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A review of the Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera

The Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera is an old model, but in its day it was one of the market leaders in its price range, receiving great reviews from customers and critics alike. If you can find it today at a knocked down price on Ebay.co.uk or Amazon.co.uk, would it still be worth buying, when compared with cheaper more modern cameras?

Photo Quality

The Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera has a resolution of 5.0 megapixels, and a 4 x digital zoom. These specifications are of course not at all impressive when compared with modern digital cameras: in the market today, you can find cameras which claim 12 megapixel resolutions for less than even £100.

However, these figures can often be misleading, and pictures produced with the cheaper modern cameras can appear pixelated or blurry despite their apparently large resolutions. On this count, then, the solidly dependable Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera wins out, even with its unimpressive specifications.

Video Quality

Unfortunately, the Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera only allows you to make videos with a resolution of 320 x 240, at a maximum length of 3 minutes regardless of the amount of memory which is available. This is a major disadvantage next to the budget digital cameras available today, many of which can record HD videos.

Other Features

The Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera has a very small LCD screen of 1.8 inches - noticeably less than the cheaper cameras you can buy now, which generally have screens larger than 2.5 inches. The 12 shooting modes available on the Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera are once again surpassed by modern budget options, which often feature more than 16.

Is it worth buying?

In terms of photo quality, the Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera is a much better choice than modern cheap cameras - despite their supposedly better resolutions. If this is all that's important to you, it's definitely a good camera to purchase on a budget. If, however, video-recording, shooting modes, and other features are at all relevant to your camera search, steer clear of the Canon PowerShot G5 digital camera and opt for a newer camera.

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