Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Features Canon IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS

Canon announces the launch of the IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS, two exceptional IXUS models that allow users to capture a moment in an easy and elegant. Combining advanced features, a compact design and innovative technology and Canon lenses, these models make it easy to capture high quality photos and videos Full HD in different situations.

Displaying the latest in lenses from Canon, the IXUS 500 HS incorporates an impressive 12x optical zoom into a body with only 19.2 mm thick, making it the world's slimmest camera in its range. Available in four sophisticated colors - red, blue, black and silver - the IXUS 500 IXUS HS adds a range of futuristic design, minimalist metallic finish. In turn, the model IXUS 125 HS is available in pink, red, silver, green and blue that allow you to express your individuality.

Canon quality on all shots

The new IXUS models include a range of Canon imaging technologies to help get the best pictures in all conditions - from low light to bright light. Both are part of the Canon HS System, combining a sensor at 10.1MP IXUS 500 HS or a sensor at 16.1MP IXUS 125 HS with the latest DIGIC 5 image processor to capture detailed images without having to use flash, even with low light.

Getting closer to the action is now even easier thanks to the incredible wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom IXUS 500 HS that retracts fully metallic body. ZoomPlus Canon technology enables users to zoom in, with more visible detail and sharpness that the conventional digital zoom, increasing the zoom range of the cameras beyond the maximum focal length lens. With ZoomPlus, the IXUS 500 HS can achieve a 21x magnification, extending beyond the 12x optical zoom and IXUS 125 HS with a 24mm wide-angle lens with 5x optical zoom can zoom up to 10x.

Both models feature an optical Image Stabilizer 3.5-stops for photos and videos crisp Full HD. The new technology Smart IS delivers sharp results on photos and videos, looking at the subject and automatically applying the settings most appropriate image stabilization from seven different ways.

Exceptional results easily

It is now easier than ever to capture excellent images thanks to Intelligent Auto mode detects enhanced Canon's 58 different scenarios, and automatically applying the combination of camera settings to get the best shot possible.

The new ID Face (Face Identification) works in conjunction with Intelligent Auto to ensure that those that interest you most look their best in photos. By registering with a person your age in memory of the camera, the face is then recognized and Smart Auto will automatically apply the appropriate settings to capture a great picture, based on age and activity, as well as the environment the scene. For example, if the subject of the photo is a baby to sleep, the camera will turn off the flash and all camera sounds and will increase the brightness to get a picture more beautiful. If you are the reason children over two years playing in the sun, the camera will activate to anticipate movements and Servo AF and continuous shooting to help you capture detailed images.

To facilitate the selection of images from groups of friends and family, is also classified each photo with the names of registered faces, allowing you to search images by name.

The White Balance multi-area also ensures that images captured with different light sources in the same scene - for example, flash-lit pictures, with tungsten in the background - natural result.

Canon IXUS 500 HS

Creative features designed to impress

The characteristics of high-speed shooting these new cameras capturing the moment differently. Freeze action with high-speed High-speed Burst Mode or capture the perfect dip or cut the target in a race with the Super Slow Motion Movie mode.

To capture moving moments on video, both models have the ability to record Full HD (1080p) using the optical zoom. The IXUS 500 HS also records in stereo sound and video can be viewed on a large screen thanks to the integrated HDMI-CEC. The Movie mode Canon's Digest has also been improved and when it is selected, the four seconds that precede each image is captured in 720p HD video clip. All clips are combined into one day film to tell the story behind a photo day or night.

Allowing users to explore a more artistic side of photography, the IXUS 125 and IXUS 500 HS HS integrate a variety of fun effects that can be applied to give a new impact with each shot. Give the impression of a landscape scale model with Miniature Effect, or obtain the effect of a lens-eye fish for pictures only. To provide more opportunities for creativity, new modes were added to these two cameras: Smooth Skin mode which shows the texture of the skin to more natural portraits and Soft Focus that mimics the effect of a soft focus lens with three levels of intensity to give pictures to a romantic or retro look.

Frame and view images also could not be simpler since G PureColor II LCD screen 7.5 cm (3.0 ") high resolution (460k dots) offer stunning detail, brightness, vivid colors and a wide viewing angle, which lets you share files with friends without having to transfer them to a larger screen. The outer layer of tempered glass also provides excellent visibility and protection against risks.

Join the community
Users of the new IXUS models in some regions may also join the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, an online gallery for sharing photos and videos. The Online Photo Album CANON iMAGE GATEWAY offers up to 2GB of storage capacity - enough for hundreds of high quality image.

IXUS 500 HS - main features:

    12x zoom in a slim metallic
    HS: 10.1MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
    Smart IS
    PureColor LCD II G of 7.5 cm (3.0 ")
    Full HD video
    Intelligent Auto (58 scenes)
    Face ID
    Shooting high velovidade
    Movie Digest (720p)
    Optional Waterproof to 3m

IXUS 125 HS - main features:

    Thin metal body with 24mm lens with 5x zoom
    HS: 16.1MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
    Smart IS
    PureColor LCD II G of 7.5 cm (3.0 ")
    Full HD video
    Intelligent Auto (58 scenes)
    Face ID
    Shooting high velovidade
    Movie Digest (720p)
    Optional waterproof case

Price and Availability

    The IXUS 125 HS is available in late February with a suggested retail price of £ 229 / € 259.
    The IXUS 500 HS is available in early March with a suggested retail price of £ 309 / € 349.

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