The optics on the IXUS 500 HS perform well, even in difficult lighting conditions.
1/320 sec @ f/5, ISO 100
The balance between shadow and highlight detail is well met, and colour is striking yet not overly vivid
1/640 sec @ f/4, ISO 100
Images display a wonderful tonal range.
1/800 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 100
Not only does the lens on the IXUS 500 HS perform well in difficult light, but it offers excellent sharpness.
1/125 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 100, -1ev
Score in detail
Design & Features 9
Image Quality 8
Build Quality 8