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Canon 500 Digital Camera

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Twelve Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded by expert review sites of all the comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The editors of What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Digitaltrends.com and Akam.no all thought that concluded that they would endorse this compact camera camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writers at four other expert review sites all thought that this camera was brilliant and gave it their highest award. This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Trusted Reviews, Photoreview.com.au, Digicam Buyer.co.uk and Log.com.tr.

Three more expert review sites all liked this digital camera. The reviewer at Camera Labs conluded that they would highly recommend this Canon digital camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the reviewer at Buy-n-shoot.com wrote that it was superb and gave it a "Platinum" award. In addition, the reviewer at Buyerslab.com gave this camera an "Energy Efficiency" award and concluded it was ecologically sound.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fifty-one expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this Canon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 10 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 88%.

Good Quality Lens

Several Canon 500 owners who bought the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Expert review site Cnet.com said five years ago “Even with the lens fully extended it doesn't get any bigger than an ultracom” in their Canon 500 review. Six years ago expert review site Asia.cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon 500 “The 310 HS has a similar lens with a bright F2.0 maximum aperture”. In the same month Digitalversus.com rated the Canon 500 4 stars and mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “It's an improvement on both models thanks to its nice new lens”.

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good zoom. Cnet.com mentioned “Looking for a cute little camera with a long zoom and faster performance” but even so they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Ephotozine.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Ephotozine five years ago “It has a 12x optical zoom lens packed into its incredibly tiny body” in their review of this digital camera. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com in the same month “The new Canon IXUS 500 HS adds a long zoom lens to the style-conscious IXUS range of compact cameras” in their Canon 500 review.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several Canon 500 owners wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Cnet.com wrote five years ago “The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS is a good choice for those already happy with their smartphone's photos and movie clips.” nonetheless they scored it 60 out of 100. Six years ago expert review site Pcworld.in said “It boasts of superior night photography capabilities and Canon has also em” in their review of the Canon 500. Expert website Ld2.ciol.com mentioned in their review “The ability to click good images even in low light conditions”.

A number of Canon 500 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “Digital camera, 5,000,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5 in - Color, 32 MB - CompactFlash Card” in their review of the Canon 500 although they rated this digital camera 3 stars. Cameralabs.com mentioned “Sensor with 10.1 effective Megapixels”. Fhm.com.ph wrote six years ago “Images come out very sharp at a max resolution of 12.1 megapixels” in their review of the Canon 500.

Some Canon 500 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good image sensor. Five years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 500 “The latest high-end model in Canon's IXUS series - the IXUS 500HS - features a 10MP CMOS sensor complete with Canon's HS system”. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine also five years ago “There is also a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor and full 1080p HD video recording”. Photographyblog.com mentioned in their review on PhotographyBlog.com “A 3.2 inch touchscreen LCD, 12 megapixel back-illuminated sensor, fast f/2.0, wide-angle 4.4x lens”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was good in low light. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 500 “The Canon Digital IXUS 310 HS was released in February 2011 as part of Canon's range of premium compact cameras with a lens designed for taking great shots in low-light situations”.

One Canon 500 reviewer thought the product had a good ISO range. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Excellent ISO speed 1003200” in their review but they rated the Canon 500 60 out of 100.

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Good Size

Thirty-six Canon 500 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned six years ago “At the top end of Canon's wildly popular Elph compact digital camera line, sits the 12.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS” in their review of this digital camera. Pcmag.com also said “The top-of-the-line touch-screen Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is an excellent compact camera with an impressive spec sheet”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS packs a 12x zoom lens into a very compact body that's sure to turn heads.”.

Several customers agreed that it was thin. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The Canon Elph 520 HS is a slim, sleek and powerful little camera” . Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on PC Advisor.co.uk “I would suggest the Canon IXUS 220 HS instead, because of its slim form factor”.

A few Canon 500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon 500 was a good body shape. Six years ago expert review site Letsgodigital.org mentioned “Thereby guarantees high image quality and a sleek, stainless steel body”. Digicambuyer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera on Digicam Buyer.co.uk “Its classy stainless steel body has a mix of curves”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was thick. Cnet.co.uk scored this digital camera 4 stars and said “The camera's high price may prevent it from attaining a broad appeal, though”.

One person thought the Canon 500 was easy to carry around. Cameras.co.uk wrote “Likely to appeal to anyone looking for a digital camera that looks good, is easy to carry around and takes a decent shot” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Canon 500 reviewers agreed that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Canon 500 on expert website PC Mag six years ago “Excellent image quality, putting i”. Expert website Pcworld.in said “Coupled with superior image quality it can put any digital camera to shame.” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 77 out of 100. Techworld.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Thanks to its standout image quality, versatile shooting features, well-done UI”.

