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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
5.0 out of 10

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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Overall 6
6.0

sensor died after 5 and a half years

Theodore M., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Pros: Countless features.
  • Cons: Inconsistent quality, small sensor (limited quality image outcome), sensor died after 5.5 years, meaning no more ability to use this as a still image camera. Oddly enough, video still works.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK, but there are problems

Jamie H., Newegg
6 August 2008
  • Summary: It's a shame because performance wise it's a darn good camera at a great price. Unfortunatly the above poor design issues keep this camera in the average catagory. ALSO: HEY CANON! THIS IS SIMPLE STUFF AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PASS THE CONSUMER TESTING FASE!
  • Pros: Color and print quality are very nice, the instant movie mode button feature is nice, LCD screen is bright and clear even in sunlight, Auto focus is fast for non-SLR. Lots of settings and menus are well designed.
  • Cons: IMPORTANT!!! Now I will list for you the things about this camera which are very annoying: The memory card slot is in the same slide door as the 4 AA batteries. You must open the battery door to access the card. After that you will be cursing the Devil when you can't get the flash card out becaus...
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Overall 6
6.0

wrong size

Dave J., Newegg
9 July 2008
  • Pros: The camera is great.
  • Cons: The case that came with it is for a pocket size camera. No way will this large camera fit in this little case. NewEgg is the best but I think they dropped the ball on this one. Also the day after I received the camera it went on sale. lenz cap falls off easily.
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Overall 6
6.0

update on problem camera

pat g., Newegg
6 May 2008
  • Summary: After all the trouble Ive had, I still think this is the right camera at this time for me. I cannot upgrade to a SLR for a few years (or until I get the right 6 numbers on the lottery). Just hope this one will be trouble free.
  • Pros: Ok... After sending my A5IS back to B*** B** for the 3rd time..they gave me a brand new one. This one seems fine. Took about 400 pic this weekend and most are keepers. I Still like the way this camera "feels". Hope it holds up. Maybe I just got the Lemon Camera. The 'Hatch" covering the LCD scree...
  • Cons: Still having a bit of trouble getting the hang of the Macro mode. I really like to shoot close and tight in nature shots. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I got the lens adapter ,the polorizing and UV filters . The Cannon lens cover that I found online that fits the new lens size does not have ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Dead

Fred Menschel, Amazon
4 January 2008
  • Summary: I have this camera for about 6 months, it started out great, great pictures. Went to NY took over 2000 pictures and than the camera just went dead. nothing works, tried new batteries, everything. camera went back to best buy and i am lucky i got an extended warr.
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Overall 6
6.0

A troubling trend

oddlycalm, Amazon
2 January 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Made in China

Martin Murcina "Tsugaru", Amazon
19 August 2008
  • Summary: Bought this as my old S3IS was stolen and must admit there are better cameras for the money on the market. There is no substantial innovation compared to the discontinued model: - The camera is graining in the same manner as the S3IS when set to ISO above 200 - For a common user the higher mpx is...
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