Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera, 8.0 Megapixel, 12x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom, 2.5" LCD Screen - Refurbished

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About Canon

The ultra-powerful 12x optical zoom on the PowerShot S5 IS means you'll get the shot you want with no compromise, yet that's only the beginning of what makes this camera so exciting. The S5 IS is loaded with many of Canon's latest advanced technologies including the DIGIC III Image Processor, so both still images and movies are rendered with fine detail and luminous clarity.

PowerShot S5 IS is compact and portable, with streamlined controls and a sure, steady grip. And you'll want to take it everywhere, because inside is a level of photographic power that's truly impressive. 8.0 megapixels ensure deeply detailed images - giving you complete freedom to enlarge an image or any section of an image, and crop to your exact specifications. The 12x optical zoom brings this compact digital camera into the realm of serious photography.

Life doesn't give you second chances to capture special times. That's why this digital camera is equipped with Canon's acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects, and corrects camera shake. So now even when you're zooming in tight, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you'll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is so convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash.

Advanced users and anyone looking to expand their photographic repertoire will be excited to find that Canon has integrated the PowerShot S5 IS with a hot shoe adapter. The adapter lets you quickly and easily add one of several high-quality Canon Speedlite EX Series external flashes, including 220EX, 430EX, 580EX, and 580EX II. Adding an external flash allows for advanced creative effects, and greatly enhances your ability to achieve professional-quality results.

Summary of Customer Reviews

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Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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Easy to use (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (3)

Canon Features

  • Full-featured, compact 8.0 Megapixel digital camera with a 12x Optical Zoom
  • Canon Optical Image Stabilizer Technology and ISO 1600 for steady shooting
  • DIGIC III Image Processor with improved Face Detection Technology and Red-eye Correction for even better image quality and functionality
  • High-resolution 2.5-inch vari-angle LCD for easy shooting at any angle
  • Hot shoe adapter for the Speedlite EX Series external flashes
  • Shoot easy movies with movies capable of 30 fps VGA or 60 fps QVGA. Also a convenient to use Movie Button, never having to switch to a shooting mode
  • Print/Share Button for easy direct printing and downloading, plus ID Photo Print and Movie Print with select PIXMA Photo Printers, CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers

Canon Specifications

Type of Camera
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical/4x Digital/48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer (IS) System
Image Capture Device Type
8.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 8.3 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 8.0 Megapixels
Focal Length
6.0-72.0mm f/2.7-3.5 (35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
Digital Zoom
4x
Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (WIDE), 3.0 ft./90cm-infinity (TELE)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W)
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Optical Viewfinder
Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color viewfinder
LCD Monitor
2.5-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 207,000 pixels
LCD Coverage
100%
Maximum Aperture
f/2.7 (W) - f/3.5 (T)
Shutter Speed
15-1/3200 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
ISO Sensitivity
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock available
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
White Balance Control
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom
Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE available
Recycling Time
12 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Shooting Modes
Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Scene, Color Accent, Color Swap), Night Snapshot, Super Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie
Self-Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control
Not available
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.5 fps; AF/LV: approx. 0.9 fps
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 640 x 480 (Small), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 2,048 x 1,536 (Medium 2), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 1), 3,264 x 2,448 (Large), 3,264 x 1,832 (Widescreen)
Movie: 640 x 480 (30 fps/30 fps LP), 320 x 240 (60 fps/30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes
Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Colors, My Category, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnails), Sound Memos, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume
Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, select by date, select by category, select by folder, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie
Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)
Video Out
NTSC/PAL
Audio Out
Stereo
Other Interfaces
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable
Power Source
AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
Rechargeable AA-size NiMH Battery (x4)
Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700
Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 170 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery); approx. 450 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery)*
Playback Time
Approx. 12 hours (AA-size Alkaline Battery); approx. 15 hours (AA-size NiMH Battery)*
Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity
10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.60 x 3.15 x 3.06 in./117.0 x 80.0 x 77.7mm
Weight
Approx. 15.9 oz./450g (camera body only)

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
5.0

An advanced camera that very easy to use

By

from Connecticut  -  Casual Photographer

This camera is a very good for all round use and it is very easy to use. The lens cap pops off very easy. Look out then you put the camera in the bag.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Card Not Included.

By

from N.E.Ohio  -  Casual Photographer

Beware: "media card(s) not included". It says so on the box. Who'd have thought they'd sell a camera WITHOUT A MEMORY CARD?!

 
4.0

Very comfortable...

By

from Lakeland, Ga.  -  Casual Photographer

I still haven't mastered all of the features of this camera. The features on it are incredible. It's very comfortable and ergonomic. No hand fatigue.

 
4.0

Purchased for 7 yo son

By

from Vancouver, WA  -  Semi-Pro Photographer

I purchased this camera for my son’s 7th birthday as he asked for a real camera like dads. I chose the camera for its durability, ease of use and “looks like a real camera” (DSLR). We have not been disappointed.

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