An easy-to-use, ultra-portable 30x zoom camera ideal for capturing every family occasion
- 30x optical zoom, 24mm wide lens in a mini ultra-zoom body. 60x with ZoomPlus
- 16 Megapixels for detailed shots and poster-size prints
- Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS for sharp photos and steady movies
- Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD (460k) with helpful Hints & Tips
- Smart Auto detects 32 scenes (21 in movies) for point and shoot simplicity
- Effortless HD movies (720p) with stereo sound, movie button, optical zoom and HDMI
- Zoom Framing Assist helps to locate subjects at high zoom
- Fun Creative Filters including Miniature and Toy Camera Effect
- Grow your creative skill with Manual shooting modes
- Face Detection for great people shots
Compact design, advanced features
The 16 Megapixel PowerShot SX500 IS packs a high quality 30x optical zoom into a mini ultra-zoom body that's easy to use. Intelligent IS keeps shots and movies steady no matter how far you zoom while Smart Auto detects the shooting scenario and automatically adjusts settings to the most suitable mode for the shot. With a fun range of Creative Filters, different effects can be added to stills and movies instantly, letting you explore your creative side and giving you unique shots every time.
Powerful zooms made small
From recording family holidays to capturing a special day, the optical zoom lenses make it easy to capture every moment, even when you can’t get as close to the action as you’d like. Utilising Canon’s extensive expertise in lens design, it features a newly-developed 24mm wide-angle, 30x optical zoom lens, small enough to fit in a travel-friendly body.
For getting even closer to your subject, Canon’s ZoomPlus technology digitally extends the lens reach, zooming as far as 60x. Zoom Framing Assist is on hand to help when using the full reach of the powerful zoom, letting you zoom out at the touch of a button and relocate your subject, before zooming back in as you release the button to take your shot.
Picture-perfect every time
Packed full of clever imaging technologies the PowerShot SX500 IS ensures photos are captured in crystal clear detail. It features a new 16 Megapixel sensor that captures vivid colours and striking detail, resulting in shots that wow friends and family. Canon’s DIGIC 4 image processor ensures that pictures are captured quickly and in life-like detail, whether shot at sunset or against the challenging bright snowscapes of winter holidays.
Sharp, steady shots throughout the zoom range
When shooting with the zoom extended or in dark conditions camera shake is likely to occur, increasing the possibility of blurred results. Canon’s advanced optical Image Stabilizer and Intelligent IS technologies ensures sharp, steady shots throughout the zoom range. Intelligent IS automatically selects the correct Image Stabilizer mode from seven different settings to match the subject and shooting situation – so whether you’re shooting a close-up of a baby’s face or capturing a movie on the move at full zoom, the PowerShot SX500 IS will deliver sharp results
Big screen viewing for stills and movies
Images can be composed and shared instantly on the large 7.5cm (3.0’’) LCD screen, which displays everything in crisp detail and rich colour. New users can also access a range of helpful on-screen Hints & Tips which include an easy guide to mastering your camera’s settings and modes, and improving your knowledge of the camera and its functions.
The perfect shot at the touch of a button: Smart Auto (32 scenes)
No matter what’s being captured, from family picnics to days out at theme parks, or evenings at the beach, the PowerShot SX500 IS will help you to capture the perfect shot at the touch of a button, thanks to Smart Auto with Advanced Subject Detection technology. Cleverly detecting 32 different scenes, Smart Auto analyses the scene and automatically changes the camera’s settings to capture pictures you can be proud of.
Once you’ve got to grips with the camera and are ready to experiment even more, you can easily switch to Full Manual Control, where you can control individual camera settings including shutter speed and aperture.
Record life as a movie in stunning, high-definition detail
Thanks to the PowerShot SX500 IS, special family moments can be relived for years to come with the ability to capture high-quality HD movie footage with stereo sound. A dedicated Movie Record Button also lets you switch instantly from stills to movies, for complete flexibility and creative control, while a HDMI-CEC connection offers big screen viewing on compatible HD TVs. Use standard HDMI cable to connect your camera with an HDTV and enjoy your photos and movies in perfect clarity and crystal clear sound.
Dynamic and Powered Image Stabilizer modes keep movies steady when shooting on the move or using full zoom.
Zoom Framing Assist
Zoom Framing Assist helps you keep track of a distant subject at high zoom. At the press of a button the camera quickly zooms out of the scene - so you can relocate the subject - zooming back the moment the button is released.
Fun Creative Filters
Creating unique, fun shots is also simple with a range of easy-to-use Creative Filters, which instantly transform your images and movies with one of six different effects. Add a new perspective to pictures with Fish-eye Effect, or create a retro shot using Monochrome Effect.
Full Manual control; 0 cm Macro
Expand your creativity with Full Manual control of shutter speed and aperture. Capture beautiful close up detail using 0 cm Macro mode.
Face Detection Technology ensures great people shots. It detects up to 35 faces in a single frame making sure they remain in focus and with optimum brightness. Face Detection White Balance ensures natural skin tones even in unusual lighting conditions.