature Effect: 1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4

iFrame Movie: 1280 x 720 (30 fps*2)

Movies other than the above: 1920 x 1080 pixels (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*2), 640 x 480 (30 fps*2),

320 x 240 (30 fps*2) *1 Actual frame rate is 119.88 fps.

*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps. *3 Actual frame rate is 239.76 fps. *4 Shooting: 6 fps/3 fps/1.5 fps, Playback: 30 fps*2 *5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.


Custom functions available N/A

Personal functions available N/A

Image Storage

Storage Media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card


Computer interface Hi-Speed USB

Other interfaces HDMI output

Analog audio output (stereo)

Analog video output (NTSC/PAL)

Wireless file transfer compatible N/A


Accessory lenses available N/A

Underwater/All weather housing available N/A

Remote control available N/A

Power Supply

Power Source Battery Pack NB-6L

Physical specifications

Dimensions 3.96 x 2.18 x 0.98 in / 100.6 x 55.4 x 25.0mm

Weight 6.53 oz. / 185g (including the battery and memory card)

5.82 oz. / 165g (camera body only)




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