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Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS Specifications
Lens 6.0-72.0mm f/2.7-3.5 (35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
Recording Media SD card
Image Sensor Size 1/2.5"
Max Resolution 3264 x 2448
Effective Pixels 8 million
RAW Output No
Optical Viewfinder No, Electronic Viewfinder
Image Stabilization Yes, Lens
Battery AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 117 x 80 x 78mm (4.6 x 3.2 x 3.1")
Weight (incl. battery) 550g (19.4oz)
The S5 IS is a very nice little camera with plenty of range and possibilities as a 3rd camera for pros who want something eminently portable when the full-size beasts don’t fit in. Learn the image quality and viewfinder limitations and you’ve got a new sliver bullet for niche problems.
At first glance, the PowerShot S5 doesn't look a whole lot different than its predecessor. But if you look closer, you'll notice that the LCD has grown from 2.0" to 2.5", and that a hot shoe has magically appeared on the top of the camera. Canon also stuffed an 8 Megapixel sensor into the S5, compared to 6 Megapixel on the S3. Everything else is about the same, and that's a good thing.
The S5 IS is a great camera, one we really enjoyed using, and one that produces decent output shot after shot thanks to a responsive focus system, accurate exposure, vibrant (but natural) color and a decent image stabilization system.
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