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Canon Vixia HF M500
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Canon Vixia HF M500 Camcorder

2.37MP 1/3 310g CMOS Jun 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Small and light with a sleek new design, the VIXIA HF M500 camcorder's image quality is unsurpassed, thanks to the camcorder's newly designed, professional-level Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor.... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

On average Canon small sensor size camcorders have excellent ratings as do all video cameras manufactured by Canon.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Full HD

The Vixia HF M500 is Full HD, as are most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF G20 ($799.99).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Canon Vixia HF M500 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon Vixia HF M500 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF M500 also have an image stabiliser.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Canon Vixia HF M500 is 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

A 1/3" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size across all comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Vixia HF M500.

An 1/8" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size amongst comparable types of video camera.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Vixia HF M500 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most video cameras of this type and age support an SD memory card. This camcorder also supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and type.

A MicroSD (Transflash) memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has One Exposure Mode

The Vixia HF M500 has a greater number of exposure modes than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most commonly found exposure mode is Auto, but this exposure mode is not found on this Canon video camera. The exposure modes Manual are also found on this video camera.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the Vixia HF M500 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most commonly found scene mode found on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Vixia HF M500. The scene modes "Beach", "Fireworks", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sports", "Sunset" and "Underwater" are also found on this Canon video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF M500, the Vixia HF M500 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF G20 ($799.99) which has better reviews.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Vixia HF M500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The Vixia HF M500 has a greater number of audio formats than most small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats AAC, AC3 and MP4 are also supported by this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the Canon Vixia HF M500 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Vixia HF M500. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Vixia HF M500 the optical zooms range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF M500 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Vixia HF M500 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode. The Vixia HF M500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Vixia HF M500 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF M500 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Vixia HF M500 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vixia HF M500 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Canon Vixia HF M500 is not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago have maximum focal lengths of between 22mm and 2,700mm. The Canon Vixia HF M500 has a quite short maximum focal length (only 436 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Vixia HF M500 is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 360,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Vixia HF M500 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the Vixia HF M500.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

At 43.4 millimeters, the Canon Vixia HF M500 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vixia HF M500. Camcorders of this age and spec have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 44mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon Vixia HF M500

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the Vixia HF M500.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon Vixia HF M500 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Canon Vixia HF G20 ($799.99) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 64 gigabytes, the Vixia HF M500 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 310 grams, the Canon Vixia HF M500 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Vixia HF M500.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the Vixia HF M500 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
External Flash Connector
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Shutter Speed (photo)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00013803145786, 00989898610297, 00989898685516, 06947110941653

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