The Optura 500 features new Canon technology designed for improving image quality under low light. With the press of the Night Mode button, the camcorder automatically selects a slow shutter speed and increases the sensitivity of the CCD to brighten the image, while still preserving color.
Two additional low-light settings can be assigned to the Night Mode button -- Super Night Mode and Night++ Mode. When selected, Super Night Mode automatically triggers the white LED Lamp when needed to enhance the subject for shooting. Night++ Mode is used in the toughest lighting situations, keeping the white LED Lamp on all the time.
Mini Video Light and Ring Light Adapter
Increase your low-light capabilities even further by choosing the Optura 500. Featuring a Mini Video light that is approximately 4x brighter than a conventional white LED, the Optura 500 enables you to shoot color in low-light at distances up to 4.9 feet away. In addition, the supplied Ring Light Adapter works with the Mini Video Light to reduce shadows and provide uniform brightness when shooting video of close-up subjects (approximately 1.2 to 19.7 inches away).