Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

  • Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
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Based on 19 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Ultra-wide angle lens offers a 30x zoom.
  • Manual and semi manual controls.
  • Very small, very light body.

Cons:

  • Only records video in 720p HD.
  • Shooting performance might still be too slow for action shots, especially indoors.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

If you are on a budget and want a high-zoom full-body camera, you will love the PowerShot...

By Steves Digicams on

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 of...

By cnet on 70

It has its limitations, but the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is a good choice for zoom addicts on a...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

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...

By IT Pro Portal on 70

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...

By DPexpert on

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 zone....

By Sydney Morning Herald on

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 brisbanetimes.com.au on

Canon SX500ISPrice: $420Surprised it is done at allThe 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 zone. In 35-millimetre film terms, this...

By PhotographyBLOG on 80

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...

By CNET Australia on 70

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...

By DigitalVersus on 60

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...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS represents something of an anomaly in that it straddles the gap somewhere between ultracompact and superzoom. The first thing that strikes you about it is the size; it's a very small camera, and yet within its diminutive body...

By Digital Photography School on

A year or so ago I was attracted by Canon’s SX30 IS, a 35X digicam. So much so that I bought one for family use. And it turned out to be ideal for the purpose, especially in shooting video at the long end! … although this was somewhat tempered by its...

By Pocket-lint on 70

The casual snapper will love the huge zoom range that the small-bodied SX500 IS offers. But the more intensive photographer won’t find that the image and lens quality live up to the highest level. Not really a surprise for the £250 asking price, but,...

By What Digital Camera on 88

The core feature of the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is its 30x optical zoom, which covers a focal range of 24-720mm in equivalent terms. The lens itself is supported by Canon's Intelligent IS stabilisation technology, which will no doubt ease some of the...

By CNET UK on 70

You get a great lens at a fair price with the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS, but colour fringing on sharp contrasts and noise in images shot at fairly conservative sensitivities disappoint. So long as you don't want to enlarge your images hugely or crop...

By ePHOTOzine on 80

The compact size and ease of use makes the Canon Powershot SX500 IS appealling although the slow shot to shot times and slow continuous shooting may put some people off, particularly if you want to capture high speed action such as sports. The extremely...

By Camera Labs on 85

The PowerShot SX500 IS provides an unbeatable combination of massive zoom range in a compact lightweight body that, for now at least, is unmatched by anyone else. If you want a smaller camera, you'll need to make a compromise on zoom range and if you...

International Review By rozetka.com.ua on

Мелкие недостатки Canon Power Shot SX500 IS не испортили общего впечатления об этом устройстве. Камера обеспечивает приличное качество снимков на всех фокусных расстояниях, что делает ее идеальным компаньоном для путешествий, отдыха на природе и в других...

International Review By Portablegear on 80

De Canon PowerShot SX500 IS is een high-end superzoom-camera met een 16-megapixel sensor en een 30-voudige optische zoom (met ultragroothoek). Met de ZoomPlus-functie is zelfs een 60-voudige zoom mogelijk. Instellingen voor diafragma en sluitertijd zijn...