Canon PowerShot S500 4 to 5 Megapixel

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PowerShot S500

Sleek, powerful and eminently portable. Memorable images are a click away, with a high-resolution sensor, 3x optical zoom lens, and impressive capabilities that are as easy to use as they are advanced.

User Reviews (3)

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johnisgolden   Intermediate [Apr 07, 2006]
Strength:

Excellent normal pictures. Macros are very good. Bright, High Resolution (118,000 pixels) LCD Screen. 10X Playback Zoom. Great Bundled Software. Lens Quality. Durable Metal Housing. Stylish Design.

Weakness:

Weaknesses: Cheap Plastic Battery Compartment and CF Card Compartment Lids. Small (by today's standards) 1.5" LCD Display. Fussy Lens Zoom Control.

This is an Excellent Digital Camera. I recently purchased this camera, which was New Old Stock. The S500 was introduced about two years ago. The newer, smaller Canon models have larger LCD Displays, but make compromises in Lens Quality and Ease of Use (buttons are too small on newer models). So, because I consider the Canon S500 to be the last of the Real Deal Canon Compact Digital Cameras, I decided to buy the older Canon S500. Normal Picture Quality is Excellent. Macros are Very Good, but not the best. The Camera Controls work well, although the Lens Zoom Control is quite fussy. Bundled Software and Owners Manuals are Truly Excellent. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Fine Product from Canon.

Customer Service

I haven't had to use customer service for this product, but I was happy with the service on the Canon PowerShot S100 that I previously owned. On that camera, I had an issue with close-up (macro) focusing and Canon bent over backwards to please me. Turns out they couldn't please me because the camera focusing system just was not accurate for macros. The macro focusing on the S500 is much better, although still not in a class with the better Nikon digital camers.

Similar Products Used: Canon PowerShot S100, Nikon CoolPix 4500
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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C.Eaton   Intermediate [Jul 01, 2004]
Strength:

Image quality Build quality exceptional LCD monitor very good Excellent flash

Weakness:

The menus can be fiddly on manual

Excellent compact performer. I bought this for when I don't want to lug around my Canon 10D but still want reasonable images. To be quite honest apart from the physical size of the images I am hard-pressed to tell which images came from which camera, it really is that good.

Customer Service

Not needed so far

Similar Products Used: Canon 10D Olympus E-1
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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