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
Summary: As such the S90 really ought to be one of the standout products in Canon’s current range, but has been somewhat overshadowed by the latest versions of popular series like the PowerShot G11. But while the G11 officially remains Canon’s flagship compact, the S90 is arguably more compelling.
Pros: Pocketable body with great controls., 3.8x zoom with f2.0 aperture at 28mm., Great quality 3in / 460k screen., Full manual contro, RAW files and HDMI.
Cons: No HD movies or zooming when filming., Slow burst shooting – below 1fps at full res., Panasonic LX3 better-featured., M4/3 better for noise and shallow DOF.
Excerpt: Usually I’d spend a lot of time running down features and talking about performance before giving you the bottom line on Canon’s new pocketable camera. But I just can’t be coy about this one. The S90 is the best compact camera I’ve ever used. Oh, you’d like to hear more? Certainly.
Pros: Awesomely fast lens. Granular control over just about any aspect of your shots that you can think of. Slick control ring. Quick startup and shooting.
Cons: Slightly bulkier than the smallest pocket cams. Backside controls are a little cramped.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot S90 is a small digital camera packed with features. These include manual exposure modes, the ability to shoot in RAW mode and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2. More standard features include 10 megapixels and a 3.8x wide angle lens.
Pros: Picture quality - LCD screen - Handling - Features
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot S90 brings some powerful creative controls in a package that fits right into your pocket. But it is a compact camera first, and as such, delivers impressive point and shoot performance. For those looking for a little more fun, then the S90 delivers it by the bucket load.
Pros: Creative control options, Control Ring, size, image quality, useful ISO range
Cons: Video offering a little disappointing, price
Excerpt: Usually I'd spend a lot of time running through features and talking about performance before giving you the bottom line on Canon's new pocketable camera. But I just can't be coy about this one. The S90 is the best compact camera I've ever used. Oh, you'd like to hear more? Certainly.
Summary: With the race for more megapixels momentarily slowing at consumer level, it seems that small is the new big. Just as other manufacturers have been attempting of late to introduce compacts with the power of a DSLR, the Canon PowerShot S90 is, in effect, a bridge model without that class of cameras'...
Conclusion: Ravivant la lignée des séries S, Canon a doté le S90 de nombreux atouts d'appareils haut de gamme (avec contrôle manuel sur temps d'exposition, ouverture…) tout en gardant une interface conviviale et simple pour les photographes débutants.
Pros: Superbe bague de commande sur l'objectif, excellente qualtié d'image, capacité à photographier en RAW, compacité, design épuré.
Cons: Molette arrière peu pratique, absence de mode vidéo HD.