PowerShot SD500

PowerShot SD/ELPH Series

Digital Camera
Item Code: 9885A001

Specifications

Main Unit Spec

Type of Camera
TypeCompact digital camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type7.1 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total PixelsApprox. 7.4 Megapixels
Effective PixelsApprox. 7.1 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length7.7-23.1mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 37-111mm)
Digital Zoom4x
Focusing RangeNORMAL: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
MACRO: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W), 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T
DIGITAL MACRO: 2.0-3.9 in./5-10cm (W)
Autofocus System9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center) (Intelligent Orientation Sensor), AF Lock, AF-assist Beam On/Off
Viewfinders
Optical ViewfinderReal-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD PixelsApprox. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperturef/2.8-7.1 (W), f/4.9-13.0 (T)
Shutter Speed15-1/2000 sec.
Exposure Control
SensitivityAUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering MethodEvaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
*Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed.
Exposure Control MethodProgram AE, AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ND FilterNot Available
White Balance
White Balance ControlAuto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Flash
Built-in FlashOperation Modes: Auto*, Flash On*, Flash Off, Slow Synchro* Red-Eye Reduction is available
Flash RangeNormal: 1.6-15.8 ft./50cm-4.8m (W), 1.6-9.2 ft./50cm-2.8m (T)
Macro: 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (W/T) (When sensitivity is set to Auto)
Recycling TimeApprox. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure CompensationNot Available
Shooting Specifications
Shooting ModesStill Images: Auto, Manual, Scene Modes (Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater), My Colors, Stitch Assist; Movies: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors.
Photo EffectsOff, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self TimerActivates shutter after an approx. 2-sec. or approx 10-sec. delay, custom
Wireless ControlNot Available
Continuous ShootingApprox. 2.0 shots/sec.
Image Storage
Storage MediaSD memory card
Print Order FormatDesign rule for camera file system Exif 2.2 (JPEG) and DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording FormatStill: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression ModeNormal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording PixelsStill Image: 3072x2304 (Large), 2592x1944 (Medium 1), 2048x1536 (Medium 2), 1600x1200 (Medium 3), 640x480 (Small), 1600x1200 (Postcard Date Imprint Mode)
Movie: 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Number of Recordable Images
Image data

 

 

Small (S)

Medium 3

Medium 2

Medium 1

N

F

SF

N

F

SF

N

F

SF

N

F

SF

File Size

84KB

150KB

249KB

278KB

558KB

1002KB

445KB

893KB

1602KB

695KB

1395KB

2503KB

SDC-32MB

265

168

109

97

51

28

63

32

17

40

20

11

SDC-128MB

1,118

711

460

411

217

121

269

136

76

173

87

49

SDC-512MB

4,317

2,747

1,777

1,590

839

471

1,041

529

295

671

339

190

Time of Recordable Movies
Movie data

 

 

Large

Movie

N

F

SF

Low

Medium

High

Compact

Full Motion

File Size

902KB

1897KB

3045KB

330KB/sec.

660KB/sec.

1980KB/sec.

120KB/sec.

1320KB/sec.

SDC-32MB

31

15

9

84

42

14

206

21

SDC-128MB

134

64

40

355

181

64

869

92

SDC-512MB

520

251

156

1,373

702

249

3,357

359

Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Storage capacity varies depending on the scene or the subjects. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of SD Memory Card. Individual clips are limited to 3 minutes. The values given above vary depending on the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes FileSingle, Index (9 thumb images), Normal Playback, Special Playback, Slow Motion, Movie Editing
Erasing Specifications
Erase ModesStill Images: Single Images, All Images
Movies: Part of Movie, All of Movie
Interfaces
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B/PTP)
Video OutNTSC, PAL
Audio OutMonaural
OtherSD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply 1. One Rechargeable lithium-ion battery NB-3L
2. AC Adapter Kit (ACK-900) NB-3L: LCD On - Approx. 160 shots (CIPA Test Standard); LCD Off - Approx. 550 shots. Approx. 210 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)
Power Source1. One Rechargeable lithium-ion battery NB-3L
2. AC Adapter Kit (ACK-900)
Shooting CapacityNB-3L: LCD On - Approx. 160 shots (CIPA Test Standard); LCD Off - Approx. 550 shots.
Playback TimeApprox. 210 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)3.37 x 2.24 x 1.04 in./85.6 x 57.0 x 26.5mm (Excluding protrusions)
WeightApprox. 6.0 oz./170g (camera body only)
Note: *1 Normal temperature (73° F/23° C). Shoot images at wide angle and at telephoto end alternatively with 20 second intervals. Use flash every fourth shot. Turn camera off and on after every eight shots. LCD brightness setting by Factory default.

21 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish)