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Summary

5 Megapixel
4x Optical Zoom
Standard Point And Shoot
Video Capability Included
1.8 In. Lcd Panel
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Specification for Canon PowerShot G5

Main Features
Resolution 5.3
Optical Zoom 4
Battery Type Rechargeable

Features:
  • 5 megapixel sensor (2592 x 1944 pixels) for enlargements up to 20 x 30 inches
  • 4.1x optical plus 3.6x digital (15x) zoom lens with autofocus
  • Rotating/flip 1.8-inch LCD; up to 3-minute video capture with audio; large maximum aperture of f/2.0 – 3.0
  • Includes 32 MB CompactFlash card; compatible with MicroDrives
  • Powered by rechargeable lithium-ion battery (BP-511, included); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1
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    Latest Reviews

    ★★★★☆
    Canon PowerShot G5

    “Canon PowerShot G5”

    Written on: 21/01/2013 by robertso (20 reviews written)

    I have owned this 5MP camera for my second year now. It is one that I have always had with me whenever I feel like going out for photos. The photo quality is good, both on PC and when printed. I never complain because it has no complications when it comes to its operation. The battery is reliable too and this is a camera that I don't plan to change anytime soon because I have not yet found any reason to do that. I hope you consider it the next time you go shopping for a camera… Read Full Review

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    Canon PowerShot G5

    “Really good camera”

    Written on: 11/12/2012 by elinateplinsky94 (2 reviews written)

    Really good camera. "Fast lens, great macro, good detail and colors" Canon Powershot G5 introduced about 9 years ago. Camera has some retro range finder styling. It has built in grip for comfortable holding of this camera and optical viewfinder additionally to LCD screen. LCD screen is small for today - less than 2" and the resolution is low, but allows you to tilt and swivel it. Internal flash is reasonably powerful for its size, but flash metering is not good for reflective surfaces and… Read Full Review

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    Canon PowerShot G5

    “BLjmlQqkJFcOrxYza”

    Written on: 28/04/2012

    As the owner of many of Bob Dorr's books, I have come to expect that antyhing he produces will be well-researched, well-presented, and very well-written. Hell Hawks! is right up there not only with Dorr's other works but with the best in Be There combat writing. Here's an example: The German pilot ran flat-out low threading the needle between a church steeple and tall brick smokestack. Narrow streets raced under the wings of Kraman's P-47 as he engaged the throttle button triggering… Read Full Review

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    Canon PowerShot G5

    “Fast lens, great macro, good detail and colors”

    Written on: 01/02/2012 by photoman (62 reviews written)

    Canon Powershot G5 introduced about 9 years ago. Camera has some retro range finder styling. It has built in grip for comfortable holding of this camera and optical viewfinder additionally to LCD screen. LCD screen is small for today - less than 2" and the resolution is low, but allows you to tilt and swivel it, this feature do not have many cameras even today. Unlike many compact cameras, it has status LCD screen like professional cameras do. Also it has hot shoe - option to attach an… Read Full Review

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    Canon PowerShot G5

    “My Canon Powershot G5 is robust, very reliable,...”

    Written on: 19/02/2009 by tony lockley (1 review written)

    My Canon Powershot G5 is robust, very reliable, excellent results combined with a tremendous battery life. Still going strong after 5 years of regular use. The fact that you remove the lens surround and replace it with additonal lens and or filter housing is an added bonus. Works well with a dedicated flash unit too - on the hot shoe.
    It's a little slow by 2009 standards and the rotating screen is also smaller than you'd get now, but after 5 years of of total reliability it has showed the… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★☆
    Canon PowerShot G5

    “This is my grab and go camera, I shoot with a big rig...”

    Written on: 27/09/2004 by twospoonsphoto (3 reviews written)

    This is my grab and go camera, I shoot with a big rig Nikon D100 for serious stuff. This little powerhouse can sometimes put the D100 to shame. The Canon PowerShot G5 is compact, rugged, and trustworthy - it won't let you down. The battery seems to go on and on. The colors are really nice, the camera has a bit of sharpening and some enhancement of saturation built in (adjstable) and the color are warm. White balance seems to work on auto pretty well. Comes with a pitifully small 32 MB CF… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★
    Canon PowerShot G5

    “USE - casual social snaps, adventure holiday...”

    Written on: 05/06/2004 by zj (2 reviews written)

    USE - casual social snaps, adventure holiday landscapes, nature photography

    I've had the Canon PowerShot G5 Digital Camera for about 8 months now and have generally been delighted with it. It's flexible with a really useful range of program / custom modes as well as a reliable auto mode. The build quality is reassuringly solid (apart from the lens cap which falls off at the drop of a hat)and the multi-positionable TFT is very readable under most conditions. The controls are sensibly placed and… Read Full Review

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    Canon PowerShot G5

    “The Canon PowerShot G5 is my second digital camera. ...”

    Written on: 05/05/2004 by S2KCA (2 reviews written)

    The Canon PowerShot G5 is my second digital camera. Like a lot of people I bought a simple 2Mp camera first to see how I would use it.

    Many fun snap shots and disappointing prints later I knew I needed a 'real' digital camera.

    I chose Canon because I have found their products to be robust and high quality - if not the best features / price balance.

    The G5 doesn't disappoint. In average conditions the photos are excellent. Most of the time I use it as point and shoot. When things get… Read Full Review

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    Canon PowerShot G5

    “The Canon PowerShot G5 is a solid Digital Camera that...”

    Written on: 02/09/2003 by pnadin (122 reviews written)

    The Canon PowerShot G5 is a solid Digital Camera that looks great and takes very sharp photos with well balanced colours.

    This camera is critisized for having chromatic abberations (purple fringing around bright white parts) but I have not found this to be noticable so far.

    The G5 is also critisized for the being able to see the lens through the viewfinder. I expect this is a deliberate attempt by canon to reduce parralax by moving the viewfinder closer to the lens.

    Takes amazing photographs… Read Full Review

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