Canon PowerShot S5 IS Review

05/15/2015 - 18:04
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

Sensor: CCD

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. Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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 on a bright sunny day when the display is difficult to see anything.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Switches bottom button.  The handle placed 4 AA batteries. Below, you can open the lid and change the batteries and SD-card.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

The camera has a built-in flash.  

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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 much darker lenses are usually (f/3,5 - f/5,6).

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

At the aperture f/2,7 on the short end of the sharpness is good.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

f/ 3,2 iso 80

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

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.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS sharpness test

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

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 sharpness test

 

Canon PowerShot S5 IS Picture Quality

The camera shows good quality pictures. Its class is considered quite normal quality.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

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.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

f / 2,7 at the short end. Note the distortion

The camera allows you to take a good close-up.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS close up

Close Up example f/ 4

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

 f/ 4

 

Canon PowerShot S5 IS samples

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.

Canon PowerShot S5 IS noise

iso 80 f/4 1 sec (handheld)

Canon PowerShot S5 IS noise

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 on 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.





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