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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX500 is Digital Camera

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41 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

The writers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that concluded that they would endorse this Canon digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Camera Labs who thought that this bridge camera camera was very good.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this bridge camera camera has an overall expert rating of 74%.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this bridge camera camera rated it as 85%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon PowerShot SX500 IS reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a good choice for zoom addicts on a budget”. Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Canon Powershot SX500 IS is Canon's latest ultra zoom bridge camera”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “Is an update to the, yet it is a much smaller camera and features a wide-angle 30x optical zoom lens equivalent to 24-720mm in 35mm terms”.

Several Canon PowerShot SX500 IS reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had a good lens.

One Canon PowerShot SX500 IS reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com said “The lens itself is supported by Canon's Intelligent IS stabilisation technology, which will no doubt ease some of the” in their review of this digital camera and scored the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 4 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon PowerShot SX500 IS owners agreed that this digital camera was good in low light. Expert website Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The camera works well in even low-light situations”. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned “It offers a useful zoom range with very effective image stabilisation, excellent low-light focusing”.

Two Canon PowerShot SX500 IS owners agreed that it had a good picture resolution.

A few Canon PowerShot SX500 IS owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was able to produce good images. Cnet.co.uk said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS “So long as you don't want to enlarge your images hugely or crop the”.

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “A 16 megapixel sensor, intelligent” in their Canon PowerShot SX500 IS review.

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Good Size

A few Canon PowerShot SX500 IS reviewers who bought the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS considered that it was compact. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “For people who like a lot of zoom in a very compact” and scored it 70 out of 100. Photographyblog.com wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX500 IS review “If you're after a little compact that gives you most of the features”. Expert website Smh.com.au wrote “DateOctober 25, 2012 Read later This compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor is fitted with a 30x optical zoom”.

One person said that it was lightweight. Expert review site Cameralabs.com wrote “The PowerShot SX500 IS provides an unbeatable combination of massive zoom range in a compact lightweight body that, for now at least, is unmatched by anyone else”.

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Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 19,570 user and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its bridge camera digital cameras range compared to other brands.

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Reasonably Priced

Two people concluded that it was good value for money. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “You get a great lens at a fair price with the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.” in their review. Steves-Digicams.com wrote three years ago “The SX500 is an affordable, sub-$300 camera with a whopping 30x optical zoom (that covers 24-720mm in 35mm t”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS was cheap. Toptenreviews.com wrote “If you are on a budget and want a high-zoom full-body camera, you will love the PowerShot SX500” and gave it a rating of 75 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Ephotozine.com gave the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Ephotozine “The compact size and ease of use makes the Canon Powershot SX500 IS appealling although the slow shot to shot times”.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com said “A 3-inch LCD screen, full manual controls and 720p HD movies”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good screen.

Good Technical Features

One person said that this digital camera had good features. Expert website Itproportal.com wrote “A good range of creative features, easy-to use controls” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot SX500 IS owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk mentioned four years ago “Colour fringing on sharp contrasts and noise in images shot at fairly conservative sensitivities disappoint”.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus four years ago “While the lens is OK quality, cost-saving cuts tarnish the final package—this camera can be frustratingly slow” in their review but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price].

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2x, the biggest is 130x, and the average digital zoom is 9.6x. When compared to other digital cameras of this age and spec that we have checked, the PowerShot SX500 IS's digital zoom of 120 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS supports video recording, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type which do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video recording currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which is cheaper; or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS, the PowerShot SX500 IS supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the PowerShot SX500 IS has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] or you might consider a better rated digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], and the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] are also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS, the PowerShot SX500 IS has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews.

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Light

The average weight of bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS is 500g, and the weights range from 120g to 910g. When compared to other cameras of this type and age, the weight of the PowerShot SX500 IS of only 318 grams is one of the lightest.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] (470g) which is also cheaper.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has a quite wide field of view (100 percent) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS. The narrowest field of view of cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX500 IS is 95%, the widest is 100%, and the average field of view is 99%.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is the most frequently found viewfinder on digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H", "Manual" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot SX500 IS has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 640 x 360.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX500 IS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has a very long maximum battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have maximum battery lives of between 1.1h and 9h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.1h.

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Has Three Playback Modes

The PowerShot SX500 IS has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Single image playback mode, which is the most commonly found playback mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX500 IS. The playback modes "Slide show" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Short

The PowerShot SX500 IS is one of the shorter cameras of this type and age (only 69.5 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. Bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 56mm and 130mm, and the average height is 86mm.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Canon digital camera.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The PowerShot SX500 IS has a quite high display resolution (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. The display resolutions of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 510,000 pixels.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). 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 digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Continuous Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this digital camera.

