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S90 Review & Canon Canada Rebates

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DPReview has completed their review of the Canon PowerShot S90.

Final Word – DPR

Photographers looking for a serious, pocket-friendly, compact camera haven’t had a lot to choose from, and the S90 offers the first real competition to Panasonic’s LX3, the success of which almost certainly led Canon to revive the long-running and much missed ‘S’ series. I may not have liked it when I first used it, but I soon found myself picking it up every time I went out the door.

It is, above all else, a great walkaround camera, capable of results (particularly at lower ISO settings) that most serious photographers would be more than happy with. The control system encourages photographic experimentation (unlike so many compacts, which simply make it too painful to work manually), but the automatic systems are also reliable – and intelligent – enough to give you great results if you prefer to just ‘point and shoot’. The tiny body might not make for particularly good handling, but it’s small enough to carry anywhere and the image quality it produces rarely disappoints.

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CR’s Take
I own this camera and love it for the most part. My biggest gripe with it is the same as DPRs; the backwheel gets spun too easily.

The solution Canon?

How about a firmware update to add a back wheel lock to the “S” button on the back. I could do away with a quick access to ISO for a back wheel lock.

I have the camera set up to have aperture on the front ring and exposure comp on the back wheel for those keeping score.

Canon Canada Rebates
The Canon Canada rebates begin on April 15, 2010.

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16 responses to “S90 Review & Canon Canada Rebates”

  1. canon: f/2.0 @ 28mm
    samsung: f/1.8 @ 24mm

    sounds nice! hopefully samsung has the software to back it up! (and i am sure canon will whip out the s95 soon enough in response!)

    thank you for the competition. i’ve said it before, but i think the only reason the s90 exists is because of the lx3. otherwise the canon s line would’ve remained dead.

  2. I read the review. The S90 looks like the first point’n’shoot since the CoolPix P5000 to seriously tempt me. There’s always the obligatory “if only”, so here it is: If only it had built-in GPS!

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