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- 16 effective megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor
- 3-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
- DIGIC 4 image processor
- 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button
- 24mm wide-angle lens with powerful 30x optical zoom and optical image stabilize
The Canon PowerShot SX500 gives you all the power of super zoom in a camera that's sized to go everywhere! The extremely powerful 30x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens (35mm equivalent: 24–720mm) gives you true shooting versatility, while the Optical Image
Stabilizer ensures crisp, brilliant images at any zoom length. Image quality is spectacular thanks to the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, and you can capture stunningly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with a simple press of the movie button.
An enhanced Zoom Framing Assist button helps you track and capture subjects for sharp super telephoto photography, and new High Speed AF dramatically reduces lag time so you'll never miss a shot. Just hold the PowerShot SX500 IS in your hand to experience what makes the new design so special.
The camera's slim, compact body is proportioned in perfect relation to the giant zoom, while rounded corners with angled grips are a natural fit for the palm of your hand. Zoom right onto the field to capture sports action, achieve those wide-angle travel shots, preserve memories of special events as beautiful HD video — it is all possible with the Canon PowerShot SX500!
Advanced Optics Capture the World As You See It
Powerful 30x Optical Zoom with 24mm Wide-Angle Lens
Given the Canon PowerShot SX500's compact size and attractive proportions, it is especially impressive that the camera is equipped with a mega-powerful 30x Optical Zoom.
With a 35mm film equivalent focal length that extends all the way from 24mm to 720mm, your shooting reach is superb: you'll capture telephoto shots with detail like never before.
The Wide-Angle Lens gives your images a distinctive sweep and grandeur, capturing landscapes, cityscapes, tall buildings and wide groups of people with ease.
Genuine Canon optics ensure that your images are resonant with the clarity and brilliance made possible by Canon's decades of industry leadership in optical technology.
Powerful Core Specs Deliver Beautiful Images
16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor
The Canon PowerShot SX500's 16.0 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers impressive photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints.
Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999.
With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras.
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, Full HD video and Face Detection Self-timer. New, more powerful noise reduction algorithms also provide improved low-light capture.
Preserve And Share Your Memories In Spectacular HD
Canon HD Video Advantage
The Canon PowerShot SX500 lets you record amazingly detailed 720p HD video at 25 frames per second with clear stereo sound.
Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera.
Watching your videos and sharing them with family and friends is especially easy with the camera's HDMI output: you can connect the camera directly to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, and see your videos on the big screen right away.
Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter And Optical Zoom While Shooting
It has never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera.
The Canon PowerShot SX500 has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly.
The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound.
And the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video, without sacrificing HD video resolution.
iFrame Movie Support
With the Canon PowerShot SX500, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos.
It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.
Compose Your Shots in High Resolution
High-Resolution 3.0-inch LCD
Composing and checking your shots is easier with Canon PowerShot SX500's clear, high-resolution LCD (approximately 461,000 dots).
The extra resolution also makes using the camera's menu functions more convenient.
The large screen is easily viewable from a wide angle, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos and Videos
The Canon PowerShot SX500 features Smart AUTO: sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button.
Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations.
The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles.
With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.