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Canon Ixus 500 Digital Camera [5.0MP , 3 x Optical]

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  • 5.0 Megapixel sensor
  • Designer style, ultra compact all metal body
  • 3xOptical Zoom (approx
  • 12.3x combined)
  • DIGIC and iSAPS technology
  • 9-point AiAF
  • VGA movies with sound
  • PictBridge/Canon Direct Print compatible

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: Ixus 500
  • ASIN: B0001JZRI0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,069 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Camera
  • Nimh battery (NB1LH)
  • Charger (CB-2LSE)
  • USB cable (IFC-400PCU)
  • 32Mb Flash Card
  • Digital camera software

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    4.4 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By "darrall_alexander" on 27 July 2004
    Having seen many digital cameras in my time I can say that the Ixus 500 is without doubt the best money can buy for a point & shoot camera. I own a PC retail shop and I could not find this camera at better price than Amazon and that includes my trade suppliers! The photographs produced just using the automatic settings are exceptional. The quality of build is superb and is amazing for a camera of such a size. The only small gripe that I have is the camera did not come supplied with a case. A larger memory card would have been nice as well. The manual is fairly comprehensive and is easy to follow should you be a novice. I haven't had time to push the camera to its limits but I am very confident that it will meet all my needs now and in the future due to the huge array of functions and utilities available. Despite spending an entire evening playing with the camera the batteries are still going on their initial charge so battery life looks promising. I have ordered another spare battery just in case as I am worried of running out of power on holiday! I would recommend that anyone interested purchasing this camera should look at a larger memory card of at least 512MB and make sure it is a fast card. I have ordered the Kingston 512MB compact flash pro card to fit this purpose. I think this is a perfect camera and the price being asked is quite frankly ludicrous. I would have happily paid another £100 to have it.
    To sum up I say if your looking for a compact digital camera then look no further!
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    62 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Dai Dant on 16 Oct. 2004
    I have been a fan of Canon digital Ixus cameras for quite some time. I had one of the first 2 mega pixel models, and loved the image quality. Unfortunately I dropped that one from a great height and broke it - then moved on to the 3.2 MP model, which I also found excellent.
    I subsequently bought an Ixus 500 when it was introduced and, partly on my recommendation, a few relatives and friends also have them. Our experience is entirely favourable. (Had we experienced the troubles reported by other reviewers we may not be so pleased with our choice). Battery life seems good, though I have invested in spare batteries just in case.
    The image quality of these small pocket cameras really is excellent. Contrast and colour in the photographs produced using the camera's default settings are superb (unlike pictures from Nikon Coolpix 4500 and Coolpix 5000 cameras I have used).
    One minor ergonomic niggle (the Ixus 500 is not as bad as its' predecessors), it is too easy to select movie mode by accident. Also a little more versatility with fill in flash would be appreciated.
    These cameras really have provided us with some stunning quality images almost comparable to those provided by the splendid but very much bigger, heavier and more expensive Nikon D70!
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    80 of 82 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 May 2004
    This product is ideal for those wishing to have a highly capable digital camera in a compact size. It's sturdy, looks great and even on full auto settings takes good quality photographs with just a point and shoot.
    Those wanting more will find the manual settings suitably capable of producing a more or less ideal range of personally-adjusted pictures. As indicated elsewhere, these options may limit those wanting complete control. However whilst truly advanced photographers will want more, this is intended to be a camera for the demanding amateur, not the professional.
    If you aren't in need of 5.0 Megapixels (most of us aren't), then the IXUS 430 may suit you better. It's the same camera, just with less impressive maximum resolutions. If like me you just like being ahead of the field, the 500 is a beauty and is priced almost at entry-level. Buy it!
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    41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Oct. 2004
    Verified Purchase
    OK, so it's not a Canon SLR, which was my previous camera, but it does have alot of the features and functions of an SLR.
    Photo Quality - I have deliberately reduced the settings to economise on memory, but the picture quality and image size is still excellent.
    Memory - Forget the 32m card supplied. You need to buy a bigger CF card for the camera. 512m recommended. - Will take about 500 photos on middle quality setting.
    Batteries - Ignore the leaflet! - My camera will take ~100 photos (mixed flash/zoom etc...) - Recharge is quick, but recommend buying a 2nd battery!
    Case - None Supplied - Get One!... The metal body is strong, but with the screen and buttons exposed i would recommend the extra £10
    I would not go back to the SLR. This camera is a subperb buy. It is easy to use, but has all the additional functions if you want them.
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    38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By londonreader21 on 25 Jun. 2004
    As a working photographer I've long wanted a tiny, pocketable, digital camera, capable of producing publishing quality files, that can sit in my pocket for those times when I see a picture but don't have my main bag with me. In honesty the Digital Ixus 4 probably fulfilled those criteria admirably; but at the time I was lashing out on the EOS10D and didn't go for it. The digital Ixus 5 however is a significant march ahead of its predecessor and at the high end produces digital files of really quite staggering quality, with almost no noise. I do have minor irritations, like the closeness of the flash head to the lens, which can easily cause red eye if you don't want to use the reduction mode; but when you think of the size it seems churlish to grumble. In general it does exactly what I'm looking for in a small camera and the Amazon price is over a hundred pounds under that of "another major retailer." My only other gripe would be that having taken it out all day Saturday, I forgot to charge the battery before going out again on Sunday morning, as a result causing the battery to die before the day was done: it seems a good idea therefore to have a spare battery, and a large enough capacity Compact Flash card not to worry about shooting pictures at the highest quality. Having taken a borrowed Ixus 5 away for the weekend, I find myself very reluctant indeed to give it back: I'm going to buy one of my own this week.
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