Summary Canon S5 IS

Prices Price
Camera only
$290
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 0
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 5
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 12x
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Aperture
Help f/2.7
Screen resolution
Help 207k dots
Wide angle
Help 36 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 30fps
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Canon PowerShot S5 ISCanon PowerShot S5 IS

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Pros

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The Canon S5 IS vs other recent digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Lens
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
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The Canon S5 IS vs other recent super zooms

Size Really small Help
Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm)
Weight Light Help
550 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.1"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$289.52

Cons

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The Canon S5 IS vs other recent digicams

Movie format Low resolution movies Help
480p @ 30fps
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
8 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Announced Old Help
May 2007
Weight Heavy Help
550 g
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
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The Canon S5 IS vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
12x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
207k dots
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
1.5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
36 mm
Screen size Small screen Help
2.5"
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Battery life Very short battery life Help
170 shots
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds

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Discussion

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Daniel (5:43 PM, July 17, 2011)
Fantastic all-terrain camera. Adding the CHDK Firmware support RAW, also. I love the "all in one", now is very cheap in second hand market. No so good with low light conditions. It´s a bit noisy over 400 ISO. But its very recomendable camera.