Canon Powershot S5 IS Digital Camera

Canon Powershot S5 IS Digital Camera

Canon Powershot S5 IS Digital Camera

B&H # CAPSS5IS MFR # 2077B001
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Product Highlights

  • 8.0 Megapixels
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 2.5" Vari-angle LCD Display
  • 9-Point AiAF
  • DIGIC III Image Processor
  • Face Detection
  • Extensive Shooting Modes
  • Powered by AA Batteries
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Canon S5 IS overview

  • 1Description

The Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera incorporates a professional quality 12x Optical Zoom Lens, 8.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology. It also has video functionality rivaling that of dedicated digital video camcorders, together with a large 2.5" vari-angle LCD screen and widescreen (16:9) recording. This is all in a stylish and compact camera body.

Advanced photographers will also be particularly interested in this camera thanks to its improved and expanded manual exposure controls and the incorporation of a TTL Hot shoe which allows users to attach Canon Speedlite EX Series external flashes.

Powered by Canon's DIGIC III image processor, the S5 IS also incorporates the impressive Face Detection Technology to improve focus, exposure and flash output for people shots while the in-Camera Red-Eye Correction feature effectively solves red-eye problems in captured photos. An increased sensitivity range of ISO 80-1600 complements the optical IS system for extended low light performance.

