Summary: Fine little camera, lots of features. I use it regularly to photograph items in a studio-like setting for a museum catalogue and it performs marvellously well. As well, I use it all over the place outside in the rain, snow and cold taking stills and movies, mostly trackside of railroads.
Pros: Great zoom, fairly rugged instrument, lots of features, for the beginner (Program) to the advanced amateur (or professional I used to be) with a wide selection of flash settings and special effects. I haven't gone into the EOS system because this little gem will produce photos which are just as g...
Cons: No case, inability to attach regular filters, except by having a lens hood installed (it vignettes the corners at the wide angle setting), The fact that there was no case and that I had the camera loose in the bag produced impact damage to the eyepiece (but not to a pont where it becam unusable)....
Summary: I am no pro photograher by any means, but I have been using mine a for about 2 years. I am an avid cyclist and I take it on all my trips and with lots of use from pictures to movies, it has never failed me, not even once. Once you learn the settings, it takes some quite good pics.
Summary: This is an excellent camera for anyone! I do professional photography and typically use a DSLR that was quite costly and of course not the kind of thing you can throw in your purse. This is a great camera to keep on hand for impromptu family events, or just have around the house.
Summary: I have had this camera for over a year now, and I still love it. The one sore point is the lense cover which falls off far too easy.
I have used the camera inside and out, on moving and stationary targets, and I have used the video features also. All work great.
Summary: First of all let me tell you that I'm not a pro. I'm just a normal person who likes to take pictures of normal activities with the family (parties, BBQ, vacations, etc).
I bought this camera early on 2008 (a replacement for my old canon camera) and wanted something more powerful but having at the...
Summary: Before I used the S5, I used the Canon S1 IS. Let me tell you what a jump that was. From the expanded LCD screen to an even better zoom (though the S1 has 10x optical & the S5 has 12x optical), I thought it was a pretty good investment.
Summary: I bought this camera instead of an SLR because I wanted to be able to set up shots manually and be able to take casual pictures without any effort. I am really impressed with the quality of the pictures. I also bought the wide and telephoto lens attachments for it and they work great!
Pros: Takes great pictures. Not very bulky. Tons of options but still easy to operate.
BEST THING I HAVE EVER BOUGHT! ALL THE POSITIVE REVIEWS ARE ACCURATE AS YOU CAN GET!
22 July 2008
Summary: This camera is the best camera I have ever owned and I have gotten comments on how great it is from many photography enthusiasts as well! I would highly recommend this camera for beginners and right on up to professional photographers.
Great P&S to DSLR Bridge Camera Loaded With Features!
Hoop Mama, Amazon
30 June 2008
Summary: If you're looking for high-quality photos that you'll love straight out of the box with this camera, you're not going to get it. However, if you take the time to experiment with different ISO settings and modes, you will learn what works to deliver absolutely amazing photos.
Summary: With over 700 reviews on this camera, there is little I can add. I read MANY of these reviews before purchasing, both on amazon and other sites. I also read reviews on other cameras. I finally made my purchase decision for the Cannon S5IS and I have no complaints.