Summary Canon SX500 IS

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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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Replacement

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

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Canon PowerShot SX510 HS announced August 2013
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Supports 24p Supports 24p

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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent digicams

Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent super zooms

Size Quite small Help
Standard size (104×70×80 mm)
Weight Light Help
341 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.2"

Cons

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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent digicams

Aperture Slightly narrow aperture Help
f/3.4
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Screen resolution Low resolution screen Help
461k dots
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
1
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Thickness Thick Help
3.2"
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The Canon SX500 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
30x
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1600 of a second
Movie format HD movies Help
720p @ 25fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.8 fps
Battery life Very short battery life Help
195 shots
Screen type Screen type Help
LCD
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
Popularity Not so popular Help
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