Canon IXUS 500 HS reviews and prices: Compact camera

40 customer reviews

This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 40 reviews.
Canon IXUS 500 HS: 10.1 MP (Megapixels), 12x optical zoom, SDHC Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Larisa,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
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Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Mar 2013

roger, pontyclun Experienced amateur

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
didn't get the camera !!!
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Features 1.0
Build Quality 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2013

Colin, Rotherham Experienced amateur

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Small lightweight
Bad points:
Touch screen very fiddly need small fingers, not easy to use features, price drops by the day, poor battery you need 2.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 6.0
Build Quality 6.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2013

Colin, Rotherham Experienced amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Small, lightweight
Bad points:
Screen hard to see in daylight, you need very small fingers to use touchscreen, poor touch screen can be unresponsive, no sd card or internal memory, no case.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2013

Colin, Rotherham Experienced amateur

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Small compact
Bad points:
Flits between auto and other settings making images blurred, screen unresponsive need children's fingers to operate, cannot transfer video to my Panasonic video recorder, poor battery, total lack of extras, case or cables
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Aug 2013

David, West london Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use, good range of features, very competitive price.
Bad points:
Battery cannot be charged in camera and spare batteries are expensive.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2013

Anthony, Adelaide Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very similar controls as previous Canon cameras I have had so it is easy to use. Excellent size considering all of its features.
Bad points:
Easy to misplace due to small size - maybe Canon could invent some tracing device to find it.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Mar 2013

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Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 12
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC Card
PictBridge Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 155
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
Waterproof No
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
USB port Yes
RAW Format No
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.4-5.6
Release date 2012-02-29
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 336
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: IXUS 500 HS, Digital IXUS 500 HS, Canon XUS 500 HS

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Manufacturer's Description

The IXUS 500 HS brings a big 12x zoom to a compact, stunning metal body – getting you closer, in style. With HS System, Intelligent IS and Smart Auto, shooting great images is easy, even in low light.

Features

  • 12x zoom in tiny and stunning metal body
  • HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS and DIGIC 5
  • Intelligent IS
  • 7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
  • Full HD movies
  • Smart Auto (58 scenes)
  • Face ID
  • High-speed shooting
  • Movie Digest (720p)
  • Optional 3m waterproof case

12x zoom in tiny and stunning metal body
With a tiny metal body in an amazing finish the IXUS 500 HS packs a powerful 12x optical zoom extending to 21x with ZoomPlus. The huge zoom offers a wide range of shooting options and lets you get right up close to distant objects whether shooting stills or movies.

HS System: 10.1 MP CMOS
The HS System excels in low light so you can capture the real atmosphere of the scene without flash or tripod. Advanced DIGIC 5 processing and a high sensitivity 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor give excellent image quality in all situations.

Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer to the scene from 7 modes – counteracting movement to prevent blur and delivering sharp and detailed photos and movies at full zoom and in low light.

7.5 cm (3.0") PureColor II G LCD
A large, high quality 460k dot LCD screen with excellent visibility allows easy framing and reviewing of images from any angle plus effortless menu navigation. A tempered glass outer layer gives excellent durability.

Full HD movies
Record superb Full HD (1080p) movies at 24fps with stereo sound and optical zoom. Intelligent IS keeps footage steady while filming, even at full zoom. An HDMI connection ensures high quality playback on an HDTV.

Smart Auto (58 scenes)
Effortlessly shoot great photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects perfect settings from 58 variables. It also works with faces registered with Face ID and adapts shooting settings to the person’s age – for example turning off flash and sounds when a sleeping baby is detected or engaging continuous auto-focus when children over 2 years old are detected.

Face ID
Face ID lets you register up to 12 faces of family and friends, so they are automatically the focusing priority in every shot, and tags images with their names so they are easy to find in playback.

High-speed shooting
Never miss a moment. Capture fast-paced action with High-speed Burst or slow down fast movement with Super Slow Motion Movie. Handheld Night Scene combines a sequence of high-speed shots into one file to capture nightscapes without a tripod.

Movie Digest (720p)
Movie Digest records up to 4-seconds of action before each still shot, joining the day’s clips into a bonus HD (720p) movie.

Optional waterproof case
Protect your camera outdoors and shoot underwater down to depths of 3m with an optional waterproof case.


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