• 3.2-inch touchscreen with good UI
  • Fun shooting modes, including 240fps video capture
  • F2.0 lens with aperture priority mode
  • Very good image and video quality


  • Touchscreen menus add a few steps
  • Subpar battery life

At A Glance

We love the touchscreen-controlled Elph 500 HS's image quality, ultrawide-angle-lens, and range of shooting modes. We're less fond of its battery life and its user interface for manual controls.

Manufacturer’s Description

Experience an even more intuitive touch panel technology with the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS digital camera. Do almost everything right on the LCD - like choosing an AF point, set exposure settings and record videos - all with the touch of one finger. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS brings the art of photography at your command. It's packed with great Canon essentials like an f/2.0 lens, the HS SYSTEM, 1080p Full HD video and 24mm Wide-Angle Lens so every moment is captured in pure Canon brilliance.