Here’s a new release from the good people at Canon. It’s the Canon Powershot S5 IS. It appears they’ve packed another 2 megapixels on the little sensor, added a hotshoe and stepped up to a 2.5″ LCD, aside from that it’s the old S3 IS with the same old lens. Hint for Canon—the trend is wide angle, 28mm or so!!! Look below for quick specifications. For full Specifications go here.
* 8MP 1/2.5″ CCD sensor.
* 2.5″ Vari-angle LCD, with 207,000 pixels
* F/2.7-3.5 12x zoom 36-432mm equiv. Same as S2 IS lens of June 2005.
* ISO 80-1600
* SD 32mb card included.
* Takes 4 AAs.
* Now with hotshoe for Speedlite EX flashes. Anyone ever put a flash on one of these?
* Face detection, no RAW option.
* Available June 2007 for $499—or less I suspect.
Also announced, the Powershot SD850 IS, another compact with an 8mp sensor. Whoever comes up with the names for the ELPH cameras should be put in the slammer–very confusing!