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Canon PowerShot SD500


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot SD500 
Model Number: SD500 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $326.27
Price Update Date: 2007-03-06
Date Available: 2005-03-31
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS 
Weight: 6.0 oz (170 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 3.5 x 2.2 x 1.0 in.
(90 x 57 x 27 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072x2304, 2592x1944, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.10
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 111 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.2500
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus:  
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 5 - 50 cm
2.0 - 20.4 in
Min Macro Area: 55 x 41 mm
2.2 x 1.6 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 83%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 50, 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 7
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 15 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/2000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 1-30
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes:  
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.8
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) 
Movie File Format: AVI 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 1.000 seconds
Shutdown Time: 1.500 seconds
Play -> Record: 1.200 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.400 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.460 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.460 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.070 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.250 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.250 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 999
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.920
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 30.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 1239.00
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-3L 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-3L Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Has special high-speed movie mode, 320 x 240 pixels at 60 frames per second. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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