SX500 IS

Canon Power shot SX500IS
  • 16 megapixels
  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • High Speed AF

Ultra-Slim Telephoto Camera

The ultra-compact PowerShot SX500 IS is loaded with a powerful 30x wide optical zoom (24 – 720mm) and professional-style manual controls to capture stunning images quality in all shooting situations.

Intelligent IS

The camera automatically selects the optimum IS for all situations allowing users to capture crystal-clear, picture-perfect moments whether if they are capturing photographs or video. The Intelligent IS eliminates shake by analyzing the motion of both the camera and subject, and identifies the shot type such as panning, macro or telephoto shot.

Zoom Framing Assist – Seek

At maximum telephoto, it can be very difficult to track a moving subject. Zoom Framing Assist makes it much easier to use the camera’s powerful zoom lens. When you press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist function button, the camera will automatically zoom out to include a wider angle of view, enabling you to more easily locate your moving subject on the LCD screen or through the electronic viewfinder. Released the button once you found the subject and you are ready to capture the perfect close-up moment.

  • Canon’s powerful 30x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver stunning quality images.
  • Capture breathtaking 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD with 461,000 dots enables easy viewing.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations to ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist button aids in tracking and capturing subjects during super telephoto photography.
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you capture every shot with ease.
  • Additional features.
Powerful 30x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens Given the PowerShot SX500 IS’s compact size and attractive proportions, it is especially impressive that the camera is equipped with a mega-powerful 30x Optical Zoom. With a 35mm film equivalent focal length that extends all the way from 24mm to 720 mm, your shooting reach is superb: you’ll capture telephoto shots with detail like never before. The Wide-Angle Lens gives your images a distinctive sweep and grandeur, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, tall buildings and wide groups of people with ease. Genuine Canon optics ensure that your images are resonant with the clarity and brilliance made possible by Canon’s decades of industry leadership in optical technology.

Specifications for PowerShot SX500 IS

Imaging Processor DIGIC 4
Image Sensor Camera Effective Pixels: Approx. 16.0 Million pixels
Lens Focal Length: 30x zoom: 4.3 (W) – 129 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 24 (W) – 720 (T)mm)
Focusing Range: 0cm (0in.) – infinity (W), 1.4m (4.6ft.) – infinity (T) Macro: 0 – 50cm (0in. – 1.6ft.) (W)
Image Stabilizer (IS) System: Len-shift type
LCD Monitor Size & Aspect Ratio: 3.0-inch type (Approx. 461,000 dots), 4:3
Focus Control system: Continuous AF, Servo AF / Servo AE, Manual Focus
AF frame: Face AiAF, Tracking AF, Center
Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
ISO Speed (Standard Output Sensitivity, Recommended Exposure Index) Auto, ISO 100 – 1600 1 step increments
Shutter Speed: 1 – 1/1600sec. 15 – 1/1600sec. (in Tv and M Modes)
Aperture Type: Iris type
f/number: f/3.4 – f/8.0 (W), f/5.8 – f/8.0(T)
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Range: 50cm – 5.0m (W), 1.4 – 3.0m (T) (1.6ft. – 16ft. (W), 4.6ft. – 9.8ft. (T))
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3 *1 Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks. *2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect. *3 Standard, iFrame Movie.
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (In P mode) Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (In Low Light mode)
Number of Recording Pixels Still Images: 4:3 Large: 4608 x 3456, Medium 1: 3264 x 2448, Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
Movies: iFrame Movie: 1280 x 720 Others: 1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Number of Shots (CIPA Compliant) Approx. 195
Movie Recoding Time (Actual Usage Time) Approx. 50mins.
Power Source Battery pack NB-6L
Dimensions (CIPA compliant) 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm (4.09 x 2.74 x 3.16in.)