Canon SX500 16MP Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and FREE Camera Case and 8GB Card 

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Canon SX500 16MP Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom and FREE Camera Case and 8GB Card
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  • 30x Optical Zoom
  • 16 Megapixels
  • 3.0" LCD
  • Includes FREE Camera Case and 8GB Memory Card





  • Canon's powerful 30x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver stunning quality images.
  • Capture breathtaking 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD with 461,000 dots enables easy viewing.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations to ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.


Effective Pixels:16 megapixels
Total Pixels:16.6 megapixels
Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Size:1/2.3"
Lens Type:Canon 4.3 (W) - 129.0 (T) mm lens
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent):24-720mm
Optical Zoom:30x
Digital Zoom:4x
Optical Image Stabilization:Yes
Aperture:f/3.4 (W) - f/5.8 (T)
LCD Size:3.0"
LCD Type:TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels:461K dots
LCD Coverage:Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Coverage:N/A
Autofocus Points:Not specified
AF Assist Light:Yes
Continuous Autofocus:No
Focus Range:Normal/Auto: 0 in (0cm) - infinity (W), 4.6 ft. (1.4m) - infinity (T)
Shutter Speed Range:1-1/1600 sec.15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Bulb Shutter Setting:No
Flash Sync Speed:Not specified
Flash Modes:Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Exposure Compensation:+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Recycling Time for Built-in Flash:10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
External Flash Connection:No
Exposure Control
Shooting Modes:M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
Exposure Compensation:Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Exposure Bracketing:No
Metering Modes:Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Metering Range:Not specified
ISO Sensitivity:100/200/400/800/1600
Auto ISO:Yes
White Balance Modes:Auto, Day Light, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
Shooting Specifications
Shutter Release Modes:Single, Continuous, Timer
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution:Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)Normal: Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Maximum Burst:Not specified
Scene Modes:Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Face Detection:Yes
Panorama Mode:No
Image Stitching:No
HDR Mode:No
Remote Control Option:No
Playback Specifications
Playback Functions:Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
In-Camera Image Editing:Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
Video Specifications
Video Resolutions:1280x720 (720p); 640x480 (VGA)
Video Frames Per Second:25 fps standard; other fps available in specialty modes
Computer Interface:NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)Mini-HDMI connector
Video Out:NTSC/PAL
Audio Out:Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Included Software:Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Software System Requirements:Not specified
Media Storage
Internal Memory:None
Compatible Memory Cards:SD/SDHC/SDXC
Image File Formats:Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video File Formats:MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Included Battery:Battery Pack NB-6L
Other Compatible Batteries:None listed
Battery Life (Images):Up to 196 shots
Battery Life (Video):Not specified
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature:32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity:10-90%
Storage Temperature:Not specified
Storage Humidity:Not specified
Tripod Socket:Yes
Package Contents
PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera
Battery Pack NB-6L
Battery Charger CB-2LY
Lens Cap
Neck Strap NS-DC11
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
PSC-4050 Soft Case
8GB SD Card

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Assembled Size

  • Dimensions: 4.09"W x 2.74"H x 3.16"D
  • Weight: 12.0 oz.
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