Canon SX500 IS 6353B001 User Manual (en)

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DIGITAL CAMERA
PowerShot SX500 IS
IMAGE SENSOR
Type
1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.0M
Colour Filter Type 
Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type
DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology 
LENS
Focal Length
4.3 – 129.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 720 mm) 
Zoom
Optical 30x
ZoomPlus 60x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 
1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom [1]). Combined Approx. 
120x
Maximum f/number
f/3.4 – f/5.8
Construction
13 elements in 10 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided 
aspherical lens) 
Image Stabilisation
Yes (lens shift-type), 3.5-stop. Intelligent IS
FOCUSING
Type
TTL
AF System/Points
Face Detection, 1-point AF (fixed to centre) 
AF Modes
Continuous, Servo AF/AE [10], Tracking AF
AF Point Selection
Size (Normal, Small) 
AF Lock 
On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam
Yes
Manual Focus
Yes
Closest Focusing Distance
0 cm (W) from front of lens in macro
EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modes
Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-
weighted average, Spot (Centre) 
AE Lock
On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range 
correction
ISO sensitivity [3]
AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
SHUTTER
Speed
1 – 1/1600 sec. (factory default) 
15 – 1/1600 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode) 
WHITE BALANCE
Type
TTL
Settings
Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, 
Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
LCD MONITOR
Monitor
7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, Approx. 461,000 dots
Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness
Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD