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Canon S5

Ian Pratt 16 75
19 Aug 2007 9:48PM
This new offering from Canon sounds good- image stabilization, 12 x optical zoom, digic III processor etc and under 250. Also no need to lug round enormous lenses etc.
Anyone tried one and willing to comment?

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Phoenix 17 1.9k England
19 Aug 2007 10:05PM
Does it shoot raw ?

Does it take Cokin P size filters ?
miptog 12 3.6k 61 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 10:14PM
Have an S2, and recenlty upgraded to a dSLR due to the limiatations of it. The S5 is improved but still makes too many compromises. For example:

Cant shoot RAW
Noisey at higher ISO's
Poor focusing, compared to most dSLR's
Poor metering, compared to most dSLR's

agoreira 14 6.0k Wales
19 Aug 2007 10:18PM

Quote:Does it shoot raw ?
Does it take Cokin P size filters ?

Of course not, but for what it does, for less than the price of a basic lens, it ain't bad! If that's what you want! Horses for courses, it's not what I want, but I'm sure it'll be just what a lot of people do want! A lot of people have DSLR's, have all the gear, and never print anything above, say A4. Something like this would do the job perfectly, and at a saving of a thousand pounds or more.
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2007 10:31PM

Quote:Does it take Cokin P size filters ?

If it is like my son's S1 then yes, you need to buy the adaptor that brings a lens shade and a thread that you can attach filters to.

But in my experience they are no substitute for an SLR.
mikesavage 16 299 2 England
19 Aug 2007 11:27PM
It got a good review in Amateur Photographer the other week.

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