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Identification and Background

The Canon (6353B001) PowerShot SX500 IS is a 16MP Compact Digital Camera that has a 24mm wide angle lens with 30x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24–720mm). The PowerShot SX500 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly in 720p HD. There is a built in image stabilizer and the camera indicates so on the top-side of the lens. The model number for the individual camera can be found on the bottom in the left-hand side.

Technical Specifications

    • Manufacturer: Canon
    • Release Date: April 2012
    • Enclosure color: Black
    • Sensor Resolution: 16 MP
    • Optical Sensor Type: CCD
    • Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5''
    • Optical Zoom: 30 x
    • Digital Zoom: 4 x
    • Image Processor: DIGIC 4
    • Image Stabilizer: Optical
    • Auto Focus: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
    • Digital Video Format: IFrame Movie, MOV
    • Image Recording Format: JPEG
    • AV Interfaces: Digital out, HDMI
    • Image Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600
  • Battery
    • Canon battery pack NB-6L
  • Flash
    • Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
    • Type: 3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle
    • Resolution: Approx. 461,000 dots
  • Image Storage
    • SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
    • Image recording: fine, superfine


For more information regarding troubleshooting issues, check out the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS troubleshooting page.

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