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Canon’s VIXIA HF M500 employs a 10x optical zoom lens, a 3-inch LCD touchscreen display with 230k-dot resolution, and a 1/3″ CMOS optical sensor with 2.07-megapixel camcorder sensor resolution. This device incorporates a microSD/SDHC/SDXC media slot for memory storage and expansion. 1920 x 1080 (HD) pixel video capture is enabled on the HF M500. Other features include 18 preset shooting modes, cinema mode, and a USB connectivity option.
- 10x optical zoom lens
- 3-inch LCD touchscreen with 230k-dot resolution
- 2.07-megapixel CMOS optical sensor
- microSD/SDHC/SDXC media slot
- 1920 x 1080 pixel video capture enabled
- 18 preset shooting modes
- Cinema mode
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