Ultra-wide angle lens offers a 30x zoom.
Manual and semi manual controls.
Very small, very light body.
Offers more shooting options.
Very good optical image stabilization.
Great image quality.
Only records video in 720p HD.
Shooting performance might still be too slow for action shots, especially indoors.
Not a great choice for handheld low-light shots.
Body doesn’t feel particularly solid.
Lacks Raw capture.
Very poor continuous shooting.
Lens suffers from Chromatic aberration.
Poor battery life.
Vertical streaking on highlights in video (due to CCD).
By TopTenREVIEWS on May 31, 2013
If you are on a budget and want a high-zoom full-body camera, you will love the PowerShot...75
By Steves Digicams on February 19, 2013
By Kyle Schurman One of the reasons why some people choose to avoid fixed-lens cameras with large zoom lenses is because most such cameras are really heavy and large. The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS camera carries a 30x optical zoom lens, but it's one...-
By cnet on January 31, 2013
It has its limitations, but the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a good choice for zoom addicts on a...70
By GadgetSpeak on January 25, 2013
The Canon PowerShot SX500-IS is another in the range from Canon, this one on a cursory glance could be confused with a small DSLR unit, it is however a digital unit with excellent zoom as well as other features making it almost a bridge...76
By itproportal.com on January 24, 2013
The PowerShot SX500 IS an interesting alternative to all those travel compacts. It offers a useful zoom range with very effective image stabilisation, excellent low-light focusing, a good range of creative features, easy-to use controls and pleasant...70
By DPexpert on October 25, 2012
REVIEW—CANON SX500 IS] by terry on 25 October 2012 Surprised it is done at all! THE LOW-DOWN: This compact camera with a 16 megapixel sensor is fitted with a 30X optical zoom and the boast of a 60X zoom when moved into the digital enlargement...-
By Sydney Morning Herald on October 25, 2012
DateOctober 25, 2012 Read later This compact camera with a 16-megapixel sensor is fitted with a 30x optical zoom and the boast of a 60x zoom when moved into the digital enlargement zone. In 35-millimetre film terms, this is a 24mm-720mm...-
By PhotographyBLOG on October 22, 2012
If you're after a little compact that gives you most of the features and control of a prosumer/DSLR then the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is perfect. It has the large zoom to cover all eventualities as well as auto and manual controls to either let you...80
By CNET Australia on October 11, 2012
Need a lot of zoom for a little bit of cash? The PowerShot SX500 IS fits the bill nicely, as long as you can live with its...70
By DigitalVersus on October 02, 2012
The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a sort of mini-bridge camera that packs a 30x zoom into a low-cost body. While the lens is OK quality, cost-saving cuts tarnish the final package—this camera can be frustratingly slow and is incapable of correcting...60