The Canon PowerShot S5 IS is a super zoom camera that comes with a hotshoe for a flash unit and much more. Read further for the latest reviews, features, technical specifications, and the price in India of this digital camera.

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Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Most compact cameras seem not to trust the better senses of the user, who may know a few things about it himself. Even if they do come up with a manual mode for compact cameras, most of them do not allow the user to change anything more than ISO or such, which many of the times, the users do not experiment with. Rarely does one run into a camera that provides much more than a compact camera is expected to provide. Canon’s range of superzoom cameras, of which the Canon PowerShot S5 IS is one, have always been delivering better than most consumers’ expectations. The Canon PowerShot S5 IS only carries this tradition forward by resting more and more control in the hands of the user. This 8mp, 12x optical zoom camera comes with Optical Image Stabilization and even provides a hotshoe for external flash support.

Design and Functioning

Though its dimensions are smaller than that of a traditional DSLR, one can expect this sturdy baby called Canon PowerShot S5 IS to give the same excellent grip and solid functionality that a DSLR is trusted for. It comes with the same swivel LCD screen that its predecessors Canon PowerShot S3 IS and Canon PowerShot S2 IS earned much appreciation for. The Swivel LCD, in fact, made clicking and viewing, especially of self portraits and viewing videos. Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) technology suppresses blur when taking stills and minimizes image shake when shooting video footage. Canon's lens-shift type IS allows photographers to shoot at shutter speeds up to 3 stops slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. An Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) delivers rapid, responsive zooming with virtually silent operation, reducing the risk of sound interference on movies and or when shooting wildlife subjects. Most photographers know that Flash Photography is a challenging as well as difficult part of photography. Some of the best photographs taken in the last century as well as this have been credited with the tag of flash photography. With the provision of the external support for flash, the user can also execute such photographs which need more light or which are shot on high shutter speeds. Along with a 32MB card that is supplied along with the pack, this camera is compatible with SD/SDHC as well as MMC cards.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS Price India
Price: Rs. 23,999.00Resolution: 8.00 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon PowerShot S5 IS
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) AA-Alkaline/NiMH
DimensionsWidth (mm) 117
Depth (mm) 78
Height (mm) 80
Weight 450g
LensFocal Length(mm) 36 - 432
f-number F2.7 - F3.5
Shutter Speed (seconds) 15–1/3200
ISO rating Auto, High ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Interchangeability No
Image SensorType CCD
Size(inches) 1/2.5
Total Resolution(MP) 8.30
Effective Resolution(MP) 8.00
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType Optical Compact Camera
Size 0.33
MemoryCard Type SD Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom 4x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual or Automatic
Aperture Manual or Automatic
White Balance Manual or Automatic
Focus Manual or Automatic
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes P, Av, Tv, M, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Scene, Color Accent, Color Swap), Night Snapshot, Super Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 2.00
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp NA
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction Yes
Histogram NA
Colour Options Black
Last Updated on : January 11, 2011

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