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Old 02-20-2008, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: Canon S5 IS

I agree with Nicholas's assessment; it's basically a good camera, if a bit bulky in compact terms. It has a spectacularly long zoom reach, and it has IS.

Wide-angle could be better, and it's not an SLR in performance terms, particularly not at high ISO. The EVF's below par, but then most of the competition are poor too.

Overall, it's one of the best "bridge" cameras out there at the moment IMO.

The only thing you need to consider is whether it actually suits you or whether you'd be better off with a dSLR. For the same reach a dSLR would be a lot heavier and a lot more expensive though.

Depends on what you're shooting really. If it's stuff in flight, go for the dSLR; otherwise it'll probably be fine for you.

Check the samples on DPReview.com to get some idea of the image quality.

The one thing we can't guess is whether the ergonomics will suit you, so try it first before you buy if possible!
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