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PowerShot S500
Manufacturer: Canon
Model: PowerShot S500
 
TYPE OF CAMERA
Type of Camera Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 3.0x optical zoom
IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE
Type 1/1.8" charge coupled device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 5.3 Million
Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 Million
LENS
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)
VIEWFINDERS
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 1.5" 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
FLASH (BUILT-IN)
Operation Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction On/ Off, Slow-Sync
Flash Range Normal: 46m – 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.
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)
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia and Black & White
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 (S500 Only), 320 x 240, 160 x 120
NUMBER OF RECORDABLE IMAGES
Menu Selection File Size(KB) Resolution
(pixels)
32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB
Large/SuperFine 2,503 2,592 x 1,944 11 24 49 99 198
Large/Fine 1,395 2,592 x 1,944 21 43 88 177 354
Large/Normal 695 2,592 x 1,944 43 88 176 355 709
Medium 1/SuperFine 1,602 2,048 x 1,536 18 38 76 154 308
Medium 1/Fine 893 2,048 x 1,536 33 68 137 276 552
Medium 1/Normal 445 2,048 x 1,536 67 136 274 548 1,095
Medium 2/SuperFine 1,002 1,600 x 1,200 30 61 122 246 491
Medium 2/Fine 558 1,600 x 1,200 54 109 219 440 879
Medium 2/Normal 278 1,600 x 1,200 108 217 435 868 1,734
Small/SuperFine 249 640 x 480 120 241 482 962 1,891
Small/Fine 150 640 x 480 196 393 788 1,563 3,122
Small/Normal 84 640 x 480 337 676 1,355 2,720 5,023
* These figures reflect standard shooting conditions established by Canon.Actual totals and file sizes may vary according to the subject, shooting conditions and shooting mode.
TIME OF RECORDABLE MOVIES
Resolution
(pixels)
32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB
Movie/High 640 x 480 46 sec. 92 sec. 186 sec. 374 sec. 742 sec.
Movie/Medium 320 x 240 91 sec. 183 sec. 368 sec. 735 sec 1,451 sec.
Movie/Low 160 x 120 242 sec. 486 sec. 973 sec. 1,954 sec. 3,902 sec.
* Individual movie clips are limited to 3 minutes maximum per clip. Above figures show total movie capacity on various CF cards, measured under Canon's standard test conditions, and may vary depending upon scene, subjects or camera settings.
PLAYBACK SPECIFICATIONS
Playback Modes File Single, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x to 10x), Slide Show or Movie
ERASING SPECIFICATIONS
Erase Modes Stil Images: Single Image, All Images
Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie
INTERFACES
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 Card Photo 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. 400 minutes (under Canon's standard conditions*2 with full-charged battery)
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Temperature 32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C)
Operating Humidity 10 – 90%
Dimensions
(W x H x D)
87.0 x 57.0 x 27.8mm (3.43 x 2.24 x 1.09 in.) (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 185g (6.53 oz.) (Camera body only)

 

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