Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Compact Digital Camera

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Super Zoom, Super Compact

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Canon PowerShot SX500 IS  - A replacement of the SX40 HS. Canon's recent superzoom compact, featuring a 24-720mm f/3.4-5.8 lens (a 35mm equivalent) which is slightly shorter than the previous 35x optic, although with a higher-res 16MP image sensor. Canon states improvements have been made in reducing noise allowing images to be of excellent quality at faster speeds. Aug 22, 2012

From the Manufacturer
PowerShot SX500 IS The PowerShot SX500 IS gives you all the power of super zoom in a camera that's sized to go everywhere! The extremely powerful 30x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens (35mm equivalent: 24720mm) gives you true shooting versatility, while the Optical Image Stabilizer ensures crisp, brilliant images at any zoom length. Image quality is spectacular thanks to the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and you can capture stunningly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with a simple press of the movie button. An enhanced Zoom Framing Assist button helps you track and capture subjects for sharp super telephoto photography, and new High Speed AF dramatically reduces lag time so you'll never miss a shot. Just hold the PowerShot SX500 IS in your hand to experience what makes the new design so special. The camera's slim, compact body is proportioned in perfect relation to the giant zoom, while rounded corners with angled grips are a natural fit for the palm of your hand. Zoom right onto the field to capture sports action, achieve those wide-angle travel shots, preserve memories of special events as beautiful HD video it's all possible with the PowerShot SX500 IS!

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Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16.0 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 16.6 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
Processor Digic 4  
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800, 1600  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Superfine, Fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 720 mm  
Optical zoom 30  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Macro focus range 1 cm (.39")  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 461,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT Color LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.4 - F5.8  
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/1600 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 5 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous drive Yes (0.8 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 5fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-Ion NB-6L rechargeable battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 195  
Weight (inc. batteries) 341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03 oz)  
Dimensions 104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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