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Canon PowerShot SD500

Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital camera with built-in flash and 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom
Image Capture Device
Type 7.1 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
Focal Length 7.7-23.1mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 37-111mm)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range NORMAL: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity
MACRO: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50cm (W), 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (T
DIGITAL MACRO: 2.0-3.9 in./5-10cm (W)
Autofocus System 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (fixed to center) (Intelligent Orientation Sensor), AF Lock, AF-assist Beam On/Off
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.0 inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD
LCD Pixels Approx. 118,000 pixels
LCD Coverage 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8-7.1 (W), f/4.9-13.0 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/2000 sec.
Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
*Metering frame with Spot mode is center fixed.
Exposure Control Method Program AE, AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
ND Filter Not Available
White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto*, Flash On*, Flash Off, Slow Synchro* Red-Eye Reduction is available
Flash Range Normal: 1.6-15.8 ft./50cm-4.8m (W), 1.6-9.2 ft./50cm-2.8m (T)
Macro: 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (W/T) (When sensitivity is set to Auto)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation Not Available
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Still Images: Auto, Manual, Scene Modes (Digital Macro, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Underwater), My Colors, Stitch Assist; Movies: Standard, Fast Frame Rate, Compact, My Colors.
Photo Effects Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec. or approx 10-sec. delay, custom
Wireless Control Not Available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.0 shots/sec.
Image Storage
Storage Media SD memory card
Print Order Format Design rule for camera file system Exif 2.2 (JPEG) and DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format Still: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movies: AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels Still Image: 3072x2304 (Large), 2592x1944 (Medium 1), 2048x1536 (Medium 2), 1600x1200 (Medium 3), 640x480 (Small), 1600x1200 (Postcard Date Imprint Mode)
Movie: 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumb images), Normal Playback, Special Playback, Slow Motion, Movie Editing
Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Images: Single Images, All Images
Movies: Part of Movie, All of Movie
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B/PTP)
Video Out NTSC, PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and select BJ Printers (no computer required)
Power Supply
Power Source 1. One Rechargeable lithium-ion battery NB-3L
2. AC Adapter Kit (ACK-900)
Shooting Capacity NB-3L: LCD On - Approx. 160 shots (CIPA Test Standard); LCD Off - Approx. 550 shots.
Playback Time Approx. 210 minutes (Under Canon's standard conditions*1 with fully charged battery)
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 32-104° F/0-40° C
Operating Humidity 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.37 x 2.24 x 1.04 in./85.6 x 57.0 x 26.5mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 6.0 oz./170g (camera body only)

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