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Narrow

The average width of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX500 IS is 120mm, and the widths range from 41mm to 140mm. With a width of only 104 millimeters, the PowerShot SX500 IS is quite narrow compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX500 IS.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this type and age.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The PowerShot SX500 IS has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.000625 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. The flash sync-speeds of cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX500 IS range from 0.00062s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.6s.

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15 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the PowerShot SX500 IS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price], or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The PowerShot SX500 IS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price].

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Not Waterproof

The PowerShot SX500 IS is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX500 IS are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot SX500 IS does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX500 IS also do not have a GPS.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX500 IS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture

At only 3.4, the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has a quite big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum aperture of cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS is 6.7.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has a fairly low JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX500 IS have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 120fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 36fps.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The shooting modes "Movie" and "Program" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of only 12.8 megapixels, the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has one of the less total megapixel counts amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX500 IS is 300,000MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 15,000,000MP.

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Only 195 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot SX500 IS is a digital camera that takes 195 shots shots per battery charge.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX500 IS. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Low Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the PowerShot SX500 IS has one of the lowest maximum ISO speeds amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot SX500 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Canon digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot SX500 IS.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

At 5.8, the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has a fairly large minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum aperture of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PowerShot SX500 IS is 3.5.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX500 IS.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the PowerShot SX500 IS has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX500 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which is cheaper; or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the PowerShot SX500 IS has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

If this Canon camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] (50x and higher rated).

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price], and the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews; or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16 megapixels, the PowerShot SX500 IS has a fairly average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot SX500 IS.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (16.1MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] (16.4MP) 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 the most commonly found optical sensor size on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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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
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
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
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
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 System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
PC Connectivity
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Face Detection
Operating System
On/off Switch
Aperture Priority Mode
Power Supply
Manual Focus
Optical Viewfinder
Trimming
Shutter Priority AE
Shooting Capacity
Rotating
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

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If you are on a budget and want a high-zoom full-body camera, you will love the PowerShot SX500...

31 May 2013

Blurring the lines between ultra-zoom and super compact camera, Canon did a good job in producing the SX500 IS. Most of the weight lies in the lens and the camera as a whole feels really light.... Read more…

19 February 2013

By Kyle Schurman One of the reasons why some people choose to avoid fixed-lens cameras with large zoom lenses is because most such cameras are really heavy and large. The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS...

31 January 2013

It has its limitations, but the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a good choice for zoom addicts on a budget...

25 January 2013

The Canon PowerShot SX500-IS is another in the range from Canon, this one on a cursory glance could be confused with a small DSLR unit, it is however a digital unit with excellent zoom as well as... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 August 2014 by Brian P.
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I have only owned these for a day and all indications point to great success with both monitors. I will update the review if any cons arise...

Reviewed 5 March 2015 by Manpreet A.
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Great decision...

Reviewed 16 August 2014 by James T.
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When switching between full screen applications or changing resolutions there is quite a bit of delay. For instance when some applications give you the timer "If you would like to keep these... Read more…

Reviewed 3 September 2015 by Andrew B.
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I just built a new pc to game on and all I can do is play Runescape Classic in a tiny window. A waste of all this fabulous screen space! But it means I can have a browser and spotify open at the... Read more…

Reviewed 4 August 2015 by Fred F.
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The stand could be sturdier, working on a fix for that. And as with all monitors the speakers are trash, but knew both going in. Be sure to read the manual that comes on the disk. I would... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6353b001
Barcodes 00013803156881, 04960999913742, 06936796567882, 08714574586311, 08714574586472

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44% Heavier

Lumix DMC-FZ1000 vs PowerShot SX500 IS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
£ 587.00 £187.99
Hugely Better Review from Pocket Lint
Hugely Better Review from Les Numeriques.com
Hugely Better Review from Onfoto.ru
Hugely Better Review from Dkamera.de
Vastly Smaller Optical Zoom
Shorter Maximum Focal Length

NX30 vs PowerShot SX500 IS

Samsung NX30 vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Samsung NX30 Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
£ 433.59 £187.99
Vastly Better Les Numeriques.com Review
Thirteen More Awards
Vastly Better Digital Versus Review
Vastly Better Pocket Lint Review
6h Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Two Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length
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