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Canon Ixus 500 HS review

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Published 
8 Mar 2012
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Our Rating 
4/5
Price when reviewed 
256
inc VAT
User Rating 
8.8 out of 10 Read 37 reviews
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The slim, sumptuous design and 12x zoom lens are a great combination, but other cameras beat it for image quality

Basic Specifications

Rating ****
CCD effective megapixels 10.0 megapixels
CCD size 1/2.3in (16MP cropped to 10MP)
Viewfinder none
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 461,000 pixels
Articulated screen No
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 12.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 28-336mm
Image stabilisation optical, lens based
Maximum image resolution 3,648x2,736
Maximum movie resolution 1920x1080
Movie frame rate at max quality 24fps
File formats JPEG; QuickTime (AVC)

Physical

Memory slot microSDXC
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 190 shots
Connectivity USB, AV, mini HDMI
HDMI output resolution 1080i
Body material metal
Lens mount N/A
Focal length multiplier N/A
Kit lens model name N/A
Accessories USB cable
Weight 155g
Size 54x88x19mm

Buying Information

Warranty one-year RTB
Price £256
Supplier http://www.oyyy.co.uk
Details www.canon.co.uk

Camera Controls

Exposure modes auto
Shutter speed auto
Aperture range f/3.4 (wide), f/5.6 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 100 to 3200
Exposure compensation +/-2 EV
White balance auto, 5 presets, manual
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, red, green, blue, skin tone, i-Contrast
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 1cm
Auto-focus modes centre, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, smile detect

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Canon IXUS 500 HS Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 37 reviews

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