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Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 838 reviews of Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and design. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some less positive views about the size and battery. Views are divided on the screen.

portability, image quality, usability, design, performance

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the durability and zoom are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality also get good feedback.

portability, image quality, usability, zoom, durability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Ryan Block (engadget.com)

Canon's five megapixel IXUS 500 digicam

 

HardwareZone has a review of the IXUS 500, Canon's latest 5.0 megapixel digital camera, which features the same 1/1.8-inch CCD imaging sensor found in the Canon G5 and the DIGIC processor found in the EOS 10D Digital SLR and Powershot Pro1. Besides...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot S500 Digital Camera Camera

 

The latest addition to Canon's popular pocket-size Digital Elph line, the $499 Canon PowerShot S500 retains its predecessors' elegantly designed, pocket-size format but adds 5-megapixel resolution.

You may need a little time to get used to the S500's dual menu system (now standard on most Canon point-and-shoot digital cameras), but you should soon grow accustomed to their logical organization and find them easy to navigate. Our one quibble with...

May, 2004

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Camera

 

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May, 2004

Expert review by : Sean Carroll (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph

 

The Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph is easy to slip in a pocket, like an ultracompact, but this 5-megapixel 3X optical zoom camera brings a lot more shooting power with it.

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Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Eamon Hickey (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot S500 review

 

Canon PowerShot S500

Attractive and functional design; pleasing photos.

Small LCD; blur on the frame's left side.

Though the S500 is a respectable pocket snapshot camera, its performance and its feature set make it seem creaky next to the competition.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot S500

 

Continue on to Page Two PowerShot S500 Specifications Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million Image Sensor 1/1.8 in. CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 5.3 million) Lens 7.4 (W)--22.2 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 36--108 mm) F2.8 (W)--4.9 (T)...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

 

The quality and versatility of the ELPH series has impressed me from the start, and the 5.0-megapixel S500 doesn't disappoint. The camera's tiny size makes it a travel worthy companion, and the range of features give the camera an edge over many...

The Canon PowerShot S500 is the latest in the highly popular line of "Digital ELPH cameras from Canon. Canon's name is one of the few needing no introduction in the world of photography: Ask a photographer, be they professional or amateur, to name the...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : kidcool (ilikecameras.com)

Canon PowerShot S500 5MP Digital Elph

 

A great low priced camera with a lot of useful features.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (hardwarezone.com)

Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500

 

The IXUS fleet of compact digital cameras has got even better with the launch of the new models. The current flagship model, the DIGITAL IXUS 500, has maintained and improved on the high standards set by its predecessors. The same five-MegaPixel CCD...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Sandesh M. (bytesector.com)

Canon PowerShot S500

 

Canon's digital ELPH series of compact cameras has proven popular, and the S500 is the new 5.0 mega pixel addition to this fine line of cameras. This camera is very compact, well designed, and easy to use. Unlike the other cameras in its line, the S500...

The S500 is a strong top of the line camera from the digital ELPH series.

Jul, 2004

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