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Canon PowerShot S90Canon PowerShot S90


Canon has replaced the PowerShot S90 with the S95.

Canon PowerShot S95
Canon PowerShot S95 announced August 2010

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:19 PM, November 29, 2010)
Some comments from Nhan Ngo:

I have the S95 and I'm a picky person. Here are some of my cons right down to the last detail:

-Battery lasts only 150-200 shots. I got a $20 aftermarket battery which has saved me on some occasions
-Nice f/2 aperture at wide, but only f/4.9 telephoto... which is not good compared to other pro compacts
-Pop-up flash not in an ideal location because that's where your finger is gripping
-Rear control ring still a little loose despite being improved from the S90. I still inadvertently nudge it, which changes the exposure bias.
-No hand grip which makes holding it feel less secure. I got a $35 custom handgrip, vastly improving handling and still looks great.
-Included wrist strap is loose and doesn't firmly secure to your wrist. I replaced it with a $1 black Nintendo Wii wrist strap.

Hope this helps!
Avatar for Alex Black Alex Black (1:20 AM, June 30, 2010)
I suspect you're right sugaroni, a comparison of the S90 vs G10 shows they have the same sized sensor, both have a 1/1.7" sized sensors which is a step up from almost all the other small cameras.


Also, see all the large sensor small cameras:
Avatar for WellAppointedDesk WellAppointedDesk (1:06 AM, June 30, 2010)
If I'm not mistaken, the S90 uses the exact same sensor as the Canon G10 -- in a smaller package -- so it also has excellent image quality for something so small.