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Canon PowerShot G5

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G5

PC Magazine
14 January 2005
  • Excerpt: The new 5-megapixel Canon PowerShot G5 cuts to the front of the line in Canon's lineup of point-and-shoot digital cameras. At $800, this isn't the camera to get your mom started in digital photography. But the G5 will appeal to hobbyist shutterbugs who can't afford the $1,500 price that digital SLRs command. The G5—and similar cameras like the Nikon Coolpix 5700 and the Olympus Camedia C-5050—have a lot to offer displaced 35-mm SLR users.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon PowerShot G5

PC Magazine
13 January 2005
  • Excerpt: The new 5-megapixel Canon PowerShot G5 cuts to the front of the line in Canon's lineup of point-and-shoot digital cameras. At $800, this isn't the camera to get your mom started in digital photography. But the G5 will appeal to hobbyist shutterbugs who can't afford the $1,500 price that digital SLRs command. The G5—and similar cameras like the Nikon Coolpix 5700 and the Olympus Camedia C-5050—have a lot to offer displaced 35-mm SLR users.
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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Construction 9
8.5

Expert Review

DP Review
8 August 2004
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot G5: (5 megapixel prosumer) The PowerShot G3 built on the success of the G2, it has gained a huge following and proves to be very popular among the prosumer 'shutterbug' photographer as well as those wanting to develop their photography skills. The G5 should have no problem in that respect, as it is identical to the G3 from a feature and functionality point of view.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, as good as we could expect of a compact five megapixel, Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail, Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colours, Fast lens (F2.0 - F3.0), Control over cameras internal processing algorithms (saturation, tone, sharpness), Low noise at ISO 50, not as clean at ISO 100, more sensitive than rated value, Shooting priority play mode (a half-press of the shutter release always returns...
  • Cons: Chromatic aberrations visible at wide angle or maximum apertures, Noise above ISO 50 worse than the competition, 'Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart, Viewfinder partially obstructed by lens barrel, Control dial doesn't work well if rotated too quickly (it 'stutters'), No auto nine-point AiAF as seen in the PowerShot S45/S50, Zoom controller does not have enough steps / multiple zoom speed, Status panel is not backlit, Manual mode limits in relation to ...
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Expert Review

Dc Resource
13 June 2003
  • Excerpt: One of the hottest cameras of last year was undoubtedly Canon's PowerShot G3 (see our review). It looks like Canon may have another hit on their hands this year with the 5 Megapixel version of the G3, known as the PowerShot G5 ($799 street price).
  • Pros: Excellent photo quality in most situations (though note issues below), Amazing expandability in terms of lenses, flashes, Super fast performance, 4X zoom a nice change from the usual 3X zoom, CompactFlash Type II slot, Impressive movie, playback modes, Has an AF illuminator lamp, Tons of manual controls, FlexiZone focusing system lets you focus on any area of frame, Great software bundle
  • Cons: Redeye worse than expected, Too much purple fringing, Lens blocks view through optical viewfinder at wide-angle setting, Diopter correction knob difficult to operate, The VGA movie mode found on other Canon cameras would be nice
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Canon Powershot G5

Steve's Digicams
7 June 2003
  • Excerpt: Physical Views The Powershot G5 compared in size to a CD The 5-Megapixel 4x zoom Trio: Nikon 5400 , Sony V1 and Canon G5 Continue on to Page Two Powershot G5 Specifications Effective pixels: Approx. 5 million Image sensor: 1/1.8 inch CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 5.3 million) Lens: 7.2 (W) - 28.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) F 2.0 (W) - 3.0 (T) Digital zoom: Up to approx. 4.1x (Up to approx.
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Canon PowerShot G5; Opening The Door To Raw Processing Power

Shutterbug
1 January 2001
  • Excerpt: As full featured 5+ megapixel cameras are becoming quite common, a digicam is no longer viewed as something that's intended only for snap shooting. In fact, a growing number of photo enthusiasts are considering one of these models for their "serious" image-making. While some...
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Canon PowerShot G5

PC Authority
13 January 2005
  • Summary: The PowerShot G series has earned Canon a good reputation and, thankfully, the G5 does nothing to dent it. Not that it will win awards for styling, as the G5 remains slightly boxy for our liking and the casing has more plastic than the G3. It also feels every gram of its 487g weight; the similarly heavy Fuji S5000 is more comfortable to hold and use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Powershot G5 review

Pocket Lint
15 December 2003
  • Pros: good image quality, plenty of manual controls
  • Cons: large compared to competition,
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Teszt: Panasonic Lumix G5

Fotóvilág
18 January 2013
  • Conclusion: A gépvázon lévő zoom billentyű jó megoldás. A kompatibilis objektívekkel a fotózásnál és a videofelvétel közben is állíthatjuk vele a képkivágást. A kihajtható monitor képe határozottan éles és kontrasztos. Ezen akkor is jól ellenőrizhető az élesség, ha nem használjuk a képrészlet kinagyításának lehetőségét. A zaj szűrés nélkül ISO 1600-ig elenyésző. ISO 3200-nál a teljesen kinagyított (1:1) képen már látszik a luminanciazaj, de nem zavaró.
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Expert Review

Интернет-версия проекта MegaPlus
1 April 2011
  • Excerpt: В прошлом году одной из самых популярных цифровых камер стала 4х мегапиксельная Canon PowerShot G3. Своей популярностью она обязана оптимальному соотношению качества, возможностей и цены. Учитывая это, летом этого года Canon выпустила новую версию цифровой камеры серии G - PowerShot G5.
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