canon-s5-picture.jpgThe S5 IS comes with Canon’s DIGIC III image processor and has several settings for taking pictures. From fully automatic to all manual…it’s easy to use, has professional features, and uses AA batteries. Face Detection technology, in-camera Red-eye Correction and 8.0-megapixel resolution help you get sharp faces in your portrait and group photos. The Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera’s MovieSnap feature enables users to capture high-resolution eight-megapixel still images at any point during the movie. There is a dedicated movie button so you don’t have to go through the menu to make a movie.

canon-s5-with-screen-out.jpgAnother unique feature is the vari-angle LCD screen. It’s great so you can take shots over crowds or of children and pets at their level. You can also use it for a self picture that is perfectly framed. The Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera also has professional features like a hot shoe adapter for the Speedlite EX Series external flashes and a viewfinder. Whether you use one of the preset scene modes or you set the controls manually, one thing is certain: this camera will help you get recital and sports shots that you can’t get without the image stabilizer and 12x optical zoom lens. The Canon S5 IS also makes for the perfect vacation camera/camcorder.

If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the legions of expensive DSLRs out there, The Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera is a great bargain. Check it out!

Canon S5 IS Digital Camera Specs

  • Sensor: 8.0 Megapixel
  • Size: 1/2.5-inch
  • Image Resolution:
    1600 x 1200
    2048 x 1536
    640 x 480
    2592 x 1944
    3264 x 2448
    3264 x 1832
  • Movie Resolution:
    320 x 240
    640 x 480
  • Memory Included: 32MB Secure Digital Card
  • Storage Media: Secure Digital
  • Compressed Format: JPEG/EXIF v 2.22
  • Movie File Format: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Stereo))
  • Optical Zoom: 12x
  • Digital Zoom: 4X
  • Focal Length: 6.0-72.0mm f/2.7-3.5 (35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
  • Focus Mode: TTL autofocus
  • Focusing Range: Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (WIDE), 3.0 ft./90cm-infinity (TELE), Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W), Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W)
  • Optical Viewfinder: Electronic Viewfinder
  • LCD Monitor: 2.5-inch TFT
  • LCD Pixels: 207,000 pixels
  • LCD Coverage: 100%
  • Maximum Aperture: f/2.7 (W) – f/3.5 (T)
  • Shutter Speed: 15-1/3200 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
  • Light Metering Method:
    Center-weighted average
  • Exposure Control: Aperture-priority AE, Program AE, Manual, Shutter Speed-Priority AE
  • Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • ISO Speed Range: Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
  • AE Lock: AE Lock available
  • White Balance Control:
    Fluorescent H
    Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction
  • Flash Mode:
    Auto w/ Red-Eye Reduction
    Flash On
    Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction
    Flash Off
    FE lock
    Safety FE available
  • Recycling Time: 12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
  • Shooting Modes:
    Stitch Assist
    Creative (P, Av, Tv, M, Custom)
    Night Snapshot
    Super Macro
    Night Scene
    Color Accent
    Color Swap
    Sports, Foliage, Aquarium, Special Scene
  • Continuous Shooting: Approx. 1.5 fps; AF/LV: approx. 0.9 fps
  • Playback:
    Slide Show
    Jump, Auto Rotate, My Category, Sound Memos, Index (9 thumbnails), Normal Playback,
    Special Playback, Editing, Magnification (approx. 2x–10x), Rotate, Resume, Red-eye Correction, My Colors
  • Movie Mode:
    30 fps
    60 fps
  • Movie Image Resolution:
    320 x 240
    640 x 480
  • Movie Audio: Yes
  • Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
  • Video Out: NTSC/PAL
  • Battery Form Factor: AA
  • Batteries Included: Yes
  • Battery Charger Included: No
  • Height: 3.1 inches
  • Width: 4.6 inches
  • Depth: 3.06 inches
  • Weight: 15.9 oz.

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