Steve’s Digicams analiza a fondo la compacta superzoom Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Muy "cuadradota" les ha salido ¿ no ?

Es una compacta. Es una superzoom, pero moderada. Tiene pinta «bridge». Su sensor es de 16 Mpixels y delante lleva un objetivo 30x de 24-720mm equivalentes.

Como todas las superzooms, no es santo de mi devoción, pero reconozco su versatilidad y admito, naturalmente, que tienen su público.

La que hoy analiza el bueno de Steve’s Digicams es la Canon PowerShot SX500 IS, y su precio, para que vayáis orientados, ronda los 300 dólares.

En el formato habitual, os pongo las características y los «pros» y «contras» del análisis.

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Features:

  • 30x optical zoom lens (24mm to 720mm)
  • 16-megapixel image sensor
  • 3.0-inch LCD display
  • DIGIC 4 image processor
  • HD Video Recording
  • Smart AUTO Mode
  • Intelligent Image Stabilization
  • Zoom Framing Assist


  • Nice to find 30x zoom in such a lightweight camera
  • Lens moves quickly through its zoom range in still image mode
  • Good mix of manual and automatic shooting controls
  • Popup flash gives better performance than many built-in flash units
  • Mode dial makes it easy to pick shooting modes
  • Images look OK when viewed at normal sizes
  • SX500 is pretty easy to use
  • Right hand grip is just the right size for one-handed photography
  • Control buttons are of a comfortable size
  • Separate battery charger is included
  • Menus are pretty easy to understand
  • Shortcut menus can be accessed through Func button
  • Dedicated exposure value button is rare on a camera in this price range


  • Camera has a cheap feel to it because of all of the lightweight plastic in the design
  • Images have quite a bit of noise when printed at large sizes
  • Shot to shot delays are very poor, especially when using the flash
  • Shutter lag should be better when the lens is at its widest angle setting
  • Burst modes are below average performers in this price range
  • Overall, the camera should work more quickly
  • Not enough of a «stop» between optical zoom and digital zoom settings
  • No full HD movie mode
  • Placement of focus assist lamp is awkward and easy to block with your left hand
  • Chunky SX500 won’t fit in a pocket, and all-black design is a little boring
  • Battery life is below average

Análisis completo


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