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  • Manufacturer: CANON
  • UPC #013803156881
  • Model #PowerShot SX500 IS
    • 16MP Sensor
    • Vivid 3" LCD Display
    • 1600 ISO
    • Optical Image Stabilizer



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    (Manufacturer # PowerShot SX500 IS )


    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!

    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.

    Optical Image Stabilizer

    Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations, providing excellent image quality in many difficult situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod. For still photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.

    Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor

    Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, Full HD video and Face Detection Self-timer. New, more powerful noise reduction algorithms also provide improved low-light capture.

    Canon HD Video Advantage

    The PowerShot SX500 IS lets you record amazingly detailed 720p HD video at 25 frames per second with clear stereo sound. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera. Watching your videos and sharing them with family and friends is especially easy with the camera's HDMI output: you can connect the camera directly to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, and see your videos on the big screen right away.

    High-Resolution 3.0-inch LCD

    Composing and checking your shots is easier with PowerShot SX500 IS's clear, high-resolution LCD (approximately 461,000 dots). The extra resolution also makes using the camera's menu functions more convenient. The large screen is easily viewable from a wide angle, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

    Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter and Optical Zoom While Shooting

    It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX500 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And the PowerShot SX500 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video, without sacrificing HD video resolution.

    High Speed AF

    The PowerShot SX160 IS is equipped with Canon's latest advancements in Autofocus (AF) technology. Working on multiple fronts, Canon has developed AF that is significantly faster than on previous models, for a shooting experience that's spontaneous and natural. The extremely responsive High Speed AF lets you capture great shots as they happen, with reduced lag time.

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    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
    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
    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**

    * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF

    ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
    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.
    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*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*

    *Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
    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 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
    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)
    Number of Recordable Images
    Image data
    16:9 3:2 4:3
    File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB
    Large (L1) SF 5184 1506 6081 6144 1272 5136 6912 1131 4567
    F 3069 2531 10219 3638 2135 8620 4093 1903 7684
    Medium 1 (M1) SF 2595 2958 11943 3083 2505 10115 3436 2252 9094
    F 1537 4912 19826 1825 4162 16802 2060 3721 15020
    Medium 2 (M2) SF 1095 6822 27537 899 8187 33044 1002 7442 30040
    F 604 12280 49567 496 14448 58314 558 12927 52176
    Small (S) SF 188 35089 141622 221 30703 123919 249 27291 110150
    F 113 49125 198271 133 40937 165225 150 40937 165225
    Medium* (M) SF NA NA NA NA NA NA 1144 6638 26792

    File Size (KB) 8 GB 32 GB
    Large (L1) SF 5184 1506 6081
    F 3069 2531 10219
    Medium 1 (M1) SF 2601 2958 11943
    F 1540 4912 19826
    Medium 2 (M2) SF 760 9824 39653
    F 420 16374 66090
    Small (S) SF 188 35089 141622
    F 113 49125 198271
    Medium* (M) SF NA NA NA
    F NA NA NA
    Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
    * When shooting in Low Light
    ? The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
    Time of Recordable Movies
    Movie data
    iFrame Movie Miniature Effect
    HD: 1280 x 720 HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    25 fps 5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    5 fps*1 2.5 fps*1 1.25 fps*1 6 fps*2 3 fps*2 1.5 fps*2
    Movie Size (KB/sec.) 4704 487 243 122 246 123 61
    8GB 27 min. 28 sec. 4 hrs. 00 min. 48 sec. 7 hrs. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hrs. 38 min. 45 sec. 7 hrs. 34 min. 51 sec. 13 hrs. 38 min. 45 sec. 22 hrs. 44 min. 36 sec.
    32GB 1 hr. 50 min. 52 sec. 16 hrs. 11 min. 54 sec. 30 hrs. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hrs. 04 min. 31 sec. 30 hrs. 35 min. 50 sec. 55 hrs. 04 min. 31 sec. 91 hrs. 47 min. 32 sec.
    HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    25 fps 30 fps*1
    Movie Size (KB/sec.) 2621 1416
    8GB 49 min. 18 sec. 1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec.
    32GB 3 hrs. 19 min. 03 sec. 5 hrs. 59 min. 10 sec.

    *1 Playback frame is 25 fps.
    *2 Playback frame is 30 fps*3.
    *3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
    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*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

    - 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.

    *1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

    *2 Approximately 4 seconds

    *3 Slow motion available
    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)
    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)

    What's 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


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