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Old Jul 1, 2010, 9:59 AM   #1
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Default Canon S90-pros and cons?

I have posted a more general Canon point-and-shoot question, but I would like some feedback specifically on the S90. My primary consideration is high quality indoor photos.

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Old Jul 2, 2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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Barbara - I have found the S90 to be quite proficient at taking indoor images, even at lower ISO's. The 2.0 lens is probably mainly responsible for this. In my opinion, you wouldn't be disappointed in its performance. It's quite an amazing little camera. My only complaint is lack of an optical viewfinder. The LCD just doesn't quite cut it in sunlight shining on it.
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Also, the camera produces images which are relatively free of noise at ISO's up to 400. Even those at 800 aren't bad.
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 12:13 PM   #4
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Very helpful. Do you happen to have an opinion about the S90 compared to the Panasonic LS7?
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Old Jul 2, 2010, 12:21 PM   #5
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Have never used a Panasonic product. S90 is first compact camera I've ever had and bought it because of great reviews I had read on it. I also have a Canon 40D DSLR and a Canon SX20-IS. Neither obviously fit in my pocket which is how the S90 came about. My wife wants me to sell it but think the SX20 will go first, that's how much I think of the S90. I tried a friend's G11 and found the S90 will do everything the G11 will. If you have a Best Buy store near you, take an SD card in and they'll probably let you try it.
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Do you find the flash pop-up bothers you on the S90? That's the only negative I've seen. I absolutely love this ZS7 as far as functionality and zoom and macro, outdoors. But my indoor photos are coming out not so great. Does the S90 excel indoors?
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Sorry, you already answered the last part of that question, about excellent indoors.
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The flash does not bother me at all. I have it set to off so it doesn't pop up when I turn the camera on. Very easy to enable it when I want it.
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Barbara-

I also own the S-90. The flash on the S-90 has a flash range of 9 to 10 feet, beyond that measurement, the photos become darker. The other limiting factor on the S-90 is the limited zoom.

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I was looking at one but the smallish Zoom turned me away.
I here they are great though.
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