• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
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Predecessor:   Canon G9X
G9X vs G9X Mark II
Successor:    
General
Model Number: ELPH 500 HS G9X Mark II
Alternate Model Number(s): IXUS 310 HS  
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $299.99 $529.99
Street Price: $246.05 $399.00
Date Available: 2011-03-30 2017-02-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.6 oz (186 g)
includes batteries
7.3 oz (206 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(101 x 55 x 25 mm)
3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 58 x 31 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   65
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   21.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.5
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   522
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
4000 x 2664 (10.7 MP, 3:2),
4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1200 x 1200 (1.4 MP, 1:1),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9),
640 x 424 (0.3 MP, Other),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2432 (8.9 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2400 x 1600 (3.8 MP, 3:2),
5471 x 3072 (16.8 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
2400 x 1344 (3.2 MP, Other),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
3248 x 2432 (7.9 MP, Other),
2432 x 1824 (4.4 MP, 4:3),
2112 x 1600 (3.4 MP, Other),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
2432 x 2432 (5.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1824 (3.3 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1600 (2.6 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), 14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.6 8.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (24)
1280x720 (30/​6/​3/​1.5)
640x480 (30/​120/​6/​3/​1.5)
320x240 (30/​240)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Canon Zoom Lens; 8 elements in 6 groups (2 double sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single sided aspherical lens)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 105mm 28 - 84mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 18.8mm 10.2 - 30.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.40x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/2.0 (W) / f4.9 (T) - f/11, built-in 3-stop ND filter
Integrated ND Filter: No Yes
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 19.7 in
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Contrast Detection: AiAF (31-point, Face Detection or Touch AF with Object and Face Select and Track), 1-point AF (any position is available or fixed center)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 10.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto, ISO 125-12800 in 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (linked to AF frame), Face Detect AE
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Movie Digest, Portrait, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter, High-speed Burst, Best Image Selection, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Creative Light Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks Custom, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN (Portrait, Panning, Star Nightscape, Star Trails, Star Portrait, Star Time-Lapse Movie, Handheld Night Scene, High Dynamic Range, Fish-eye Effect, Art Bold Effect, Water Painting Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Focus, Grainy B/W, Fireworks), Standard Movie, Short Clip, Manual Movie, Time-Lapse Movie, iFrame Movie
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10, custom (0-30s, 1-10 shots) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE Lock, Smart Flash Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 - 16 ft. (50cm - 5.0m) (W), 1.6 - 6.6 ft. (50cm - 2.0m) (T) Auto ISO: 50 cm - 6.0 m (W) / 50 cm - 2.4 m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   14-bit RAW (.CR2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MP4 (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Stereo))
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.96 0.66
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.66
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.6 8.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 31
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   20
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   8.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   19
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.50 seconds 0.18 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.68 seconds 0.13 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.138 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.78 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082 seconds 0.036 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds 1.3 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.8 seconds 10.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 180 shots 235 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6L Proprietary NB-13L
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-13L Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Canon HS system, 3.2" Touchscreen LCD, Full 1080p HD movies, HDMI output. Available in silver, brown and pink. Available in black or silver.