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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera

B&H # CAPSSX500B Mfr # 6353B001
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Product Highlights
  • 16MP CCD Sensor
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor
  • 24mm Wide Angle Lens w/ 30x Optical Zoom
  • 3.0" LCD Display with 461,000 Dots
  • 720p HD Video with Dedicated Button
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization
  • HDMI Output for Immediate HDTV Screening
  • 32 Predefined Shooting Situations
  • Zoom Framing Assist for Better Telephoto
  • High Speed Autofocus

The PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera from Canon has a 24mm wide angle lens with an incredible 30x optical zoom. This is enough zoom power to shoot almost anything you could imagine, from wide angle expanses to ultra-telephoto close-ups. And with the image quality of the 16MP CCD sensor and high-end performance from the DIGIC 4 image processor, whatever you can imagine will be reproduced in gorgeous colors, sharp focus and accurate exposure. The SX500 is that good. Quality is guaranteed. And so is speed. Autofocus speeds have been improved from earlier models to ensure you won't miss a shot and enhanced Zoom Framing Assist enables focus tracking and capture while shooting in the super-telephoto ranges that the 30x zoom allows.

It's fast and it's powerful, but is it smart?  Oh yes. Intelligent Image Stabilization will recognize the type of shot you are taking and utilize the best stabilization technique to give you a sharp, blur-free image whether you are shooting with a long zoom or in low light. The camera will know and will respond accordingly.  Same with the Smart AUTO mode, which will auto-select the optimal camera settings based on the image it sees. With 32 predefined shooting situations to pick from, Smart AUTO will choose the one that best matches the scene you are shooting and set the camera to provide accurate exposure and color.

Smart AUTO mode applies not only to photography, but works with the SX500's HD Video too. Crisp 720p HD Video with stereo sound is activated with a simple touch of one dedicated button and can immediately be screened on your HDTV thanks to the camera's HDMI output. And in case you're not carrying your HDTV with you, the SX500 has a 461,000 dot 3.0" LCD display that can show off your handiwork with accurate colors and contrast.

Well-built and ergonomically designed, the PowerShot SX500 is a great addition to the PowerShot line-up. If you are looking for a camera that can shoot gorgeous still and videos and features an ultra-powerful zoom, this is the Canon for you. 

16MP Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver stunning quality images and improve the camera's response and autofocus times.
30x Optical Zoom Lens
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 close up or far away.
3.0" LCD Display
Large 3.0" LCD with 461,000 dots enables easy viewing and shot composition.
HD Video
The PowerShot SX500 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording 720p HD Video instantly. The SX500 records in stereo sound and incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. Also, the PowerShot SX500 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom while you're shooting a video, without sacrificing any HD video resolution.
Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
Smart AUTO
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 videos.
Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist
Zoom Framing Assist makes it much easier to use the SX500's powerful zoom lens. When you press and hold the Zoom Framing Assist function button, the camera will automatically zoom out to include a wider angle of view, enabling you to more easily locate your moving subject. Once you find it, releasing the button will cause the lens to return to its original zoom position, intelligently keeping the subject in focus until you're ready to shoot the perfect close-up moment. You can also make adjustments to zoom while the button is pressed, with an animated assist frame that makes viewing your image frame easy. When the button is released, the lens will return to the adjusted zoom position.
High Speed Autofocus
High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you can capture every shot with ease.
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 16MP: 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Optics
Lens EFL: 4.3-129 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-720 mm)
Aperture: f/3.4 (W) - 5.8 (T)
Filter Thread None
Zoom Optical: 30x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 0" (0.00 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 4.6' (1.40 m) - Infinity
Macro: 0" (0.00 cm) - 1.6' (48.77 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-1600
Shutter 15 - 1/1600 sec
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Manual, Program Shift, Safety Shift
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent H, Tungsten
Burst Rate Up to 2.8 fps at 16 MP 1
Please Note:

At Normal (in Low Light mode)

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Self Timer 2 Sec, 10 Sec 2
Please Note:

