The PowerShot S breaks new ground with a larger, 5. Read our review of it if you’d like, but download the program now , so you’ll have it. Compared with the S, the S has:. Do not include any other items with the defective Product. A sliding switch on the right side releases the CompactFlash slot door, and a Mode switch accesses Record and Playback modes.

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The S uses an Evaluative metering system, which means that the camera divides the image area into zones and evaluates each zone to determine the best overall exposure.

I use many cameras but i prefer this camera. The playback zoom normally happens in fairly fine steps, but holding down the SET button while toggling the zoom control changes the action to zoom in fairly large steps, of 2. Like the rest of the ELPH line, exposure control is automatic.

Digital Cameras – Canon PowerShot S Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications

The Shutter button, Zoom lever, and Power button are all on top of the camera, protruding slightly from the surface. A light emitter, next to the optical viewfinder, serves multiple purposes, including autofocus assist, red-eye reduction, and the self-timer countdown. Skip to main content. The two-second option is handy for times when you want to prop the camera to avoid the blurring that can come from hand-holding long exposures, but don’t want to wait for the full second countdown to elapse.


The Good Attractive and functional design; pleasing photos. In straight Auto mode, the camera essentially controls everything about the exposure except for file size, flash, etc. Halfway pressing the Shutter button sets focus and exposure, and the small LEDs next to the optical viewfinder let you know when the camera is ready to take the picture. In continuous-shooting mode, the S fires at about 1.

Everything from the startup image to operating sounds can be assigned to a theme, either one of the pre-programmed themes or one downloaded from the camera software. The S features a 3x, 7. On the right side of the camera as viewed from the rear are the wrist strap attachment and the CompactFlash slot, the latter of which fits securely beneath a locking plastic door.

There’s also a Center-Weighted metering option, which bases the exposure on a large area in the center of the frame.

Canon PowerShot S500 Digital ELPH Camera

Left to Right Stitch Assist and Right to Left Stitch Assist based on which direction the camera will move to create the panoramic sequence. The following options are available:. Accessed by pressing the Menu button in Playback mode, the Playback menu also has subject tabs for the Setup and My Camera menus described above.

I think the next model SD is one of the last like this. The S also lets you record short sound clips to accompany captured images, via the Sound Memo option, great for lively captions to vacation photos or party shots.


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New to Canon’s cameras is a dedicated direct-printing button, which works with PictBridge-compatible printers. To the left of the circular key pad, this control activates the Function menu in any record mode. The optional AC adapter is useful for preserving battery power when reviewing and downloading images, and actually has a “dummy” battery that inserts into the camera’s battery compartment.

Focus ranges from 1.

It’s thicker than a normal PowerShot. Image noise is likely to be higher with digital zoom, and details considerably softer. Trending Price New. There is no software for the OS Version you selected. Movies are recorded at either x at 10 frames per second for up to 30 seconds, or xor x at 15 frames per second for up to three minutes.

PowerShot S500

The front of the S is distinctively ELPH, with the lens off-center slightly toward the right, and viewfinder, and flash just above it. Great camera, I don’t have the charger for the battery. It’s a lot like powershog predecessor, but for the most part, that’s okay.

Just above the LCD monitor on the rear panel, this dial controls the camera’s exposure mode.