Summary Canon SX500 IS

Prices Price
Camera only
$298
Score Snapsort rank
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Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 30x
Screen size
Help 3"
Aperture
Help f/3.4
Screen resolution
Help 461k dots
Wide angle
Help 24 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 25fps
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Canon PowerShot SX500 ISCanon PowerShot SX500 IS

Replacement

Canon has replaced the PowerShot SX500 IS with the SX510 HS.

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS announced August 2013
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots faster

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Pros

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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
Wide angle Great wide angle lens Help
24 mm
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Size Really small Help
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Weight Very light Help
341 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.2"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$297.97

Cons

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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent digicams

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 25fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
1
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Thickness Thick Help
3.2"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
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Aperture Narrow aperture Help
f/3.4
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
461k dots
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Zoom Below average zoom Help
30x
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.8 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Battery life Very short battery life Help
195 shots
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds

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