Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Mfg Part #: 6353B001


Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 ISCanon PowerShot SX500 IS
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MSRP$399.99
Our Price$255.32
ConditionNew and Factory Sealed
Out of Stock as of 2:47am 3/29/2014
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The PowerShot SX500 IS gives you all the power of super zoom in a camera that's sized to go everywhere! The extremely powerful 30x optical zoom with 24 mm wide-angle lens gives you true shooting versatility, while the Optical Image Stabilizer ensures crisp, brilliant images at any zoom length. Image quality is spectacular thanks to the 16.0-megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 image processor, and you can capture stunningly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with a simple press of the movie button. An enhanced zoom framing assist button helps you track and capture subjects for sharp super telephoto photography, and high speed AF dramatically reduces lag time so you'll never miss a shot. Just hold the PowerShot SX500 IS in your hand to experience what makes the design so special. The camera's slim, compact body is proportioned in perfect relation to the giant zoom, while rounded corners with angled grips are a natural fit for the palm of your hand. Zoom right onto the field to capture sports action, achieve those wide-angle travel shots, preserve memories of special events as beautiful HD video - it's all possible with the PowerShot SX500 IS!

Powerful 30x optical zoom with 24 mm wide-angle lens
Given the PowerShot SX500 IS's compact size and attractive proportions, it is especially impressive that the camera is equipped with a mega-powerful 30x optical zoom. With a 35 mm film equivalent focal length that extends all the way from 24 mm to 720 mm, your shooting reach is superb: you'll capture telephoto shots with detail like never before. The wide-angle lens gives your images a distinctive sweep and grandeur, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, tall buildings and wide groups of people with ease. Genuine Canon optics ensure that your images are resonant with the clarity and brilliance made possible by Canon's decades of industry leadership in optical technology.

Canon HD video advantage
The PowerShot SX500 IS lets you record amazingly detailed 720p HD video at 25 frames per second with clear stereo sound. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera. Watching your videos and sharing them with family and friends is especially easy with the camera's HDMI output: you can connect the camera directly to your HDTV with an HDMI cable, and see your videos on the big screen right away.

Dedicated movie button, wind filter and optical zoom while shooting
It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX500 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And the PowerShot SX500 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video, without sacrificing HD video resolution.

iFrame movie support
With the PowerShot SX500 IS, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.

High-resolution 3.0-inch LCD
Composing and checking your shots is easier with PowerShot SX500 IS's clear, high-resolution LCD (approximately 461,000 dots). The extra resolution also makes using the camera's menu functions more convenient. The large screen is easily viewable from a wide angle, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. Clear and bright, it also features night display for easy viewing in low light.

Smart AUTO
The PowerShot SX500 IS features Smart AUTO: sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes advanced subject detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Intelligent IS
The advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS, analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among normal, panning, macro (hybrid) and tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among dynamic, powered, macro and tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to assure the steadiest possible image.

Enhanced zoom framing assist button
With its 30x optical zoom lens, the PowerShot SX500 IS has the telephoto reach to capture subjects a long distance away. At maximum telephoto, however, it can be challenging to track a moving subject. Zoom framing assist makes it much easier to use the camera's powerful zoom lens. When you press and hold the zoom framing assist function button, the camera will automatically zoom out to include a wider angle of view, enabling you to more easily locate your moving subject. Once you find it, releasing the button will cause the lens to return to its original zoom position, intelligently keeping the subject in focus until you're ready to shoot and capture the perfect close-up moment.

High speed AF
The PowerShot SX500 IS is equipped with Canon's advancements in Autofocus (AF) technology. Canon's AF achieves a significant increase in speed, for a shooting experience that's spontaneous and natural. The remarkably responsive high speed AF lets you capture great shots as they happen, with reduced lag time. Several engineering breakthroughs contributed to this major enhancement to speed. In addition to improved AF algorithms, the camera can process multiple sequences simultaneously, and takes advantage of reworked controls between AF and the start of shooting.

Face Detection technology
Face Detection technology makes it easy for you to take great photos of people. The camera will automatically detect the face(s) in a frame to give it optimal focus, exposure, flash (if needed) and white balance. Face self-timer adds convenience to Face Detection because you can set the camera to release the shutter when someone enters the frame.

Special scene modes with creative filters
Special scene modes have fun and creative filters you can add to your photos without having to use a computer. You can make a quirky portrait using a fisheye lens effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with monochrome. Toy camera effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using a "toy" or pinhole camera. Make a scene appear like a small-scale model with miniature effect, when shooting from a high vantage point. Super vivid enhances an image for bright, intense colors while poster effect alters the contrast of an image for poster-like presentation.


