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Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS Digital Camera

12.1MP 4.4x CMOS Apr 2011
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews.

Quite Large Screen Size

Across all the cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS the screen sizes range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8". The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has one of the larger screen sizes (3.2 inches) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an Eye-Fi|MMC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS which do not support Full HD video, the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS supports Full HD video.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS supports video recording, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS also have a built-in flash.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Canon digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a quite high display resolution (461,000 pixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this Canon digital camera. The auto focus Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Single Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a greater number of light metering modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light metering mode "Spot" is also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Short

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is one of the shorter digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS (only 55.4 millimeters) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the heights range from 10mm to 750mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 4.4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have optical zooms of between 2.7x and 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS range from 0.3MP to 46MP. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a quite low megapixel count (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS are not 3D compatible. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS does not have a GPS. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS are not waterproof. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 360 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a 640 x 360 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. Across all cameras of this age and spec the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a similar age and type to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS. The flash modes "Flash off" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of only 18 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has one of the smaller combined zoom amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this spec and age the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x, and the average combined zoom is 50x.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The number of camera playback modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Movie playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS. The playback modes "single image", "slide show" and "thumbnails" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of this age and spec. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports Five Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this type and age. The image formats "JPEG", "EFIX 2.3", "DPOF" and "MOV" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Long Flash Recharging Time

The flash recharging times of compact camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS range from 0.0005s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s. The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a fairly long flash recharging time (10 seconds) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS

Released Over Five Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot ELPH 500 HS over five years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a pretty typical weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

The PowerShot ELPH 500 HS has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most cameras that are a comparable age to it have a CCD sensor type.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Multi Burst Mode
Playback Mode
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Compatible
Other Features
Video Recording
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Interface
Data Compression
Operating System
Audio Recorder
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5130b001, 5131b001, 5130b001aa, 5131b001aa, canon zoom4, canon zoom4x, canon 5128b001
Barcodes 00013803133783, 00013803133806, 00013803133813
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