Summary: Tiny screen by todays standards. Interesting camera though. I have always owned Canon cameras because the way they are set up seems to make logical sense. These can be purchased on Ebay cheap cheap, like under $30 and they are fun to goof around with.
Summary: I wanted a camera smaller than, but just as capable as, my full-size DSLR. I wanted a camera with a remote and I wanted a camera with a composite video AV output. The G5 has it all and then some. The remote. Most point and shoot cameras do not have a remote shutter release. The G5 uses a remote that not only fires the shutter but operates the zoom and moves the focus point of the camera. In setting up the camera you can have the remote engage a 2 or 10 second delay ..
Summary: Eww, I sometimes forget the advancements that have been made to cameras in the past 10 years. I bought this for my 3 year old daughter (Yes, she understands how to use Auto mode) The shutter is too slow even with the flash on, Her nor I can get a clear shot. The camera was used so maybe its broken. I suggest going with a G10 or higher if you really want an advanced Point and shoot over a DSLR. Though, just get a T1i or Higher. Cheap enough, much better.
Summary: I have bought this camera because it is plenty of resources, even it is 10 years old. I can choose if I shoot photos totally automatic, or some kind of scenes (paisage or portrait), velocity priority, aperture priority, or totally manual. The sensor is a bit greater than the basic point-and-shoot cameras. The camera is a bit greater than the basic point-and-shoot cameras, but it is far lesser than a DSLR camera.
Summary: Canon as people know is good at capturing bright and vibrant colors. I have taken so many pictures with this one. It is absolutely great camera for beginners. I still have the camera with me even after 7 years.
Summary: This is easy to use in the automatic mode . Auto focus works great. The manual settings anr wonderful also. Read the owners manual to get the full benifits of the camera. This camera can produce professional level photographs when use right.