Few fixed-lens cameras can match the 30X optical zoom lens that Canon has included with the SX500 IS.
Canon included 16MP of resolution, a 3.0-inch LCD, and 720p HD video options with the SX500 IS. This camera is a large model that's only available in black, so be sure that you can work with a camera that measures more than 3 inches in thickness before you purchase this one. (MSRP, $329.99, Compare Prices)
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