For those who like to get hands-on with their shots, the Optura 500 camcorder offer a variety of manual controls. Take three photos with a single press of the shutter (one under-exposed, one normal, and one over-exposed) thanks to the Auto-Exposure Bracketing feature. Fine-tune your focus with the Manual Focusing Ring. For still shots where your subject is not in the center of the frame, choose from three Auto Focus Frames to keep them in sharp focus. Alternately, you can keep things simple by using one of the Pre-programmed Auto Exposure settings, perfect for fast-action, portrait and landscape shots.
Continuous ShootingNothing will make you feel more like a pro than the Continuous Shooting function. Take a rapid succession of photos of your fast-moving subject in the blink of an eye. The high-speed mode can capture up to 10 consecutive shots at 3 frames/second and store them automatically on the SD/Multimedia Card, making sure you won't miss a beat.
Manual Audio Control
Typically found only on professional-level camcorders, the Optura 500 allows you to manually adjust the audio level of your videos for recording. And because the camcorders feature a new advanced audio processing technique, you can enjoy cleaner audio than ever before. In addition, an electronic windscreen is now able to remove wind noise without degrading audio quality.