Canon PowerShot S500 (Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500) review

Started Jul 6, 2004 | User reviews thread
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C.Eaton
C.Eaton Senior Member • Posts: 1,048
Canon PowerShot S500 (Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500) review

Excellent camera that I bought to suplement my 10D for when Lugging the big camera is too much i.e. going out on the town.
Apart from the obvious image size difference, it is hard to tell the two cameras images apart the quality is that good.
If you need one light camera for travelling then this is it.
Build quality is 'tank-like' which is good for me as I'm so accident prone.

Problems:

The only gripe I have is the shutter lag; when you're used to instant shots from the 10D the extra milliseconds delay from the S500 is sometimes annoying.

 C.Eaton's gear list:C.Eaton's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony a6400 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS
Canon PowerShot S500 (Digital IXUS 500 / IXY Digital 500)
5 megapixels • 1.5 screen • 36 – 108 mm (3×)
Announced: Feb 9, 2004
C.Eaton's score
4.4
Average community score
4.4
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