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Canon 500

Canon 500
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A good spec and award winning compact camera
Compact 5MP 3x No Feb 2013
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Canon 500 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon 500 number 869 across all digital cameras.
89
Reviews
13 Reviews + 2 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 75%, based on 13 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very small optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Only 2592 x 1944 pixels image resolution
Lower than average megapixels

Canon 500 Video Reviews

Canon 500 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon 500 has a maximum image resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's 68% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon 500 of only 5MP is very low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 4% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Canon 500's optical zoom of only 3x is in the smallest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Canon 500 is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all cameras is 3840 x 3840 pixels and the worst is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 640 x 480 is known as VGA.

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Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon 500's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 400 is very low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon 500's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 23% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon 500 of 185g is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 42% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon 500 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon 500's image sensor size of 0.556" is in the biggest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest image sensor size of cameras is 0.25", the biggest is 1.5", and the average image sensor size is 0.47".

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon 500 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon 500 supports a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This digital camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon 500 of only 1.5" is smaller than 99% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The Canon 500's digital zoom of 4.1x is in the biggest 32% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x.

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Only 190 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon 500 which takes 190 battery life.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon 500's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 36mm is longer than 98% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon 500 is 640 x 480. That's 90% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon 500 of only 118,000 pixels is in the lowest 3% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon elph500hsbr, canon elph500hssl, canon elph500hspk

Barcodes:

00013803133783, 00013803133806, 00013803133813

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