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Canon PowerShot S500 / Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 861 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 price and screen. The design and usability also get good views. The flash and portability get mixed comments, while many are negative about the low light performance and memory.

image quality, usability, design, screen, price

zoom, battery, size, memory, low-light

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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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 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. Reviewers really like the durability and zoom. 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.

Jul, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Canon Digital IXUS 500

 

Pocket size digital cameras are not unusual these days, and almost every manufacturer has one. But the new Digital IXUS 500 from Canon is something very special.

With the Digital IXUS 500 Canon has shown that it's not sitting back on its laurels and is still driving the IXUS brand forward. Not only is it one of the most beautifully designed cameras I've ever used, but its feature set is stunning considering its...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by (digicamreview.co.uk)

Canon Digital IXUS 500

 

Announced on the 9th Feb 2004 - the Canon Digital IXUS 500, also known as Canon PowerShot S500 and the IXY Digital 500, is available for £239 / $329 - the Canon Digital IXUS 500 is a compact 5 megapixel digital camera, with a 3x optical zoom lens...

The Canon Digital IXUS 500 is a compact 5 megapixel digital camera with a 3x optical zoom lens and a small 1.5" screen. Even though the camera is nearly a year old, I can imagine some people looking back at this camera as a classic, if there can be...

Feb, 2005

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Canon PowerShot S500 Review

 

This Canon PowerShot S500 Digital Elph review is based on a production model.

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Canon Digital-Ixus 500 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Sleek and trendy, the Canon Digital IXUS 500 is a 5MP snapshot camera at the cutting edge of digicam designer style...

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

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