Canon PowerShot S90

Announced Aug 19, 2009 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 105 mm (3.8×)
larcal3
 
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I have replaced my g11 with this solid very portable little beauty. So small you forget its on your hip. Image guality at high iso is incredable for this size camera. Pictures are sharp and consistent indoors and out. To get the most out of this camera use manual controls. Problems: pop up flash will hit your finger. Also loose exposure dial on back must get used to it

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M. Anthony
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I bought this camera because there are times when I do not want to carry the weight of a DSLR and I do not want to be noticed while photographing. The image quality is very good. The prints from this camera are good but do not expect DSLR quality. This does not mean I am dissatisfied, I merely want to be accurate. I have found that I really enjoy using this camera for its portability and ease of use. It is just fun to use. Problems: Using this camera I have not found any big problems. The ...

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native
 
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A really nice camera with full manual controls that is hard or unable to find on such a small camera. Very compact, fits in your pockets... High iso performance is very good for small printings Still, my sd550(ixus 750) produces a lot lot better jpgs in low iso, without artifacts in shadows and better detail in large scales... Problems: The back jog-dial button rotates too easy...and changes can be made by mistake... Battery, on par with my ixus 750....which means at average ratings..or even ...

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crycos79
 
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I had so many compact Fuji F30, canon 860is, canon a710is, S90 but this beats all the high ISO. The front ring and beautiful, has lots of settings. Another very important feature and brightness f2, lets you take pictures in low light without raising the ISO value. Problems: -First problem and a little slippery, I attached a piece of skin to improve the grip. -Second problem, many cameras have dead pixels on the sensor, I have tried 6 in the shop before buying -Third problem is very expensive ...

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I have owned a large number of conventional and digital cameras including most recently a Canon G7. The S90 is very good indeed and the pictures are the best that I have seen from a digital compact camera. Anyone thinking of buying one should do so without reservation, just watch out for the latest prices which appear to have fallen a fair bit from the original rrp of £399. Most importantly I have fitted Richard Franiec's custom S90 grip to the camera which I can't rate highly enough. It's ...

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I've numerous good cameras including Canon 1ds2 and Olympus E3 and Panasonic G1. I got this as a (welcome) present. It's tiny. Its lowlight capability is really really good and the lens is good. You can't rattle off a series of shots quickly with it, but like all cameras this is a compromise. In this case weighted towards available light photography and good IQ over brutal resolution. It's a fine camera and I'm delighted with is as a gift. I like the control rings. The LCD is terrific. Problems:

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I have had two previous Canon Powershot S series cameras and this one has not disappointed. It is fast, sharp, and has great image quality for such a small camera. Once you get used to its control system (back dial and front ring) then it becomes easy and intuitive - I have rarely had to look at the manual.Close up focusing is excellent, control is superb. It is small enough to carry to places where a DSLR would nto be practical. I love it ! Problems: The pop up flash is in an odd place and ...

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migawka_com
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Almoust DSLR-like colors, dynamic range and low-light performance at short end of the lens (wide). The details and sharpness is also good at the wide-end but noticeably worse then DSLR with some good lens attached. Flash is hardly ever used due to f2 lens + high iso capability + IS. I've equiped mine with the grip (you can buy one on the internet for approx. 35$) and now it fits perfect ! Fits in you jeans pocket ! Problems: At the long (tele) end of the lens the photos seem to be blured. I ...

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zllodp
 
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As many others have said, the S90 complements an SLR. Its features and IQ slots between P&S and SLRs. Under certain lighting conditions outdoors and always with macro shots, the S90's IQ is on par with my XSi, but most of the time, DOF is far less and noise is much greater in the S90. To combat the noise and sharpen my images, most of my pics are taken in RAW and post-processed in DPP so that I can achieve the best possible results. The only time I use jpeg is when taking product shots ...

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alaubner
 
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Great small cam. Unfortunatly still too many pixels for such a small sensor. Who needs 10MPX? I can do huge prints with 6 MPX if the per pixel sharpness is high enough. ISO performance at ISO 80 equals ISO 800 on my SLR, at ISO 200 it equals ISO 1600. Not too bad. Above 200 not usable for my taste. Sharpness is average due to intens lens correction. Hope this improves with better lens correction in the RAW converters. Problems: Had do exchange it 5 times till I had one without Stuck/hot/Dead ...

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