Canon IXUS 500 HS Review

4.0
February 22, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Canon IXUS 500 HS.

Casio EX-H30

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The new Casio EX-H30 is the latest travel-zoom camera for 2011, sporting a 12.5x lens and a 16 megapixel sensor. Other key features of the Casio H30G include a 3 inch screen, 720p HD video and impressive 1,000-shot battery life. Read our Casio EX-H30 review to find out if it can beat the competition...

Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR

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The FinePix F600EXR is the latest travel-zoom camera from Fujifilm, sporting a 15x lens with a versatile focal range of 24-360mm. The 16 megapixel F600 EXR features a quick auto-focus system, full 1080p movies, built-in GPS, 3 inch LCD screen and 8fps continuous shooting. Read our in-depth Fujifilm FinePix F600EXR review to find out if this is the ultimate compact camera...

Leica V-LUX 30

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The Leica V-LUX 30 is a brand new premium travel-zoom camera. The Leica V-LUX 30 packs a 14 megapixel Live MOS sensor, 16x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS tracking, 3 inch touchscreen LCD, full 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 3D photo mode and even manual controls into its pocketable body. Available in black with that famous Leica red dot for £550 / $750, read our Leica V-LUX 30 review to find out if this is the best travel-zoom camera that money can buy.

Nikon Coolpix S8200

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The Nikon Coolpix S8200 is a new point-and-shoot travel-zoom camera, featuring a 14x, 25-350mm lens and a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The S8200 also offers a high-resolution 3-inch screen, 1080p Full HD movies, 6fps continuous shooting and speedy operation. Read our in-depth Nikon Coolpix S8200 review to find out if it improves enough on last year's model to challenge the other travel zoom contenders.

Olympus VR-320

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The new Olympus VR-320 is an affordable travel-zoom camera with a 12.5x, 24-300mm lens and a 14 megapixel sensor. Other key features of the Olympus VR-320 include a 3 inch screen, 720p HD video and a 1cm super macro mode. Priced at £159.99 / $179.99, is the VR-320 just too cheap to be true? Read our in-depth Olympus VR-320 review to find out...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ20 is a brand new premium travel-zoom camera. The TZ20 (also known as the ZS10) packs a 14 megapixel Live MOS sensor, 16x wide-angle zoom lens, GPS tracking, 3 inch touchscreen LCD, full 1080i HD movies with stereo sound, 3D photo mode and even manual controls into its pocketable body. Available in silver, black, red or blue for £349 / $399, read our Panasonic DMC-TZ20 / ZS10 review to find out if this is the best travel-zoom camera that money can buy.

Pentax Optio RZ18

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The Pentax Optio RZ18 is a new travel-zoom camera with an 18x zoom lens and a 16 megapixel sensor. Also on offer are 720p HD movies, a 3-inch LCD screen and optical image stabilisation, all for under £199 / $299. Read our in-depth Pentax Optio RZ18 review now...

Ricoh CX6

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The CX6 is the latest travel-zoom camera from Ricoh based around a 10.7x 28-300mm lens. New features for the 2012 model include an even faster hybrid auto-focus system, aperture and shutter priority modes, higher-resolution LCD screen and a 3fps burst mode with auto-focus. Read our expert Ricoh CX6 review to find out if it can keep up with the travel-zoom competition.

Samsung WB750

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The Samsung WB750 is a brand new travel-zoom camera with a compelling list of features. The WB750 offers a wide-angle 18x zoom lens, 12.5 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, 1080p video recording, 3 inch LCD screen and full manual controls. Read our in-depth Samsung WB750 review to find out if it's a real contender for the travel zoom crown.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V is a new travel-zoom compact camera that seemingly offers all of the latest must-have features. A 16x 24-384mm Sony G lens, built-in GPS tracking, full 1080p high-definition video with stereo sound, a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, high-resolution 3-inch screen, manual shooting mode, 10fps continuous shooting, 3D photos, and SD memory card support are all present and correct. Read our in-depth Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX9V review to find out if all this adds up to a great camera...

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