The Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera incorporates a professional-quality 12x Optical Zoom Lens, 8.0 Megapixel CCD sensor, and Canon's renowned optical Image Stabilizer technology. It also has video functionality rivaling that of dedicated digital video camcorders, together with a large 2.5" vari-angle LCD screen and widescreen (16:9) recording. This is all in a stylish and compact camera body.
Advanced photographers will also be particularly interested in this camera thanks to its improved and expanded manual exposure controls and the incorporation of a TTL Hot shoe which allows users to attach Canon Speedlite EX Series external flashes.
Powered by Canon's DIGIC III image processor, the S5 IS also incorporates the impressive Face Detection Technology to improve focus, exposure and flash output for people shots while the in-Camera Red-Eye Correction feature effectively solves red-eye problems in captured photos. An increased sensitivity range of ISO 80-1600 complements the optical IS system for extended low light performance.