Staples was so very kind to send me this Canon PowerShot SX500 IS to review! If you are looking for new camera….this is the one you should get! Loving it! I do write a lot of reviews and needed a new camera to get some better images.
Plus, I have always had the problem of going to my children’s school events and not being able to get a good picture! The zoom was never good enough on my phone or any of the camera’s I owned. So, if I was not sitting right up front there was no way I was going to get a good picture. Then, the kids were sad afterwards when I did not have good pictures.
This past weekend we went to the zoo and I took along my new great camera to show you the great pictures it can take!
The last picture of my oldest son trying to keep his cut of food away from the camel was so funny! There was a sign that said “Feed using cup, do not use your hand.” Well, apparently the camels have learned to go after the cup not the food! So they can then just eat all the food in the cup lol. It was so funny!! This Canon took a perfect picture even though both the son and the camel were moving!
The 30x Optical Zoom on this camera is awesome!! Really! We were standing on an overlook where they had a pay scope so that you could use it to see the wildlife far away. Well, I did not have to pay to use the scope….we just used my camera. The large 3.0″ LCD screen made it easy to see the gorilla that was at least 300 feet away. Using my new camera it looks like I was right in front of him.
- 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver stunning quality images and improve the camera’s response and autofocus times.
- Canon’s powerful 30x Optical Zoom and 24mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are close up or far away.
- Large 3.0″ LCD with 461,000 dots enables easy viewing and shot composition.
- The PowerShot SX500 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording 720p HD Video instantly
- Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
- Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations to ensure the best possible image capture for stills or videos.
- Enhanced Zoom Framing Assist
Buy It: Staples.com normally listed for $299.99 on sale right now for $249.99
Staples also sent me the PNY Premium 16 GB SD Card. I would suggest you pick one out also so you can talk lots of great pictures.
Jessica Houston says
Wow I so what this camera!!!
Susan E. says
I’m drooling! I’m still using an old Canon Digital Elph that is nearly 10 years old. It still works well but I’d really love to upgrade.
Sherry Butcher says
would love to have this PowerShot, sounds like it would be something I’d use a lot. I’m a scrapbooker and card maker which uses photos.
Shannon V says
This looks like an awesome camera. I have been thinking of getting a new one and after reading this post, this camera might be the one.
Wendy Mastin says
Looking for a new camera. I’m grateful for all the reviews on different ones.
Cynthia Teer says
Nice review thank you.
I want this camera!!! I need a nice one with my growing so quickly 🙁 thanks for such a wonderful review
Aaron Holness says
Awesome camera. I always wanted of these cameras.
Megan Blumenthal says
Looks like a great camera. I need a new one too!
Tracy Robertson says
Sounds like some good features and your pics are great! I definitely will consider this one, the only camera I have right now is the one built into my phone, and it’s a really basic cell phone, nothing fancy, LOL!
Carol L says
I don’t have a good camera and I was just talking with my daughter about looking into buying one. Thanks for the review. I love the Zoom power on this. I’m going to look into the Canon Powershot. Thanks again
sam dock says
Those look like good photos. We have a really nice nikon, but it is huge and really isnt practical to take on all family outings. I need something like this that would fit into my purse for everyday.
Monique Seibel says
Looks like it was a lovely day! This camera looks amazing and the sale price isn’t too bad either.
looks like a good camera, I need a new one
Whoa, those are definitely some awesome pictures. I still have to read the book for my camera for pity sakes. lol
Great review! It really looks like a good camera, i think I need a new one!
Looks like it takes great photos but the price is wrong. Too expensive. fo rme. Thanks for the review
Canon does make a good camera. We’re due for a new one ourselves.
Jane Ritz says
I LOVE that camera! I can’t imagine having one that good.
Peggy Greco says
You have a marvelous camera, thanks for sharing with all of us!
Jimmy Arcade says
Canon makes great products! This PowerShot probably takes some great shots and, at 16MP, I would imagine the quality of the pixels is not too shabby either!
Maria Iemma says
Cannon is a reliable brand and when I need a new camera I will buy it again. My current camera is a Cannon and it is still working after 10 years. — quality product