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.