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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
5.3 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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Overall 8
8.1
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 8
7.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
20 June 2008
  • Conclusion: Although it represents a more significant upgrade than the S3 IS was over the S2 IS, the S5 IS doesn't really see Canon breaking much new ground. Of course that isn't such a terrible thing; this has been a hugely successful series of cameras - for most part deservedly so.
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, good detail at lower ISOs (though output a little soft), Good color, good exposure, generally accurate focus gives a high 'hit rate' even in auto mode, Huge photographic versatility with 36-432mm lens and super macro mode, Image stabilization works well (and can be used in m...
  • Cons: Noise and noise reduction effects visible at anything over ISO 100, ISO 800 and 1600 very noisy and of limited use, Wider wideangle would be nice, SD card slot now in battery compartment - battery cover awkward to open and close, Barely any image quality improvement over predecessor, Movie button...
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Overall 8
8.1

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Camera Labs
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Canon’s PowerShot S5 IS remains one of the best super-zoom digital cameras on the market. It sports a decent 12x range with optical stabilisation, a useful flip-out and twist screen, a decent degree of manual control and impressively, a flash hotshoe.
  • Pros: 12x optical zoom with IS., Fully articulated 2.5in screen., Manual control and flash hotshoe., Optical zoom and stereo sound in movies.
  • Cons: Noise visible throughout ISO range., Fringing on high contrast subjects., Widest-angle ‘only’ 36mm., No RAW recording facility.
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Overall 8
7.8
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot S5 IS Review

What Digital Camera
2 October 2007
  • Summary: The term ‘Jack of all trades’ was invented for this camera, and the rest of the cliché also rings true. Bridge cameras should be all-rounders, but the Canon PowerShot S5 IS performs inconsistently in different situations.
  • Pros: Nicely balanced, plenty of features.
  • Cons: Image noise, fringing, poor low-light performance, inconsistent image quality, we could go on…
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Overall 8
7.7
Design 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Digital Photography Interface
3 July 2007
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot S5 IS improves upon last year's successful S3 and S2 the year before. This time, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS features 8 megapixels, the same 12X stabilized zoom and a larger, higher resolution rotating 2.5 inch LCD display.
  • Pros: 8 megapixels with an optically stabilized 12X zoom, Face detection AF and AE that works, Above average battery life; just (though see below), Large rotating LCD with good visibility, Very good performance; Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution, Full manual controls; now with a hotshoe,...
  • Cons: Small memory card and non-rechargeable batteries included, No RAW option, No rotary wheel or quick control dial; no zoom or focus rings, Batteries have no dedicated cover/latch so watch out when swapping memory cards, Drop in battery life from S3, Large movie file size, Redeye and chromatic aberr...
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Overall 8
7.7
Design 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 9
8.5
Photo quality 7
7.0

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Digital Photography Interface
3 July 2007
  • Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot S5 IS improves upon last year's successful S3 and S2 the year before. This time, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS features 8 megapixels, the same 12X stabilized zoom and a larger, higher resolution rotating 2.5 inch LCD display.
  • Pros: 8 megapixels with an optically stabilized 12X zoom, Face detection AF and AE that works, Above average battery life; just (though see below), Large rotating LCD with good visibility, Very good performance; Unlimited continuous shooting at full resolution, Full manual controls; now with a hotshoe,...
  • Cons: Small memory card and non-rechargeable batteries included, No RAW option, No rotary wheel or quick control dial; no zoom or focus rings, Batteries have no dedicated cover/latch so watch out when swapping memory cards, Drop in battery life from S3, Large movie file size, Redeye and chromatic aberr...
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0
Color and saturation 9
9.0

Canon Powershot S5 IS

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: 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 my full zoom test showed a noticeable fall off in sharpness away from the centre of the photo.
  • Pros: Pull out and twist LCD screen - Fast reacting lens - Focusable viewfinder - Range of features
  • Cons: Loss of sharpness towards edge of photo when full zoom used
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 7
7.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Canon Powershot S5 IS

PhotographyBLOG
19 September 2007
  • Summary: 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...
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Overall 8
8.1

Test: Canon PowerShot S5 IS (Digitalkamera)

CHIP Online
23 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Die PowerShot S5 IS ist eine gute und umfangreich ausgestattete Zoomkamera, die in der fotografischen Praxis überzeugt und in unserer Bestenliste Platz 3 erringt. Im Labortest erreicht sie aber nicht die Bildqualität der direkten Konkurrenten von Sony und Panasonic, die ähnlich teuer sind (etwas...
  • Pros: Gute Bedienung, Toller Videomodus, Sehr gutes Klapp-Display
  • Cons: Bildrauschen
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Overall 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Picture quality 7
7.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 8
8.0
Speed performance 7
7.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Expert Review

kamerasiden.dk
2 July 2008
  • Summary: Skal vi kritisere noget, må det først og fremmest være ydelsen ved høj ISO. Her er det allerede kritisk fra ISO 400 og reelt er det kun ISO80 som kan beskrives som støjfri.
  • Pros: Kan bruge både genopladelige og engangs AA-batterier, Fin videofunktion, Ekstern blitzsko, Optisk zoom kan bruges i videofunktionen, Høj byggekvalitet, Kraftig tele, God billedkvalitet, Funktionsrigt
  • Cons: Dårlig vidvinkel, Ikke RAW-format, Batteridæksel og objektivdæksel kunne være bedre konstrueret., Dårlig ved høj ISO og kantuskarpt objektiv
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon Power-shot S5IS

Absolut Photo
25 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Après le S3 IS, Canon améliore son Bridge Powershot S5 IS . L'appareil est simple à ustiliser et réactif dans ses fonctionnalités. Il accède à un zoom optique 12x et à un capteur de 8 mégapixels.
  • Pros: Ecran LCD rotatif, Réactivité assez rapide, Performances optiques, Détection du visage
  • Cons: Pas de grand angle, Viseur électronique peu précis, Mémoire interne inexistant, prix tout de même élevé
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