Canon PowerShot S5 IS

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A few months ago, I picked up a Canon PowerShot S5 IS from It’s the nicest digital camera I’ve owned so far.

I chose this camera for a few reasons:

  • I wanted something more than 6.0 Megapixels;
  • I wanted something with at least 8x optical zoom;
  • I wanted something that could use lens accessories;
  • I didn’t want to spend more than $400.

The last point was most important. I would have rather invested the money in picking up a Canon Digital Rebel XTi or something comparable, but it would’ve meant spending far more money for something that would’ve had an even greater learning curve for me. The Canon PowerShot S5 IS is a full-featured 8.0-megapixel digital camera with 12x optical zoom, and it’s ended up being a perfect match for me.

My only beef with the S5 so far is the amount of noise in photos taken in lower light situations.