Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Part Number: CNETSX50IS (Reviewed)

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Enclosure Color
    black
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.0 Megapixel, 16.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    16,600,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16,000,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Zoom
    30 x
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Face Detection
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, composite video/audio
  • Print Standard
    Direct print, DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Posterization, Sepia, Super Vivid, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Monochrome, Neutral, Positive Film
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/1600 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Lens System

  • Type
    30 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 129 mm - f/3.4-5.8, 30 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 129 mm - f/3.4-5.8
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 - 720mm m
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Min Focus Range
    0 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash
    pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro
  • Features
    flash +/- compensation
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 16.4 ft ( wide lens )
    4.6 ft - 10 ft ( tele lens ), 1.6 ft - 16.4 ft ( wide lens )
    4.6 ft - 10 ft ( tele lens )

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.5 frames per second, 0.6 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 2.8 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Additional Features
    720p HD movie recording, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, face detection, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, saturation control, AE lock, sharpness control, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, saturation control, sharpness control, AF lock, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Live View Control, Smart AUTO, Subject Detection technology, Zoom Framing Assist, audio recording

Display

  • Resolution
    461,000 pixels
  • Display Features
    built-in

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB 2.0
    1 x composite video/audio output
    1 x HDMI output
  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Software

  • Software
    Canon ImageBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certifications
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, battery charger, lens cap, lens cap strap, neck strap

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Canon NB-6L, Canon NB-6L
  • Details
    1 x Canon NB-6L Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Canon NB-6L Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 195 shots
    Playback - 4 hours

Memory / Storage

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 4608 x 3456
    JPEG 4608 x 3072
    JPEG 4608 x 2592
    JPEG 3264 x 2448
    JPEG 3264 x 2176
    JPEG 3264 x 1832
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 1920 x 1080
    JPEG 1600 x 1064
    JPEG 640 x 480
    JPEG 640 x 424
    JPEG 640 x 360
    JPEG 3456 x 3456
    JPEG 2448 x 2448
    JPEG 1200 x 1200
    JPEG 480 x 480
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 2.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.25 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect, H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 2.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.25 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.1 in
  • Depth
    3.2 in
  • Height
    2.7 in
  • Weight
    11.2 oz

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    10 - 90%

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

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