Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Specifications

Small, light budget camera with big zoom

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Part Number: CNETSX50IS (Reviewed)

General

  • Depth
    3.2 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    16600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16000000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Face Detection Detalis
    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
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Camera Flash

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

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

Display

  • Display Format
    461,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Environmental Parameters

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

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    30 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.4-5.8
  • Min Focal Length
    4.3 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    129 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • 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

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
  • 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, AF lock, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Live View Control, Smart AUTO, Subject Detection technology, Zoom Framing Assist, audio recording

Connections

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

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/1600 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Canon NB-6L
  • Details
    1 x Canon NB-6L Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 195 shots
    Playback - 4 hours
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Canon NB-6L

Software

  • Type
    Canon ImageBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    SX500 IS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.5 frames per second, 0.6 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 2.8 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    1600
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • 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
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • 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, AF lock, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Live View Control, Smart AUTO, Subject Detection technology, Zoom Framing Assist, audio recording

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, fluorescent light (daylight), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.1 in
  • Height
    2.7 in
  • Weight
    11.22 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    16 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Total Pixels
    16600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16000000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    461,000 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1.6 ft, 4.6 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    10 ft, 16.4 ft
  • Lens Type
    tele lens, wide lens

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.

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1200 x 1200, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 3456, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, iFrame
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    1.25 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second, 2.5 frames per second, 25 frames per second, 25 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 5 frames per second, 6 frames per second
  • Comments
    Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Form Factor
    Canon NB-6L
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

Battery Life Details

  • Usage Mode
    photo shooting, playback
  • Battery Life
    195 shots, 4 hours

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Part Number: CNETSX50IS

MSRP: $329.99

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