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1 What can Canon: IXUS 500 Digital Camera EVTEK VBM02S Natalia Berezina

2 Agenda The consumer`s view Overview of digital camera features Model Canon IXUS 500 presentation Cameras comparison : IXUS IIs, IXUS 430, IXUS 500 Examples of photo Future of digital photo Glossary Digital Cameras

3 The consumer`s view How much do I want to spend? What will I do with my images? What size prints do I want to be able to print?

4 What is important in a digital camera? -resolution -price -easy to use -zoom capability -viewing screen

5 Digital camera – attractive features: Image can be previewed instantly You can delete on the spot Low cost of operation - no film to buy or process, you only print what you like Direct input to computers for editing and filing

6 Image Storage The cameras process the CCD images and write them as data on memory storage devices (usually flash memory cards) Image can be previewed on LCD Image is transferred to a computer and saved as an image file (JPG, TIF, or uncompressed RAW format) -Computer obtains the image through a card reader or a cable file transfer (Serial or USB) File is edited or printed using software

7 Memory storage Compact Flash (CF) 8 - 256 MB Compact Flash II: 512 MB, IBM Microdrive, 1 GB Smartmedia Up to 128 mb Memory Stick Proprietary by Sony, tops at 128 MB

8 Canon IXUS 500 Canon Digital Ixus 500 (German name) Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph (American name) Market introduction: March 2004 Manufacturers price recommendation: approx. 500 EUR

9 Dimensions and Weight Dimensions W x H x D 87 mm x 57 mm x 28 mm Weight ca. 185 g (without rechargeable battery and removable memory

10 Electronics Resolution 2.592 x 1.944 pixels 2.048 x 1.536 pixels 1.600 x 1.200 pixels 640 x 480 pixels Image format JPEG (.jpg) or AVI video (.avi)

11 Electronics Removable memory CompactFlash type I 32,00 Mbyte removable memory media included Connection to computer USB interface Other connectors AC adaptor input, PAL/NTSC video output (switchable), audio output Power supply 1 x Li-Ion-rechargeable battery Typ camera specific (840,0 mAh; 3,7 V) type: NB1-LH AC adaptor optional

12 Equipment Focusing autofocus Shutter mechanical and electronic (combination) Shutter speeds 15 s to 1/2.000 s (automatic) Viewfinder LCD monitor and optical viewfinder

13 Equipment Video recording AVI format (.avi) max. 30 seconds per movie at 640 x 480 pixels (10 frames per second) max. 180 seconds per movie at 320 x 240 pixels (15 frames per second) max. 180 seconds per movie at 160 x 120 pixels (15 frames per second)

14 Accessories standard Digital Ixus 500 camera NB-1LH rechargeable lithium battery battery charger 32 MByte removable memory card USB connection cable A/V-cable image manipulation software ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4.0 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and for Macintosh (System 9.0/X) movie software ArcSoft VideoImpression 1.6/1.7 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and for Macintosh (System 9.0/X) camera software ZoomBrowser EX 4.1 / Image Browser 3.0 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and for Macintosh (System 9.0/X)

15 ZoomBrowser

16 Accessories standard panorama software Photo Stitch 3.1 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and for camera software Photo Record 1.6 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) camera software File Viewer Utility 1.2 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and Macintosh (OS 9.0-9.2/X/10.1/10.2) remote control software Remote Capture 2.7 for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) and Macintosh (OS 9.0-9.2/X/10.1/10.2) Apple QuickTime for Windows (98/2000/Me/XP) USB WIA-driver 6.0 for Windows (Me/XP)

17 Easy printing prints directly to all PictBridge or Canon Direct Print compatible printers print ID photos, or a series of movie clip frames

18 Cameras comparison Characteristics/TypeIXUS IIsIXUS 430IXUS 500 effective pixelsApprox.3.2MApprox.4.0MApprox.5.0M focal length 5.4 – 10.8 mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 – 70mm) 7.4 – 22.2 mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 – 108mm) zoom Optical 2x, digital approx. 3.2x, combined approx. 6x Optical 3x, digital approx. 3.6x, combined approx. 11x Optical 3x, digital approx. 4.1x, combined approx. 12x image size (L)2048 x 1536, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480 (L)2272 x 1704, (M1)1600 x 1200, (M2)1024 x 768, (S)640 x 480 (L)2592 x 1944, (M1)2048 x 1536, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480

19 Pictures examples

20 Some notes on using Canon IXUS 500 compact pocket camera capacity of memory and battery is enough for amateur photo easy menu and function using user-friendly software

21 Future of digital photography downfall of film 10 megapixel CCDs! CCD will work much better under low light conditions Wireless technologies developing make more fast and convenient photo transferring The next goal for digital will be to equal the quality of medium format film (camera and videocamera are one device!)

22 Glossary Digital Cameras sary.asp?ComponentID=29381&SourcePageID=156795#1

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