Summary Canon SX500 IS

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Specifications Key specs
Help 30x
Screen size
Help 3"
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


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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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent super zooms

Size Really small Help
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Weight Very light Help
341 g
Thickness Thin Help


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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent digicams

Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 25fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.8 fps
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Thickness Thick Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
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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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent super zooms

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
Wide angle Poor wide angle lens Help
24 mm
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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
461k dots
Battery life Very short battery life Help
195 shots
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
PowerShot SX500 IS

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