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PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black)

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 30x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black).

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera combines the best in digital photography with the convenience of a compact design. Packing a powerful punch with digital zoom and auto enhancing capabilities, the Canon PowerShot offers optimal picture quality. Featuring an advanced 16MP CCD sensor, a versatile wide-angle optical image zoom and a state of the art DIGIC 4 image processor, the Canon PowerShot has the quality, size and price to go anywhere.

Effective 16MP Zoom for Impressive Picture Quality
With its 16MP CCD sensor, the PowerShot captures dramatic images in startling detail. With its exclusive high-resolution functionality, the PowerShot supplies realistic images with detail and remarkable color. Offering additional function in conjunction with the authoritative zoom, the sensor can also be formatted to capture in cropped settings, including 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 ratios. It may seem slight, but with its powerful functional capabilities, the Canon PowerShotis big on performance.

Versatile Wide-Angle Optical Image Zoom for Advanced Image Capabilities
With a 30x wide-angle optical image zoom, the PowerShot can take shots ranging from individual portraits to large group photos and even distant scenery pictures. Enabling extended variety without adding bulk to the camera itself, the PowerShot offers a focus comparable to a 35mm film, which translates into a focal length between 24mm and 720mm. Top that aspect off with the wide-angle feature and the PowerShot?s photo capturing capacity offers extended length and size in terms of possible picture subjects. The innovative wide-angle optical image zoom offers advanced image capacity complete with distinctive realism, detail and color.

Original Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for Unparalleled Photo Capturing
The Canon PowerShot features the characteristic Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, which offers better levels of picture quality and shooting speed. Featuring improved performance of over 50-fold from the original DIGIC processor, the 4 includes advanced image processing as well as varied functionality. Among its capabilities are programmed exposure monitoring, exposure mode regulation, image file compression and LCD display manipulation. With this advanced image processor, the Canon PowerShot is able to facilitate more detailed image capture, increased speed in picture processing, continuous photo shooting, HD video and preprogrammed face detection and timer.

From capturing the game-winning field goal to shooting a beautiful serene landscape, the Canon PowerShot has all it needs to do it all. Plus, with its compact size, it is easy to take anywhere.

Dimensions (W x H x D): 4.09 x 2.74 x 3.16 in. / 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm

SPECIFICATIONS

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 30x Optical, 4x Digital and 120x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

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

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 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

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

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))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

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, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
- Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

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

Wireless Control
N/A

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 according to 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

Still Images:

[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
Miniature 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, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward
- Displays playback position and shooting time
Using the software included with the camera (ImageBrowser EX), there are 8 levels (1/8x to 1x) of playback speed for Super Slow Motion Movies possible on a computer.

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, 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

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104 F/0-40 C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.09 x 2.74 x 3.16 in. / 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm

Weight
12.0 oz. / 341g (CIPA standard)
11.2 oz. / 318g (camera only)

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black)

