• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 13.90mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS
  • Olympus Tough TG-Tracker
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General
Model Number: ELPH 500 HS TG-Tracker
Alternate Model Number(s): IXUS 310 HS  
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $299.99 $349.99
Street Price: $246.05 $199.00
Date Available: 2011-03-30 2016-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.6 oz (186 g)
includes batteries
6.3 oz (180 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.0 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(101 x 55 x 25 mm)
3.7 x 2.2 x 1.4 in.
(93 x 57 x 35 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 100.00 feet (30 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Effective Megapixels: 12.1 8.3
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.54 microns 1.61 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:    
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
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)
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
640 x 360 (0.2 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.6 2.0
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)
3840x2160 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 ( 240p/​120p/​60p/​30p)
640x480 ( 240p/​120p/​60p/​30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MOV/H.264 with linear PCM stereo sound
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 Olympus Fixed-Focus Lens, 7 lenses in 7 groups
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 105mm 13.9mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.3 - 18.8mm 1.6mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.40x 1.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.0 (W) - f/5.8 (T) f/2.0
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 3 - 50 cm
1.2 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes No
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection n/a
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes n/a
Manual Focus: No No
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No No
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 1.5
Rear Display Resolution: 461,000 dots 115,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):    
Minimum ISO (native):    
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Cloudy, Sunny, Underwater
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/24000 - 1/2 sec
Bulb Mode: No No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) Evaluative
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: No No
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  
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds  
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
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 LED
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) 60 lumens: 3.5m (10ft) (Flashlight Mode only); 30 lumens: 1m (3ft)
Max Flash Sync:    
Flash Exposure Compensation:    
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No No
Uncompressed Format:    
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM) MOV/H.264 with linear PCM stereo sound
Included Memory: No memory included 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes No
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Mini-HDMI Micro-B USB, Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.96  
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):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.6 2.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.50 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.68 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.082 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.9 seconds  
Play -> Record Time:    
Flash cycle time, full power: 6.8 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 180 shots 480 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:   95 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-6L Proprietary LI-92B
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-6L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LI-92B Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Mac OS OS X v10.8-v10.11
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. GPS (Glonass QZSS), Electronic Compass, Accelerometer, Thermometer (underwater mode only), Barometer, Manometer, Underwater detector, Waterproof (30m/100ft), Shockproof (2.1m/7ft), Freezeproof (-10C/14F), Crushproof (100kgf/220lbf), Dustproof. Box Contents: TG-Tracker, strap, LI-92B Battery, F-5AC Adapter, CB-USB10 Micro USB Cable, Mount Coupling Adapter (MC-T01), Joint Screw (JS-T01), Standard Lens Protector (LP-T01), Underwater Lens Protector (UP-T01), Steady Grip (SG-T01), Manual, Warranty, Quick Start Guide. Available in black or green.