Canon PowerShot S5 IS Review
Canon PowerShot S5 IS is a digital compact ultrazoom. It went on sale in 2007. Despite his age even now popular. On the secondary market can be inexpensive to buy.
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Key Specifications
Dimensions: 117х80х78 mm (4.6x3.1x3.1 in)
Weight: 550 g
Resolution: 8.0 million effective pixels
Sensor dimensions: 1/2.5
Photo maximal resolution: 3264x2448 px
Video maximal resolution: 640x480 px
Video format: AVI 30 fps
Optical zoom: 12х
Digitall zoom: 4х
Max Aperture: F2.7 - F3.5 / F8
Focal lenght: 6-72mm (36 - 432 mm equiv)
Display type: P-Si TFT
Display diagonal: 2.5 inch
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Ergonomics
The camera on the size and weight is much more reminiscent a small DSLR camera.
When you turn on the camera, the lens is extended and the cap flies. Some users do not like it. Located on the left handle with big projection, thanks to which the camera perfectly fits in your hand and it is comfortable to hold. Above right is a ring switch modes, it holds as well as in the SLR camera. On the handle on top of the shutter button and zoom control. Conveniently implemented switching camera view by turning the ring in the right direction.
Also right there is a small joystick-cursor with which to navigate the menu, and mode switching. All controls are conveniently placed. As a user DSLR Nikon D3100 camera, I was fairly easy to deal with management.
Behind there is a swivel screen, measuring 2.5 inches. Through it convenient to carry out sight. But also has a viewfinder, it may be true in a bright sunny day, when the display is difficult to see anything.
Switches bottom button. The handle placed 4 AA batteries. Below, you can open the lid and change the batteries and SD-card.
The camera has a built-in flash.
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Optics
The camera is equipped with a non-removable lens with a focal length of 6-72 mm (36-432 mm at 35 mm equivalent). It has 12x optical and 4x digital zoom. Aperture has 6 blades. This is evident by star lanterns on when shooting at night. On the short end of the lens has the aperture ratio f/2,7 and on a long - f/3,5. This is a very good performance. The new models have a much darker lenses are usually (f/3,5 - f/5,6).
At the aperture f/2,7 on the short end of the sharpness is good.
f/ 3,2 iso 80
Sharpness example, as can be seen in the aperture at the short end, sharpness is good. sharpness example, as can be seen in the aperture at the short end of the sharpness is good.
f/6,3 zoom range example f / 3,5 A shot at aperture f/3,5, you can see the difference At the long end at the f/3,5 it seemed to me weak. Acceptable sharpness starts with f/5,6.
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Picture Quality
The camera shows good quality pictures. Its class is considered quite normal quality.
f/ 6,3 at the long end
Canon PowerShot S5 IS - digital compact ultrazoom. It went on sale in 2007. Despite his age even now popular. On the secondary market can be inexpensive to buy.
f / 2,7 at the short end. Note the distortion
The camera allows you to take a good close-up.
Close Up example f/ 4
Maximum photo size: 3264x2448 pixels. Format: JPG It is said that there is an alternative firmware SHDK, stitched and cameras that can shoot in RAW. The camera has a squelch. In normal mode, noise reduction, sensor noise noticeable since iso 800.
iso 80 f/4 1 sec (handheld)
Sensor noise for different values of iso. Crop 100%
Canon PowerShot S5 IS Video
The camera can record video size of 640x480 px at 30 frames per second. By modern standards it is quite modest, but in order to remove the time and put the camera to the Internet will do.
Summary Canon PowerShot S5 IS is a good amateur camera. Easy to use. Suitable for those who want to get quality shots better than giving cheap compact cameras, but is not ready to move to DSLR. As a user DSLR me in this camera liked the size and ease of use.