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Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

8MP Electronic Viewfinder Digital Camera with 12x Optical Zoom
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Best Point and Shoot Digital Camera for Travel, Child, Action, and Low Light Photos Under $400
Editors' Ratings:
"Recommended" at DPReview.com
"Rated Very Good" by CNET.com
Expert
9 Recommendations
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“With more features than most will ever use and a gentle learning curve, the Canon S5 leads the pack above a host of competitors in offering bang for the buck. It’s 8mp sensor allows for large print sizes and fairly aggressive cropping, while the 12x…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
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“Though it won’t come close to producing professional-quality shots like an SLR camera, the Canon S5 is about as close as it gets, with a long range telephoto lenses and fast shutter lag and autofocus that’s about as good as it gets for a…”
Expert
4 Recommendations
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“If you’re not concerned with the camera’s compact size, the Canon Powershot S5 IS is a superb choice for wildlife photography. It has a ton of great features which make this camera a veritable Swiss Army knife for photography. This camera…”
Expert
4 Recommendations
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“Another camera to take a look at would be the Canon Powershot SX10. This model has the same 20X optical zoom with Canon’s Image Stabilization technology. It can only do 1.4 fps but it can do it at the full 10 MP quality so it’s just a little…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
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“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). It has a…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). It has a…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon S5 IS is an ultrazoom camera from Canon’s S-series. With a large 36-432mm (12x) zoom lens, the S5 is a versatile camera that covers the ideal 50-200mm zoom range for portraits of pets and people, and is also long enough to zoom in for…”
Expert
1 Compliment
4 Recommendations
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“This “mega-zoom” camera has a very impressive 12x zoom range and is easy to hold than many cameras thanks to its more substantial size. It has the excellent Canon user interface, and plenty of physical controls (think dials and buttons) so…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). It has a…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon S5 IS is an ultrazoom camera from Canon’s S-series. With a large 36-432mm (12x) zoom lens, the S5 is a versatile camera that covers the ideal 50-200mm zoom range for portraits of pets and people, and is also long enough to zoom in for…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon S5 is an ultrazoom camera from Canon’s long-running S-series. With a large 36-432mm zoom range, the S5 is a versatile camera that can cover almost anything. The lens’ image stabilization system helps it reduce blur from camera shake. The…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). It has a…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 36-432mm on a 35mm camera). It has a…”
Expert
7 Compliments
6 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The new S5 IS has once again moved Canon into the forefront of a digital camera debate. With an 8 megapixel sensor, a 12X optical zoom with image stabilization, and ISOs up to 1600, the S5 IS is a perfect candidate for fast action photography. As is…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens.The camera features full manual control options. ‘The…”
Expert
21 Compliments
97 Recommendations
Recommended as
“The Canon S5 is an ultrazoom camera from Canon’s long-running S-series. With a large 36-432mm zoom range, the S5 is a versatile camera that can cover almost anything. The lens’ image stabilization system helps it reduce blur from camera shake. The…”
Expert
32 Compliments
88 Recommendations
Recommended as
“This camera is the latest upgrade in Canon’s highly successful “S” series of super-zooms with a unique swivel LCD. It has an 8 megapixel resolution sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens.The camera features full manual control options. ‘The…”

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