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Canon PowerShot S90
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Canon PowerShot S90

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Canon S90

Ken Rockwell
3 weeks ago
  • Conclusion: Buy an S90. The S90 is one of those cameras that will get more and more popular throughout its typically short product cycle life, and then the prices will skyrocket as it goes out of stock just at the peak of demand. Order yours today to avoid the rush.
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Overall 7

Canon PowerShot S90 Camera: Review

Review guidelines
7 May 2013
  • Summary: The Canon PowerShot S90 is a compact digital camera whose most interesting feature is to present a control dial that allows you to manually set all the functions and to give free rein to creativity.
  • Pros: Support RAW, ISO; Controls.
  • Cons: OPTICAL ZOOM; Price.
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Overall 8

Canon Powershot S90

29 September 2011
  • Summary: The Canon Powershot S90 is a unique ultra-compact to feature a full-range of manual controls including manual focusing, a bright stabilized wide-angle F2 lens and two control wheels for efficient controls. One control wheel is mounted around the 4-way control and the other is found around the lens.
  • Pros: Better image noise than most ultra-compacts, Fast F2 wide-angle lens, Effective stabilization, Generally good lens sharpness, Low optical distortion at telephoto, Good automatic white-balance, Good color accuracy, Very efficient interface, Highly customizable interface, Good LCD details and visib...
  • Cons: Slightly below average speed of operation, Tendency to overexpose, Auto-focus not so fast, Focus misses more frequent than average, Slight edge softness and more corner softness, Noticeable distortion at wide-angle, Limited dynamic range, Short battery life, Difficult to hold securely and to use ...
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Overall 8

Expert Review

DP Review
23 September 2010
  • Summary: The S90 offers an appealing combination of compact styling, photographic functionality and powerful control. Crucially it also offers some of the best image quality we've seen in such a small camera for a long time, sensor limitations aside.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings, Well optimized JPEGs, Extensive photographic feature set, New Function Ring transforms use of manual controls on a small camera, Usable, fast raw mode with excellent DPP software supplied, Highly customizable, Fast, sharp zoom with usef...
  • Cons: Highlight clipping and channel clipping in bright, contrasty conditions, Rear dial rotates too freely and cannot be disabled, so accidental settings changes too common, No noise reduction options, JPEG NR too strong at higher ISO settings, Video limited to VGA resolution, Lack of grip and smooth,...
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Canon Reintroduces The S Series, Photogs Shed A Tear

Gear Patrol
20 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Canon has resurrected (wisely) the PowerShot S Series with the new S90. Wising up to the fact that there are consumers who want a pocket-sized camera that takes quality photos, not the point-and-shoot garbage we’ve been relegated to.
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Review: Canon Powershot S90 Compact Camera

9 July 2010
  • Conclusion: There is no doubt that this is one expensive compact camera, but it’s fair to say that the Canon Powershot S90 is of exceptional quality. Not only does the end product excel, but it also gives you so many features that it will take a long time to tire of it and will offer so much in terms of...
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Canon PowerShot S90 Review

16 February 2010
  • Summary: The Canon S90 is a photographer’s compact camera.  If you owned any of the recent Canon G-series cameras, you will appreciate the S90 as more of a compact version of that series.  The S90 delivers control and flexibility that has been taken away from the user in so many other compact camera models...
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Overall 8

Canon PowerShot S90 Review

Bright Hub
15 February 2010
  • Summary: With the release of the PowerShot S90, Canon has made the buying decision a little harder for those shopping for a high end compact digital camera.
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Some Canon S90 Sample Shots

Enticing the Light
16 December 2009
  • Excerpt: As some of you may have noticed, I bought a Canon S90 a couple of months ago and have been putting it through its paces during this time. While the reviews showed photos taken mostly for the purposes of testing the camera, the fact is I bought the S90 to take real photographs with.
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Overall 9
Design 8
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 10
Picture quality 10

Canon PowerShot S90 Review

What Digital Camera
13 December 2009
  • Summary: Ultimately, the appeal of this camera is that it is the smallest on the market to feature Raw capture , and a less pricey alternative to the G11 – which has an identical sensor. The expanded ISO range , fast lens and high-resolution LCD screen only add to its appeal, and though it’s not perfect –...
  • Pros: Compact proportions, fast lens, lens control ring, Raw mode, good quality LCD screen, overall image quality, fast start-up
  • Cons: Operation hampered by a few design issues, flash sometimes raised when not needed, some WB inaccuracies, mode dial stiff and slightly inaccessible
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