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Canon IXUS 500 HS
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Canon IXUS 500 HS Digital Camera

10.1MP 12x CMOS Jan 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
The IXUS 500 HS brings a big 12x zoom to a compact, stunning metal body - getting you closer, in style. With HS System, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto, shooting great images is easy, even in low... More
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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its compact camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The IXUS 500 HS supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this type and age which do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might want to look at including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the IXUS 500 HS supports video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which support video recording to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Samsung WB800F is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The IXUS 500 HS has an image stabiliser. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 500 HS also have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS40 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 500 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10 is also worth considering.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 500 HS range from 0.01m to 30m. At only 0.01 meters, the IXUS 500 HS has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the IXUS 500 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Shooting Modes

The Canon IXUS 500 HS has a greater number of shooting modes than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found shooting mode is Auto, but this shooting mode is not found on this camera. The shooting modes Movie and Scene are also found on this digital camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the IXUS 500 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The IXUS 500 HS has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 500 HS.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

At 336 millimeters, the IXUS 500 HS has a quite long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 500 HS. Across all the compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal lengths range from 0.28mm to 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The IXUS 500 HS has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 500 HS. The image format "EXIF" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 500 HS is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 461,000 pixels, the IXUS 500 HS has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon IXUS 500 HS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 500 HS. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The Canon IXUS 500 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 500 HS. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Face tracking" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the IXUS 500 HS is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on cameras of this age and spec. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Thin

The depths of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 4mm to 2,200mm. At only 19.2 millimeters, the IXUS 500 HS is fairly thin compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Short

The Canon IXUS 500 HS is one of the shorter comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS (only 53.9 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The heights of cameras of this age and spec range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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Narrow

At only 87.1 millimeters, the IXUS 500 HS is quite narrow compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 500 HS. The narrowest camera that is a comparable age to the IXUS 500 HS is 16mm wide, the widest is 470mm, and the average width is 100mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Low Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 10.1 megapixels, the Canon IXUS 500 HS has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 0.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

If this digital camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung L210 (10.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The IXUS 500 HS does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the Canon IXUS 240 HS, or the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon IXUS 500 HS is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 500 HS are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 500 HS, the IXUS 500 HS does not have a GPS.

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to consider include the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 500 HS are not waterproof. The IXUS 500 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon IXUS 500 HS is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 500 HS is 15fps and the highest is 240fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 24 frames per second, the IXUS 500 HS has a very low JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 500 HS.

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Only 190 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 500 HS take between 30 and 869 shots per battery charge, including the Canon IXUS 500 HS which takes 190 shots per battery charge.

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Only 3648 X 2736 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 500 HS has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Canon camera has a 3648 x 2736 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The best image resolution of all similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS is 5152 x 3864 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Only Has Two Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon IXUS 500 HS is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 500 HS. The playback mode "Single image" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The average maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 500 HS is 6.8, and the maximum apertures range from 1.8 to 87. With a maximum aperture of only 5.6, the IXUS 500 HS has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 500 HS.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The IXUS 500 HS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 500 HS. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

The minimum focal lengths of cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 500 HS range from 5mm to 120mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the IXUS 500 HS has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 500 HS

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Canon IXUS 500 HS has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 500 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to consider the IXUS 240 HS (3.2"), the IXUS 510 HS (3.2"), or the PowerShot ELPH 310 HS (3.2") all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 500 HS over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The IXUS 500 HS has a fairly average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS.

We compared this camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, and the Nikon Coolpix P3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Canon digital camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon IXUS 500 (4.1x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the IXUS 500 HS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 500 HS.

Alternative 12x optical zoom digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS which has better reviews.

If this digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Casio EX-ZR300 (12.5x) which also has a higher rating.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 155 grams, the IXUS 500 HS has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 500 HS.

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MOS Sensor Type

The IXUS 500 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix X10, and the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400 is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (CCD).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Smile Detection
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus
Smile Detection
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Voice Recording
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D Compatible
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Weight
Interface
Operating System
Focal Length
Aperture Range
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Digital SLR

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