Canon S5 is a new digital camera launched in India. To know about the features and specifications of Canon S5, read the review given below.

Canon S5

After the success of Canon S3 IS, the company launched its successor S5. It is the recent model in Canon's popular series of image-stabilized superzoom cameras. The camera offers a resolution of 8-megapixel. It is better in every sense of the word and rates higher in terms of consumer usability. The fresh features include Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual) with easy-to-use Auto, Program, and Scene modes.
Canon S5
Canon S5is undoubtedly a smart camera, providing a power packed package to the camera lovers. The camera body is made of plastic and metal. It measures 117 x 80 x 78 mm and weighs 450 gm. This makes the camera comfortably light and portable. It is equipped with a LCD monitor, which exhibits 207,000 pixel images. For the convenience of the user, Canon s5has been equipped witha resourceful viewfinder and auto flash facility, equipping the photographer for every unknown action.
Canon S5is a multi-purpose camera with chic features. The camera houses a hotshoe, which provides powerful Speedlite flash units. It offers Face Detection Autofocus and Auto exposure for more accurate capture of group and single portraits. Canon S5 includes the ability to correct red-eye in Playback, apart from two new Continuous Shooting options: Continuous Autofocus and Live View. A long zoom and effective optical image stabilization are features preferred by both professional grade cameramen as well as novices. Moreover, a sturdy battery enables continuous shooting for long hours.
Technical Specifications
Plastic & Metal
Weight (Without Battery)
 450 g (15.9 oz)
117 x 80 x 78 mm (4.6 x 3.1 x 3.1 in)
  • 1/2.5 " Type CCD
  • 8.0 million effective pixels
File formats            
  • Still: JPEG (Exif 2.2)
  • Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG compression)
Image Sizes
  • 3264 x 2448
  • 2592 x 1944
  • 2048 x1536
  • 1600 x 1200
  • 640 x 480
AF area mode        
  • AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point)
  • 1-point AF (Fixed center)
  • AF: Single, Continuous
  • Manual
  • Focus bracket
  • Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF)
  • Center-weighted average
  • Spot
Shutter Speed 
  • 15-1/3200 sec. (selectable in Tv and M) 1/250 sec X-Sync speed
  • Auto
  • High ISO Auto
  • ISO 80
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600
White Balance
  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Fluorescent H
  • Flash
  • Custom
  • 0.33" EVF
  • 115,000 pixels
LCD Monitor
  • Vari-angle 2.5-inch Low Temp P-Si TFT
  • 207,000 pixels
  • Adjustable Brightness
  • SD / SDHC / MMC compatible
  • 32 MB card supplied
  • Auto
  • Manual Flash On / Off
  • Slow Sync
  • Red eye reduction
  • Flash exposure lock
  • Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
  • Manual Power adjustment
  • Second Curtain Sync
  • Range: 50 cm - 5.2 m (wide) / 90 cm - 4.0 m (tele)
Image parameters            
My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
F2.7-8.0 (W) F3.5-8 (T)
  • 36 - 432 mm equiv
  • 12x Optical zoom
  • F2.7 - F3.5 (max)
  • 11 elements in 9 groups (1 aspherical element, 1 UD element)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • AV out (NTSC/PAL switchable, stereo audio)
  • 4x AA Alkaline battery supplied or NiMH batteries
  • Optional AC adapter
Continuous Shooting     
Approx. 1.5 fps until card fills (0.9 fps with AF / Liveview)
Self timer    
  • 10 or 2 secs
  • Custom

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