8.0 Megapixel Resolution
With 8.0 Megapixels of imaging power, the PowerShot S5 IS delivers stunning detail and clarity, sufficient to produce oversized prints and also provides the freedom to enlarge any section of an image and crop to your exact needs.
Canon 12x Optical Zoom Lens
The impressively long 12x Optical Zoom lens in the PowerShot S5 IS incorporates the same leading technologies used in Canon's professional SLR lenses including an Ultra-Sonic Motor (USM) drive to provide rapid and near-silent zoom and AF operation. Furthermore, the 4x Digital Zoom brings combined zooming power all the way to 48x for superb detail at sporting events, school concerts and more.
Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon's lens shift-type optical Image Stabilizer counteracts the camera shake caused by slight hand movements. Vibration sensors detect the angle and speed of movement and send this information to a processor, allowing the camera to compensate for it. This adds stability to hand-held, telephoto or moving shots and enables shooting at shutter speeds of up to three stops slower with no noticeable increase in image blur.
High ISO Sensitivity
The PowerShot S5 IS features a maximum ISO of 1600 and High ISO Auto settings that reduce the effects of camera shake and sharpen subjects in low-light situations, giving you greater flexibility for shooting.
9-Point AiAF with FlexiZone AF/AE
Canon's 9-point AiAF (Artificial Intelligence Auto Focus) automatically scans and selects subjects from a set of nine focusing areas across the scene. This ensures accurately focused images even when subjects are not in the centre of the frame. FlexiZone AF/AE lets users manually select the focus point from almost any point in the frame by moving the auto focus window in the viewfinder. Exposure is linked to the focus point to ensure that the chosen subject is accurately focused and exposed.
DIGIC III Image Processor with iSAPS Technology
Canon's DIGIC III Image Processor is designed to improve processing speed and image quality, so DIGIC III provides markedly faster startup, autofocus and playback, plus it assures that every image is more colorfully vibrant. iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the fast DIGIC III Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance.
Face Detection Technology
The DIGIC III processor in the PowerShot S5 IS features Face Detection AF/AE, which finds multiple faces in the frame and sets the most suitable focus point when the shutter button is pressed halfway. In addition, Face Detection FE adjusts the flash based on a person's face on the screen. Exposure and flash are then controlled to ensure proper illumination of both the faces and the overall scene, eliminating the common problem of darkened or overexposed faces.
In-camera Red-eye Correction
Red-eye Correction detects and automatically corrects red-eye during playback for both regular and flash photography. In unusual cases where red-eye is not automatically detected, it can easily be corrected manually during playback mode.
Record Movies with Stereo Sound
With a highly flexible movie mode, you can create the movie that's perfect for any application. Select from VGA (640 x 480 pixels) with frame rates of 30 fps and 30 fps LP, also QVGA (320 x 240 pixels) with frame rates of 60 fps and 30 fps for recording up to 1 hour or 4GB. Furthermore, with the S5 IS, seamless movie shooting is easy - just press the Movie Button - there is no need to use camera menus to switch shooting modes.
Wide Range of Shooting Modes
Twenty-two shooting modes help deliver excellent results in almost any situation. Preset Special Scene modes assist with picture taking in tricky lighting conditions, including Indoor, Beach and Snow. For creative experimentation, Color Accent and Color Swap modes enable dramatic color effects to be applied to images and movies direct from the camera - you can keep one color and change the rest to black and white with Color Accent, or exchange one color for another with Color Swap. The cameras also feature My Colors photo effects for additional in-camera color customization.
Shoot and View Widescreen Images
The PowerShot S5 IS features a Widescreen mode (2816 x 1584 recording pixels) for capturing still images in 16:9 format - perfect for viewing images on widescreen television or printing wide (10 x 20cm) photos with a SELPHY Compact Photo Printer
Compatible with Auxiliary Lenses and Canon Speedlite Flashes
The PowerShot S5 IS is compatible with many shooting accessories, not only wide and tele converter lenses (requires lens adapter - sold separately), but it is also compatible with Speedlite EX series Flash Units. By using Speedlites, the camera is able to have extra functions such as autoflash metering, FE lock and Flash exposure compensation, continuous shooting with external flash and more to provide for advanced creative effects and greatly enhances your ability to achieve professional-quality results. Plus flash intensity and other settings are easily accessed and controlled from the camera's LCD screen.
High-resolution 2.5" Vari-angle LCD
The camera's 2.5-inch Vari-angle LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light. The Display is also capable of being flipped out and rotates around to make framing your shots easy - regardless of the angle you are shooting at.
Convenient AA-size Batteries
AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store so you don't need to worry about running out of batteries or recharging batteries - simply get new ones locally.
USB 2.0 Interface
The PowerShot S5 IS supports the USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) standard, so you'll enjoy the highest possible data transfer speeds when using a USB 2.0 compatible computer.
Easy, Flexible Direct Printing Options
The Print/Share button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the camera to a Canon Direct Photo Printer or PictBridge supported printer, press the Print/Share button and print. The Direct Print feature allows for image preview and editing (including cropping) on the camera when connected to a compatible printer. Also use the Print/Share button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows).
In the Box
Canon Powershot S5 IS Digital Camera
  • 32MB Secure Digital (SD) Card
  • 4x AA Alkaline Batteries
  • USB Interface Cable (IFC-400PCU)
  • Stereo Video Cable (STV-250N)
  • Lens Cap
  • Neck Strap (NS-D4)
  • Digital Camera Solution Software CD-ROM
  • User Guide
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon S5 IS specs

