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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
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General
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Model Number: SD500  SD500 
Camera Format: Compact  Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No  No 
Retail Price: $499.99 $499.99
Street Price: $326.27 $326.27
Price Update Date: 2007-03-06 2007-03-06
Date Available: 2005-03-31 2005-03-31
Remote Control: No  No 
Remote Control Type: n/a  n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes  Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:    
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS  Windows, Mac OS 
Weight: 6.0 oz (170 g) 6.0 oz (170 g)
Weight With Batteries?    
Size: 90 x 57 x 26 mm
3.5 x 2.2 x 1.0 in
90 x 57 x 26 mm
3.5 x 2.2 x 1.0 in
Warranty in Months:    
Waterproof: No  No 
Image Capture
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Image Resolution: 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240  640x480, 320x240 
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Imaging Sensor (Megapixels): 7.10 7.10
Sensor Type: CCD CCD
Sensor Size: 1/1.8"  1/1.8" 
Sensor Filter Type:    
Sensor Manufacturer:    
Focal Length Multiplier:    
Movie Audio: Yes  Yes 
Quality Levels: 3 3
Lens
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 111 mm 37 - 111 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes  Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x  4x 
Auto Focus: Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect  Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes  Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.2500 0.2500
Auto Focus Step:    
Manual Focus:    
Manual Focus Steps:    
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 20.4 in
5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 55 x 41 mm
2.2 x 1.6 in
55 x 41 mm
2.2 x 1.6 in
Min Aperture:    
Max Aperture: f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ???  f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:    
Lens Thread:    
Lens Thread Type: None  None 
Display
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom  Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 83% 83%
Monitor Viewfinder: Yes  Yes 
Monitor VF Accuracy: 99% 99%
Monitor Size (inches): 2.0 2.0
Monitor Resolution: 118,000 dots 118,000 dots
Monitor Type: Optical / LCD  Optical / LCD 
Touchscreen:    
Max Playback Zoom: 10x 10x
Exposure
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom  Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes  Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15  15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000  1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot  Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes  Yes 
Aperture Priority: No  No 
Shutter Priority: No  No 
Full Manual Exposure: No  No 
Self Timer: 1-30 1-30
Flash
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Internal Flash: Yes  Yes 
No of Flash Modes:    
Flash Modes:    
Flash Guide Number (Meters):    
Measured Flash Range, 100 ISO (feet):    
Flash Range Description:    
No of Flash "Pops":    
Ext Flash: No  No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Maximum Flash Sync:    
Image Storage
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC  SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:    
Memory Included (MB):    
Uncompressed Format:    
CCD Raw Format: No  No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2)  JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: AVI  AVI 
Connectivity
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Video Out: Yes  Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes  Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:    
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC In  DC In 
Included Software:    
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS  Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds 1.0 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.5 seconds 1.5 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.2 seconds 1.2 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.4 seconds 2.4 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):    
Shutter Lag, Full AF: 0.460 (W) - 0.460 (T) seconds 0.460 (W) - 0.460 (T) seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:    
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:    
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.25 seconds 1.25 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.25 seconds 1.25 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: No limit No limit
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.92 1.92
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30, 15 30, 15
Movie Sec @ Max Res:    
Movie Sec @ Min Res:    
Download speed, KB/second: 1239 1239
Power
Model Name: Canon PowerShot SD500  Canon PowerShot SD500 
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-3L  Proprietary NB-3L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable  Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-3L Lithium Ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NB-3L Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes  Yes 
CIPA Rating: 160 160
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Notes & Features: Has special high-speed movie mode, 320 x 240 pixels at 60 frames per second.  Has special high-speed movie mode, 320 x 240 pixels at 60 frames per second. 
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