Jon Canfield provides a wonderfully detailed review of the new Intuos5 for photographers who want to take their photo retouching and editing work to the next level.
“The Wacom Intuos5 line is available in several sizes, from small, with an active area of 6.2”x3.9” up to large with a 12.8”x8” active area. For photography, I find the medium to be the ideal size to work with. This gives me an 8.8”x5.5” active area. Bundled with the Intuos5 are links to download Photoshop Elements 10, Anime Studio Debut, SketchBook Express, Nik Color Efex Pro 4 Select Edition, and a 90 day trial of Corel Painter 12. At $349, the medium Intuos5 is a considerable investment, but they last forever, and you'll find yourself getting more done in less time than you ever thought possible. With the addition of touch functionality, the Wacom Intuos5 tablets are even better value than before, useful at any time you're in front of the computer - not just in graphic editing.”