    Camera Type Advanced Digital Camera with Long Zoom
    Image Quality
    Image Sensor 1/2.5" 8.3 Megapixel CCD
    Effective Resolution 8.0 million pixels
    Color Depth 24-Bit RGB
    Color Modes Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom Color
    Image File Formats JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
    Recorded Resolution Large (3264 x 2448)
    Widescreen (3264 x 1832)
    Medium 1 (2592 x 1944)
    Medium 2 (2048 x 1536)
    Medium 3 (1600 x 1200)
    Small (640 x 480)
    Video Recording AVI Motion JPEG with Stereo Audio
    640 x 480 @ 30 fps
    640 x 480 @ 30 fps LP
    320 x 240 @ 60 fps
    320 x 240 @ 30 fps
    Video clip limited to 4GB or 60 minutes
    Audio Recording WAVE (Stereo)
    record time up to 60 seconds with image
    Lens Type Canon Zoom Lens
    Optical Zoom 12x
    Lens Focal Length 6.0 - 72.0mm (36 - 432mm equivalent)
    Digital Zoom 4x
    Minimum Focus Distance 0" (0cm)
    Maximum Aperture f/2.7-3.5
    Optical Image Stabilization Yes (Canon OIS)
    Accessory Lens/Filter Mount 58mm with Canon LAH-DC40 Lens Adapter/Hood Set (optional)
    Focus Control
    Focus Type TTL Autofocus (9-Point AiAF), 1 point AF (FlexiZone AF)
    Focus Modes Continuous, Single, Face Detection AF
    Focus Range Normal: 19.7" (50cm) - infinity
    Macro: 3.9" (10cm) - 19.7" (50cm) wide
    Super Macro: 0" (0cm) - 3.9" (10cm) wide ONLY
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto
    High ISO Auto
    Selectable ISO (80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600)
    Shutter Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shutter Speed 15-1/3200 seconds
    Aperture Range f/2.7-3.5 (max.)
    Exposure Metering Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
    Exposure Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual, AE Lock, Exposure Compensation (±2 EV stops in 1/3-stop increments)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
    Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Scene, Color Accent, Color Swap, Night Snapshot, Super Macro, Stitch Assist
    Built-in Flash Yes (Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash Off, FE lock, Safety FE available)
    Effective Flash Range 1.0' (0.3m) - 17' (5.2m)
    External Flash Connection TTL Hot Shoe
    External Flash Control Automatic E-TTL Flash with EX-series Speedlites
    Start-Up Time 2.3 seconds
    Shutter Lag Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Time Between Shots Approximately 1 second
    Burst Capability 1.5 fps Continuous
    Self Timer 2 seconds, 10 seconds, Custom
    Interval Recording No
    Date & Time Stamp Yes
    Memory & Power
    Built-in Memory No
    Compatible Memory Cards Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) Card
    MultiMediaCard (MMC)
    Recording Capacity Includes 32MB Secure Digital Card

    Still Image Capacity

    Super Fine Fine Normal
    Large 8 14 29
    Widescreen 11 18 39
    Medium 1 11 20 41
    Medium 2 18 32 64
    Medium 3 29 52 99
    Small 111 171 270

    Video Capacity

    Video Mode Record Time
    640 x 480 @ 30 fps 13 seconds
    640 x 480 @ 30 fps LP 25 seconds
    320 x 240 @ 60 fps 19 seconds
    320 x 240 @ 30 fps 34 seconds
    Battery Type 4x AA Batteries (Alkaline, Lithium, NiMH)
    Power Adapter CA-PS700 Compact Power Adapter (optional)
    Computer Interface USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) mini-B jack
    Direct Print Capable Yes (PictBridge, Canon Direct Print)
    Remote Control No
    Video Output Yes (NTSC & PAL)
    Web-Cam Capable No
    System & Software Requirements Windows System
    • Pentium 500MHz or higher processor
    • Windows 98/98SE, Me, 2000, XP
    • 128MB RAM or more (256MB or more for Windows 2000 & XP)
    • 300MB Hard Drive space or more
    • Built-in USB port
    • 1024x768 pixel Monitor with High Color (16 bit) or better
    • CD-ROM Drive (for software installation)

    Macintosh System

    • PowerPC Processor
    • Mac OS X (v10.1.5-10.3)
    • 256MB RAM or more
    • 200MB Hard Drive space or more
    • Built-in USB port
    • 1024 x 768 pixel Monitor with 32,000 colors or better
    • CD-ROM Drive (for software installation)
    Viewfinder Electronic Viewfinder (0.33" TFT Color LCD with 115,000 pixels)
    LCD Display Vari-Angle 2.5" low-temp polysilicon TFT color LCD (207,000 pixels) with wide viewing angle
    Language Options English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian
    Playback Options Single Image, Index (9 thumbnails), Magnification (2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Movie (Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.2 x 4.6 x 3.1" (80 x 117 x 78mm)
    Weight 15.9 oz. (450g) without batteries

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