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Old May 4, 2007, 9:38 PM   #1
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Have just seen this over on DPReview


If this is true it looks like the Canon S5-IS will be announced very shortly with:

- 8M pixels
- 36-432 Zoom
- 2.5" Swivel LCD
- Speedlite Compatible Hotshoe
- Digic III processor with face detection
- ISO 1600

I guess we'll have to wait for a formal announcement to see the full specs, but to my mind its a real shame that Canon haven't followed Olympus and Sony and extended the zoom range at the wide angle end.

Other than that I suspect this will be a great camera, but its going to be a tough choice between the Sony DSC-H9 and the Canon. Lets hope they can both overcome the additional mega pixels and deliver great image quality. Hopefully Steve will soon get his hands on both so we can see!

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Old May 5, 2007, 9:59 AM   #2
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Yes, it's true...100%. I found out last week.

Canon S5IS

Digic III
8MP (hopefully the 1/1.8" sensor)
1600 ISO
2.5" Vari-Angle LCD
Face Detection
E-TTLII Compatible Hotshoe
12x f/2.7-3.5 Lens
$499.99 available in July

Also, the SD850IS is coming out next month as well.
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Old May 5, 2007, 2:55 PM   #3
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I wish Canon had gone with a super zoom on the S5 also. I'll stick with Canon though and likely buy one of these as well as the TX1. I like the Canon movie modes. That's important to me. I wonder if they went HD with the movie mode? Just curious as I'm happy with the 640 mode.

Personally, I would have purchased the S3 a long time ago but was waiting to see if the upgrade had a larger LCD. It does and that's important. Even if it isn't as useful outside as some are, it's more convenient for playback. Who knows, maybe it will be very usable outside also. Hopefully some reviews will appear soon on the S5.

Nice going Canon! Next year you can put the super zoom on the S6 and many of us will be back in line panting for one!
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Old May 6, 2007, 3:08 AM   #4
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SlapNTickleJr wrote:
8MP (hopefully the 1/1.8" sensor)
Impossible. If the 1/2.5" sensor would be replaced by a 1/1.8" sensor, then an entirely new, much larger lens would be required. The S5 would be as big as the Lumix FZ50. Iwould rather expect a 7 MP 1/2.5" although Sony has now also an 8 MP 1/2.5" sensor.
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Old May 7, 2007, 12:34 AM   #5
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SD850IS came out already in February.

At least in this part of the world. ( Taiwan )
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Old May 7, 2007, 4:48 AM   #6
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Looks like it's official:


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Old May 7, 2007, 5:51 PM   #7
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I have already owned S2 IS,and I'm not too excited about this S5 IS. It's really a shame that Canon didn't do much (in my mind) in upgrading this excellent line of cameras from previous generations. This upgradeseems to beprimarilyon thesoftware changedue tothe use of Digic III chip. TheCCD remains small, and the lens remains 36mm-432mm. There will be a lot of compromises when it comes to increased ISOs and extra mega pixels even with an improved CCD. What Canon could have doneto make this a really compelling product would be adding wide angle capabilities, raw mode, and faster burst rate. The competition has done a great job moving in the right direction.

Having said that, I do like thefact that this camera hasgaineda new hot shoe. Supposedly one would be able to shoot with the fastest burst mode in low light conditions with an external Speedlite flash unit.

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Old May 9, 2007, 10:04 AM   #8
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Eight sample imagesare available on the Canon Japan Web site:


Three on the US Web site:


Twoon the European site:


All carefully taken at ISO 80 :roll:

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Old May 11, 2007, 7:16 AM   #9
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S5 seems very serious!
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Old May 11, 2007, 9:39 AM   #10
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good find pdannatt. though it does not have a bigger sensor (which i hoped for the most), it's still an improvement. i guess they couldn't do that because of they crammed in a bigger sensor in that small body, rebel xt's would be given a run for their money... lol. as for raw, don't really care about that. if you want to cheat, lightroom can do pretty much what raw allows you to do.
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