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Canon 500 Review
|13 Reviews + 2 Awards|
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Why Has it Scored 39?
It has not bad 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 2017.
Customers report is a good size, good lens quality and picture quality.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 2592 x 1944 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel
Canon 500 Video Reviews
Canon 500 In-Depth Analysis
Six Industry Awards
The writers at three expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camera. Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both gave this Canon digital camera a "Recommended" award and Digitaltrends.com gave it a "Recommended Product" award.
The authors at two other expert review sites both concluded that this Canon camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. Log.com.tr and Trusted Reviews both gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.
The writer at review site Buyerslab.com concluded that this camera was ecologically sound and gave it their "Environmental Award".
Expert Reviews Are Average
We checked 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Users Report it is a Good Size
Four owners who reviewed it concluded that it was compact.
It represents a new breed of basic compact camera…
Likely to appeal to anyone looking for a digital camera that looks good, is easy to carry around and takes a decent shot…
Buying guide Best compact camera 2012…
We were bowled over by Canon's compact cameras last year…
Very good ultra compact digital camera…
Users Report Good Lens Quality
Two customers who bought it thought it had a good zoom.
Looking for a cute little camera with a long zoom and faster performance…
If you can manage to steady the camera enough to achieve consistently sharp results at full zoom then this proves rather more of a selling point, as does the fact that the optical zoom range can be accessed in video mode or for setting up stills…
Users Report Good Picture Quality
Two people who bought the Canon 500 reckoned that it was able to produce good images.
Easy to use, takes good pictures and looks good too…
Attractive and functional design; pleasing photos…
Short battery life; poor microphone placement; grainy still photos…
Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Image Resolution
The Canon 500 has a 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.
A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras.
Amongst similar types of digital camera the best image resolution is 7680 x 5120 pixels.
Quite Low Megapixel
The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP. When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the megapixel of the Canon 500 of only 5 megapixels is one of the lowest.
1" Image Sensor Size
This digital camera has a 1|1/1.8" image sensor size, which is the most commonly found image sensor size on cameras.
The Canon 500 has a relatively typical weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.
Very Small Optical Zoom
The optical zooms of cameras range from 0.34x to 83x. With an optical zoom of only 3 times zoom factor, the Canon 500 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.
Has a Built-In Flash
The Canon 500 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of only 1.5 inches, the Canon 500 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras.
Supports 50, 100 and 3 More ISO Sensitivities
The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon 500 is more than most digital cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "Auto", "50", "100" and "400" are also supported by this Canon camera.
Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 36 millimeters, the Canon 500 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.
Average Digital Zoom
The Canon 500 has a pretty typical digital zoom (4.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.
Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 108 millimeters, the Canon 500 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras.
Very Small Maximum Aperture Number
Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130. At only 4.9, the Canon 500 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.
Features Multi Burst Mode
The Canon 500 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.
Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)
With a display resolution (numeric) of only 118,000 pixels, the Canon 500 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels.
Only 640 Pixels Video Resolution
Only 190 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon 500 which takes 190 battery life (CIPA standard).
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was February 2013 when Canon released the 500.
Buyerslab.com highlighted in their review that this camera was environmentally friendly.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||canon elph500hssl, canon elph500hspk, canon elph500hsbr|
|Barcodes||00013803133783, 00013803133806, 00013803133813|