The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS digital camera is available right after the Photokina 2012 Show. The Canon PowerShot camera has an estimated retail price of €350 EUR / $330 USD / £280 GBP. Prices may vary from country to country. Availability of colors and optional Powershot accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Canon PowerShot website in your country for more details.
My wife rates this Canon SX500 IS camera very highly. The PowerShot SX500 IS measures 104 x 70 x 80mm and weighs 341g including battery. That's pretty small and light for a camera with a massive 30x zoom - in fact this Canon SX500 is the smallest and lightest mega zoom camera currently available. That zoom is the 35mm dSLR equivalent of suitcase full of SLR lenses ranging from 24mm wide angle to 720mm telephoto, and there's the Canon's macro option that can focus from 0 cm. Plus the camera is solidly built, looks great, isn't expensive and has a load of adjustable control features. OK image quality isn't as good as a decent bridge camera, there's noise on all images and this becomes very noticeable above ISO 400 or if you enlarge the photo.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS digital camera features
In addition, the Canon PowerShot camera is equipped with a Zoom Framing Assist feature - a Canon technology that makes zooming-in and framing subjects quick and effortless. This feature is a tremendous benefit for those times when you lose sight of your subject after zooming in. By simply pressing the Zoom Framing Assist button located on the lower front left of the Canon camera, the lens will quickly zoom out to help you re-locate and frame your subject. A frame box appears on the LCD as a guide to place your subject in and releasing the button quickly brings the camera back to the initial “zoomed-in” range. The lens retraction and extension is faster using the Zoom Framing Assist button than the zoom lever, and allows the photographer to keep the camera more stable for the shot, this is particularly helpful for those trying to zoom in and shoot pictures of animals or moving subjects.
Canon SX500 IS sales package
• Canon PowerShot SX500 IS camera
• Canon NB-6L Battery pack
• Canon CB-2LY Battery charger
• Digital camera Lens cap
• Canon Neck strap
• USB Interface Cable
• Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS price
The new Canon PowerShot camera will be available for retail in September 2012. The Canon PowerShot SX500iS carries a suggested retail price of $330 USD. Availability of colours and optional Canon accessories may differ depending on the country. Please contact the Canon digital camera dealer in your region for more information.
From recording family holidays to capturing a special day, the optical zoom lens of the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS camera makes it easy to capture every moment, even when you can’t get as close to the action as you’d like. The Canon PowerShot SX500 IS compact camera is the ideal option for users looking for compact power. Utilising Canon’s extensive expertise in lens design, it features a newly-developed 24mm wide-angle, 30x optical zoom lens, small enough to fit in a travel-friendly body. For getting even closer to your subject, Canon’s Zoom Plus technology digitally extends the lens reach, zooming as far as 60x.
Whether you’re an amateur photographer capturing the memories of your favorite vacation or a professional wedding photographer capturing a couple’s happiest moments, you can depend on our selection of camera batteries to power your Canon PowerShot SX500 IS camera. For extended shooting sessions, you can even keep some extra batteries on hand, just in case.