Canon PowerShot G5 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Black Reviews
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Canon PowerShot G5 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

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  • Canon’s New Powershot G5 Best in Class?

    Jun 29, 2003 by Howard_Creech is a Lead on Epinions in Electronics
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 5 megapixels, 4x Optical Zoom, lots of manual control options, excellent image quality
    Cons: Redeye and chromatic aberration (purple fringing) problems

    Summary: Digital camera evolution has been truly impressive and pro-sumer models are one of the hottest segme ... read more

  • Prosumer features, questionable quality

    Jul 15, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great mix of automatic modes, photographic aids, and manual controls, proven user interfaces, software bundle
    Cons: Poor auto focus, poor colour in low light

    Summary: True to my "going out of market" value system (see my B ose review), I bought Canon PowerShot G5 (G5 hereafter) February of 2004, when G5 was being replaced. Within three months, G5 was pulled off the shelf. My wife ... read more

  • Excellent camera for home

    May 17, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great photos, manual settings, LCD screen, ease of downloading photos
    Cons: Too bulky to carry around to take photos on vacation

    Summary: I've owned the G5 for about a year now. I've taken over 2,000 photos, mostly of a couple toddlers around the house and outside. I bought this camera after much research and trying out my frontrunners in the stores where I could find them. I've used ... read more

  • Giving Up on the Canon G Series cameras

    Apr 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The G5 takes great pictures. The menu is pretty easy to navigate.
    Cons: Reliability has not been good for me. Bulky and auto-focus indoors sometimes slow

    Summary: I got the Canon G5 back in November when I did the trade up program with Canon for my old G3. My G3 digital display did not work on a family trip, but the camera appeared to be taking pictures. Upon returning from the trip I was able to download all ... read more

  • Great For Action Shots! Nice Camera.

    Jan 16, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great for action shots, convertible monitor, nice video!
    Cons: A bit large and heavy. Flash isn't enough in low light.

    Summary: I received this camera as a gift from my husband. We also purchased the larger memory card. This camera takes some of the best action shots I have ever seen! I do sheep herding with my dog and have gotten some professional quality shots of the ... read more

  • A few words on the G5

    Jul 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Outstanding overall performance
    Cons: Just the few things I noted.

    Summary: I have owned this for approx. 9 months. So far I am VERY pleased. Do I think it's perfect? No. But what unit is? While it tends to be a little large it's still easier to handle than my previous unit (Olympus D600L) but a little heavier. Photo ... read more

  • WOW--a great camera

    Jul 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome pics, brilliant color!!!
    Cons: None for me!

    Summary: LOVE this camera. Have had it 4 mos. It is not a camera you can keep two weeks and give up. You have to read directions and practice. I saw some purple fringing but not much and usually easily avoided. As far as shooting in bright light, just select ... read more

  • G5 and 420EX review: G5 not worth $450.

    Mar 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outdoor pic quality, fast lens, manual controls, 420EX or 550EX hot shoe, durable, bright-light autofocus.
    Cons: Horrible dim light autofocus & slow, 'dumb' e-ttl auto flash exposure.

    Summary: To pre-qualify myself just so you understand that this isn't just a review generated from G5 user error, I'd rate myself technically at a high intermediate to advanced level. Although I have been shooting 35mm film on my Canon 35mm SLR for only about 3 ... read more

  • Cannon G5 PowerShot

    Jan 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Continuous Shooting, Wireless Control, Tilt Swivel LCD, 5.0 Megapixel.
    Cons: You will have to buy extra memory as only comes with 32Mb CompactFlash Card.

    Summary: The G5 has lived up to all my expectations and gone far beyond them. I was looking for an all rounder that gave me that little extra control over the pictures I would be taking. On auto mode the results have been above my expectations, and it has all the ... read more

  • Gets the Big Things Right

    Dec 30, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent combination of quality, features, size and price
    Cons: a bit big for a compact; autofocus can lag under some circumstances

    Summary: Canon's latest Powershot entry, the G5, is marginally improved from their previous G3--mainly by upping the megapixel count from 4 to 5. I looked at comparably priced Olympus, Sony and Nikon before settling on the G5. Having taken thousands of pics ... read more

  • Tops In Its Class

    Dec 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nearly perfect digital photos; many, many features; easy to use; great value.
    Cons: Except for the obsessive professional, there are none.

    Summary: This is my third G series PowerShot digital camera. I owned the G2, G3 and now the G5. In addition to the increased megapixels from 4 to 5, there are only a few other changes from the G3. By the way, in case you're wondering why Canon skipped over the ... read more

  • If you're looking for a video & hi-quality photo combo, this is it!

    Dec 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 5 MP photo, 1-hr video, flexible viewfinder, small, can use SLR lenses
    Cons: Not pocket size.

    Summary: For the last few months, I've been researching a solution to fulfill my needs (more like wants) for a camera that would : 1) produce high-quality still photos 2) allow me to have the capability to take at least 10 minutes of video 3) small, mobile ... read more

  • full featured "compact" digicam with 5MP, 4x optical zoom

    Aug 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 5MP, manual control, great fold-out lcd, 4x optical zoom
    Cons: slightly more noise than the g3

    Summary: this is a full-featured camera that you use as a point-and-shoot and still have the flexibility to b ... read more

  • You Just Can't Keep a Good Thing Down

    Jul 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Faster, AWESOME pictures, prosumer features.
    Cons: Red eye, slow flash recharge, flash doesn't fill entire picture.

    Summary: My friend got a G1 on my recommendation and then I got a G2 after playing with his G1. I used it fo ... read more

  • King of the 5 megapixel hill.

    Jul 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fantastic images that have superb detail, attachable lenses, fast, many features.
    Cons: Problems with lens cap, chromatic aberration in the pictures.

    Summary: Ever since I went looking for a family camera (I picked the s230) I found many people in the hospita ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • a nice camera for scene

    Apr 19, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: it can make good photos for the natural scene
    Cons: it's focus speed is not fast enough.

    Summary: I have bought the Canon G5 for 2 years. It is still in good condition and can deal with the sightseeing and natural scene. But the focus speed is not fast enough which may unreasonable for the flying birds. ... read more

  • Very Solid Camera

    Aug 7, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Ease of use, quality of pictures
    Cons: Lens cap falls off all the time.

    Summary: I owned the 4 MP G4 before this camera and have been very pleased with both products. I sold my G4 to a friend and upgraded to the G5. The camera takes awesome pictures which I print at home using a Canon Pixma IP8500. I would highly recommend this ... read more

  • a good camera with all the features you would want

    Aug 18, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good pictures,ease of use.
    Cons: focus slow in low contrast conditions. red eye

    Summary: the body is rugged,all your function buttons where you can access with out problems. like with any digital red eye is a problem. i have the adapter that lets you put on filters and i notice when you have it on and lenses at widest angle when using flash ... read more

  • professional camera

    Jun 28, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good picture quality, lots of features.
    Cons: bulky, red eye problems

    Summary: I feel that this camera, is pretty great. It is quite big, and bulky,but for a professional camera I feel it does its job. I bought a Cannon photo printer and let me tell you how wonderful the pictures come out. They are so clear and amazing. the ... read more

  • Great Camera

    Jun 13, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great Digital Photos
    Cons: Lens barrel can intrude the bottom corner of the viewfinder.

    Summary: My first digital camera and I am really pleased. The G5 is very easy to use and takes great photographs. Full manual options if required. Excellent user guide. Remote control is a bonus, so is RAW mode, white balance and compact flash to store images ... read more

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