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Lighting & Studio

High Definition Camcorder

HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor

SuperRange Optical IS

3.0" Widescreen Colour Touch LCD

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 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

Flexibility: Enjoy the convenience of recording video in either AVCHD or MP4 format or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card

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 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


High Definition Camcorder

Television System: NTSC

Video Recording system: AVCHD/MPEG-4

Image Sensor: 1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Colour Filter

Total Pixels: Approx. 2.37 Megapixels

Effective Pixels: Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080); Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)

Lens Zoom Ratio: 10 Optical/200x Digital* * Movie mode only

Focal Length: 6.1-61mm

35mm Film Equivalent: Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)

Zoom Speed: Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds; Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0

Focusing System: TTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF

Manual Exposure: Yes

Programmed AE: Auto, Manual*1, Cinema Mode*2 (*1 P, Tv, Av, SCN*3; *2 P, Tv, Av; *3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface)

Max Shutter Speed: Movie: 1/2000 sec.; Still Image: 1/500 sec.

Minimum Focusing Distance: When tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to infinity (wide end), 1 m to infinity (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to infinity (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to infinity (wide end), 1 m to infinity (entire zooming range). All figures given are for the distance from the lens front

White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent

Minimum Illumination: NTSC: 1.2 lx; 0.1 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)

Image Stabilization: Optical System (Lens-shift system): Intelligent IS in Auto mode, Dynamic IS (default), Powered IS, Macro IS, Tripod Mode

IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode: Standard IS, IS Off

Filter Diameter: 43mm P0.75

Viewfinder: Not Available

LCD Screen: 3.0-inch Widescreen Colour Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)

Recording Media: 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot* * Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more

USB Terminal: mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported

Video Terminal: Component (output), Composite (output)

Audio: AVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel); MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)

Sampling Frequency: 48 KHz

Accessory Shoe: Mini Advanced Accessory shoe available; However, only the video light function is provided by the VFL-2 video light flash (Sold Separately)

Supplied Video Editing Software: Video Browser Editing Disc, ImageBrowser Disc, Transfer Utility Disc

HDMI Terminal: Available; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Colour supported

Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack

AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)

Operating Temperature range: 23 to 113 F, 60% relative humidity 32 to 104 F, 85% relative humidity (performance)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in / 68 x 64 x 121 mm (Not including the grip belt)

Weight: Approx. 10.9 oz. / 310g (Not including grip belt), Approx. 12.9 oz. / 365g (Including BP-718, memory card and grip belt)

In the Box:

VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder

Battery Pack BP-718

Stylus Pen

Compact Power Adapter CA-110

USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S

HDMI Cable HTC-100/S

Bundled CD ROMs: Pixela Transfer Utility Disk; ImageBrowser EX / Image Mix / Music Data Disc

About Canon

Canon Canada Inc. has been selling and promoting its cutting edge line of camera and optical equipment since its inception in 1973. Headquartered in Mississauga Ontario, Canon Canada is a highly-respected market leader in business and consumer imaging equipment and information systems. The extensive line of Canon products is constantly evolving to reflect the technological innovation the Company is renowned for.

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