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Written on: 18/10/2010 by pg1954 (12 reviews written)
I used to carry a whole SLR camera kit, with extra zoom and wide-angle lenses. What with the film cannisters and filters, it meant carrying a sizeable case. Got fed up with the bulk!
So I bought my Canon Powershot S5 iS for the trip of a lifetime, driving gently across the USA for 10 weeks.
Took over 4000 shots, and have since taken thousands more pictures. Excellent zoom capability and image quality in a very compact design. Only quibble is with the battery cover, which is worryingly flimsy… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2008 by lifeoflove (1 review written)
I like the Canon PowerShot S5 IS camera.
- Easy to use
- Very good Flash
- Very nice 12x zoom
- Nice Close-up mode
- You can shoot a very nice pictures as a result of it's shooting modes
- Good video quality
- Very cool LCD screen… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2008 by SteveTC (12 reviews written)
I've had the Canon PowerShot S5 IS for quite a while now and I was looking forward to putting it through it's paces (I already had the S1 1S so was used to it's basic layout in the menu system) so I was able to get started right away and was eagerly awaiting to compare the 2 and what upgrades the newer model had to offer. I had made my decision after much research on the internet and found this to have everything I needed and because it was 12 months old now it was at a bargain price for what… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/01/2009
What you see through viewfinder is what you see on screen, so can use like conventional camera. Comfortable to hold. Quality of photos excellent, digital zoom photos quite good too. Canon PowerShot S5 IS is an excellent all round bridge camera with good quality output… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2008
I bought s3 is after reading some reviews on the internet,and the fact that it got 10 out of 10 in one review. This is my first digital camera and i must say i'm very pleased with it, even though it only has 6 megapixels the image quality is amazing to say the least.Being a compact it only has a small sensor so the 6 megapixel seems to work really well,sometimes manufacturers can get a bit carried away with pixel count,but the truth is too much pixels on a small sensor can lead to some noisy… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/08/2008
the Canon PowerShot S5 IS as an entry level digital slr you will not beat it.
It has great manual modes for you to practice on.
Great lens & great image stablization built in… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/05/2008 by emersonik (1 review written)
For a "compact" camera, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS is very good and versatile. Tilt/Swiwel LCD; Good zoom range; Image stabilization; Good grip; Great video performance; Many manual controls; Flash hot shoe. Mediocre wide angle (36mm equiv.); button layout; Buttons lack sensitivity; Mediocre continuous shooting; Ridiculous lens cap… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2008
Not going to use Canon again after this experience. Optical Viewfinder is all but useless and cannot be used in sunlight. For many serious photographers, an optical viewfinder is a must.
Difficult to get clear shots on zoom without a tripod… Read Full Review
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