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

Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
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


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

Image Capture Device

16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels
Approx. 16.6 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels


Focal Length
4.3 (W) - 129.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 24-720mm)

Digital Zoom

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


Optical Viewfinder

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

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


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

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:

Large: 4608 x 2592
Medium 1: 3264 x 1832
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360

Large: 4608 x 3072
Medium 1: 3264 x 2176
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424

Large: 4608 x 3456
Medium 1: 3264 x 2448
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480

Large: 3456 x 3456
Medium 1: 2448 x 2448
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480


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

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.


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)

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

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

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

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