Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera
PowerShot S5 IS is the successor to the S3 IS model selected for an earlier NewsGear suite because of its optical image stabilization, high zoom ratio and ample movie-shooting capabilities. Like its predecessor, the high-function, high-performance S5 IS features a 12x optical zoom lens equipped with a lens shift image stabilizer and realizes fast, quiet zoom performance by means of a high-speed Ultrasonic Motor (USM). Compared with its predecessor, the PowerShot S5 IS delivers improved imaging performance through the incorporation of an 8.0-megapixel CCD sensor -- increased from 6.0 megapixels in the S3 IS -- and an upgrade to Canon's high-performance DIGIC III image processor from the earlier model's DIGIC II. Additionally, the S5 IS employs a 2.5-inch high-resolution (approximately 207,000 pixels) vari-angle LCD monitor that offers a wide viewing angle to realize a high level of shooting flexibility, and includes a hot shoe for compatibility with Canon EX-series Speedlite flashes. The new Canon PowerShot model supports the recording of high-quality movies by enabling users to make use of the camera's optical zoom and Face Detection AF/AE functions. The S5 IS also offers an LP movie mode, which employs a higher rate of image compression to enable longer recording times for VGA movies, as well as high-quality stereo sound, and seamless transitions between the shooting of still images and movie recording. (350 USD)
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Page first published: 27.11.2007