Studio scene (Adobe Camera Raw)

Below you will find a studio comparison between the Canon PowerShot S90 and the Canon PowerShot G11.

Compared to... Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot S90 (ACR 5.7 RC)
Canon PowerShot G11 (ACR 5.6)
3.5 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3.5 MB JPEG (3648 x 2736)

Once again the rather lackluster appearance (particularly of the S90) is due in no small part to ACR's poor support for the S90. As we've seen in the raw section of this review the S90 is capable of better results, though it can't quite match the pixel-level sharpness (or resolution) of the G11 when both are developed using optimal settings. Updated: the S90 has been reprocessed using ACR 5.7 (we'll update the G11 shortly) - this reduces the difference and shows that -as with JPEGs - the output from these two cameras is very close indeed.