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Old May 16, 2008, 6:14 AM   #1
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I went to my local photo/video store today to check out and popssibly buy a Canon Powershot S5. The last at the store told me they didn't have any, and wouldn't be getting any more because in a few weeks there would be a new model of Powershot camera coming out that would be a replacement for the S5 .

I then went to BestBuy, and they told me the same thing.

Anyone know anything about this "new" model coming out that is supposed to replace the S5? Is it worth waiting for this new model.....or should I just order an S5 online? Best I've seen is $275 which sould like a great deal.

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Old May 16, 2008, 6:27 AM   #2
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Wow, that's interesting news.

There's a lot of speculation that Canon is going to release an 18x superzoom.

If it's coming out in a few weeks, it will definitely be worth waiting for. However, I guarantee it will cost substantially more than the S5IS.
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Old May 17, 2008, 8:42 PM   #3
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Wow, that's odd, haven't heard anything about this. The S5 was announced around this time last year, wasn't it? So I guess it's possible for Canon to release a replacement around this time, but one year is a pretty short lifecycle for an Sx camera... Can't wait to see what we get if it's true.
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That would be great... I own an S2 and love it !!
But the S5 is too little extra compared to my camera.

The new one should have these options and it could become the best allrounder:

-Larger CCD (less noise)
-18X zoom starting from 28 instead of 36 (Big advantage of the Panasonix FZ-18 )
-Widescreen moviemodus. The 640x480 mode in my S2 is suberb for a digicam.
Only I have a widescreen TV, so this could be improved.

If the new model has these options, thereis little competition left !!!

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Old May 29, 2008, 5:17 PM   #5
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This is what I have found looking around the net. Not looking good at all.


Monday, May 26, 2008The Canon S6 IS should be announced sometime in June and ready to ship sometime in the summer.

Specs:
Resolution: 10mp
Sensor: CCD
Zoom: 15x (28-420)
Flash shoe: Yes
Memory: SD
Battery: Dedicated Li-Ion
Screen: 2.5" articulating
Body: Rubberized gripping & lighter weight
Ergonomics: Jog wheel introduced
Image Type: RAW & Jpeg

This camera will NOT be a CMOS sensored camera. Look for Canon to put their CMOS P&S sensors in the G line first. That will upset a few.
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Old May 29, 2008, 7:59 PM   #6
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Well, I bought the S5. It's a great camera...tons of great features. I can't wait to get it out and take some pics with it.


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This is what I have found looking around the net. Not looking good at all.


Monday, May 26, 2008The Canon S6 IS should be announced sometime in June and ready to ship sometime in the summer.

Specs:
Resolution: 10mp
Sensor: CCD
Zoom: 15x (28-420)
Flash shoe: Yes
Memory: SD
Battery: Dedicated Li-Ion
Screen: 2.5" articulating
Body: Rubberized gripping & lighter weight
Ergonomics: Jog wheel introduced
Image Type: RAW & Jpeg

This camera will NOT be a CMOS sensored camera. Look for Canon to put their CMOS P&S sensors in the G line first. That will upset a few.
I wonder how the S6 can have lighter weight, with an extended zoom range and a slightly larger 1/2.33 10 MP sensor instead of the previous 1/2.5" sensor. Though turning to LiIon battery reduces size, such a camera must be substantially larger.
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All plastic, thinner plastic, my friend!

If the specs posted here are accurate, the S6 will directly compete with the Sony H50, which is also a 15x camera.However, as we know it, having the extra zoom does not necessarily mean it's a better camera.The existing 18x and 20x cameras have IQissues at the longest FL, so stopping at 15x may be wise. I think providing a better high ISO noise control is more important that the extra zoom.
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But the Sony H50 is a much heavier cam than the S5. Moreover, the Lumix FZ18 and not the Sony H50 is the camera to compete with. All ultrazooms loose some resolution at the tele end and the S6 certainly will do the same. Otherwise I see no specific 500mm problem with the FZ18.
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The FZ18 is IMO the best superzoom out there. Even at 18x, IQ is pretty darn good (it looses some detail depending on camera settings but there is hardly anyPF, no distortion at WA and excellent color accuracy. The S6 does not have to have an 18x lens if it comes with a CMOS sensor (or at least a larger sensor than the competition
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