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Beta CHDK builds are available for the SX500IS HS firmware versions 1.00C, 1.00D and 1.00E from the Download page


Reviews and Specifications[edit | edit source]

Technical Data[edit | edit source]

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • Sensor: 16 million effective pixels, 1/2.3 CCD (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
  • Max image size: 4608 x 3456
  • 30x optical zoom lens, 24-720mm (35mm equiv), F3.4 - F5.8
  • 4x digital zoom
  • ISO 100/200/400/800/1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Fixed 3 inch LCD, 461,000 pixels.
  • Video: H.264 MOV (QuickTime)
  • Video formats: 1280x720 @25 fps (HD), 640x480 @30 fps
  • Interfaces: Hi-speed USB, miniHDMI, analog audio out (monaural), analog video out (NTSC/PAL) (video & audio cable not included)
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Power: Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Weight (with batteries): 341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03 oz)
  • Dimensions: 104.0 x 69.5 x 80.2mm (4.09" x 2.74" x 3.16")

Firmware Info[edit | edit source]

The use of ver.req to determine your firmare version may not work. It is recommended you use the ACID utility to determine your firmware version.

For Developers[edit | edit source]

General info:[edit | edit source]

  • DryOS v2.3, release #0051
  • FW start address: FF000000

LED addresses[edit | edit source]

Firmware dumps[edit | edit source]

  • Firmware version 1.00C
  • Firmware version 1.00D by alvm ([1])
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Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Porting process & links[edit | edit source]

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