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Canon Launch IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS

Canon Launch IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS - Canon adds two slim, stylish cameras to their range of IXUS compacts.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Canon IXUS 500 HS
Price : £218
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IXUS 500 HS
Canon IXUS 500 HS

Canon have added two new compacts, the Canon IXUS 500 HS and IXUS 125 HS, to their range of IXUS cameras.

IXUS 500 HS Features:

  • 12x zoom in tiny and stunning metal body
  • HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD movies
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
  • Face ID
  • High-speed shooting
  • Movie Digest (720p)
  • Optional 3m waterproof case
  • Available from early March, priced at £309 RRP incl. VAT

IXUS 125 HS Features:

  • Beautiful slim metal body with 24mm, 5x zoom
  • HS System: 16.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD movies  
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
  • Face ID
  • High-speed shooting
  • Movie Digest (720p)
  • Optional waterproof case
  • Available from late February, priced at £229 RRP incl. VAT
Canon IXUS 125 HS
Canon IXUS 125 HS

Both models feature Canon’s HS System, combining the 10.1MP sensor of the IXUS 500 HS or the 16.1MP sensor of the IXUS 125 HS with the latest DIGIC 5 image processor, capturing detailed, flattering shots without needing to use the flash, even in low light.

The IXUS 500 HS packs a 12x optical zoom into a tiny, 19.2 mm body. Combine this with Canon's ZoomPlus, the IXUS 500 HS can reach up to 21x magnification, extending beyond its 12x optical zoom and the IXUS 125 HS can zoom up to 10x beyond its 5x optical zoom.

The ultra-wide-angle, 24mm 5x optical zoom of the IXUS 125 HS allows users to capture more of the scene in front of them and both models feature a 3.5-stop optical Image Stabilizer for crisp, clear shots and smooth Full HD video footage.  New Intelligent IS technology gives steady and clear results both in photos and movies by analysing the subject and automatically applying the most appropriate Image Stabilizer settings from seven different modes.

New Smart Auto modes detect what scene you're shooting and apply the combination of camera settings needed to take the best picture possible automatically. When shooting portraits, the new Face ID (Face Identification) works with Smart Auto to help you produce the best portraits possible. By registering a person along with their age in the camera’s memory, the face will then be recognised and Smart Auto will automatically apply the most appropriate settings to capture a great shot, based on their age and activity, as well as the ambient scene. Each photo will also be tagged with the names of your registered faces, allowing you to search your images by name. Multi-area White Balance also ensures that images captured with many different light sources in the same scene.

You can freeze fast-paced action with High-speed Burst mode or capture the perfect dive or dramatic race finish-line with Super Slow Motion Movie mode to slow down the action. Both models are equipped with the ability to capture Full HD (1080p) video using the optical zoom, the IXUS 500 HS also records sound in stereo. Canon’s Movie Digest feature has also been improved. When Movie Digest mode has been selected, the four seconds preceding each image will be captured in a 720p HD video clip. Then all the clips from one day are combined into a movie reel.

The IXUS 500 HS is available in red, blue, black and silver. The IXUS 125 HS is available in pink, red, silver, green and blue.

The IXUS 125 HS is available from late February, priced at £229 RRP incl. VAT.

The IXUS 500 HS is available from early March, priced at £309 RRP incl. VAT.

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Canon IXUS 500 HS Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.4 - f/5.6
35mm equivalent28mm - 336mm
Optical Zoom12x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels10.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)3648
Pixels (H)2736
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)6.16mm
Sensor Size (height)4.62mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution461,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting2.8fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundNo
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • Micro SD
  • Micro SDHC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-9L
CIPA Rating190
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery pack NB-9L, Battery Charger CB-2LBE, Interface Cable, Wrist Strap, Getting Started Guide, Manual Disk, Solution Disk and Warranty System Booklet
Dimensions
Weight155g
Width87.1mm
Height53.9mm
Depth19.2mm

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Canon IXUS 125 HS Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Max Aperturef/2.7 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent24mm - 120mm
Optical Zoom5x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)6.16mm
Sensor Size (height)4.62mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution461,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus3cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 3200
White balance
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting2fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS24
Stereo SoundNo Data
Optical Zoom with VideoNo Data
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-11L
CIPA Rating170
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight135g
Width93.2mm
Height57mm
Depth20mm

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