Canon Powershot SX500 IS

The big attraction of the Canon Powershot SX500 IS is the combination of a very powerful zoom lens and a relatively compact body. The 30x zoom lens is built to squeeze in wide scenes, such as landscapes, interiors and groups of people as well as being able to zoom in on distant subjects. This means it has the capacity to capture the majority of typical photo opportunities. This flexibility is further enhanced by a macro mode that can focus from more or less right next to your subject.

If you would like to take extra control over the way your photos look you can take advantage of the manual exposure controls. There is also a selection of features that give you access to fine tuning settings for white balance, metering, ISO and exposure compensation. You can also gain extra control through using manual focus.

Looking for something more straightforward? If the manual controls do not appeal to you, you can switch the camera into automatic mode where is will make all the key exposure decisions for you.

Other features include Image Stabilisation for both movies and still images and a 3 inch LCD screen. You can shoot High Definition Movies with stereo sounds. An iFrame movie mode is available as well.


Canon Powershot SX500 IS


Camera Type: Extra Zoom

16 Megapixels

30x Zoom

Dimensions: 104 x 69.5 x 80.2mm

Weight: 341g

Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC

Canon Powershot SX500 IS Details

Camera Type:

Extra Zoom

Megapixels:

16

Zoom:

30x

LCD Screen:

3

Memory Cards:

SD, SDHC, SDXC

Aspect Ratios:

4:3, 16:9, 3:2, 1:1

File Formats:

JPEG

Focal Length Equivalent:

24 – 720mm

Shutter Speed:

15 to 1/1600 seconds

Aperture:

f/3.4 – f/5.8

Sensitivity:

ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

White Balance Settings:

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Exposure Compensation:

-2EV to +2EV (in 1/3EV steps)

Viewfinder:

No

Flash Modes:

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Flash Range:

5m

Metering:

Multi-pattern, centre weighted, spot

Shooting Modes:

Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (4.0MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect

Maximum Movie Resolution:

1280 x 720

Max Movie Frames Per Sec:

25fps

Maximum Movie Duration:

Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec

Macro Focus:

0cm

ManualControls

Fully Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority

Image Stabilisation

Yes

Lens Converters

No

Self Timer

10 seconds or 2 seconds

Video Out (TV Playback)

Yes

Computer Connection

Yes

Batteries

Lithium ion

Dimensions

104 x 69.5 x 80.2mm

Weight

341g

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Canon Powershot SX500 IS Specification