Canon Optura Specifications

Canon Optura 500

Part Number: 9539A003AA Released: February 17, 2005

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.2 pixels
  • Effective Video Resolution
    1.23 pixels
  • Digital Zoom
    200 x
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    2.0 megapixels
  • Progressive scan
    No
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Mini DV, Mini DV
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/3.4"
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Analog Video Format
    NTSC
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Stabiliser
    electronic
  • PCM Digital Sound
    16bit (48KHz / 2 channels), 12bit (32KHz / 2 channels)
  • Digital Scene Transition
    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
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Webcam Capability
    Yes
  • AV Interfaces
    S-Video, USB 2.0, composite video
  • 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
  • Width
    2.1 in
  • Depth
    4 in
  • Height
    4.2 in
  • Weight
    1.1 lbs
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, SP
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Carrying Case

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

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

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

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

Power

  • Run Time (Up To)
    90 min

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year parts and labor limited warranty

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Built-in Light
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • DV input
    Yes
  • Additional 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

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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