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Cannon Power Shot; Thoughts?  
User currently offlineKhelmDTW From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 269 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

I am entertaining the idea of purchasing the Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera. Its a good buy at $350, I chose it because of its Shutter speed range, High resolution, ability to manually focus, and that really cool LCD.

So my question to you is...

If anyone here has this camera, what do you think?

And to all of you photo-files out there, is this a good first quality camera?

Here is a good link to Tiger direct with a bunch of specs and a video.

Let me know what you think.


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User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

It's as good as you can get short of a DSLR. Under favourable light conditions it should give you a.net quality (if that's what you're after), subject always to the need to post-edit photos using Photoshop or similar high-powered editing software. You should do well with the S5.


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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2556 times:

The S5 is one of the best non-SLR compact digital camera available - the very best is the Canon G9.

Used correctly, it is capable of very good results, limited only (as are all compact digital cameras) by the small sensor.

[Edited 2008-03-04 01:02:44]

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User currently offlineRleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 515 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

I am very happy with my S5 Powershot:

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Photo © Roberto Leiro - SVZM Fotografos.

If you go for it, I recommend you the 1.5x extender and the 58 mm lens.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1642 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

I can only compare it to the G9, as that's the one I have. It's outstanding to say the least, the very least in fact! I have had a couple of shots uploaded with it and at 12mp it's a great camera to take on your hols along with or even instead of a DLSR.

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