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echinacea May 7, 2007 4:36 AM

no big improvement, nothing to say.......

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mInDtrIP May 13, 2007 12:40 AM

Hello, new member here. I have been wanting to upgrade for a while (XTi) but just cant afford to get a dslr with all the good lenses I want (walk-around, tele, and macro). I'd also have to give up video which I really like on my S1 IS.

I am really happy still with my S1 IS but despite being only 2 yrs and a couple months old, 3.2MP seems like dinosaur crap already. I really like the features of the Sx IS line and will be following these threads about the S5, trying to determine if it will be the best camera for me. The only thing I whis different was that canon didnt switch from using CF cards like my S1 IS has, since I have several 1 and 2 GB cards. Oh well.

So please once anyone has some good reviews on it please post!


bill.guenthner May 16, 2007 3:55 PM

You can find 1GB SD cards for under $25 so that shouldn't be an issue when evaluating a $500 camera.

mInDtrIP May 21, 2007 3:47 PM

No, its not a big issue, just a complaint. I've already had one memory card type die out on me with digicams and I fear the same will happen to CF if I dont go dslr. So call it a peeve when they change up the memory cards. It will probably add about $100 to the total price, or one-fifth more. It will also mean I will have wasted some of my money with my current CF cards as they are worth much less now and I will not be able to get near my cost out of them if I try and sell them, so about another $100 loss.

scottnj1966 Jun 6, 2007 4:20 PM

Even if they did still use compact flash your cards probably could not keep up with the speed of the new video anyway. You have to have at least a 150x on the s3.

I am not sure what speed you need for the s5, I am sure the 150x would work fine.

Anyone find any supplier's with the s5 for sale yet?

I keep finding info that the camera is to be released June and then many that say July.

I thik when Canon's website has the actual pdf and drivers online to download then maybe they will be somewhere to buy.

scottnj1966 Jun 7, 2007 10:43 AM

I received this email today. I thought I would share it with everyone. Email me if you would like a copy of the S5 manual they sent me. [email protected]

Dear Mr. Jensen:

Thank you for contacting Canon product support regarding the S5 IS
camera. We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity
to assist you.

The PowerShot S5 IS camera is set to be shipped from Canon any day now.
However, we are unable to determine the exact date the camera will be
available at your local dealers.

To locate a dealer near you who may have the camera in stock, log on to
our web site at Select WHERE TO BUY at the top of
the screen. Select the desired camera from the drop down listing boxes.
Enter your Zip code and click FIND DEALERS NEAR ME. You will see a list
of Canon dealers in your area.

I have included a PDF copy of the Advanced User Guide as a file
attachment with this message. You will need to have Adobe Reader
installed to view this file.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Please let us know if we
can be of any further assistance with your purchase.

Thank you for choosing Canon.


Technical Support Representative

scottnj1966 Jun 7, 2007 6:11 PM

Here is the Canon S5-IS manual in pdf format.


shootFirst Jun 13, 2007 12:12 PM

Thanks for posting the manual. It's interesting that the manual does not contain a picture or diagram of the top, front, rear and sidesof the camera identifying all of the buttons.

If someone buys one of these, I would really like to know how well it focuses in low light. I have a G5 that I like a lot, but I have to try several times to get the autofocus to work in low light even when I purposely point at a high-contrast subject.

Also, I would like to know how well the manual focus works. The manual focus system on the G5 is basically worthless.

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