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Utilizing the same CCD sensor as is found on the top-rated PowerShot S50 and G5 model digital cameras, the five megapixel PowerShotS500 Digital Elph captures JPEG images in SuperFine, Fine and Normal resolution modes and is also the first model in its class to offer 640 x 480 movie recording at ten frames per second for up to 30 seconds per clip. The PowerShot S500Digital Elph features an ultra-compact and fast (f/2.8-4.9) 3x optical zoom lens. The lens - with its seven-element design - offers a wide Autofocus range from as close as two inches (in macro mode) to infinity. Canon has also extended the power and rangeof this camera's digital zoom to 4.1x. For taking pictures on the fly, the S500 Digital Elph camera offers a continuous burst mode that captures up to 2.2 frames per second at full resolution. The PowerShot S500 Digital Elph model also has ashutter speed that extends to a fast 1/2000 of a second and features a built in flash with a range of up to 11 feet and automatic, red-eye reduction and slow synch settings. The camera's sharp, clear and easy to read 1.5-inch LCD monitor even allows usersto check the smallest of details thanks to a 10x playback zoom.Features: 5.0 Megapixel CCDPowerShot S500 and S410 digital cameras are equipped with high-resolution CCD sensors that capture a wealth of detail. Evenyour largest prints will exhibit the clarity and rich detail you demand. 3x Optical/4.1x Digital/12x Combined ZoomBoth cameras are equipped with a high-resolution 3x optical zoom lens for sharp shooting in a variety of situations. Aseamlessly integrated digital zoom takes you right into the action. DIGIC Imaging Processor and iSAPS TechnologyCanon's exclusive DIGIC Imaging Processor revolutionizes how you shoot digital by allowing the camera to process images fasterand improving the accuracy of the autofocus. DIGIC also reduces the effects on noise in your images. iSAPS Technology is a scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos,iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC Imaging Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance. Print & Share ButtonA new dedicated Print & Share button right on the camera makes direct printing from a CanonCard Photo or Direct Photo Printer easier than ever. Enjoy a full range of print features, including ID Photo Print in 28 sizes, and a Movie Print function* that lets you print multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet. PictBridge lets youprint direct from any PictBridge-supported printer as well. 9-point AiAF Auto Focus SystemNo matter where your subject appears in the frame, 9-point AiAF focus system ensures crisp, fast focus with every shot. IntelligentOrientation SensorAn Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically rotates images to the correct orientation when you view them on the LCD screen or your computer. VGA MoviesThe PowerShot S500 lets you capture exciting 30-second movieclips (10 fps) with sound at high quality VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels). For longer movies up to 3 minutes (15 fps), QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) and QQVGA (160 x 120) resolutions are also available. Direct Print Function (with CompatiblePrinters)With the Direct Print Feature, you can make clear prints swiftly and easily when you connect the camera to a Direct Print Function compatible printer or a PictBridge compatible printer. It can also be used with DPOF print settings. TheDirect print feature allows for image preview and editing (including cropping) on the camera when connected to a compatible printer. Specifications:Image Quality Image Sensor 1/1.8" 5.3 MegapixelCCD Effective Resolution 5.0 Megapixel Color Depth 24-Bit RGB Color Modes Normal, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White Image File Formats JPEG (Superfine, Fine, Normal)Design Rule for Camera FileSystem (DCF*1), Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1 & Exif 2.2 compliant Recorded Resolution Large (2592x1944)Medium1 (2048x1536)Medium2 (1600x1200)Small (640x480) Video Recording Motion JPEG (AVI) withAudioMovie/High 640x480 @ 10 fps, clip length up to 30 secondsMovie/Medium: 320x240 @ 15 fps, clip length up to 3 minutesMovie/Low: 160x120 @ 15 fps, clip length up to 3 minutes Audio Recording Yes, up to 60 seconds with imageOptics Optical Zoom 3x Lens Focal Length 7.4mm - 22.2mm (36mm - 108mm equivalent) Digital Zoom 4.1x Minimum Focus Distance 2" Maximum Aperture f/2.8-4.9 Accessory Lens/Filter Mount No Focus Control Focus Type 9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center) Focus Range Normal AF: 18" - InfinityMacro AF: 2.0" - 18" (wide) Exposure Control SensitivityAUTO; Selectable ISO (50, 100, 200, 400 equivalent) Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2000 second Exposure Modes Program AE, Exposure Compensation (+/- 2.0 EV stops in 1/3 EV increments) White Balance Modes Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy,Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom White Balance Scene Modes Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie (Long Shutter mode is also available) Flash Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync) Effective Flash Range Normal: 1.5' - 11' (wide)Macro: 1.0" - 18" External Flash Connection No Maximum Paper Width Start-Up Time Not Specified Shutter Lag Not Specified Time Between Shots Lessthan 2 seconds Burst Capability High Speed: 2.2 shots/secondNormal Speed: 1.5 shots/second(Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off) Self Timer 2 Seconds or 10 Seconds Date & Time Stamp Yes Memory & Power Built-in Memory No Compatible Memory Cards CompactFlash (type I) Recording Capacity Includes 32MB CompactFlash Card Still Image Capacity Superfine Fine Normal Large 11 21 43 Medium1 18 33 67 Medium2 30 54108 Small 120 196 337 Video CapacityVideo Mode Record Time Movie/High 46 Seconds Movie/Medium 91 Seconds Movie/Low 242 Seconds Battery Type NB-1LH Battery Pack Power AdapterCA-PS500 AC Adapter (optional) Input/Output Computer Interface USB 1.1 Direct Print Capable Any PictBridge Compatible Printer Canon CP Printers and select Canon Bubble Jet Printers Remote Control No Video OutputYes (NTSC & PAL) Web-CamCapa