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PowerShot Pro Series S5 IS Digital Camera


Canon

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The PowerShot Pro Series S5 IS Digital Camera

Features:


  • 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x 22-inch
    prints
  • Ultra-powerful 12x optical zoom; up to ISO 1600 for steady shooting in any
    lighting conditions
  • High-resolution 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD for easy shooting at any angle
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and
    red-eye correction for sharper images
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading

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    1 Review  

    Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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    Ron Schoenwald

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    Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    I bought the camera for its macro capability. It has a flip-out LCD which is very convenient for macro and it has a focusing capability up to 0 cm. Also, it has IS and a 12X capability. I thought it would be excellent for long hikes, for mushrooms and the unexpected bird far away. My Canon 5D with L series lens, tripod, etc. are getting heavier each year. Color, speed, lightness, and overall capability of the S5 were good. But I sold it after a summer of use because of two exasperating characteristics. One was the incessant hunting for a focus point in relatively low light (the forest floor is not well lit)and then settle for foreground or background with the subject slightly out of focus. Another factor was that the camera would readjust the ISO to 800 or more if it interpreted too much light with no warning on the LCD. In general, point and shoots, have low dynamic range but at 800 ISO the quality of the image was not competition quality. I now use a Rebel XTi (with a Canon Angle Finder C), which is a compromise in weight, but a better quality camera at a similar price.
    1/3/2008 11:47:08 AM
     

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