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Sunday, Nov 04, 2007

Canon Powershot S5 IS Review - Imaging Resource

Nov 04, 2007 | Category: Canon Powershot S5 IS

The Canon PowerShot S5 IS extensive feature set combined with its image-stabilized 12x optical zoom lens will please photographers who want a solidly built and capable non-DSLR camera with all the bells and whistles.

Aside from the omission of a RAW mode, the Canon S5 IS is one of the more capable megazooms on the market. External controls and easy access to setting changes add to the Canon S5’s appeal, as does its excellent movie mode with stereo sound. The Canon S5’s automatic and semi-manual functions will be comforting to snapshooters looking to step up and/or develop their photographic skills. Noise and chromatic aberration issues, unfortunately, detract from the camera’s otherwise pleasing image quality.

Still, the Canon S5 IS serves as both a camcorder and a long zoom, all-purpose event capturing device, and we think it’s one of the best on the market.

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Sunday, Sep 30, 2007

Canon Powershot S5 IS Review - TrustedReviews

Sep 30, 2007 | Category: Canon Powershot S5 IS

The Canon Powershot S5 IS is unquestionably the most versatile digital camera on the market, with a powerful high quality zoom lens, superb image stabilisation, class-leading performance and what may be the best AF system on the market.

It has a huge range of features, including a video mode with full zoom lens and stereo audio. It is slightly let down by the small sensor and its inherent noise problems, but it is still an outstanding camera by any standard.

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Thursday, Sep 27, 2007

Canon Powershot S5 IS Review - Cameras.co.uk

Sep 27, 2007 | Category: Canon Powershot S5 IS

The Canon Powershot S5 IS has more features than any similar, super zoom digital camera. It is also one of the more expensive models.

On the whole picture quality is very good, but it is a concern that the full zoom test showed a noticeable fall off in sharpness away from the centre of the photo.

The Canon Powershot S5 IS is a feature rich super zoom digital camera. In terms of controls and settings it has the edge over all its rivals. Picture quality is very good overall and outstanding in places.

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Monday, Sep 24, 2007

Canon Powershot S5 IS Review - PhotographyBlog

Sep 24, 2007 | Category: Canon Powershot S5 IS

In terms of features and handling the more you play with the Canon PowerShot S5 IS, the more you find to like about it, which means that it requires a period of familiarization. Although certain aspects of the control layout might appear slightly compromised or clunky at first you soon learn to live with its foibles. However, it can’t be denied that inability to capture any stills file format other than JPEG will be a major turn off for a chunk of its potential ownership.

Ultimately the Canon PowerShot S5 IS is something of a jack-of-all-trades - perhaps even a Swiss Army knife of a camera (though it doesn’t play MP3s), and there’s certainly more of a focus on shooting movies than many enthusiast cameras, with stereo sound (Wave format) offered, a long play option, and a nicely smooth and quiet zoom action thanks to that Ultrasonic Motor (USM).

Despite the fact that 12x is looking a little weedy against the likes of the Olympus SP-560UZ or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, you do get a lot of zoom for your money compared to what it would cost to equip a DSLR with a similar rage, and yet its stills performance - although perfectly acceptable - is no star turn.

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Monday, Sep 17, 2007

Canon Powershot S5 IS Review - DigitalCameraInfo

Sep 17, 2007 | Category: Canon Powershot S5 IS

The Canon Powershot S5 IS combines a few aged components with some new technology and upgrades. The 8-megapixel ultra-zoom digital camera has a 12x optical zoom lens that has made several appearances on previous S-series models. The 12x lens used to be considered long, but is now one of the shorter lenses on an ultra-zoom camera. Newer cameras have 15x and 18x lenses - and are less expensive.

The S5 is still a great hybrid digital camera. It takes excellent video with stereo audio, and its 12x optical zoom and image stabilization are functional. If only the pictures were as good. The burst mode lags at 1.5 fps, the autofocus isn’t as quick as its DSLR-like body suggests, and noise renders some images nearly unusable.

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