Canon PowerShot G5

Announced Jun 2, 2003 •
5 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 140 mm (4×)
Rolo King
 
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Boy was this an expensive camera when it came out. But it had a good, fast lens, a tilt screen and a comparatively good build. It also had features that would be lacking in the Rebel's for years such as spot metering (it was absent in the 10D and 20D too). Problems: Slow!

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acipriano
 
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I've own this camera for five years. It still takes great pictures. There are better ones in the market now. But I still enjoy using it. I also have a 30D. When I don't want the weight I carry the G5. Problems: The cap is a nuisance.

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randyv
 
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Misguided update for controls from previous models. Hate the thumb toggle. Lens opens up when cap is in place, unlike previous models. Problems: Extremely noisy at HIGH ISO. Banding in upper third of frame (at LOW ISO in RAW mode). To date not fixed by Canon despite two visits to the service dept. (Total 12 weeks). After the second repair the camera was actually worse than sent away, and had defects that made the camera unusable - despite undergoing a 'quality test'. At present being attended ...

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Bright Storm
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Today G5 is almost history, but having used this camera for more than one month (~1800 shots), perhaps some words can help after-market researchers. Compared with the Nikon 5400, I find this camera to be almost excellent. One of the main things while shooting digital, is, how fast the camera works and feels - G5 feels pretty fast compared with Nikon 5400. Camera is built very well, LCD is relatively clear and large. Included wireless remote is a real advantage and works very well. Placement ...

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blueagle86
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Having used a large number of 35mm film SLRs over a 25 year period, the G-5 is my first digital camera. I decided on the G5 over a DSLR since I wanted a compact camera that I could take anywhere and after comparing, the G5 suited my needs. Positive -handy size and can be taken anywhere without the bulk and weight of an SLR -good photo quality -full features - has same functions (P A S M) as my EOS SLRs -Hot shoe - most useful as I can use almost any Canon flash and any single contact ...

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fincoon
 
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The G5 is one heck of a camera! This has to be one of the best consumer camera out there. Pictures are sharp and beautiful with great colors and clarity. I am truly stunned. 1. Battery life is super and last a long time. 2. What can I say about the flip-out LCD panel? It is the best thing on the camera, other than picture quality. 3. User-friendly menus and layout of the buttons. 4. Macros are the best and can challenge any prosumer camera anytime. 5. 420EX flash works great on this ...

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HJHilferink
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Bought this camera in November 2003. I have used it for professional purposes: images were printed in magazines, booklets, guides etc. The colour performance, especially skin tones are good. It is a camera which is easy in use. All functions are well placed on the camera. And what I appreciate most is the turnable screen. There is always a way to turn it so that sunbeams don't reflect on it. Stitch-assistant is wonderful to make large panoramas Image quality is good on ASA 50 and that is at ...

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Brianey
 
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I have this camera 10 months. I love it as much now as the day I purchased it. Being left-handed I love the ergonomic feel this camera provides. It allows us 'lefties' get a good robust 'feel' as we take our shots. It is surprising just how very many compact digital cameras fail to provide a comfortable grip on the left hand side. For left-handed people this is important for helping us steady the camera during slow shutter speeds. For this reason I would not swap my Canon G5 for the ...

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marcorav
 
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It's the best value for money camera on the market now that come the G6.

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Richard Pace
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My G5 sample gallery: http://www.pbase.com/richard_pace/vivid I love this camera! Battery lasts forever. Image is best at ISO 50. For best results use a custom setting and avoid the "auto", which reduces the camera to a commom point and shoot camera. Problems: None

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