Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera
The Canon PowerShot S5 IS, is a powerful, fully-featured 8.0 megapixel digital camera. 12x optical zoom lets you get close to the action,... Read More
The Canon PowerShot S5 IS, is a powerful, fully-featured 8.0 megapixel digital camera. 12x optical zoom lets you get close to the action, and the flawless Canon Optical Image Stabilization makes it easy to track and photograph subjects when you’re shooting on unsteady ground. A vari-angle LCD screen gives you the ability to shoot from awkward positions, and DIGIC III image processing sports improved face detection technology and red-eye correction. The PowerShot S5 IS can also film quick video clips without having to switch shooting modes by utilizing a convenient movie button! Minimize
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Apr 8, 2004
Canon Powershot S1 IS Digital Camera: Do Not Even Think of Purchasing Unless....
Pros: Easy to use, very good photos, solid construction, good software
Cons: Battery, lens cap will get lost
A very good camera with a lot of extra components that will not disappoint. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 8, 2007
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera - I Am Selling It On eBay
Pros: Build quality, resolution, picture quality, fast 12x zoom with optical stabilization, large LCD
Cons: Expensive, no RAW, uses 4 AA batteries
The Canon PowerShot S5 IS is an excellent choice if you need a camera with 12x optical zoom and optical image stabilization. But you can save... Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 12, 2008
Great camera all around
Pros: AA batteries, IS, quality, speed, features
Cons: A little pricey, bulky, not quite an SLR
I definitely recommend it - it's a great "bridge" camera. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 24, 2006
What a great little camera! Easy to use the basics, with advanced features available
Pros: Ease of use. Image quality. Outstanding underwater housing. Uses AA batteries.
Cons: Shutter lag, especially in IS mode. 1.5 inch screen. Plastic lens extension unit.
This is the PERFECT entry-level digital camera. Its options will allow the beginner to learn and move up rapidly. Excellent instructions and intuitive icons make learning easy. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 18, 2007
S5 IS makes a great mega zoom camera - many features
Pros: image quality, dedicated movie button, hot shoe, great zoom, image stabilization
Cons: Uses 4 AA batteries, SD slot is in battery compartment, lens cap comes off easily
Great camera, tons of features, stills and movies. Full auto, but plenty of creative or manual settings. Take awesome indoor photos by adding Speedlite 430EX flash! Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 14, 2008
The Canon S5 IS Is the Perfect Family Camera
Pros: GREAT stereo movies with zoom. Tilting display. Uses AA batteries. Hot shoe.
Cons: Lens not as wide (36-432mm)as others in its class. No constant battery indicator.
Highly recommended for an all-in-one camera for the family. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 24, 2004
Canon S1 IS
Pros: - Great quality photos - Ultra-zoom - Excellent video mode - Intervalometer
Cons: Only 3MP Some purple fringing No flash hot shoe No AF illuminator
Great photos, excellent features, ultra-zoom and IS. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 16, 2008
3 year update of: I Really LOVE my camera !
Pros: Zoom, MACRO, great Colors, clear, sharp photos & Video clips, LCD screen Tilts & Rotates
Cons: Red eyes when shooting with the built-in flash.Large file size of video clips.
HIGHLY recommended! SO versatile, yet just set on "Auto", you get great results. It's 1-1/2 years since its release, so the price has dropped considerably. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 10, 2010
To hell and back
Pros: Dependable, easy to use, good price, many accessories.
I don't go anywhere without it. More dependable than my wife. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 22, 2005
Great Camera - Many Many Options
Pros: ZOOM, Video, Image Stabilization, Manual Settings (Savable), too many to list
Cons: Auto-focus doesn't always cut it in low light, only 3 mega-pizels
Once you get to know the camera, you can do many things with it. Great Camera, Get one! Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 9, 2007
Canon Powershot S5 IS
Pros: Fast, powerful zoom. Excellent video. Macro to 0 inches. Viewer bright and clear.
Cons: Lens cap (arrg!) Product manual hard to use. Controls complicated for casual use. Bulky.
I am satisfied with this purchase. It took more time than I anticipated to learn to use, but once operating, I find it hard to put down. Read More at Epinions.com