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Canon PowerShot S5 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1147 reviews of Canon PowerShot S5 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The screen and performance also get good views. The shutter and low light performance get less positive comments. Opinions about the contrast and viewfinder are mixed.

usability, performance, screen, image quality, zoom

lens, memory, storage, low-light, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S5 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S5 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S5 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the low light performance. Comments about the focus and price are mixed.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

low-light

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S5 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S5 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the flash and battery. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the lens.

usability, price, performance, battery, flash

lens

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

 

Canon's super-zoom model has had a bit of a make-over.

The Canon PowerShot S5 IS is unquestionably the most versatile digital camera on the market, with a powerful high quality zoom lens, superb image stabilisation, class-leading performance and what may be the best AF system on the market. It has a huge...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS review

 

Instead of an SLR, why not opt for a simpler life?

Excellent lens ; Very good image quality ; Impressive Face Detection technology

Image noise at higher ISOs ; Shutter delay compared with SLRs

This SLR-lookalike is a capable compact with a superb lens, and turns out quality images

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS review

 

Canon's S-series has helped invigorate the ultra-zoom market.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS 8Mp digital camera

 

The sturdily built Canon PowerShot S5 IS is what is commonly known as a 'bridge' camera – so called because it forms a bridge between a point-and-shoot compact and a digital SLR.

With a little care and attention, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS delivers the goods. It has a 12x zoom, a flip and twist screen, and is fast, intuitive, light and compact. Unfortunately, you get image noise on shots taken above ISO400, plus occasional pixel...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

 

Very good image quality ; Very good colour rendition ; Reliable Evaluative metering ; Stabilized 12X zoom ; Excellent controls ; Complete range of modes ; Hinged 2.5-inch LCD monitor ; Fast to use

Average sharpness with wide angle images ; No RAW format ; Location of the memory card impractical, as the batteries slide out when the card is accessed

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera Review

 

The Canon PowerShot S5 IS is built to excel. Packed with cutting-edge technology it delivers outstanding performance whatever the situation.

The possibilities of the Canon PowerShot S5 IS can be expanded even further with a handy range of accessories including wide-angle converter lenses, tele converter lenses, close-up converter lenses and Canon EX Speedlite flashes.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS [Mac]

 

With the market for compact digital cameras getting forever more competitive, the Macworld team take a look at eight of the best.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Canon Powershot S5 IS

 

Canon Powershot S5IS is a digital camera presented by Canon. Among its features, it has a higher resolution sensor, hot shoe flash connector, higher top ISO sensitivity, and reduced continuous shooting speed. The camera also has numerous scene modes...

Ignore the battleship styling of this well-built SLR-alike and concentrate on its karmic inner beauty to snap up an impressive high-zoom bargain. Canon Powershot S5 IS is tagged with Canon, digital camera and compact. Select a tag (Canon, for example)...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS review

 

The 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot S5 IS bridge camera boasts a 12x zoom lens and full manual control.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS 8Mp digital camera

 

The sturdily built Canon PowerShot S5 IS is what is commonly known as a 'bridge' camera – so called because it forms a bridge between a point-and-shoot compact and a digital SLR.

With a little care and attention, the Canon PowerShot S5 IS delivers the goods. It has a 12x zoom, a flip and twist screen, and is fast, intuitive, light and compact. Unfortunately, you get image noise on shots taken above ISO400, plus occasional pixel...

Dec, 2007

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