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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Features and Specifications

October 30, 2012  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.50   Views: 731

Fits into any small bag, this ultra compact PowerShot SX500 IS features a telephoto zoom of up to 30x Optical Zoom. The Intelligent IS and zoom framing assist feature help locate and capture your desired subject in perfect clarity.


Fits into any small bag, this ultra compact PowerShot SX500 IS features a telephoto zoom of up to 30x Optical Zoom. The Intelligent IS and zoom framing assist feature help locate and capture your desired subject in perfect clarity.


This camera has a weight of Approximately 341g (12.0oz.) (including the battery and memory card), Approximately 318g (11.2oz.) (camera body only) and has a dimension of 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm (4.09 x 2.74 x 3.16in.). The 3-inch TFT color display has wide viewing angle and resolution of 461,000 dot pixels.

Camera Resolution:

The quality of a digital photograph mainly depends on the camera’s resolution. Resolution is generally marked in megapixels (Mp). More megapixels mean more resolution, so that you can create bigger prints without any blur in the picture. The optical sensor resolution of this camera is 16 megapixels, image display resolution is 4,61,000 dots and video display resolution is 1280x720.


Zoom allows the user to get a closer shot of the objects even when they are physically apart. Digital cameras may offer either optical or digital zoom. But nowadays most of the digital cameras offer both optical and digital zoom. Optical zoom will utilize the lens to magnify the image to bring it closer. But digital zoom is an electronic process which magnifies the centre section of the image. Digital zoom can erode the image. So it is advisable to buy a camera based on optical zoom instead of digital zoom. This digital camera offers an optical zoom of 30x and digital zoom of 4x.

Face Detection:

Face detection is one of the most popular features of a digital camera. It allows the camera to identify faces in a shot and to automatically adjust the focus, flash and exposure to get the best shot of your objects. This digital camera has face detection feature and automatically adjust the camera's setting to capture perfect and faultless images.


In digital photography ISO relates to the sensitivity of the image sensor to light. A lower ISO rating results in a very little noise. When there is good lighting, lower ISO can do. But when there is less lighting, a higher ISO setting is needed. Most digital cameras make these adjustments automatically. The ISO sensitivity of this digital camera ranges from 100 – 1600 with 1 step increments and helps you take vivid and clear images under different lighting conditions.


Nearly all digicams have built in flash. The camera also has a built-in flash which covers a range of 50cm – 5.0m (W), 1.4 – 3.0m (T)(1.6ft. - 16ft. (W), 4.6ft. – 9.8ft. (T)). The flsh modes include Auto, On, Slow Synchro and Off mode.

Additional Features:

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS has an assortment of Scene Modes which include Landscape, Night Portrait, Beach, Snow and a lot more. This feature saves you a lot of time and also eliminates the need to manually change the settings of the camera in different shooting situations. The Sony digital camera has Artistic Picture Effects which can be used while shooting images to give your photographs a personal touch.


The amount of light that falls on the image sensor is controlled by the aperture settings. This camera comes with an aperture ranging from f/3.4 - f/8.0 (W), f/5.8 - f/8.0(T). The aperture type is Iris. This compact digital camera features Multi-Point auto focus which ensures quality images.

This camera has a shutter speed ranging from 1 – 1/1600sec and 15 – 1/1600sec (in Tv and M Modes), which allows you to shoot flawless photographs even when the subjects are in motion.


This digital camera is quite flexible when it comes to data storage. This camera supports SD / SDHC / SDXC memory cards to store images and videos.


This camera is powered by NB-6L Batteries. Under normal conditions you can capture up to 195 photos and can record videos continuously for 50 minutes.


This digital camera is available for the price of Rs. 19,995 in the Indian markets.


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