At A Glance

This Digital Elph has a smooth metal body and is small enough to take everywhere, but image quality could be improved.

Manufacturer’s Description

The PowerShot SD500 is the Digital ELPH you've been waiting for. It's the first to be equipped with 7.1 Megapixels of resolution for a truly astonishing level of detail, and it employs Canon's exclusive DIGIC II Image Processor to bring all that detail to vibrant life. With a big 2.0 inch LCD screen and an outstanding set of features and capabilities, the SD500 is a digital camera designed to lead the impressive Digital ELPH line.

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Life 550 Shot
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 7.1 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/2000 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash ON, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 9885A001
UPC Code 013803048421
Brand Name Canon
Product Name PowerShot SD500 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The PowerShot SD500 is the Digital ELPH you've been waiting for. It's the first to be equipped with 7.1 Megapixels of resolution for a truly astonishing level of detail, and it employs Canon's exclusive DIGIC II Image Processor to bring all that detail to vibrant life. With a big 2.0 inch LCD screen and an outstanding set of features and capabilities, the SD500 is a digital camera designed to lead the impressive Digital ELPH line.

Product Model SD500
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3072 x 2304
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Focus Modes Auto
Minimum Focus Distance 2.00
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • PowerShot SD500 Digital ELPH Camera
  • Wrist Strap (WS-700)
  • 32MB SD Memory Card
  • Battery Pack (NB-3L)
  • Battery Charger (CB-2LU)
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
  • AV Cable (AVC-DC300)
  • Interface Cable (IFC-400PCU)
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 3.4"
    Depth 1.0"
    Video
    Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
    Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type Optical
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Good
    Sharpness Fair
    Distortion Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 53.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 58.0
    Number of Shots 230.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 125.0
    Image Quality Score Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 54.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 56.5
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 40.3
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 54.0
    Image Quality, Color 60.0