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Old Jul 3, 2010, 4:16 PM   #11
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Okay, so let my ask right out--if my primary photo-taking situations are indoor, and I want to use the camera as-is (no additional equipment like external flash), would I likely be more satisfied with the image quality on a Panasonic ZS7 or the Canon S90?
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 4:52 PM   #12
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You;ll require flash for either if you do not have a very well lit home with white or light colored walls...the S90 is heads above the ZS7 indoors for my part...but you can take decent photos with the ZS7 with the flash...

Also good light from windows will help both greatly...the thing to remeber is the cameras need to "see" just like us to get a clear picture of something otherwise it has to keep it's "eye" (shutter) open longer to see what it is recording as a photo and when the camera keeps it's eye open for say one second then your/my shaky hands show up as blur or seemingly out of focus/soft shots unless the camera is on a rock steady tripod...
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Okay, so let my ask right out--if my primary photo-taking situations are indoor, and I want to use the camera as-is (no additional equipment like external flash), would I likely be more satisfied with the image quality on a Panasonic ZS7 or the Canon S90?
The image quality on the S90 is awesome and will out perform the ZS7 indoors, but outdoors or in good lighting the ZS7 can hold it's own...it can also out perform the S90 outdoors as it can zoom much further and it's has excellent video capabilites...
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 8:52 AM   #14
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Granted the ZS7 has a bigger zoom (in my opinion, almost useless without an optical viewfinder) and HD capabilities but how often do you really use a camera like this for a camcorder? To me the relevant stat is the lens speed; f/2.0 for the S90 vs. f3.3 for the ZS7. The S90 lens is about 3 times faster than the ZS7. From reviews I've read, I don't believe the flashes are greatly different and that, combined with the relatively noise-free images from the S90 at higher ISO's, would lead me to the S90.
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 10:12 AM   #15
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Please take a look at the attached photo. It was taken last night in our Living Room at 9:35pm without flash. Is this the kind of photo you want to take? Or do you want to take your photos with flash?

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Old Jul 18, 2010, 3:31 AM   #16
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I have S-90 and love it. The only reason I still stick with DSLR is zoom range, too short for my type of photography. I think Canon S-090 is today best P&S camera.
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It is nice to see you back posting again. Yes, I agree with you the Canon S-90 is a hard camera to beast in the P+S category.

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