Neocamera.com reviewed the Canon Powershot S5 IS zoom camera and found it to be a good camera overall, with generally good image quality. But shooting above ISO 400 reveals noise beyond acceptable.
Hereâ€™s their take on the Canon S5:
â€œThe Canon Powershot S5 IS is a good ultra-zoom digital camera with some small improvements over its predecessor, the Powershot S3 IS. It is a very capable camera with full manual controls, a good super-macro mode and a truly superb movie mode.
â€œThe biggest selling point of the S5 is its movie mode which records stereo sound and is equipped with a wind-filter, for clearer audio. Image quality is generally good but only at low ISO settings. At ISO 400 and beyond, the S5 produces images with very high noise levels. The Canon Powershot S5 IS is also one of the fastest prosumer cameras. Besides the above average image noise, there is very little to complain about the S5 IS.â€