Canon PowerShot S5 IS Discussion
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Comments (14)

I'm seeing a "Hand" icon on the screen - what is it for?..

Comment #1

Camera shake warning. Refer to your user manual for details...

Comment #2

Hi friends, Canon S5 is a great camera for still life but I could not discover how to take pictures of moving objects like children and other movements. I have tried auto, portrait and manual options with maximum possible shutter speed and image stbilization on but I always got shaky and blurry images. It is very much disappointing for me. Its speed is poor than a normal mobile phone camera. Please somebody help and guide me I cant' beleive that it can be slower than a normal mobile phone VGA camera. Regards,.


Comment #3

Hi Aharon, It indicates that the Image Stabilizer function is set to continuous. The Camera Shake icon is a red camera with two curved lines in each of the bottom corners...

Comment #4


I've not purchased nor used any 'hi-tech' camera since my early '70 Nikon equipment. While I've had some good point-and-shoot cameras, they were to allow me to capture moments rather than sights. I'm going to be heading to Africa for a couple of months and wish to purchase a camera that will be great for the Kruger National Park as well as the streets of Dakar. However, my wife, with whom I will share the camera truly likes (and needs) the point-and-shoot. It sounds like the Canon Power Shot S5 IS would fit the bill. Comments? Thanks..

Comment #5

I am interested in buying Canon S5IS. Please help me.Can I change the lens of Canon S5IS? If yes, what can you recommend?Can I use it in taking pictures of moving objects or moving players?.


Comment #6

No it is a fixed lens system. You can however add front mounted accessories, such as filters, wide angle and telephoto converters. Have a look over at for various addons...

Comment #7

I'm looking into buying an S5IS but want to know if the hot shoe for the flash will work with my Speedlite 299T (old Canon AE flash unit)?.

What it the difference between the older flash units and the newer EX models?..

Comment #8

I've been looking around for a new digital camera and settled on the Canon Powershot S5. I used to enjoy ameteur 35mm photography, until buying B&W film required ordering online, and when I found I was only getting a handful of great photos from several rolls of film. I purchased an inexpensive digital and enjoyed reviewing and deleting, but found it had absolutely no controls and limited zoom. I came to the conclusion I needed a serious upgrade. This camera appealed to me because of it's number of features and price (although I really wanted a D-SLR). I received it as a Christmas present and, so far, I'm very happy with it.

If you're an ameteur who likes to shoot all sorts of things and isn't looking for perfection in everything, this is a great camera. The lens cap does fall off all the time, so be careful. I plan to purchase an adapter and hood, as well as a new end cap to protect the camera lens, which will end the lens cap problem. I have taken several group shots indoors, landscape shots with and without zooming, and played with some of the manual overrides (just to see what I can do), and I'm very pleased! It's a nice high-end digital, just below the D-SLR category. And, I've read that Canon provides some of the best customer service/support out there.

But, it should be worth it!..

Comment #9

Was looking into this camera, I skateboard, and I want to start taking pictures, maybe make it a profession. when I was looking at this camera and it's reviews it seemed like the one for me, I just need a camera that will take good action shots, and has continuous shots, this is the camera i'm going with right now, anyone know of something better that might fit my situation better please let me know...

Comment #10

Is there anyway to mute the photo shutter release sound not to be recorded on the movie? Even I set the mute feature to ON and the shutter sound to X, the video still records the shutter sound when I took picture while recording video.

Or if it's not preventable, do you know any movie editor software that can detect and remove the sound that's not part of the movie automatically?.


Comment #11

I personally haven't done that yet. But here is link where you might find what your looking for. Dave..

Comment #12

I lost my users manual. can I find it online?..

Comment #13

I bought the S3 IS for christmas, I later seen the newer S5 IS, I went & bought the new one. I LOVE it!!! I was able to even return my new camcorder, because the video was better on my canon. read your book, you will really learn alot (i'm still reading it) for your problem, I found that if you chage the dial to sport mode it will fix your problem. hope this helps..

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