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Canon PowerShot S5 IS Black 8.0 MP 2.5" 207K LCD 12X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

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  • 1/2.5" CCD
  • 2.5" 207K LCD
  • 12X Optical Zoom 4X Digital Zoom

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This is one exciting camera! It looks like a SLR, but it is so much more! With the S5 IS by Canon, professional quality photographs are a snap, with this power-packed affordable camera! 8.0-megapixel resolution delivers outstanding images with sharp details, no matter how large the print! The 12X optical and 4X digital zoom combine for an effective 48X magnification to give you the shot you want, regardless! Bring the distant up close and personal, without putting you in danger! Get the best portraits possible with the face detection technology, to reduce those flaws that can happen! Reduce red eye and correct the light level to get the best true to life color possible!

Stabilize those shots with the Optical Image Stabilizer, to reduce the effects of camera shake! Get the best shots of fast moving objects, whether it is a foot race, car race or a horse race! Get a great steady, blur-free picture of your favorite horse as he crosses the finish line!

Get beautiful, true-to-life professional quality photographs with this wonderful, exciting camera! Canon has the history and experience, and now they put all that together, just for you! The price is phenomenal! You will get all of your money's worth and more with this camera!

  • newegg 8.0 Megapixel Image Sensor The PowerShot S5 IS features an amazing 8.0 megapixel effective CCD to provide profound image detail with unparalleled richness and depth, and the ultimate flexibility in enlarging and cropping shots.
  • newegg 12X Optical Zoom The PowerShot S5 IS's remarkable 12X optical zoom lens, equivalent to a 36 to 432mm lens on a 35mm film camera, brings far-away objects up close for exceptionally sharp, clear images.
  • newegg DIGIC III Image Processor The DIGIC III Image Processor is the latest advancement to Canon's DIGIC technology. Delivering superior image quality, ultra-responsive performance and extended battery life, this mighty processor also empowers the new Face Detection AF/AE (Auto Focus / Auto Exposure) functions. Automatically detect faces in a scene, and optimize focus and exposure accordingly for accurate and bright people shots.
  • newegg High-quality 2.5" Vari-angle LCD Screen The PowerShot S5 IS features a big 2.5-inch LCD to display large pictures whether shooting, reviewing or showing off images. A Night Display feature is added for easy viewing in low light. With the vari-angle design, swivel the LCD screen 180° to the front of the camera and display either a mirror image or a non-reversed image so you can shoot from just about any position.
  • newegg Image Stabilizer Canon Optical Image Stabilizer technology ensures awesome-steady shooting with phenomenal picture clarity even when you are in motion.
  • newegg Integrated Hot Shoe Adapter The PowerShot S5 IS integrates a hot shoe adapter on the top of the camera for advanced users to expand their photographic repertoire by adding a Canon Speedlite EX Series external flash, such as 220EX, 430EX, 580EX and 580EX II for creative effects and professional applications.

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot S5 IS


PowerShot S Series
PowerShot S5 IS



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.5" CCD
Gross Pixels
8.3 MP
Effective Pixels
8.0 MP
3,264 x 2,448
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
6.0-72.0mm (35mm film equivalent: 36-432mm)
f/2.7 (W) - f/3.5 (T)


Shutter Speed
15-1/3200 sec. (settable in Tv and M)
2s or 10s


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus
Auto Focus
Normal Focus Range
1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (WIDE), 3.0 ft./90cm-infinity (TELE)
Macro Focus Range
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W)
Super Macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W)


Flash Mode
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE available
Flash Range
Normal: 1.6-17 ft./50cm-5.2m (W), 3.0-13 ft./90cm-4.0m (T)
Macro: 1-1.6 ft./30-50cm (W) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)
External Flash


Exposure Control
Program AE, Shutter Speed-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual; AE Lock available
Exposure Compensation
-2 EV to +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Auto, High ISO Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 (Standard Output Sensitivity. Recommended Exposure Index)

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

0.33-inch low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD electronic viewfinder
2.5" 207K


Continuous Drive
Approx. 1.5 fps; AF/LV: approx. 0.9 fps
Tripod Mount
Shooting Modes
Auto; Creative: P, Av, Tv, M, C; Image: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Indoor, Night Scene, Color Accent, Color Swap), Night Snapshot, Super Macro, Stitch Assist, Movie

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / MMC Card


Movie Format
AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Stereo))
Movie Recording
640 x 480 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 60/30fps
Max. Recording Resolutions
640 x 480


A/V Out


Battery Life
Still Image: approx. 170 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery); approx. 450 shots (AA-size NiMH Battery)*
* LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.60" x 3.15" x 3.06"
Approx. 15.9 oz./450g (camera body only)

Package contents

Package Contents
PowerShot S5 IS Body
AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
SD Memory Card SDC-32M
Lens cap
Neck Strap NS-D4
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Stereo Video Cable STV-250N
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
  • This item is covered by's Replacement Only Return Policy.
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