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Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the control panel and viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, image quality, zoom

viewfinder, control panel

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD 10x Image Stabilized Camcorder with One SDXC Card Slot and 3.0 Touch LCDCanon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD 10x Image Stabilized Camcorder with One SDXC Card Slot and 3.0 Touch LCD

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP4 / AC3, LC-AAC
Audio system:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-718
Video recording time:3

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:DIGIC DV III
Minimum illumination:0.1 / 1.2

Design

Colour of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No
External flash connector: Yes

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Macro focusing range:0.01 - ∞
Normal focusing range:1 - ∞

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):2.07
Effective megapixels (movie):2.07
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.37

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43.4 - 436
Focal length range (f-f):6.1 - 61
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:3
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):43.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):4.34
Optical Zoom:10

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight, Sunset, Underwater

Networking

Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 60
Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 45 / 0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-5 - 45

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB A, Mini-USB B

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):0.002 / 1/500
Shutter speed (video):0.0005 / 1/2000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:1920 x 1080
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Memory card, NAND
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:8
Maximum memory card size:64
Memory slots:1

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Capture modes:FXP, LP, MXP, SP, XP+
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1
Height :6.4
Weight:310 / 365
Width:6.8

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten