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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - 6353B001

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16 Megapixel CMOS Sensor/ 3.0-Inch Wide LCD/ 30x Optical Zoom With 24mm Wide Angle/ Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist/ High Speed AF/ Capture Breathtaking 720p HD Video In Stereo Sound/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ DIGIC 4 Image Processor/ Smart AUTO Intelligently Selects The Proper Settings For The Camera/ Intelligent IS/ Black Finish
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - SX500ISBK

Super Zoom, Super Compact.
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: 24-720mm) 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!

Features:

  • 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.

Specifications:

Image Capture Device

  • Type: 16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 16.6 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 16.0 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length: 4.3 (W) - 129.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-720mm)
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Focusing Range:
    • Normal/Auto: 0 in (0cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4m) - infinity (T)
    • Macro AF: 0 in - 1.6 ft. (0-50cm) (W)
  • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Viewfinders

  • LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 461,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage: 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
  • Shutter Speed:
    • 1-1/1600 sec.
    • 15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600
  • Light Metering Method
    • Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
    • * Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
    • ** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame
  • Exposure Control Method Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift; AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation:
    • Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • Videos: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

  • White Balance Control
    • Auto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    • * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Flash

  • Built-in Flash
    • Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
    • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range: 1.6 ft. - 16 ft. (W), 4.6 - 9.8 ft. (T) (50cm - 5.0m (W), (1.4 - 3.0m (T))
  • Recycling Time: 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes: M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto*, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3
    • - Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
    • *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
  • Photo Effects: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
  • Self Timer: Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
    • *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
  • Wireless Control: Not available
  • Continuous Shooting:
    • Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • Normal: Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
    • AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
      • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
      • Differs depending on the zoom position.

Image Storage

  • Storage Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File Format: Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
  • JPEG Compression Mode:
    • Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
    • Video: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
  • Number of Recording Pixels
    • [16:9]
      • Large: 4608 x 2592
      • Medium 1: 3264 x 1832
      • Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
      • Small: 640 x 360
    • [3:2]
      • Large: 4608 x 3072
      • Medium 1: 3264 x 2176
      • Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
      • Small: 640 x 424
    • [4:3]
      • Large: 4608 x 3456
      • Medium 1: 3264 x 2448
      • Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
      • Small: 640 x 480
    • [1:1]
      • Large: 3456 x 3456
      • Medium 1: 2448 x 2448
      • Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
      • Small: 480 x 480
    • Videos
      • HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
      • iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
      • Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
      • iature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
      • 640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File:
    • Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
    • Still Images: Single, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    • Videos: Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes: Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
  • - The image data in the memory cared stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
  • - Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.

Interfaces

  • Video Out:
    • NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    • Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio Out: Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • Other: SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
  • Power Source:
    • Battery Pack NB-6L, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC10 (included with AC Adapter Kit CA-DC40)
  • Shooting Capacity:
    • Approx. 195 shots
  • Playback Time
    • Approx. 4 hours

In the Box

  • PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Lens Cap
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.74"
  • Width: 4.09"
  • Depth: 3.16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 12 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels16.0 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.74"
Width (inches)4.09"
Depth (inches)3.16"
Optical Zoom30x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length4.3 (W) - 129.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-720mm)
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeLCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayYes
Shutter Speed15-1/1600 sec.
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power SourceBattery Pack NB-6L
White BalanceAuto*, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
4.1

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (30)
  • Excellent image quality (26)
  • Lightweight/portable (26)
  • Simple controls/menu (26)
  • Nice features/settings (24)

Cons

  • Poor low-light performance (8)
  • Poor image quality (6)
  • Short battery life (4)
  • Dim LCD (3)

Best Uses

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I am a novice ...

    I am a novice photographer, point and shoot. I wanted a camera that would allow me to grow my photography skills without killing my wallet. The Power Shot SX500 IS is the best...Read complete review

    I am a novice photographer, point and shoot. I wanted a camera that would allow me to grow my photography skills without killing my wallet. The Power Shot SX500 IS is the best camera for my needs, a bridge camera between professional grade and my older shirt pocket camera. The camera is small enough to fit in a larger size fanny pack, so no Sherpa is needed to carry gear. It has a 30X lens that will reach out far into the landscape. Plus, it can easily be used as a point and shoot camera. It also has enough programmable modes / features to be a fully manual camera if desired. The Digic 4 image processor has been used by Canon in its professional grade cameras. At 16 megapixels, an 8 X 12 photo will be clear and sharp. Pros: Canon quality lens, The price is right, There are no extra lenses to buy â€" it is a single unit. It has an excellent image processor, with image stabilization for those distant shots. It has excellent low light capability Cons: If you do a lot of close-up shots, i.e. a bee on a flower, you will not capture the hair on the bee’s back. The camera does not come with a paper manual, just a disc. So field references are more difficult. The camera does not come with a flash memory card. You will need to come up with one to make the camera work. The battery is not pre-charged, so one must plug in the charger to start enjoying the camera. Overall: This is an excellent value in a camera, rich in features, quality, and capability. You should plan on buying a carry case for transport or a stroll in the woods, a tripod for those distant shots, and a flash memory card.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very disappointed with this camera

    I so wanted to like this camera but my heart is crushed. I needed to replace an old Canon Powershot model that I love, but somehow it doesn't turn on if the batteries are...Read complete review

    I so wanted to like this camera but my heart is crushed. I needed to replace an old Canon Powershot model that I love, but somehow it doesn't turn on if the batteries are not fully charged, so it's unreliable. I also have a Canon G1X that I love, but I needed another camera for macro and zoom options. The 30x zoom, macro capabilities and the 16MP sold me. I mostly use my cameras in manual mode, to control the settings. This camera works like any other Powershot, menus are the same and easy to set up. The image quality is simply unacceptable. Even is broad daylight and ISO of 100, there is a lot of noise. Zoom in at 100% and you'll see the grainy picture. Atrocious. The worst part? Chromatic abberation is visible on almost every single picture. Just zoom in and you'll see purple and green where they are not supposed to be. My other Powershot cameras don't do that, so why this one does, I don't get it. I read somewhere that Canon has software within its cameras to correct chromatic abberation, but this camera doesn't include it. Big mistake. The zoom does a terrible job at focusing, even on a tripod. I've tried to take photos of the moon, but none of them turned out well. The chromatic abberation also gave the moon a green border. Not cool. I bought this camera on Amazon a few weeks ago and I'm returning it. It's simply junk and give me useless photos. I sell the photos that I take and I can't sell anything I captured with this one. If you're looking for a camera easy to use and don't care about the quality of your photos, this is a good choice. If you care about the end result, stay away. Canon failed with this model release.

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    1.0

    Worst ever purchased

    By Dee

    from Southampton, NY

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor build quality
      • Slow Auto-Focus

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        A plastic piece around the lens is only glued in and when you take the lens cover off the plastic piece is stuck in the lens cover. Now the plastic piece is completely gone and the cover will not go on the lens. The camera freezes all the time and will not take pictures. The word busy is constantly being displayed. I have had other Canon power shots and loved them. This model I totally dislike and am frustrated every time I use it.

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        5.0

        Canon SX 50

        By Stevehoutx

        from Houston, Tx

        Pros

        • Bright LCD
        • Easy to use
        • Excellent Image Quality
        • good low-light performance
        • Incredible zoom
        • lightweight/portable
        • Nice features/settings
        • Simple controls/menu

        Cons

        • Short battery life

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          I compared this camera side-by-side with another Canon SX 50 and from that we found the image stabilizer and the auto focus were not working correctly. We compared the photo image at a 100 times and 200 times. My Canon SX 50 would not stay focused. The image stabilizer was very unstable. I am sending this camera back to Canon for a replacement. This is a great camera. Mine may somehow have missed the quality inspections. Hopefully I can change my review when I get my replacement

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          This camera was such a ...

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

          This camera was such a disappointment after spending two weeks on vacation and taking tons of great photos I came home and downloaded the pics to my computer to find out that there is a time and date stamp on every photo that you can't remove! Who wants a time and date stamp on their pictures? the worst part is that the photos never show the date on them when you view them through the camera they only showed up after I downloaded them. What a horrible piece of garbage cannon! Nobody wants that stupid feature or option anyway! thanks for ruining all my photos!

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          5.0

          love my camera!

          By zann

          from Undisclosed

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Excellent Image Quality
          • Good battery life
          • lightweight/portable
          • Nice features/settings
          • Simple controls/menu

          Cons

          • poor low-light performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

            I received this camera as a Christmas gift in 2012 and just love everything about it! Easy settings, nice quality photos every time! The only problem i can think of is that sometimes it gets finiky with low light and doesnt want to take the photo.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent camera

            By Ktana234

            from NY

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Durable
            • Easy to use
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • good low-light performance
            • lightweight/portable
            • Nice features/settings
            • Simple controls/menu

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                This is one of the many cameras that I have but the canon powershot sx500 is is the best. Not only is it portable and small but it also has a 30x zoom and 60x super zoom. This camera has a number of scene modes and effects which make my photos clear and vibrant. I would recommend this product because it is easy to use and has a long battery life.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome picture quality, and excellent product.

                By Sach

                from Dar es Salaam

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Durable
                • Easy to use
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good battery life
                • good low-light performance
                • lightweight/portable
                • Nice features/settings
                • Simple controls/menu

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                    I bought this camera Canon SX500IS on 2nd Nov 2013, It very good I would recommend to my friends. Excellent quality product, awesome pictures . Easy to use. Probably Canon would have provided soft case with it, would have have appreciated. Thanks canon. I did not fond any Cons, because it is perfect for my use specially outings, travelling and short safari.

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                    (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Wish I had my money back

                    By SandyN

                    from Undisclosed

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Complicated controls/menu
                      • Difficult to use
                      • heavy/bulky
                      • Missing features/settings
                      • Short battery life

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                        Every time I have used this camera for one single occasion (no more than a couple of hours each time), I have had to recharge the battery. Fortunately (?) the guy at store recommended that I get a second battery. Since one battery is always charged, that helps. I do not like that the lens doesn't close up (prone to scratches); I do not like the short battery life; it does not indicate on the screen which setting I'm using; it does not fit in my purse. In short, I regret buying the camera. I will buy another camera but will do a LOT more homework. The reviews on this one did not indicate the problems I am experiencing. I can't even think of anyone I want to pass this camera along to.

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I LOVE my Canon camera

                        By kdldreamer

                        from Morganton, GA

                        Pros

                        • Bright LCD
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to use
                        • Excellent Image Quality
                        • Good battery life
                        • good low-light performance
                        • great stablization; no blurred photos
                        • lightweight/portable
                        • Nice features/settings
                        • Simple controls/menu

                        Cons

                        • there are no cons.

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                          I love my camera (Canon Powershot SX500IS) because of the 50 X zoom. It enable me to take pictures of the moon and the detail was incredible. A friend has a DSLR high end camera and lens that couldn't get the close up shot that I did. Canon will always be my camera of choice because I have never had to replace one. I only buy a new camera when Canon has developed a camera with features that my other Canon cameras don't have (example 50X zoom). Canon cameras enable me to always take beautiful unblurred photos. I LOVE my Canon cameras.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Expected better.

                          By asinate

                          from Hawaii

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Poor image quality
                            • poor low-light performance
                            • Poor video quality
                            • Short battery life

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              I bought this camera brand new. I was a little bummed because at first I wanted the Canon Elph 110 for vlogging purposes, but the store I went to had sold out of the Elph so I had to pull out a little extra cash for this camera. As it was $90 more. I know the capabilities of the Elph because my friend has one, and this camera although more expensive and quoted to take crisp photos, does not amount to the elph *digital* camera! The video quality on the Canon SX500 IS is grainy and performs horribly in all lighting except outdoors. The best photos are taken on auto if the object is still. I shouldn't have wasted my money, and my warranty is up. Canon you let me down, for the very first time. But I do love my 60D!!!! I just wish I could get my hands on the Canon Elph 110.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent camera but...

                              By Hector

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

                              After owning a Rebel ET for years decided to go smaller. It fits my needs totally. Really wanted a camera with video. Although I am satisfied with the camera I was a bit disappointed that the soft carrying case, PSC-4050, would not accept my camera because it was too small. Other than that I love all your canon cameras.

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