Bought a new Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Today, I gave in to my temptation and bought a new Canon PowerShot S5 IS, which is making Yuvi envy. 😉 I have already started taking some snaps and it looks really awesome.

It is less than two years back that I bought a new Olympus cam. But during my last Photowalk, I realized that I have hit the limitations of the cam. Since then I was looking to buy a new cam. Initially I was looking to buy a DSLR but the price factor kept it away from my reach. I was looking for other options and Yuvi suggested S5. I read some reviews and then immediately I made up my mind.

The following are the specifications

  • 8.0 MegaPixels
  • 12X Optical Zoom
  • 2.5 Inch LCD
  • 6.0-72.0 mm focal length
  • f/2.7-3.5 Aperture
  • Variable Aperture and Shutter speed.

You can read the full specification in the official page.

In addition to the Cam, I also bought two 2 GB cards and two sets of rechargeable batteries (again Yuvi’s recommendation)

PS: Leaving to Ooty for a small vacation over the weekend and hoping to be back with some real good photos.

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  • Yuvi says:

    Enjoy 😀

    Besides, it’s got a 3.0″ screen, not a 2.5″ screen (that’s mine). And aperture is f/2.7-3.5 to f/8. And Focal Length is NOT 35mm equivalent 🙂

  • Sudar says:


    I have corrected the Aperture/focal length. But I am sure that S5 has only a 2.5 inch screen and your cam has 2.0 inch.

  • Aravind says:

    Hi Sudar,

    How good is the camera? Where did you buy this (Shop name and if possible the address) and at what price? I have been comparing SX100, SX110 and S5 and am tempted to shell that additional bucks to buy a S5. What do you recommend?

    Mail me at

    Aravinda Krishnan

  • Sudar says:

    @Aravinda Krishnan,

    I would highly recommend S5. The camera is really very good.

    The only issue I have with it is that it not well suited for indoor shots.

    It costed me Rs 18,000 together with two 2GB memory cards, 2 sets of battery and a charger. I got it through my uncle so I am not sure about the address of the shop. I will try to get it from him.

  • Krishna says:

    Hi Sundar,

    Wish to know the Shop/price for Canon S5 IS @ chennai.


    P KrishnaKumar

  • Aravind says:

    Hi Sundar,

    18k is beyond my budget. I finally picked up sx100. Good camera. The only -ve is that it does not have a view finder…have to live with it.

    Aravinda Krishnan

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