Canon Digital Cameras - Canon Power Shot SD500

 
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Canon Power Shot SD500 Digital Camera Review

Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 megapixels
Image Sensor 1/1.8-inch CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 7.4 megapixels)
Lens 7.7 (W)–23.1 (T) mm (35 mm film equivalent: 37 (W)–111 (T) mm)
f/2.8 (W)–f/4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x (Up to approx. 12x in combination with the optical zoom)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.0-inch, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 11.8 megapixels (Picture coverage 100 %)
AF System TTL autofocus Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center)
Shooting Distance Normal: 50 cm (1.6 ft.)–infinity
Macro: 5–50 cm (W)/30–50 cm (T) (2.0 in.–1.6 ft. (W)/1.0–1.6 ft. (T))
Infinity: 3.0 m (9.8 ft.)–infinity
(front the lens of camera)
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speeds 15–1/2000 sec.
The shutter speed varies according to the shooting mode.
Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Light Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center)
Exposure Control System Program AE
Exposure Compensation ± 2.0 stops in 1/3–stop increments
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Camera automatically sets the optimal speed.
White Balance TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom
Built-in Flash Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with redeye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range Normal: 50 cm–5.0 m (1.6–16.4 ft.) (W), 50 cm–3.0 m (1.6–9.8 ft.) (T)
Macro: 30–50 cm (1.0–1.6 ft.) (W/T)

When sensitivity is set to AUTO.
Shooting Modes Still images: Auto, Manual, Digital macro, My Colors, Special Scene, Stitch assist
Movie: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors

Long shutter and Digital macro mode available. Selectable in Manual mode. Portrait, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & pets, Night snapshot Selectable from the Rec. menu
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.0 shots/sec Large/Fine mode with LCD monitor off
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay, Custom Timer
Recording Media SD memory card
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Data Type Still images: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels
Still images
Large: 3072×2304 pixels
Medium 1: 2592×1944 pixels
Medium 2: 2048×1536 pixels
Medium 3: 1600×1200 pixels
Small: 640×480 pixels
Postcard Date Imprint Mode: 1600×1200 pixels
Movies
Standard, My Color: recording can continue until the SD card is full (can record up to a maximum of 1 GB at one time)
640×480 pixels, 320×240 pixels (15 fps, 30 fps)
Fast Frame Rate: (can record for 1 min.)
320×240 pixels (60 fps)
Compact: (can record for 3 min.)
160×120 pixels (15 fps)

Using high-speed SD cards (SDC-512MSH recommended). The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie clip length.
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Image search (jumps over 10 or 100 images, to a movie or to the next shooting date, or 9 images at a time when in index playback), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.), Slide show or Movie (slow motion play back possible).
Direct Print PictBridge compliant, and Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible
Display Languages 21 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, operation sound, self-timer sound, and shutter sound can be customized using the following methods Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera. Using the downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B), PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol)
Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (type: NB-3L)
AC Adapter Kit ACK900 (Sold Separately)
Operating Temperature 0–40 °C (32–104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10–90 %
Dimensions 89.5 (85.6)×57.0×26.5 mm (3.5 (3.4)×2.2×1.0 in.)
Do not include the curve on the grip side.
Weight Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz.) ( camera body only )

Reviews
 
Review by: Philip
Lacation: Mesa,Arizona
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-15-2007
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I bought this camera as soon it arrived in the market. Its the only high resolution camera with 7.1 megapixel and size is as compact as to be kept in shirt pocket. This is the great camera with very sharp pictures, I enlarged it and the results are awesome. It has big 2.0 inch LCD screen and an outstanding set of features and capabilities, the SD500 is designed to lead the impressive Digital ELPH line.

 
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