Apr 15, 2005

Canon PowerShot SD500


Canon PowerShot SD500

Canon's PowerShot SD500 (Digital IXUS 700/IXY Digital 600) is the new flagship of Canon's ultra-compact range, and the first to hit the 7 megapixel mark. It also features a new curvy design, a DIGIC II processor, high performance movie mode and several novel in-camera special effects. DPReview.com have posted a complete review of this camera for those interested in purchasing one of these. They have this to say-

Canon PowerShot SD500

Replacing the S500 it sports faster USB 2.0 connectivity, improved performance thanks to the DIGIC II processor, and upgraded movie capabilities. Like its predecessors, the SD500 lacks the more advanced manual controls, but it does manage to cram a lot of high end features into its all-metal casing.

Canon PowerShot SD500

"It's not without reason that the IXUS/Elph range has proved so popular; the combination of size, design and materials, performance and decent image quality is a compelling one. The SD500 is no exception; it's fast, easy to use and capable of producing first-class results in the right situations - and it has all the hallmarks of a design classic. But it's not a camera without problems. Some, such as the rather erratic behavior of the AiAF 'intelligent' focus system, can be easily overcome (switch to center focus), others, such as the SD500's tendency to miss fine low-contrast detail, will only really cause you a problem if you're printing at sizes over about 8x10 inches."

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