PowerShot SD500 DIGITAL ELPH / DIGITAL IXUS 700 / IXY DIGITAL 600
The Canon PowerShot SD500 IS or Canon Digital IXUS 700 IS is one of the cameras in IXUS family.
CHDK is available for the SD500 (Ixus 700 IS) with firmware version 1.01a and 1.01B, see Downloads
A beta version for firmware 1.01c is available now (01-Oct-2008) from the forum: 
Reviews and Specifications Edit
Technical data Edit
- 7.4 megapixel CCD
- DIGIC II and iSAPS
- 2.0-inch color TFT monitor
- 37-111mm (equiv.) F2.8 - 4.9, 3x optical zoom
- 640 x 480 movies at 30fps
- Custom white balance
- Spot, center-weighted and evaluative metering
- 9-point AiAF
ver.req in the root of SD card, then pressed and simultaneously, I got:
Canon DIGITAL IXUS 700 P-ID: 30F2 PAL Firmware Version GM1.01B no error Mar 29 2005 20:42:05
- In Windows Vista, you can right click and select properties. This will bring up the firmware version too!
User reports Edit
Following download instructions, I "installed" Allbest's latest version available(but not experimental) for my camera.
I am investigating all features now ;-)
set_focus and routines that attempt to change the subject distance SD do not work see: http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=273.0
Firmware Update 1.00d -> 1.01a Edit
In the german forum (Link) an Ixus 700 user has reported that he has successfully updated his camera from firmware version 1.00d (Canon 184.108.40.206) to version 1.01a (Canon 220.127.116.11), the Canon firmware update is available from here: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/ixus700/frm-e.html
Download location for firmware dumps: