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5.9 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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Overall 6
6.0

The Canon - Powershot S5 Digital Camera is easy to use.

urbina2k9, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought the Canon - Powershot S5 IS camera because I knew that over the years Canon was a trusted name when it came to photography. I searched many brands only to find this one was just what I needed for a special family vacation. It's easy to use and to figure out. Plus, it gives great photos. Also, there are many features on this camera that a regular camera doesn't always have. I especially like all the options it gives for taking photos (ex: Sport, Landscape, etc).
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Overall 5
5.0

"Awesome video, great photos, some problems"

rag3aholic, CNET
4 April 2009
  • Pros: Video quality is excellent (320x240 @ 30/60fps or 640x480 @ 30fps Motion JPEG AVI). Takes great photos at low ISO. Accepts HDSD cards and is compatible with CHDK firmware (http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK), enabling RAW mode and other great tweeks.
  • Cons: Received "Lens error, restart camera" error after 6months of use. A very common problem with a lot of Canons. Check this site for more info: http://www.bitnet.cx/canon.html Repairs done under warranty (barely). Will it last? Poor battery life.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 6
6.0

P&S with Big Zoom. Poor at ISO 800

mooshu2, epinions.com
15 October 2008
  • Summary: Okay for vacation and candids.
  • Pros: Hot shot for external flash and triggers
  • Cons: Lens cap will not stay and no optical view finder
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice camera for the money

Kim, Ritz Camera
23 March 2008
  • Conclusion: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great zoom, Quiet
  • Cons: Lens cap comes off, Slow Sensor
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Overall 6
6.0

Easy to use, good features. . .bad image sensor

Smitty, B&H Photo
1 January 2008
  • Summary: This camera is very easy to use with some cool features.That's all unfortunately! Expertise: Advanced Problems Encountered: I have two Canon digital SLRs and thought I would take theplunge with a Canon point and shoot. Unfortunately, it fellshort of my expectations when it came to image quality. Tobe honest, it was completely horrible! I'm not sure what thedifference is between the image sensor in my Rebel XT andthis one since they are both at 8 megapixels.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 4
4.0

Taking Canon S5 to China: What an Experience

JDSchuman, epinions.com
14 August 2007
  • Summary: This is for pro active photographers, not for summer camera shoppers or users. This is not a mommy camera.
  • Pros: Good automatic pictures turned out
  • Cons: This camera is not for first time digital users, this is for experienced users only
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Overall 6
6.0

A troubling trend

oddlycalm, Amazon
13 July 2007
  • Summary: After buying the S5 to replace my S3 I was very disappointed with the image noise as noted on another review here. This is not a Canon only problem and it's becoming a troubling trend as megapixels are added at the expense of image quality. It's not a matter of the S5 being better than the Sony H7 or H9, it's a matter of any of these cameras being able to equal their own previous generation model with regard to noise.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
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Battery performance 8
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Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 8
8.0

its ok

photogeek, epinions.com
26 December 2005
  • Excerpt: i had Canon S1 IS for a year and half..and it broke today - ON CHRISTMAS EVE!! Aghhh...
  • Pros: LCD rotates ecerywhere. Many options. Good battery life.
  • Cons: LCD monitor too small to see the real deal.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 2
2.0
Photo quality 4
4.0
Shutter lag 10
10

not impressed...

dolly19, epinions.com
15 March 2005
  • Summary: I recommend this camera only if you're not terribly concerned with high quality photos.
  • Pros: rotating lcd screen, manual features, powerful 10x optical zoom
  • Cons: poor focus
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
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Shutter lag 6
6.0

Nice to use, but reliable???

fjdein, epinions.com
14 December 2004
  • Excerpt: After much research, I decided that the advantages of the 10x zoom with IS outweighed the average re
  • Pros: Zoom viewfinders Controls
  • Cons: Reliability? Battery life Lens cap
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