Excerpt: I’ve had my share of digital cameras over the years, I currently have a Canon Powershot S2 IS, which I bought a couple of years ago, and I must say, it’s the best Digital Camera I’ve had to date. Fist of all, the camera is not really for an everyday use. It’s fairly bulky, needs a large camera bag, and certainly would not fit a woman purse. However, for travelling, I think the camera is a great choice for anyone.
Summary: This was bought to replace a dead S1 in a photobooth environment. Working s1s seem to be unavailable anymore. The booth software only works with a limited series of cameras. For it's intended use this model is fine, the quality is sufficient, and the price is reasonable. For general use it is obsolete. Most cell phones have higher resolution and better features. However as a kid's starter camera it would be fine too.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace one that was stolen from me. I love this camera. Works very well and one of the best things is that it has a view finder as well as a screen. This camera takes excellent pictures and is extremely easy to use. The camera was delivered right away and was in better condition than I had anticipated and at a great price. Would positively recommend the camera, as well as the vendor, to anyone.
Excerpt: The canon powershot is an amazing camera for an amature or someone who just wants to chronicle their lives or their childrens lives. It takes amazing pictures with very little effort from the user. The powershot has many different shooting options to ranging from manuel to action, of course it also has auto. It has a timer to help capture those family photos. It is a bit heavy but the quality of picture makes you forgot that.
Excerpt: I love the variety of features on this camera. It has many custom settings for shutter speed, aperture, etc., similar to SLR's. Picture quality is great and the flip out LCD allows a great deal of flexibility for positioning the camera. Video quality is surprisingly good for a digital camera.
Excerpt: I have had this camera for a couple of years. I researched several before making the purchase and at the time, this camera had the highest megapixels and largest zoom. This camera takes excellent pictures and videos. The zoom is great. The only problem I have had is that I get several blurry pictures, which I never had a problem with before on my other cameras. WIsh it had an action setting.
As close to a DSLR for that you can get, great for beginners!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon S2 IS is a wonderful entry level camera that can be handled by both beginners and pro's alike. I have used it indoors and outdoors and had great success. It has many wonderful features that allow you to navigate it like you know what you're doing. The 12x zoom is amazing and has allowed me to capture intimate details of birds flying in the air and stuff on top of skyscrapers from miles away.
very bad product. very bad customer services as well.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This product is simply not good. I sent it in for repair three times, It hasn't been fixed. The quality of the images are taken by the $200+ camera couldn't ever compaire to the low-end one. The customer service is not good either. Very dispointed.
Excerpt: I have had the Cannon S2 IS camera for three years. It has been a great camera for everything. It takes better pictures that I thought it would. It has tons of functions and plenty of zoom. You can zoom as far as a eight hundred yards and as close as a quarter inch. It will take pictures in black and white, and other colors. There are tons of settings such as portrait, landscape, action, dark, light, custom, and others. It will also take movies.
Excerpt: I've had this camera for several years.. I love it however it is not for the novice user.. I'm just a novice photographer and had to read the manual several times to really figure out how to use it. I still do no know how to use some of the features.. I do love that it can take very clear close up photo's. I've had some trouble with it focusing properly, especially if dark colors are involved.. I use rechargeable batteries and they do last a good long time.