Canon PowerShot S5 IS High-end Digital Camera - 2077B001

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4.9
Overall Satisfaction
4.9
Value
4.8
Ease of Use
4.7
Performance

I've had a more expensive high end digital camera for several years now. I bought this for my son and was very surprised by it's performance. Anyone can take this camera out of the box and take exceptional photos. With a little playing around you'll quickly learn additional options and enhancements for your photo taking. I like the fact that this camera takes regular rechargable batteries! The down side -- camera will tell you when you need the flash, but you must manually flip the flash up for it to work. Once you get use to it, it's not that big of a deal.

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What a camera! I upgraded from the S3IS, and never looked back. Improvements include 8MP (vs. 6MP), hot show for ext. flash, no 1GB limit to videos, and DIGIC III processor (vs. DIGIC II). Love the long zoom. Love the quality of the video. Love that it takes AA batteries. Lots of scene modes for quick photos, and lots of user-adjusted settings if you want to play with aperture, ISO, etc. I bought a lens adapter for filters (just 3 for now), and I bought a .66 wide angle lens, which is great for wide outdoor shots, especially large groups or live sports events. When I travel light, I take my Canon SD870IS. When I want maximum flexibility, I bring the S5IS with filters and lens, AND the SD870IS (in the same fairly small camera bag). So may things I haven't even tried yet. I will never get bored of all the options. Start slow with the excellent presets/automatic settings, and expand to more custom options at your discretion.

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Canon Powershot S5 IS review

by D.S. on 11/27/2007

This is an amazing camera, very easy to use without having to go digging into the owners manual. We needed a quick camera with little or no shutter lag and a strong flash so as not to miss any precious moments with our little ones. This camera does not disappoint, it shoots very quickly, does great on batteries, has the tilt screen which comes in very handy for shooting at extreme angles. The superzoom is spectacular, 12x optical and 48x total with the digital zoom gives very good pictures even at full zoom. The Image stabilization makes a huge difference especially when shooting with the zoom lens, a very nice feature and I can't imagine buying a camera without it. The only complaints I have are the included 32mb SD card (could be bigger, but I guess its better than nothing)....and the lens cap pops off if you even slightly brush against it. It tends to come off when going in and out of the camera bag. Those are very minor details and didn't affect my purchasing this camera as I knew about these details before. Picture quality is excellent and with all of the settings (including manual controls), there's no limit to what you can do with this camera. Buy.com had the best price plus free shipping, you can't beat it. Highly recommended, an excellent camera for the money! Read More

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Great Camera/Great Price

on 11/28/2007

I wanted an SLR camera, but can't afford one. This is as close as you can get to one, and it is 1/4 of the price. The zoom is excellant and so is the image stabilazation. The action photo's are great (like kid's basketball games, etc.) with no blurring. I live in the country and they were spraying the cotton with an airplane. I took the camera out and got a perfect picture of the plane as it passed in front of me (about 100 yds off). I'm very impressed so far. Only had the camera for a couple of months. Read More

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Product Overview

The ultra-powerful 12x optical zoom on the PowerShot S5 IS means you'll get the shot you want with no compromise, yet that's only the beginning of what makes this camera so exciting. The S5 IS is loaded with many of Canon's latest advanced technologies including the DIGIC III Image Processor, so both still images and movies are rendered with fine detail and luminous clarity. And now ambitious photographers have even greater creative latitude thanks to an included hot shoe adapter that allows you to attach Canon Speedlite EX Series external flashes.

Specifications

Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 2077B001
SKU 204588019
UPC 013803079616
UPC 14 00013803079616
Features
Product Type Bridge Camera
Battery Size Supported AA
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported 4
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display Screen Type LCD
Effective Camera Resolution 8 Megapixel
Total Camera Resolution 8.3 Megapixel
GPS No
Memory Card Size Included 32 MB
Memory Card Type Included Secure Digital (SD) Card
PictBridge Yes
HD Movie Mode No
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image Stabilization Optical
Height 3.2"
Width 4.6"
Depth 3.1"
Product Series S
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 4x
Brand Name Canon
Focal Length 6 mm to 72 mm
Image Formats JPEG
Audio Formats WAV
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Red-eye Reduction / Flash ON / Flash OFF
Focus Modes Auto
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Product Model S5 IS
Product Name PowerShot S5 IS Bridge Camera
Product Line PowerShot
Screen Size 2.5"
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Manufacturer Part Number 2077B001
Package Contents PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera4 x AA-size Alkaline BatterySD Memory Card SDC-32MLens CapNeck Strap NS-D4Digital Camera Solution CD-ROMUSB Interface Cable IFC-400PCUStereo Video Cable STV-250N
Display Resolution 207000 Pixel
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Weight (Approximate) 15.90 oz
Tech Specs
Audio Formats WAV
Battery Size Support AA
Number of Batteries Support 4
Battery Include Yes
Camera Modes Shooting Modes: Auto Creative: P (Program) Av (Aperture Priority) Tv (Shutter Priority) M (Manual) C (Custom) Image: Portrait Landscape Sports Special Scenes: Foliage Snow Beach Fireworks Aquarium Indoor Night Scene Color Accent Color Swap Night Snapshot Super Macro Stitch Assist Movie Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.5 fps AF/LV: Approx. 0.9 fps
PictBridge Yes
Display Resolution 207000 Pixel
Screen Size 2.5"
Display Screen Type LCD
Effective Camera Resolution 8 Megapixel
Total Camera Resolution 8.3 Megapixel
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/3200 Second
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Red-eye Reduction / Flash ON / Flash OFF
Product Type Bridge Camera
Manufacturer Part Number 2077B001
Manufacturer Website Address www.usa.canon.com
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Product Model S5 IS
Product Name PowerShot S5 IS Bridge Camera
Product Line PowerShot
Product Series S
Brand Name Canon
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Formats JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution 3264 x 2448
Focus Modes Auto
Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 4x
Focal Length 6 mm to 72 mm
Autofocus Type Passive
Image Stabilization Optical
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card / MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Memory Card Size Include 32 MB
Memory Card Type Include Secure Digital (SD) Card
Additional Information Movie with sound recording Sensitivity: Auto High ISO Auto ISO 80 ISO 100 ISO 200 ISO 400 ISO 800 ISO 1600 Menu Languages: English German French Dutch Danish Finnish Italian Norwegian Swedish Spanish Simplified/Traditional Chinese Japanese Russian Portuguese Korean Greek Polish Czech Hungarian Turkish Thai Arabic Romanian Ukrainian
Package Contents PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera 4 x AA-size Alkaline Battery SD Memory Card SDC-32M Lens Cap Neck Strap NS-D4 Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
Platform Support PC / Mac
Weight (Approximate) 15.90 oz
Height 3.15"
Width 4.60"
Depth 3.06"
Video Formats Motion JPEG (AVI)
Maximum Video Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate 60 fps
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Features Red-Eye Reduction
Camera Megapixels 8 - 9 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 8
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focal Length (mm) 6
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Max Shutter Speed 1/3200 / 1/3200 / o 1/3200 / o 1/3200 Second / to
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 60
Min Shutter Speed 1/3200 Second
Optical Zoom (x) 12
Optical Zoom Range (x) 11.0 - 14.9
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 3264 x 2448
Viewfinder Type Electronic
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