Canon Powershot S90 hands on mini review

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UPDATED (see photos below) Today my local camera store received a shipment of the new Canon Powershot S90 advanced point-and-shoots. Naturally I had to check it out for myself. Canon has once again released a drool worthy pocket camera with a ton of pro features packed in. I am mainly going to talk about the feel and the practical functionality of the camera. If you want image samples search the web. I will inevitably post a few but for right now this will be pretty short. But in case you are living under a bridge in Evergreen here are the main features:

  • 28-105mm F2.0-4.9 stabilized lens
  • control ring around the lens (more on this later)
  • 3 inch LCD with 461k resolution
  • metal body outer construction
  • Digic 4 processor for noise reduction
  • extensive manual controls and RAW
  • SD card slot, etc., etc.
  • DUDE, f2.0 at 28mm!!!!

The camera has an old skool, boxy feel to it. The outside case is almost entirely black and metal with a few well placed logos/symbols. The flash resides under a small door on the top, left side. The flash is raised and lowered by navigating through menus or automatically in program mode. The flash seems to be pushed into place by a small motor so it will have to be seen whether or not it will survive a ton of actuations. I probably won’t even use it.

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