In The Box
  • Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
  • Canon NB-6L Battery
  • Battery charger, lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, lens cap strap


General Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Manufacturer Part #6353B001
Manufacturer UPC #0013803156881
Cost Central Item #11757268
Product DescriptionCanon PowerShot SX500 IS - Digital camera - compact - 16.0 Mpix - 30 x optical zoom - black
Product TypeDigital camera - compact
Memory Card SlotSD card
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4
Sensor Resolution16.0 Megapixel
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
Lens System30 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 129 mm - f/3.4-5.8
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, manual
Min Focus Distance0 in
Digital Zoom4 x
Image StabilizerOptical
Camera FlashPop-up flash
DisplayLCD display - 3"
Supported Battery1 x Canon NB-6L Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI
Microsoft CertificationCompatible with Windows 7
ColorBlack
Approximate Dimensions (WxDxH)4.1 in x 3.2 in x 2.7 in
Approximate Weight11.2 oz

Extended Specifications

General
Product TypeDigital camera - compact
Enclosure ColorBlack
Sensor Resolution16.0 Megapixel
Optical Sensor TypeCCD
Total Pixels16,600,000 pixels
Effective Sensor Resolution16,000,000 pixels
Optical Sensor Size1/2.3"
Optical Zoom30 x
Digital Zoom4 x
Image ProcessorDIGIC 4
Image StabilizerOptical
Auto FocusTTL contrast detection
Face DetectionFace Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer
Digital Video FormatH.264, MOV, iFrame
Image Recording FormatJPEG
Max Video Resolution1280 x 720
AV InterfacesComposite video/audio, HDMI
Exposure & White Balance
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 800, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 1600, ISO auto
Exposure MeteringEvaluative, center-weighted, spot
Exposure ModesProgram, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
Special EffectsBlack & White, Sepia, Neutral, Vivid, Custom Effect, Fisheye, Monochrome, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Green, Vivid Blue, Vivid Red, Miniature, Positive Film, Toy camera, Posterization, Super Vivid
White BalanceCustom, automatic, presets
White Balance PresetsFluorescent, cloudy, tungsten light, daylight, fluorescent light (daylight)
Max Shutter Speed1/1600 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure Compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Lens System
Type30 x zoom lens - 4.3 - 129 mm - f/3.4-5.8
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera24 - 720mm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, manual
Min Focus Distance0 in
Macro Focus Range0 in - 19.7 in
Zoom AdjustmentMotorized drive
Camera Flash
Camera FlashPop-up flash
Flash ModesFill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
FeaturesFlash +/- compensation
Effective Flash Range1.6 ft - 16.4 ft ( wide lens )
4.6 ft - 10 ft ( tele lens )
Additional Features
Continuous Shooting Speed0.8 frames per second, 0.5 frames per second, 2.8 frames per second, 0.6 frames per second
Self Timer Delay10 sec, 2 sec
Additional FeaturesAudio recording, direct print, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, cropping an image, resizing an image, saturation control, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, 720p HD movie recording, in-camera red-eye fix, contrast control, face detection, Exif Print support, Subject Detection technology, Zoom Framing Assist, Smart AUTO, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), Live View Control
Display
Type3" LCD display
Resolution461,000 pixels
Display FeaturesBuilt-in
Microphone
Microphone Operation ModeStereo
Microphone FeaturesWind noise reduction
Connections
Connector Type1 x Hi-Speed USB
1 x composite video/audio output
1 x HDMI output
Memory Card SlotSD card
Software
SoftwareDrivers & Utilities, Canon ImageBrowser EX
System Requirements for PC Connection
Peripheral DevicesUSB port, CD-ROM drive
Miscellaneous
Compatible with Windows 7"Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Included AccessoriesBattery charger, lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, lens cap strap
Battery
Battery TypeCanon NB-6L
Details1 x Canon NB-6L Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
Battery Life DetailsPhoto shooting - 195 shots
Playback - 4 hours
Memory / Storage
Memory Card SlotSD card
Supported Memory CardsSD Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
Image StorageJPEG 4608 x 3456
JPEG 4608 x 3072
JPEG 4608 x 2592
JPEG 3264 x 2448
JPEG 3264 x 2176
JPEG 3264 x 1832
JPEG 1600 x 1200
JPEG 1920 x 1080
JPEG 1600 x 1064
JPEG 640 x 480
JPEG 640 x 424
JPEG 640 x 360
JPEG 3456 x 3456
JPEG 2448 x 2448
JPEG 1200 x 1200
JPEG 480 x 480
Video CaptureH.264 - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 5 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 2.5 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.25 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect
Dimensions & Weight
Approximate Width4.1 in
Approximate Depth3.2 in
Approximate Height2.7 in
Approximate Weight11.2 oz
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature32 °F
Max Operating Temperature104 °F
Humidity Range Operating10 - 90%

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