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Canon ELPH 500 HS

A fully featured 12.1 megapixel 4.4 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact Camera 12.1MP 4.4x Yes Apr 2011
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon ELPH 500 HS Review

With average features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Canon ELPH 500 HS as follows for Summary.
1
Not Currently for Sale
55
Good Features
20
6 Years Old
Overall Score
19
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 19?

Canon digital cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixel

Canon ELPH 500 HS In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Based on 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon ELPH 500 HS has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. The best image resolution of all cameras is 7680 x 5120 pixels and the worst is 2592 x 1944 pixels.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the ELPH 500 HS has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Weight

The Canon ELPH 500 HS has a fairly standard weight (185 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 4.4 times zoom factor, the ELPH 500 HS has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The ELPH 500 HS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon ELPH 500 HS has a quite large display diagonal (3.2 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5" and the largest is 9".

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2/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 2/3"|1/2"|1/2.3"" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras. 8.80 x 6.60mm.

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Supports Video Capability

The Canon ELPH 500 HS supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Canon ELPH 500 HS features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

The ELPH 500 HS supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has a Video Out

The ELPH 500 HS has a video out, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a video out.

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Average Digital Zoom

The ELPH 500 HS has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The ELPH 500 HS features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The Canon ELPH 500 HS has one of the slower flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. The fastest flash recharging time of digital cameras is 0.0055s and the slowest is 15s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon ELPH 500 HS has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Custom Colours

The ELPH 500 HS supports custom colours, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The ELPH 500 HS features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Touchscreen

The ELPH 500 HS has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has an Audio Recorder

The ELPH 500 HS has an audio recorder. Most of the other cameras also have an audio recorder.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The ELPH 500 HS has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since April 2011.


Canon ELPH 500 HS Review Sources

To prepare this Canon ELPH 500 HS review we compared this digital camera to 100 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 303,840 product attributes, 186,051 digital camera reviews and 2,765,600 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon elph500hssl, canon elph500hspk, canon elph500hsbr, 5131b001aa
Barcodes 00013803133783, 00013803133806, 00013803133813

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