Custom: 0-15 sec, 20, 25, 30 sec. 1-10 shots

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Interval Recording No
Remote Control None
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Flash On
Off
Slow Sync
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 16' (0.49 - 4.88 m)
Telephoto: 4.6 - 9.8' (1.40 - 2.99 m)
External Flash Connection None
Memory
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video
Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (461,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1x AV Output (out)
HDMI C (Mini)
Connectors 1x AV Output
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Power
Battery NB-6L Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
AC Power Adapter ACK-DC40 (Optional)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.7 x 3.2" / 10.4 x 7.0 x 8.0 cm
Weight 12.0 oz / 340 g with batteries and memory card
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera
  • NB-6L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7v, 1000mAh)
  • CB-2LY Battery Charger for Canon NB-6L Lithium-Ion Battery
  • IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable
  • NS-DC11 Neck Strap
  • Lens Cap
  • Solution Disk CD v121
  • Instruction Manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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    CanonPowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera
     
    4.3

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (34)
    • Zoom range/performance (34)
    • Easy to use (33)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (27)
    • Image stabilization (25)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (10)
    • Short battery life (9)
    • Lag / shutter delay (7)
    • Poor flash (3)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (29)
    • Travel (25)
    • Landscape/scenery (24)
    • Low light (15)
    • Wildlife (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (21), Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (33), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Daily Camera

    I have a DSLR (Nikon D5000) that I will use for special occasions, but I wanted something for daily use, family vacations, etc. I started looking at the new mirrorless cameras like...Read complete review

    I have a DSLR (Nikon D5000) that I will use for special occasions, but I wanted something for daily use, family vacations, etc. I started looking at the new mirrorless cameras like the J1, and they are great, but I already have a DSLR to drain the wallet with.

    What I wanted was something small and convenient, with enough zoom to catch the kids on the field or stage. I also wanted to retain manual controls and have enough image quality to satisfy someone used to a DSLR.

    The SX500 won out after testing and comparing many, MANY other options that were within +/- $50 of it's price range. It is smaller than anything else out there, and the price included lots of great features. It even has a "discreet" setting for school plays and such where noise and flash are not appreciated. it is accessed via a dial, not a bunch of menus and sub-menus. Thank you Canon.

    I also have a Canon Vixia HFG10, so I could care less about the video, but FWIW, it is 720p not full 1080p.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent camera with long reach but

    MY USE: I use it for nature, art and a long reach backup for detail for weddings and events.
    PRO: It provides a decent image and has image stabilization. Enough megapixels to...Read complete review

    MY USE: I use it for nature, art and a long reach backup for detail for weddings and events.
    PRO: It provides a decent image and has image stabilization. Enough megapixels to publish photos. Compact. Has flash. Good in low light.
    CON: Flash seems to engage late and hold up the process. Some of the controls are situated so that you might (will) 'accidently' hit them. The BIGGEST CON is that if you are out in any kind of light the reflection on the screen will prevent you from seeing what you are trying to take a photo of. A huge weakness - you almost have to guess what you are aiming at. This camera needs a viewfinder badly or a screen that does not reflect light and make it impossible to see what you are photographing.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By CLEISI

    from Bage, rs, Brasil

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Great Zoom

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

        Uso em família e viagens

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 10
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        I am very happy with my purchuse

        By AuraMa

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

          Very complete, for a good price and very good size

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 5
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Highly Recommend

          By Tommy

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

            If you are looking for something affordable with high quality camera, this is the one. I was amaze of the long range shoot as well as the picture quality. "Mainly use for quick photos for online selling".

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 9
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By Larry

            from Wintergreen, VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

              Got this camera for my wife in prep for photo safari to South Africa. It's a great camera -- easy to use and pictures are beautiful. Online instruction manual is a bit inconvenient but it's well done.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Love It!

              By JSC

              from New York, NY

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

              I've had this camera for two weeks now and absolutely love it. It isn't hard to use at all because i have owned a Canon camera before and love that they keep almost the same feature consistency. I am enjoying the optical zoom for this camera and the how portable it is to carry with me on day trips. No complaints other that I feel that i have to carry the charger with me cause the battery doesn't last as long as I anticipated. But the charger is small in size and portable enough to carry around.