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5 out of 5 stars   Worth every penny
By Annie J (Oklahoma) August 25, 2013
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Pros: Great Purchase
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Other Comments: Description was exactly what you got. I have taken amazing pictures with this camera, including closeups of hummingbirds in flight!!!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great deal...don't miss out.
By Belle (San Antonio, TX) August 17, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 32GB Kit (E3CNPSSX500ISK)
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Other Comments: Great deal. I love this camera kit.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great Canon camera
By Grandma Bev (Long Island N.Y.) July 27, 2013
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black) (CNPSSX500ISK)
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Pros: Easy to use, Great Pictures, 30x Zoom Great Feature
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Other Comments: Camera received within days and in perfect condition.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Gotta trust Canon
By GeneralO (New York, NY) July 18, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 32GB Kit (E3CNPSSX500ISK)
Pros: Great Value Fast Del
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Other Comments: Rec'd DVD instructions & booklet. Can't wait to start using! Fits great in hand.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   My Nicest camera so far
By Fairshake (Baton Rouge, La.) July 15, 2013
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Pros: large review screen, Quick Setup, Fast Focus, Easy to operate
Cons: no problems found
Other Comments: I'm now 66 and have been fooling with camera's from about age 16. I'm in no way a daily or professional camera expert. I was however a Police officer for 16 years and cameras played a large part in our lives. I only wish that this camera had been there for me to use. It's leaps and bounds ahead of the 35mm format that we had as far as no film, fast focus and a unheard of focal range. No extra lenses to carry around. Takes great photo's from the first click of the button.The big thing is being able to let the camera do all the work for those family pics. Later David
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   A great camera
By Ed (Madison Fl.) July 12, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 32GB Kit (E3CNPSSX500ISK)
Pros: Great zoom, Price quality, Good picture quality
Cons: Needs remote, Most Use Timer To Steady
Other Comments: Very quick delivery & a good price. Would buy from this company again.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   When value counts...
By rrfeguy (Amarillo, TX) May 30, 2013
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black) (CNPSSX500ISK)
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Pros: Great Value, Great performance
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Other Comments: a really good camera for the money. Has features of much higher priced cameras.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   An easy to use 30X zoom
By Older gentleman (Elmsford, NY) May 29, 2013
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black) (CNPSSX500ISK)
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Pros: Flash Has Good Reach, Light Weight, Good Image Stabiization, Great price, 30x zoom, Well Designed 30x Zoom, easy to hold in one hand
Cons: Bit Slow Between Shots
Other Comments: The zoom is VERY usable with the image stabilization. In good light can get 30x without tripod Great for taking photos at parties or on traveling. Very user friendly.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Fab buy for the money!
By Jenn (Alpharetta, GA) May 25, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 32GB Kit (E3CNPSSX500ISK)
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Other Comments: This camera is very easy to set up and use and takes very good quality pictures. All the extras that were bundled with the camera are great and perfect for what we were looking for.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   great camers
By me (texas) May 21, 2013
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Pros: Fast Easy And Affordable
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Other Comments: The camera is awesome. Great for a beginner!
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5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again
By junebug (beaver ky.) April 28, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 8GB Kit (E1CNPSSX500ISK)
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Other Comments: just what I wanted
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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4 out of 5 stars   fast shipment, smooth transaction
By oldfoo (Modesto ca) April 27, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 8GB Kit (E1CNPSSX500ISK)
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5 out of 5 stars   I recommend this product to my friends
By Hernan (Guam) April 17, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 8GB Kit (E1CNPSSX500ISK)
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Other Comments: I like the camera because it is easy to use, high quality in pictures and video, it supports 32GB sdhc card, very light and good quality. I recommend this product and of course the seller is of great service, I received it fast and packaging is good I received it in good condition.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Really good camera
By Rio (Montezuma Ga) April 09, 2013
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Other Comments: Gave this to my wife. She is totally pleased and so am I. Was pleased at how small it was. We didn't want to have a big camera to tote around and this is perfect. Takes really clear pix also at 30x zoom. Great all around for the price.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   good bridge camera
By rayman_poest (Albany, NY) April 08, 2013
Review submitted for Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16MP Digital Camera (Black) (CNPSSX500ISK)
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Pros: Great zoom, Lightweight
Cons: Special Batt
Other Comments: Easy to use, good image stabilization
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Great camera for vacations
By Big Mike (Burleson, Tx) March 31, 2013
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Other Comments: Vacation/Pleasure
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5 out of 5 stars   REALLY cool point and shoot,amazing zoom
By coolhandjesse (Denver, CO) February 06, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 32GB Kit (E3CNPSSX500ISK)
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Pros: Easy To Use Effects, Light Weight, Tons of options, Easy To Set Parameters, Great image quality, Compact
Cons: bit of a learning curve, Flash Could Break Off
Other Comments: It's a bit hard to learn everything at once, I am still learning. I use it as an everyday camera and as a modeling/action/nature/effect camera, the auto setting works great for all, and you still have to option to tweak. REALLY amazed by the zoom and light weight, small size!
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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1 out of 5 stars   BAD customer service
By eileens5 (Bel Air, MD) February 04, 2013
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Pros: The 2nd Camera Worked
Cons: Customer service awful, First Camera Did Not Work
Other Comments: It's a decent camera for the price, if you actually get one that works!
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5 out of 5 stars   Lizzer Lick
By bob (abilene tx) January 30, 2013
Review submitted for Canon Powershot SX500 IS 16MP 30x Zoom Black Digital Camera 16GB Kit (E2CNPSSX500ISK)
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Other Comments: i like it camera is just fine for the money
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5 out of 5 stars   good
By tom (chicago il) January 27, 2013
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Pros: Very good service
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Other Comments: very good services , i have to return protuct .it was exelent services
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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