Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
Top 59%612 points
Top 59%
Megapixels
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10.91MP - 19.73MP
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sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
16
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
Best

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS: 44 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
245
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
1
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

5. weight

341g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. video recording

720 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
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8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
33% have it
100
0

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
48% have it
84
0

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.000625s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

11. pixel density

327ppi
Sony Alpha 7R: 544ppi
77
0

12. width

69.5mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

13. volume

579.69cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

14. height

104mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

15. thickness

80.2mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

16. battery power

1000mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4360mAh
69
0

17. resolution

784 x 588px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

18. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
46% have it
67
0

19. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

20. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
73% have it
56
0

21. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
52% have it
52
0

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
88% have it
51
0

23. has an optical viewfinder

An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
29% have it
49
0

24. shutter lag

The amount of time it takes the camera to take a photo, without having to focus.
0.29s
Leica M Typ 240: 0.00025s
49
0

25. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
66% have it
48
0

26. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
30x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
0

27. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.4
Ricoh GR II: 1
41
0

28. flash sync speed

Flash synchronization is defined as the firing of a photographic flash coinciding with the shutter admitting light to the image sensor. In general, faster flash sync speeds are better if the photographer needs to flash-fill subjects that are backlit and wants to avoid motion blur, or wants to increase depth of field by using a high aperture.
0.000625s
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 + Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm F/3.5-5.6 ASPH: 0.00006s
40
0

29. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
88% have it
40
0

30. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
720mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
39
0

31. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

32. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

33. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
24mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
34
0

34. has manual ISO

This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
93% have it
32
0

35. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.1
31
0

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