Sep 12, 2005

Canon SD500

The tiny SD500 is packed with a high resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor, a retractable 3x optical zoom lens with macro capabilities as close as 4 inches, shutter speeds from 15 to 1/2000th of second, a fast 9-point AiAF “Smart” autofocus system, a new and more powerful built-in flash, rechargeable battery and a large 2-inch color LCD monitor, all driven by the exclusive DIGIC II processor.

DesignTechnica have release their review of the Canon SD500. Here is a quote from this review-
"Canon wins very high marks with this tiny camera. Picture quality is excellent, the form factor is terrific but not museum quality. One of the ELPH's few negatives is the proprietary lithium ion battery that really doesn't have the juice to keep you shooting for a day. A spare is mandatory as is a high-speed SD card. The LCD screen isn't the best in the world but it's more than adequate. Beyond that, you'll be shooting like crazy and since it's so small you'll take it everywhere. And that's what photography is all about."

Canon Powershot SD550 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Canon Powershot SD550 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom

Powershot SD500 Features:
* 7 Megapixel CCD sensor for up to 3072x2304 pixel images
* 3x optical 37-111mm f/2.8-4.9 zoom w/digital Macro
* 2.0" color LCD with Night Display function
* Ultra-compact and durable stainless steel body (3.4 x 2.2 x 1.04 in.)
* Advanced TTL AiAF 9-point autofocus system with focus-assist lamp
* Program AE automatic and Manual exposure modes
* Continuous 2fps shooting until memory is full
* Movie mode w/sound 30/15fps 640x480/320x240 unlimited length
* Fast Frame Rate Movie recording, 320x240 at 60fps
* Evaluative metering on focus point or Spot
* Exposure compensation: +/-2EV in 1/3-step increments
* White Balance: Auto, 5 presets or Custom
* Photo Effects: Low Sharpening, Vivid Color, Neutral, Sepia and B&W
* My Colors - customize your colors while shooting
* Shutter speeds of 15 seconds to 1/2000 second
* Auto noise reduction with 1.3 sec or longer shutter speeds
* Selectable ISO settings from 50 to 400
* Voice memo (up to 60 secs) can be attached to images
* Built-in microphone and speaker
* Lithium rechargeable battery and charger included
* Direct print and PictBridge Compliant
* High-speed USB 2.0 connectivity for PC and Mac
* Secure Digital (SD) card storage, 32MB supplied