Easy to Use

Six Canon 500 reviewers who bought the Canon 500 considered that it was easy to use. Six years ago expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “If you’re a lover of touchscreen control and fun extras”. T3.com said in their review “Easy to use” . Expert review site Digicambuyer.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera six years ago “It’s one that feels well-made and is a joy to use”.

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Pcworld.in said in their review of this digital camera “Opted for a full touchscreen experience with the IXUS 310 HS” and scored the Canon 500 4 stars. One Canon 500 reviewer who bought the product thought it was easy to handle. Techmagnifier.com wrote “Buttons packed together, handling could be improved”.

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Good Technical Features

A few customers thought this digital camera had good features. Expert website Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Canon 500 “Though the S500 is a respectable pocket snapshot camera, its performance and its feature set make it seem creaky next to the competition.”. Six years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “This powerhouse pocket camera features a bright, wide lens” in their review and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “The Canon 500 HS is a well-designed touchscreen camera that crams a lot of fun, creative features into an attractive, compact camera”.

Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “Those wanting a stylish and solid camera with a reliable standard of image quality should find little to disappoint with the Canon IXUS 310 HS”. Asia.cnet.com said “The Canon Ixus 310 HS is the more stylish version of the PowerShot S95 enthusiast compact”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “With an almost glacial, cough sweet-inspired sheen to the maroon camera we tested - blue, black or silver being the alternatives - the 10.1 megapixel Canon IXUS 500 HS is deeply fashionable” in their review of this digital camera.

Four Canon 500 owners who bought the Canon 500 concluded that it was a good design. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “Attractive and functional design; pleasing photos”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The Canon PowerShot S500, with its compact yet solid design, is poised to perform” . Trustedreviews.com gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Trusted Reviews “The IXUS 500 HS is a compact that continues the IXUS range's tradition of combining striking design with a strong specification” in their Canon 500 review.

One Canon 500 reviewer said in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Twelve years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review “Excellent ergonomics; high-resolution LCD; compact size; video light”. One Canon 500 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Five years ago Cnet.com said in their review of this digital camera on CNET.com “It's a small, attractive box with a 12x zoom neatly tucked inside”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was luxurious. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Expert Reviews “The slim, sumptuous design and 12x zoom lens are a great combination.”.

One person concluded that it was smooth. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com said “It wants to capture a style-conscious market with its smooth curves a”.

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Robust

Several people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Canon 500 review “The camera appears to be well made w” . Cameras.co.uk also said “The IXUS 310 HS scores very highly for picture quality, build quality and ease of use when it comes to touch control”. Five years ago Techmagnifier.com wrote “Great design, topnotch build and materials”.

One Canon 500 owner said in their reviews that the product was reliable. Expert review site Thestar.com.my gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars and said “By JENNIFER NG Looking for a compact ­digital camera that's fuss-free and reliable? Canon recently unveiled three new models for its Ixus range”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Photographyblog.com rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The Canon IXUS 500 HS boasts a wide-angle 12x zoom, 10 megapixel CMOS sensor, 3 inch LCD screen and full 1080p HD movi”. Cnet.com.au said on CNET.com.au “This is Canon's best touchscreen camera yet, sporting a massive screen and plenty of features like HD video”. Digitalcamerareview.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Canon 500 HS combines a stylish touch screen with some serious hardware including an f/2 lens” in their Canon 500 review.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Canon also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

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Good Video Capture

Three people agreed that this digital camera was good for video recording. Ephotozine.com gave the Canon 500 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “There is also full 1080p HD video rec”.

Environmentally Friendly

Buyerslab.com highlighted in their review that this compact camera camera was ecologically sound.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers concluded that the Canon 500 was good value for money. Whatdigitalcamera.com wrote in their review on What Digital Camera “It’s also priced far more attractively than previous IXUS models, although the somewhat tardy operation of the touchscreen may be enough to de”. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “If an optimum marriage of value for money and picture quality is your chief consideration when buying a camera -” in their review but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Good Support

Some Canon 500 reviewers who purchased the Canon 500 concluded that it had good technical guidance. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Buying guide Best compact camera 2012” however they rated the product 60 out of 100. Expert website Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “Although it doesn't have all of the options of an enthusiast-grade digicam (it's missing full Manual) or even an entry-level DSLR” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “Buying Guide Best Canon IXUS came” in their Canon 500 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to 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.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G12[plb_1514037_price], or the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Canon 500 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 500.

