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Powershot S500 Digital ELPH Camera
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Canon Powershot S500 Digital ELPH Camera

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty

PowerShot S500 bumps up the resolution to 5 megapixels--providing richer details and improved clarity. Elegantly designed and super compact, the S500 has a protective stainless steel shell with a celabrite finish, which mixes metals and ceramics to produce a tough cool-toned exterior that is visually stunning. It also features a 3x optical zoom, high-resolution video capture, and Canon's new Print/Share button, which helps you quickly connect directly to a printer or send an image via e-mail.


  • The First 5 Megapixel Digital ELPH with 3x optical and 4x digital zoom (12x combined zoom)
  • Sleek, ultra-compact metal body for the ultimate in style and durability
  • Exclusive Canon "DiG!C" imaging processor and iSAPS technology for superior image quality and faster processing speed
  • Direct downloads and printing made easy with the new Print/Share button
  • Full range of print features including ID Photo Print and Movie Print
  • Print direct to any Canon Direct Printer or any Pictbridge enabled printer
  • Specifications:

  • Image capture device: 5.0 MP 1/1.8" CCD 
  • Resolution (recording pixels): 640 x 480 pixels (Small), 1600 x 1200 (Med Low), 2048 x 1536 (Med High), 2592 x 1944 (Large); 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120 (Movie)
  • ISO sensitivity: Auto, or User Set ISO 50, 100, 200, 400
  • Image quality modes (JPEG): Normal, Fine, Superfine
  • File format: Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF Ver. 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
  • Image recording format: Still Image: JPEG or RAW; Movie: AVI. Exif 2.2 compliant
  • Recording media: CompactFlash (CF) Card, Type I
  • Shooting modes: Auto, Manual, Stitch Assist, Movie, Continuous (Approx. 2.2 fps)
  • Photo effects: Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpness, Sepia, B/W
  • Playback modes: Single, Index (9 Thumbnails), Magnification (Approx. 2x~10x) or Slide Show, Movie
  • Erase mode: Single Images, All Images
  • Interfaces: USB; AV Output (NTSC/PAL Selectable, monaural audio) & CF Card slot (Complied w/ Type I Standard), Direct Connection to Canon Direct Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible Printers
  • Lens: 7.4-22.2mm, f/2.8-4.9 zoom lens (equiv. to 36-108mm in 35mm format)
  • Shutter speed: 15-1/2000 sec. slow shutter of 1.3 sec. and more operates w/ noise reduction
  • Focus range: Normal AF: 18 in. (46cm)~infinity; Macro AF: 2~18 in. (5~46cm) (WIDE), 12~18 in. (30~46cm) (TELE)
  • Light metering method: Evaluative Metering, Center-weighted average metering or Spot metering
  • Exposure control: Program AE; AE Lock is available
  • Compensation: +/-2.0 EV in 1/3 step increments
  • White balance control: TTL Auto White Balance, Preset White Balance (Avail. settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H), & Custom White Balance
  • Optical viewfinder: Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
  • LCD: 1.5" low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
  • Power: Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NB-1LH) or AC Adapter Kit ACK500, Car Battery Carger CBC-NB1
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.4" x 2.2" x 1.1"/87.0 x 57.0 x 27.8mm
  • Weight: Approx. 6.5 oz./185g (camera body only)


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