Canon PowerShot SD500 Digital ELPH 6 to 7 Megapixel

PowerShot SD500 Digital ELPH

The PowerShot SD500 is equipped with 7.1 Megapixels of resolution for astonishing detail, and it employs Canon's exclusive DIGIC II Image Processor to bring all that detail to vibrant life. With a big 2.0 inch LCD screen and an outstanding set of features and capabilities, the SD500 is a digital camera designed to lead the impressive Digital ELPH line.

User Reviews (4)

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jim   Beginner [Jan 14, 2007]
Strength:

learning curve, lighting, color truness.

Weakness:

none that I know of.

The SD500 is a easy camera to use. Learning curve is quick and results are excellent. Movies come out sharp and well lighted, even in low light. Transfer to computer is a snap and quite quick. A 1g sd card gives 192 shots at the highest resolution.

Customer Service

not used so far.

Similar Products Used: noen
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5
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5
OrJay   Intermediate [Nov 09, 2006]
Strength:

Image quality
Speed for a P&S
Size

Weakness:

Battery life, but it's ok if you're not going to be away from the charger for too long.
Viewfinder but you'll tend to use the LCD anyway.

This is the perfect snapshot camera to go with you everywhere. It is almost to small but the way Canon laid out the controls and fit a 2" LCd is perfect. It fits in any pocket and is quick so it is a great camera to have for all of those spur of the moment shots. I use mine mostly for people and pet pictures. It produces high quality prints and is very easy to use. It is mostly full auto but does have some interesting features like the continous shooting mode (~2fps) which is great for the dogs. Overall if you want a very small camera to take anywhere, anytime this is the one.

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5
VALUE
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5
Full Ride   Beginner [Nov 08, 2006]
Strength:

Size: it's ultra compact, very small. Design: it's a beautiful camera, very clean lines, reminds me of an Audi. Image quality: beautiful pictures, 7.1megapixels. Very is easy to use for a newbie like myself.

Weakness:

Nighttime pictures aren't very good, external flash would really help.

This is a very nice compact digital camera. It is my very first digital camera, so I really don't have anything to compare it to. The Canon SD500 is an ultra compact camera that takes excellent pictures, mainly because of it's 7.1 megapixels. I can't say enough how small this camera is; it's one of the few cameras you can actually carry comfortably in your pocket. As a beginner, this camera has been very user friendly, and only required a couple of hours of use for me to take really nice pics.
This camera takes excellent pictures indoors and outdoors. The 3x optical zoom is very helpful and for a camera this size it's as much zoom as your going get. If you need more zoom, your going to have to get a bigger camera.
Overall an excellent all around compact point and shoot camera.

Customer Service

I haven't had to use their customer service.

Similar Products Used: This is my first digital camera. Excellent camera for a first time user, very easy to use.
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5
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5
rogersphotography   Intermediate [Mar 01, 2006]
Strength:

take everyware, small size so there is no excuse not to have a camera when you need it, 7.1 mega pix makes very good 13x19 pictures...

Weakness:

this is a great genral use camera, and i have no complaints, and i have made several professional photographs with this and made $$$

i bought this when it first came out so i paid more than todays price, high pix and compact shirt pocket size, great for that quick dont miss shot and take anyware with no bulk... great camera, and very sharp pics, i enlarge up to 13x19 with very good quality...

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5
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5
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