Manufacturer’s Description

Super Zoom, Super Compact.

The PowerShot SX500 IS gives you all the power of super zoom in a camera that's sized to go everywhere! The extremely powerful 30x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) gives you true shooting versatility, while the Optical Image Stabilizer ensures crisp, brilliant images at any zoom length. Image quality is spectacular thanks to the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and you can capture stunningly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with a simple press of the movie button. An enhanced Zoom Framing Assist button helps you track and capture subjects for sharp super telephoto photography, and new High Speed AF dramatically reduces lag time so you'll never miss a shot. Just hold the PowerShot SX500 IS in your hand to experience what makes the new design so special. The camera's slim, compact body is proportioned in perfect relation to the giant zoom, while rounded corners with angled grips are a natural fit for the palm of your hand. Zoom right onto the field to capture sports action, achieve those wide-angle travel shots, preserve memories of special events as beautiful HD video - it's all possible with the PowerShot SX500 IS!

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Battery Life 195 Shot
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Touchscreen No
Effective Camera Resolution 16.0 Megapixels
Image Sensor Size 1/2.3" (0.24" x 0.18")
Image Sensor Type CCD
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1600 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 15 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Flash Exposure Compensation, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 6353B001
UPC Code PSSX500ISBLK
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SX500 IS Compact Camera
Marketing Information

Super Zoom, Super Compact.

The PowerShot SX500 IS gives you all the power of super zoom in a camera that's sized to go everywhere! The extremely powerful 30x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens (35mm equivalent: 24-720mm) gives you true shooting versatility, while the Optical Image Stabilizer ensures crisp, brilliant images at any zoom length. Image quality is spectacular thanks to the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and you can capture stunningly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with a simple press of the movie button. An enhanced Zoom Framing Assist button helps you track and capture subjects for sharp super telephoto photography, and new High Speed AF dramatically reduces lag time so you'll never miss a shot. Just hold the PowerShot SX500 IS in your hand to experience what makes the new design so special. The camera's slim, compact body is proportioned in perfect relation to the giant zoom, while rounded corners with angled grips are a natural fit for the palm of your hand. Zoom right onto the field to capture sports action, achieve those wide-angle travel shots, preserve memories of special events as beautiful HD video - it's all possible with the PowerShot SX500 IS!

Product Model SX500 IS
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Lens
Optical Zoom 30.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Aperture Range f/3.4 to 5.8
Image Stabilization Optical
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 0.39
Memory
Memory Card Supported Eye-Fi Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SX500 IS Compact Camera
  • Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Lens Cap
  • Neck Strap NS-DC11
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Features Face Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Continuous Shooting Mode, Self-timer
Network & Communication
GPS No
Physical Characteristics
Height 2.7"
Width 4.1"
Depth 3.2"
Weight (Approximate) 11.2 oz
Video
Video Formats MOV, MPEG-4
Maximum Video Resolution 1280 x 720
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type No
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year