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Has Seven White Balances

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

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The Canon 500 has a greater number of photo effects than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 500. The photo effectss "Neutral", "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon camera.

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TFT Display

The Canon 500 has a TFT display which is better than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all cameras of this age and type the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 500 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst compact cameras of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 500 range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the 500 is 10 and the biggest is 200. The ISO sensitivity (min) of the Canon 500 of only 50 is one of the smallest amongst compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the 500.

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26 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

Seven Canon 500 owners said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Cnet.com mentioned in their review on expert website CNET.com “Short battery life; poor microphone placement; grainy still photos” although they gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The tiny controls, poor battery life, so-so image quality at high ISO speeds” nonetheless they still gave the Canon 500 a score of 4 stars. Six years ago Cnet.com.au wrote on expert review site CNET.com.au “It's not perfect, with a short battery life and only average shooting performance.” but in spite of that they gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person who reviewed the Canon 500 wrote that it was not noisy. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “This pretty camera is hampered by a tiny sensor that produces noisy images at middle to high ISO settings”.

Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the 500, the display diagonal of the Canon 500 of only 1.5 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the digital cameras that are a similar age to the 500 the display diagonals range from 1" to 4.8".

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (1.8"), the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] (2.7"), or the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] (2.7") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras of this age and type is 14MP. With a megapixel of only 5 megapixels, the Canon 500 has a fairly low megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the 500.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the Nikon Coolpix 8800[plb_1640989_price] (8MP) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Canon 500 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst compact cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this type and age the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony DSC-RX100M2[plb_1610616_price] (3.6x) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Canon 500 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 500 which have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most compact cameras that are a similar age to the 500 do not support video capability. The Canon 500 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Alternative cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support Full HD video. The Canon 500 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Canon 500 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price], or the DSC-RX100M2[pl_1610616_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 500, the Canon 500 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the 500 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Canon 500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon 500 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the 500 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of compact cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 3 to 26,000. With an ISO sensitivity (max) of only 400, the Canon 500 has one of the lowest ISO sensitivity (max)s amongst compact cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of cameras of this type and age range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At only 118,000 pixels, the Canon 500 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 500.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Canon 500 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 500. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Quite Small Combined Zoom

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the 500 the combined zooms range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 49x. The Canon 500 has one of the smaller combined zooms (only 12 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon 500 has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most compact cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the 500.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the Canon 500 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera has an Auto shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the 500. The shooting modess "Manual" and "Movie" are also found on this camera.

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Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Canon 500 is a camera that takes 190 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the 500 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 500 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.6. With a maximum aperture number of only 4.9, the Canon 500 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the 500.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon 500 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 108 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the 500. Similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the 500 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 18mm and 1,000mm.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon 500 has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 67% less video resolution than the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all compact cameras that are a comparable age to the 500 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Only Two Number of Aspheric Elementss

The Canon 500 is a two number of aspheric elements digital camera.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Canon 500 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the 500. The image formats supported "EXIF" is also supported by this Canon camera.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon 500 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.05 meters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The closest focusing distances of compact cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.01m to 0.2m.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other cameras that came out around the same time as the 500 that we have checked, the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Canon 500 of 36 millimeters is one of the longest. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras that are a similar age to the 500 is 5mm and the longest is 39mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Canon 500

Released Over Four Years Ago

This compact camera camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Digital Zoom

The Canon 500 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the DSC-RX100M2[pl_1610616_price] (54x), or the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] (102x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 185 grams, the Canon 500 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the 500.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR[plb_383572_price] (213g).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

12 Awards

log.com.tr Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product buy-n-shoot.com Platinum Camera Labs Highly Recommended Ephotozine Recommended buyerslab.com Energy Efficiency Trusted Reviews Editor's Choice Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice Akam.no Recommended

Expert Reviews

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MOV format
Equipped with 3inch
461kdot LCD with PureColor technology
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Reviewed 10 May 2011 by David Glasgow

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Reviewed 30 July 2011 by Neil Bailey
(Verified Purchase)

Read loads of reviews, prevaricated but eventually went for the Ixus 310 HS as an upgrade to my 3 year old Ixus 980is. Main reason for the upgrade was to have 1080p HD video capability, and I have... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon zoom4, canon zoom4x, canon elph500, canon 5128b001, canon elph500h, canon elph500hs, canon elph500hss, canon elph500hsp, canon elph500hsb, canon elph500hssl, canon elph500hspk, canon elph500hsbr
Barcodes 00013803133783, 00013803133813

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