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PowerShot S500

Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.0x Optical / 4.1x Digital / 12x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type: 1/1.8 inch charge coupled device (CCD)
Total pixels: Approx. 5.3 Million
Approx. 5.3 Million Approx. 5.0 Million
Focal Length 7.4 (W) - 22.2 (T)mm (35mm film equivalent: 36 - 108mm)
Digital Zoom 4.1x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 46cm/1.5 ft. - Infinity (W/T) Macro AF: 5 - 46cm/2.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (W); 30 - 46cm/1.0 - 1.5 ft. (T)
Autofocus System 9-point AiAF (Automatic Focus Point Selection)/1-point AF (Fixed to center)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approximately 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8(W) - 4.9(T)
Shutter Speed 15 - 1/2,000 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO*; ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
* Camera automatically sets optimum speeds.
Light Metering Method Evaluative/ Center-weighted average/ Spot*
* Metering frame when spot is center fixed.
Exposure Control Method Program AE
Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom White Balance
Built-in Flash Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range Normal: 46 - 3.5m/ 1.5 - 11 ft. (W); 46cm - 2.0m/ 1.5 - 6.6 ft.(T) Macro: 30 - 46cm/ 1.0 in. - 1.5 ft. (W) (When ISO is set to AUTO)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less. (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual*, Stitch Assist, Movie
*Long Shutter mode is also available.
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
Self-Timer Operates with approx. 2 sec. or 10 sec. count-down.
Wireless Control Not Available
Continuous Shooting High Speed: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec.
Normal Speed: Approx. 1.5 shots/sec.
(Large/ Fine Mode and LCD monitor is Off)
Image Storage
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I
File Format Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF*1)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1
Image Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)
JPEG Compression Mode SuperFine, Fine or Normal
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 2,592 x 1,944 (Large), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 1), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 2), 640 x 480 pixels (Small)
Movie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240,160 x 120
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Image, All Images
Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
Computer Interface Universal Serial Bus (USB)(mini-B jack)
Video Out NTSC/ PAL
Other CF card slot (accept Type I card). Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and BJ Photo Printers (no computer required).
Power Supply
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-1LH or NB-1L)
2. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS500
3. Car Battery Charger CBC-NB1
4. Coin-type secondary lithium battery MS-614S
Shooting Capacity LCD on - Approx. 190*2; LCD Off - Approx. 440
Playback Time Approx. 140 min.*3
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
(W x H x D)
3.43 x 2.24 x 1.09 in./ 87.0 x 57.0 x 27.8mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 6.53 oz./ 185g (Camera body only)
Computer System Requirements
Mac Requirements OS: Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Mac OS X (v10.1/10.2). Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports. CPU: PowerPC. Interface: USB (Models with Apple genuine USB interface only).
PC Requirements OS: Microsoft Windows 98 (including Second Edition)/Me/2000/XP. Computer Model: The above OS should be pre-installed on computer with built-in USB ports. CPU: Pentium 150MHz or higher processor (Windows 98/ Me/2000), Pentium 300MHz or higher processor (Windows XP). Interface: USB (Windows 98/Me/2000/ XP pre-install model only).

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