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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S500 / Digital IXUS 500 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Silver

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  • Digital Zoom: 4.1x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • : 5.0 MP
  • Optical Zoom: 3x
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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S500 / Digital IXUS 500 5.0 MP Digital ...

Cannon PowerShot 5 MP Camera is a phone that’s high on style, performance and durability. The Canon PowerShot S500 boasts a 3x optical zoom which allows you to take better pictures. Moreover, you can capture 320 x 240 and 160 x 120 movies with sound on this compact digital camera. So, for a camera that’s small on size but big on performance, Cannon PowerShot 5 MP is the camera of choice for you.

Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Landscape
White Balance Tungsten (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Cloudy (Preset) • Auto
Special Effects Sepia • Neutral • Low Sharpening • Vivid • Black & White • Custom Effect
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.2 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C


Max Video Resolution 640 x 480

File Format

Digital Video Format AVI

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows ME • Microsoft Windows 98SE • Microsoft Windows 98 • Microsoft Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS 9 • MS Windows 98 SE • Apple Mac OS 9.2 • Apple Mac OS 9.1 • MS Windows 98 • MS Windows ME • MS Windows 2000 • Apple Mac OS X 10.2 • Apple Mac OS X 10.1 • MS Windows XP


Expansion Slot 1 x CompactFlash Card - type I
Connector Types 1 x USB
HDMI Output No


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in


Display Type LCD
Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - color
Display Rotation Built-in


Depth 1.09 in.
Width 3.43 in.
Height 2.24 in.
Weight 6.53 Oz.


Viewfinder Type Optical
Optical Viewfinder Type Real-image zoom

Memory / Storage

Floppy Drive Storage None
Supported Flash Memory CompactFlash Card Type I • CompactFlash I

Camera Flash

Flash Type Built-in flash
Red Eye Reduction Yes


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Evaluative • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max 400
Exposure Modes Automatic • Program

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 36 - 108mm
Macro Focus Range 5-46cm
Focus Adjustment Automatic

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/1.8"

Key Features

Digital Zoom 4.1x
Type Point & Shoot
Optical Zoom 3x

Product Identifiers

Model Digital ELPH S500 / Digital IXUS 500
UPC 013803037494
MPN 9342A001
Brand Canon

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