Summary: This is a great little camera. I just returned from a cruise to New England and Canada and I carried this camera in my pocket most of the time. It works great in Auto, but you are able to get better results, often, by making your own settings. Inside a couple of Basilicas I was able to get great pictures with out a flash. Great little camera. With my DSLR around my neck and this one in my pocket I'm ready.
Summary: My second of the same camera( due to operator, not camera). I wanted a high quality good point and shoot to fit in my pocket. The best you can buy without going to the bulky DSLR. I recognize my laziness. If I will not carry the camera with me, I can not get the picture!
Excerpt: Great to carry every day. Just like carrying my old Leica M2, can control most everything manually from the exterior of the camera with the lens dial or simple buttons on the rear of the body. I have a magnifier hood on the rear that completely covers the screen, so it is a bit like shooting with a slr. Problems: battery life sucks. even if indicates it is full, after lots of shooting, with a bit less power, some things lag or just don't seem to be able to be set.
Summary: I have two of these cameras and in some ways they are the best cameras I have owned and I've had many excellent ones. The Canon S10 takes great pictures, as simple as that. Pictures as good as the big, heavy Nikon D10 I used to lug around. Maybe better than that camera! The lens is superb, much better than other pocket cameras and Canon's software adjusts things internally to give you lovely photos most of the time.
Excerpt: The best digital compact camera I've had, so far. Excellent in low light - rarely ever I use flash. Very intuitive/easy to use camera - press "on" -> wait 2 sec. -> point&shoot. Excellent image quality, in general. Fast operating even when shoting RAW images ! Very good battery life. Pocketable size. Very smart AF (with Face Detection) and AE. Problems: After 1 month a piece of dust felt inside and was visible on pictures as a blurred black dot.
quality images with total control that fits in your pocket. awesome.
7 October 2011
Summary: quality images with total control that fits in your pocket. awesome. this is the photographers point and shoot, but friendly enough for an amateur or beginner. don't know how you could be disappointed with this camera. i guess it could get smaller, maybe.
Excerpt: Excellent for compact at low ISO. I 've been using it for 5 months (i bought one second hand for 200€). I also have a Canon 500D 18-200IS. I ve ended up using more the S90 as I can always carry it with me. It is a good camera compared to all compacts. SLRs of course are better but allot bigger as well Image quality: * Very good with noise especially with low ISO (80-100), where results are acceptable with virtually no noise.
Summary: I know Canon has a newer S95 model ($400), but this camera is really, really sweet. The photo quality is fantastic! Don't be fooled into thinking more megapixels is better - this 10 megapixel sensor is PLENTY and with the larger sensor and lower density pixels, the quality improves. Small sized sensors that pack 12, 14, 18 megapixels onto them increase the pixel noise and the photos get worse!
Summary: Overall, this is probably the best pocket camera on the market for the money. If you need/want the manual controls and best possible image quality in a compact camera, this is the one for you. If you don't need all those controls, get one anyways - you'll love the output from this camera. Both my parents and a friend recently got this model (and didn't really need it nor use the controls) but they all love it.
Pros: durable, good IQ, front control dial, WB trim, good colors out of the camera, sharp, very customizable, fast lens, good zoom range, fun to use
Cons: limited zoom range, only 15s long exposures, AV mode only allows 1s shutter speed, slippery finish, rear control dial spins easily