Canon PowerShot S500 Digital ELPH Camera@DASHING THING REVIEW

05 Jul

Camera QuickLook
Review Date
User Level
Novice to Advanced
Product Uses
Family / Travel / Special Events
Digicam Design
Automatic Exposure Control
Picture Quality
High, 5.0-megapixel CCD
Print Sizes
4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 inches
April, 2004
Suggested Retail Price
(At introduction)



The Canon PowerShot S500 is the latest in the highly popular line of “Digital ELPH cameras from Canon. Canon’s name is one of the few needing no introduction in the world of photography: Ask a photographer, be they professional or amateur, to name the first couple of camera manufacturers that they can think of, and chances are that Canon would be at or near the top of the list. In the digital arena, Canon has continued their history of innovation, with a broad line of products ranging from entry-level models all the way to no-holds-barred digital SLRs for professional photographers. In the consumer arena, their products are distinguished by superb design, sharp lenses, and excellent color.

In both the film and digital worlds, Canon has become known for their high-style, diminutive “ELPH” cameras. Long a popular brand for APS film cameras, Canon brought the ELPH size and styling to the digital world with the original S100. The PowerShot S500 breaks new ground with a larger, 5.0-megapixel CCD. The S500 carries over other improvements that first appeared in the PowerShot S400, including a Center-Weighted metering mode option, faster maximum shutter speed (1/2,000 second), and improved macro capabilities, adding a print share button. With the same great user interface common to Canon cameras and point-and-shoot operation driven by their dedicated image processors, the S500 is sure to please a host of consumers.

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