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5.5 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

The S5 IS is a multi function hybrid camera that is the fourth i Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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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

A troubling trend

oddlycalm, Amazon
10 May 2008
  • 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

Exected more

David A. Wilcox "Malpractice", Amazon
17 November 2007
  • Summary: We bought this camera largely based on reviews of others and to upgrade to a more manual, higher quality point and shoot. We were amazed by its video capabilities. Others give similar praise. Where we were disappointed was in the quality of the stills. The auto focus is hit and miss. My $200 Sony does better in this category. Maybe a quarter of the indoor photos we took were slightly out of focus. That's hard to forgive, but unforgiveable is the flash.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Camera..BUT...Received Two Defective Units! Check Yours!

D. Dietrich "duanekimonline", Amazon
23 October 2007
  • Summary: I first want to say the camera is great and takes awesome pictures. However, both the first camera and replacement camera I received had a defective sensor that would cause a small dark spot on the upper right quandrant of the picture in certain conditions. Those conditions were whenever the aperture was in the range of f6 - f8 (small aperture). This aperture setting would usually occur under bright conditions (auto) or manually set.
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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
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
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
6.0
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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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 4
4.0
Photo quality 10
10
Shutter lag 2
2.0

An "OK" camera, but won't recommend it.

sjpierson, epinions.com
5 November 2004
  • Excerpt: I did alot of research before buying a camera, and this just didn't cut it.
  • Pros: nice camera, good clear pics
  • Cons: SLOW!! bulky, eats batteries, lens cap will get lost
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Overall 6
6.0

Powershot S5 1S

Mrs. Thelma Levett, Amazon
19 May 2009
  • Summary: This is an excellent camera but was let down by a bad design fault. The lens cover is not attached to the lens but to the external housing. It has to come off to prevent the mechanism being damaged when the camera is turned on. Therefore the cover has been made to come off very easily. I found it came off all the time when I didn't want it to and there is no facility to attach a filter to protect the lens.
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