Excerpt: Canon Poweshot S5 IS is really a powershot with the power of an SLR. SLR means single lens reflex. SLR camera allows viewing and focusing the subject directly through the lens. The photographer sees exactly what the lens record.
Summary: A super easy camera. This is my second camera of the S5. I replaced a earlier model which, after 5 years in the field had many small problems. This purchase included the original box, all booklets still sealed and every item that was originally included by the first owner. The camera also cam with an extra strap and a beautiful leather case. I have always been happy with all the still and video cameras that I have owned from Canon. A super buy.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot S5 has a combination of features that make it the perfect camera for engineer that has to photograph places that you don't want to put your head in. This is indispensable when you need shots within vessels and process conveyors, etc. You can take the articulated back viewer and rotate to allow you to see the subject while you hold the camera at arms length. This feature is very hard to find in any camera.
Summary: This camera has as much optical zoom as is usable for handheld shooting, and the 8PM resolution is plenty to allow cropping and printing large images. It was the first of the Canon long zoom cameras to include the flash hot shoe, necessary for distant indoor shots. This feature has been taken from newer models, even while they extend the zoom range, Without being too bulky or heavy, this model has the feel of a solid camera.
S5is has its shortcomings, but it serves well with CHDK firmware added.
29 September 2012
Summary: Bought a used S5is on ebay back in January 2012 for $120+USD. I'm still using the S5is having developed a love/hate relationship with it. What I love about the S5is: One major improvement is the addition of a hotshoe mount. when shooting in dark areas with bulgy adapters a hotshoe flash is a must have. without the hotshoe there would be darkness in the mid-bottom of my photos just using the onboard flash. SDHC compatibility up to 32gb.
Amazing if you want to take professional pictures.
26 September 2012
Summary: The pictures come out looking like your a pro every time. Its easy to operate and very user friendly. It fits into your hand perfectly so not worries of dropping it. The only thing I wish they had included is a rechargeable battery pack or rechargeable batteries and a charger, I mean for the price you pay I don't think it would bankrupt the company to include the one thing to make this camera the best.
With some study of the manual, you will LOVE this camera!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I purchased this camera about 2 months ago and have fallen in love with it! After researching for about 2 months prior to purchase and being lost in the mass of information about all the choices out there, I opted for this one after my friend bought a used S3 IS. I decided the the optional additional flash(sold separately) and the larger video capacity was well worth the few extra dollars. The camera is user friendly straight form the box and truly is point and shoot.
Excerpt: Great camera without having to carry around a big bag with SLR. I have 2 kids in sports and the camera does a wonderful job. Some action shots are blurry but many are clear. I don't care for the burst mode as it was pixely. Overall excellent camera for the money. Reviewer received a sample of this product.