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Canon Vixia Black Flash Memory Camcorder - HF M500

Abt Model: HFM500 | UPC Code: 013803145786
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Canon Vixia HF M500 Black Flash Memory Camcorder, Model HFM500

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. The high-sensitivity sensor provides outstanding resolution, better low-light performance, and beautiful, natural detail in both shadow and highlight areas. Intelligent IS and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization designed for the Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens make every scene clear and steady, and new built-in features make it easy to give your videos added creativity. Operation is fun and simple with a Flat Touch Panel LCD you'll control with your fingertips. This camcorder has the flexibility you crave: enjoy the convenience of recording video in either AVCHD or MP4 format or to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card.


  • A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens with SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization provides unsurpassed, professional-looking image quality.

  • Newly designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor is a professional-level 1/3-inch native 1920 x 1080 image sensor which delivers outstanding video resolution, improved low-light performance*, and a wide dynamic range.

  • Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card (SDHC/SDXC compatible) for fast and easy sharing of your memories.

  • Choose to record in AVCHD for the highest quality viewing on an HDTV or archiving, or in MP4 format for easy sharing with mobile devices or cloud applications.

  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from four different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.

  • Audio Scene Select enables easy operation and setup for outstanding audio that complements the pristine image quality.

  • 3.0-inch Flat Touch Panel LCD with a new graphical user interface (GUI) offers fast and easy control right at your fingertips.

  • Smart AUTO makes shooting great videos easy by intelligently selecting the best settings from 38 predefined situations including Auto Tele Macro that provides spectacular close-ups and the dramatic look of a video shot with shallow depth-of-field.

  • Cinema-Look Filter offers nine different built-in filters to create video with a variety of professional cinematic looks and Touch Decoration allows you to superimpose and record a variety of fun and exciting images for a creative flair.

  • Story Creator provides a list of suggested scenes that have improved shooting tips to help you produce your own masterpiece.

  • 24p Cinema Mode provides the look and feel of a Hollywood movie and 30p Progressive is ideal for clips intended to be posted on the web.

  • Microphone terminal with manual audio level control, and headphone terminal provide exceptional flexibility.


  • Standard Definition or High Definition: High Definition
  • Television System: NTSC
  • Video Recording system: AVCHD/MPEG4
  • Image Sensor: 1/3-inch HD CMOS PRO, RGB Primary Color Filter
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 2.37 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels
    • Video: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
    • Photo: Approx. 2.07 Megapixels (1920 x 1080)
  • Maximum recording Time:
    • Recording times are based on one 64 GB SDXC Memory Card (not supplied).
      • LP (5Mbps): 24 hours 30 minutes
      • SP (7Mbps): 19 hours 10 minutes
      • XP+ (12Mbps): 11 hours 30 minutes
      • FXP (17Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording: 8 hours 20 minutes
      • MXP (24Mbps) - Allows 1920 x 1080 recording: 5 hours 55 minutes
    • MP4:
      • 4Mbps: 33 hours 55 minutes
      • 9Mbps: 15 hours 25 minutes
  • Lens
    • Zoom Ratio: 10 Optical/200x Digital*
    • Focal Length: 6.1-61mm
    • 35mm equivalent
      • Optical Zoom: 43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)
    • Zoom Speed:
      • Variable / 3 Fixed Zoom Speeds
      • Max F/Stop: f/1.8-3.0
      • *Movie mode only
    • Max. F/Stop: f/2.0 - 5.2
  • Focusing System: TTL (Through The Lens) + Instant AF
  • Manual Exposure: Yes
  • Programmed AE:
    • *1 P, Tv, Av, SCN*3
    • *2 P, Tv, Av
    • *3 Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks, Underwater, Surface
  • Max Shutter Speed
    • Movie: 1/2000 sec.
    • Still image: 1/500 sec.
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: When tele macro is in effect: 10 mm to 8 (wide end), 1 m to 8 (intermediate zooming range), 40 cm to 8 (tele end) When tele macro is not in effect: 10 mm to 8 (wide end), 1 m to 8 (entire zooming range)
  • White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
  • Minimum Illumination: NTSC: 1.2 lx 0.1 lx in Low Light Mode (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
  • Image Stabilization:
    • Optical System (Lens-shift system):
      • Intelligent IS in Auto mode
      • Dynamic IS (default)
      • Powered IS
      • Macro IS
      • Tripod Mode
    • IS Modes other than Intelligent IS; Dynamic IS and Powered IS settings can be made manually in Manual/Cinema Mode:
      • Standard IS
      • IS Off
  • Filter Diameter: 43mm P0.75
  • LCD Screen: 3.0-inch Widescreen Color Touch Panel LCD (Approx. 230,000 dots)
  • Recording Media: 1 SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot*
  • USB Terminal: mini-AB: Hi-Speed USB supported
  • Video Terminal: Component (output), Composite (output)
  • Audio: AVCHD: Dolby Digital AC3 (2 Channel) MP4: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2 Channel)
  • Supplied Video Editing Software:
    • Video Browser Editing Disc
    • ImageBrowser Disc
    • Network Utility Disc
  • HDMI Terminal: Available; Mini connector, CEC, x.v. Color supported
  • Microphone Terminal: 3.5 mm dia. stereo mini-jack
  • AV Mini Terminal/Headphone Terminal: 3.5 mm dia. 4 pole mini-jack (video/audio output only)
  • Operating Temperature range:
    • 23° to 113° F, 60% relative humidity
    • 32° to 104° F, 85% relative humidity (performance)

What's In The Box:

  • VIXIA HF M500 Camcorder
  • Battery Pack BP-718
  • Stylus Pen
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-110
  • USB Cable IFC-300PCU/S
  • HDMI Cable HTC-100/S
  • Bundled CD-ROMs:
    • Pixela Video Browser / Network Utility Software Disc
    • ImageBrowser EX / Image Mix / Music Data Disc

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.7"
  • Width: 2.5"
  • Depth: 4.8"

Approximate Weight:

    With Battery: 12.9 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  1. Use of Class 4 or above (4, 6 or 10) memory cards is recommended for recording MXP or FXP (1920 x 1080 pixel recording) movies. For other recording formats, a Class 2 or higher card is recommended. Also, movie (AVCHD/MP4) recording requires cards with 128MB of memory or more.
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Key Features
3.0-Inch Flat Touch Panel LCD With A New Graphical User Interface/ A Genuine Canon 10x HD Video Lens With SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization/ Newly Designed Canon HD CMOS Pro Image Sensor/ Record Full HD Video/ 24p Cinema Mode/ Intelligent IS/ Audio Scene Select/ Smart AUTO/ Cinema-Look Filter/ Microphone Terminal With Manual Audio Level Control/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Canon HF M500 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Canon HF M500 is Brand New.
  • The Canon HF M500 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Storage TypeFlash Memory
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
Total Pixel CountApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Effective Pixel CountApprox. 2.07 Megapixels
Optical Zoom43.4-436mm (in both movies and photos)
Night ModeYes
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputYes
Digtial Still CameraYes
Effective Pixel Count for StillApprox. 2.37 Megapixels
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)12.9 oz
Width (inches)2.5"
Height (inches)2.7"
Depth (inches)4.8"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
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