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Canon SX500

              By Edwin

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Quality
              • Great Zoom

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                I use this light camera for travel, very fantastic zoom and I love the fish eye option.
                I recommend this camera for persons that like to have light cameras and good quality images.
                The other thing that I love of this camera is that you can buy a lot of accesories. For example lenses, hood, etc.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great Camera

                By Pete Rock

                from Boston, Ma

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                I have used this camera 3 times already and have loved it. Light weight. Takes great pictures. 30x zoom is a huge plus for me. Battery life is good, but if you are going to be using it for long time, you may need back up battery, but does come with charger so that is option to recharge during it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Some Good Features, Some Not So Great

                By Old Fart

                from Cedar Key, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay
                • No Viewfinder
                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                My primary use is nature photography. The screen is hard to see in full daylight, even at the brightest setting. I miss the viewfinder on my old Canon. The 30X is great and easy to use with the resize button. Movies are surprisingly sharp. Magnification of still shots is also nice. Canon help line is well "manned" with native English speaking people. Software download is awkward at best. The poorest aspect is rapid use of battery as compared to the old Canon with AA cells. The battery does recharge in about 90 minutes.
                The lag time is a bit disappointing, with no work around.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 6
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent camera for a moderate price

                By hot scott

                from Detroit- Mi

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • Lag / Shutter Delay

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                The zoom on this model is fantastic and captures great quality close ups. It's capability to take close up up photos of very small details are very impressive.I took approx. 200+ photos before i got a low battery signal. I'm equally excited about it's video and audio quality.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Right tool for the right job...

                By Duane

                from Middletown, Pa

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder
                • No view finder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                This would be a perfect fit if it only had a view finder...This has been the only pitfall of this camera...Bottom line is I'll get used to it...

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 7
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Perfect

                By Celso

                from Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brasil

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos

                  Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                  Excelent for a teenager, a beginner like my daughter.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  4.0

                  Great Buy

                  By Woody

                  from Jefferson city, MP

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                    Family photos, vacation and event shots.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Camera!!

                    By Cameraguy1057

                    from St. Louis, MO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good For Train Pictures
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Nice Body Color
                    • Small / Compact
                    • Turns On And Loads Up Fas
                    • Well Worth The

                    Cons

                    • Not the best in low light
                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                    The Canon SX500 IS Digital Camera is a great little Canon camera. It sports 16.1 MP, 30x Zoom, and many more very nice, useful features. The quality and detail the zoom carries out at full 30x zoom is incredible. You can very well make out what the writing says on most far away objects with text on them, and make out the details on other things still, as well. The pictures are mostly clear and normally turn out very nice. Have had good luck with it. I bought the SX500 IS to replace my previous camera when it broke a couple weeks ago, and it has worked very well overall as a replacement. When I shoot railroad equipment and scenery shots, for example, the shots turn out great. All in all, a very nice camera. Would recommend it.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 8
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    2.0

                    Not too happy

                    By SB

                    from New York

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Flash
                      • Poor Image Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                        The quality of the pictures are not good at all no matter which setting you put the camera on. There are a ton of other cameras out there with the same quality but much cheaper. I don't recommend it!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Awesome camera!!

                        By Tracy m.

                        from Guthrie, ok

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color

                        Cons

                        • Short Battery Life

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                        Am getting serious about photography and this camera is a great starter for me. It takes super clear pictures and is very easy to use. It's compact enough that I can take it anywhere I need to go. Will definitely purchase a higher grade when I am ready to move up.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent!

                        By Santiago

                        from New Haven, CT

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                          I use it for travel, size is excellent and allows you to have good control over the pictures. Zoom is amazing.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          AMAZING

                          By Karol

                          from São Paulo, BRA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Video

                            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                            Eu adorei a câmera. Aproveitei para tirar muitas fotos e minha filha a utilizou para fazer vídeos em HD.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Just what we needed

                            By Newbie

                            from Lancaster, PA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Nice Body Color
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                            • No Viewfinder

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                            Love the zoom, works extremely well in dark lighting. Love the video feature as well. As a newbie, I am really liking how this camera captures images.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 8
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Simple to use with excellent results

                            By Joyce

                            from Watertown, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                              I purchased this camera for use within the Technical Publications department of my company. This camera is used by a large number of people from a variety of departments within the company and so far I have gotten great feedback. It is easy to operate, offers a lot of options without being too complicated, and the results have been great.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Cannon Camera for Travel and Event

                              By Cristy

                              from Garden City, KS

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast
                              • Fastaccurate Auto-focus
                              • Good Image Qualty
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Nice Body
                              • Nice Body Color

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • family
                                • Landscape
                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Digital Camera:

                                I would use this for traveling, recording and special events. I love the zoom and pixels. It is very easy to charge and handle.

                                • Ease of Operation:
                                • 10
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
                                • You Pay: $9.95
                                 
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