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Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 digital camera
PowerShot S500
Digital IXUS 500
2592 x 1944
3x optical zoom
1.5" lcd viewer
compact flash I
Canon li-ion
Canon PowerShot S500 review summary
camera date Apr 04  out of production
pixels / class 5.3M  compact digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  3 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  compact and sturdy
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls average it its class photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Canon PowerShot S500 specifications
lens / zoom  36 mm - 108 mm (3x) (dig: 4.1x)
focus / macro  auto / 46 cm / 5 cm
metering mode  evaluative, center-weighted, spot
aperture   / F2.8 W / F4.9 T
white balance  auto | manual - 5 presets / custom
shutter  auto / 15s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  internal - 5 modes / 0.3m - 3.5m
viewfinder  optical
iso ratings  50 / 100 / 200 / 400
image size  2592x1944 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  superfine / fine / normal
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 2s | 10s
video options  avi 640x480 (10fps, 30s max.) / 320x240 / 160x120 - (15fps, 180s max.)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  compact flash I
Canon PowerShot S500 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
08Jun04 Canon PowerShot S500 review by Quesabesde (es)
25Apr04 Canon PowerShot S500 review by
09Mar04 Canon PowerShot S500 review by Steves-digicams
News, guides, hints & tips
19Feb04 Canon press release
Forum discussions Canon Talk Forum  Canon Forum Canon Forum
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Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 announcement clippings

Utilizing the same CCD sensor as is found on the top-rated PowerShot S50 and G5 model digital cameras, the five megapixel S500 captures JPEG images in SuperFine, Fine and Normal resolution modes and is also the first model in its class to offer 640 x 480 movie recording at ten frames per second for up to 30 seconds per clip.

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