The IXY DIGITAL 500 builds on the great design and performance characteristics of its predecessors – the long-selling IXY DIGITAL 400 and IXY DIGITAL 500, which were introduced in March and May 2003, respectively – and introduces new features.
With the addition of a Print/Share button, the models improve the ease and enjoyment of Canon’s Direct Print functionality. Users may make photo prints straight from a compatible printer with a single click of the new Print/Share button, eliminating the need for a computer altogether.
Canon PowerShot S500
Users will also be able to swiftly and conveniently transfer photographs to a Windows-based computer using this functionality. Additionally, new print-related features include ID Photo Print, which makes it simple to print photo prints that are compatible with all of the major identification-photo sizes in use around the world; and Movie Print, which allows users to print sequences of video files captured on the memory card.
As the first camera in Canon’s ultra-compact IXY DIGITAL series to integrate a five-megapixel picture sensor, the Canon ixy digital 500 offers more image capture precision than any other camera in the IXY DIGITAL series.
It was introduced in June 2004 as a limited-edition white-bodied version of the Canon IXY DIGITAL 500, which had originally been released in March of that year. The front panel of the new model is coated with a newly designed high-gloss surface finish, which achieves a transparent whiteness and a smooth feel similar to that of porcelain. The IXY DIGITAL 500 White Limited will only be sold in Japan and will be offered in a limited quantity of 10,000 units.
Canon PowerShot S500 (Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500) Specs
|Max resolution||2592 x 1944|
|Other resolutions||2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1240 x 768, 640 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Effective pixels||5 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||5 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.8″ (7.144 x 5.358 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400|
|White balance presets||5|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Super-Fine, Fine, Normal|
|Focal length (equiv.)||36–108 mm|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Multi-areaSingleLive View|
|Digital zoom||Yes (4.1 x)|
|Macro focus range||5 cm (1.97″)|
|Number of focus points||9|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (tunnel)|
|Minimum shutter speed||15 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|Flash range||3.50 m|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Manual (Red Eye On/Off)|
|Continuous drive||2.2 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||640 x 480, 30 sec, 320 x 240, max 3 mins with audio|
|Storage types||Compact Flash (Type I)|
|Storage included||32 MB CompactFlash|
|USB||USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NB-1LH Battery & charger|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||215 g (0.47 lb / 7.58 oz)|
|Dimensions||87 x 57 x 28 mm (3.43 x 2.24 x 1.1″)|