Intuitive shooting, easy viewing
3.0" Wide LCD with Intuitive Touch Operation
The easy-to-view 7.6 cm/3.0" wide LCD screen allows intuitive fingertip touch-operation.
When shooting, you can use Touch Zoom to instantly zoom in and out by simply touching your fingertips,
and Touch Shutter to automatically focus when shooting still images by simply touching the subject
on the screen. For playback, you can also change thumbnail pages by sliding a fingertip across the screen.
You get smooth, intuitive operation and don't have to take your eyes off of the LCD screen.
- Touch Zooming
- You can easily zoom in and zoom
out by simply touching the LCD
with your fingertips.
- Touch Shutter
- You can touch the subject on the LCD screen to instantly focus on it and takes a still picture.
- Touch for Playback
- You can flip through thumbnail pages, display one of the thumbnail scenes, and more, with fingertip operation.
Auto Power LCD
The LCD brightness can be adjusted manually to suit the surroundings. In Auto Mode, the LCD brightness is adjusted automatically in 16 smooth steps depending on the surroundings.
Wide Viewing Angle LCD
The LCD has a viewing angle of 170°, both vertically and horizontally. Images are clear and bright even when viewed from an angle, so everyone can gather around the LCD to enjoy on-the-spot recordings.
Makes optimal settings automatically - for both motion and still images.
iA (Intelligent Auto)
This powerful function senses the shooting conditions and automatically makes the settings and activates functions that will deliver optimal results. With both motion and still images, iA does the bothersome settings for you and makes it easy to capture beautiful, well-focused images.
* The functions included in iA may not be applied
when conditions do not call for them.
Great for sudden photo opportunities! Saves energy too!
Approx. 1-sec Quick Power-On
Switch the power on and the HD camcorders are in standby mode in approx. 1 second,* ready to shoot when you are. When the LCD is closed, the power automatically switches off. This fast startup and automatic shutdown also help reduce battery consumption. * Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than second.
0.6-sec Quick Start
Using Quick Start mode, you simply flip open the LCD and you're ready to shoot in just 0.6 seconds.* When Eco mode is also used, the power turns off whenever the camcorder has not been operated for 5 minutes. This reduces wasted power consumption, and enables a longer battery life. * Depending on the recording conditions, start time may be longer than 0.6 seconds.
Ideal for Mac and PC users.
The V500/V500M lets you record videos in the iFrame. With iFrame, the video in your camera is the same format you'll edit, so it's fast to import and edit with compatible video editing software. iFrame is based on standards, so it works with a number of applications – such as iMovie.
Adjusts the focus easily.
This function shows which subjects are in-focus by displaying their outlines in blue. You can easily check the focus on LCD when manually focusing, to ensure consistently clear, sharp images.
Supports your best composition.
Composition Guide Lines
With wide LCD monitors, it's hard to keep images perfectly level. The V500/V500M solves this by displaying horizontal and vertical Composition Guide Lines that make it easy to keep the subject straight and level.
Automatically lights up when darkness is detected.
LED Video Light
When the camera determines that the ambient lighting is insufficient, it automatically switches the light on. This illuminates your subject for shooting. The LED (light emitting diode) has low power consumption, a long service life, and the safety of a low operating temperature.
No more lost lens caps.
Auto Lens Cover
When the power is turned on, the lens cover automatically opens.
When the power goes off, the lens cover closes. You don't have to keep removing
and replacing a lens cap - or worry about losing it.
Easy time setting - Both on the destination and at home.
The displayed map lets you easily set the time for the location you want. Setting the time is as easy as selecting a city from the displayed map. The World Time function lets you set the time for two cities, home and destination. You don't have to figure out the time difference at your destination, and it's easy when you get home.
. All monitor and TV pictures are simulated.