Canon PowerShot S500 Review
Date: April 1, 2004
Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph review is based
on a production model.
1/200 sec., F7.1 and ISO 50
Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph is an
ultra compact digital camera that gives consistently
excellent quality images. It
continues Canon's successful line of Digital Elphs
with a stylish, well-designed and solidly constructed
take anywhere camera.
Canon S500 packs 5 megapixels resolution (while
the S410 has 4MP). It has fast shutter speed to
1/2,000 sec. to freeze action, as well as slow
shutter speed down to 15 sec. for night shots
(shutter speeds of 1-15 sec. are manually selected).
Though it features a "Manual" mode,
this is more akin to Program AE, allowing you
to adjust exposure compensation, ISO, white balance,
a long shutter speed, and various photo effects.
Otherwise, exposure control is auto.
notable features are a low-light AF-assist illuminator
that allows you to lock focus even in total darkness,
and great movie quality at 640x480 size (limited
to 30 sec. clips until the memory card is full)
you are a looking for a strictly point-and-shoot
ultra compact digital camera with excellent image
quality, then you should look seriously at the
Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph. See if you
fit the Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph User
||Desire a quality 5 MP
resolution point-and-shoot digital camera
capable of producing prints of 11x14
in. and larger.
||Want an ultra compact,
Certified digital camera (small
fashion purse, jeans pocket).
||Desire a point-and-shoot,
with ability to adjust exposure compensation
||Like the WOW! Factor:
this camera makes a fashion statement
and will be as well (or even better)
elegantly dressed than you'd ever be
at formal dress occasions.
||Want a camera that performs
well outdoors as well as indoors, with