Canon Optura Specifications

Canon Optura 500

Part Number: 9539A003AA Released: February 17, 2005

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    2.1 in
  • Depth
    4 in
  • Height
    4.2 in
  • Weight
    1.1 lbs
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV, Mini DV
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    2.0 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3.4"
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    S-Video, USB 2.0, composite video
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.2 pixels
  • Effective Video Resolution
    1.23 pixels
  • Progressive scan
    No
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Image Stabiliser
    electronic
  • PCM Digital Sound
    16bit (48KHz / 2 channels), 12bit (32KHz / 2 channels)
  • Faders
    beam, black fader, corner wipe, fade trigger, corner wipe, flip, jump, puzzle, tide, wipe fader, window wipe, zigzag
  • Shooting Modes
    digital photo mode, frame movie mode
  • Webcam Capability
    Yes
  • Video Recording Modes
    SP, LP, SP, LP
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection, TTL contrast detection
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, DPOF support, PictBridge support
  • Image Stabilizer
    Electronic, Electronic
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x, 10 x
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video, S-Video, USB 2.0
  • Digital Scene Transition
    Wipe fader, corner wipe, puzzle, tide, flip, jump, zigzag, beam, fade trigger, Window wipe, corner wipe, puzzle, tide, flip, jump, zigzag, beam, black fader, Window wipe, corner wipe, puzzle, tide, flip, jump, zigzag, beam, black fader
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    1.1 lux
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    low light, night mode, night plus mode, portrait mode, sand & snow, sports mode, spotlight, super night mode, stitch assist, super night mode
  • Special Effects
    Art, Ball, Black & White, Color Mask, Cube, Mirror, Mosaic, Sepia, Wave
  • White Balance
    automatic, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/250 sec
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/2 EV step

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    IR remote control, USB cable, audio / video cable, power adapter, ring light adapter

Display

  • Display Format
    211,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Camera Flash

  • Type
    built-in flash
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, red-eye reduction

Lens System

  • Type
    10 x zoom lens - 4.7 - 47 mm - f/1.8-2.4
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    0.4 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Filter Size
    30.5 mm
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.8-2.4
  • Optical Zoom
    10 x
  • Interchangeable lens
    No
  • Min Focal Length
    4.7 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    47 mm
  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    LCD
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.33 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    113,000 pixels pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    LCD - LCD, LCD, LCD

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year parts and labor limited warranty

Power

  • Run Time (Up To)
    90 min

Memory / Storage

  • Included Memory Card
    8 MB SD, 8 MB SD, 8 MB SD
  • Image Storage
    Super-fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 3 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 5 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 9 - with 8MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 6 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 9 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 : 17 - with 8MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 34 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 50 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 84 - with 8MB card, Super-fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 3 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 5 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 9 - with 8MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 6 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 9 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 : 17 - with 8MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 34 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 50 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 84 - with 8MB card, Super-fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 3 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 5 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 1632 x 1224 : 9 - with 8MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 6 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 1280 x 960 : 9 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 1280 x 960 : 17 - with 8MB card
    Super-fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 34 - with 8MB card
    Fine JPEG 640 x 480 : 50 - with 8MB card
    Normal JPEG 640 x 480 : 84 - with 8MB card
  • Video Capture
    MPEG-4 - 352 x 288
    MPEG-4 - 176 x 144, MPEG-4 - 352 x 288
    MPEG-4 - 176 x 144, MPEG-4 - 352 x 288
    MPEG-4 - 176 x 144
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card, SD card, SD card

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Features
    RGB primary color filter, analog to digital conversion with pass through, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, date/time stamp, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, direct print, display brightness control
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • DV input
    Yes

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB
    1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK)
    1 x microphone
    1 x composite video/audio (input/output)
    1 x S-Video input / output
    1 x DC power input
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Software

  • Software
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities, Pinnacle Instant PhotoAlbum, Pinnacle Studio 9

Battery

  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS 9, Apple Mac OS 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1 - 10.2, MS Windows 2000, Apple Mac OS X, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, MS Windows XP, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, IEEE 1394 port, USB port

Audio Input

  • Audio input type
    microphone
  • Microphone Form Factor
    built-in
  • Microphone technology
    electret condenser

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.1 in
  • Depth
    4 in
  • Height
    4.2 in
  • Weight
    1.1 lbs

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Wireless Connection
    No

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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Canon Optura 500

Part Number: 9539A003AA Released: Feb 17, 2005
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