I enjoyed taking pictures with the PowerShot S90. It takes excellent photos outdoors and very good pictures indoors as well. It has a high quality lens with minimal distortion. Leaving the flash off in most low light shooting situations was another bonus. It features excellent build quality and is quick and responsive.
Canon’s smart auto mode works well, but the S90 has so many options it won’t be long before most users migrate to its program and manual modes. The lens control ring may seem like a gimmick but it does make it easier to fine tune your shots once you take the camera out of auto mode.
I would have liked more optical zoom, and I’m surprised that Canon did not include HD movie capability. However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that the S90 is an excellent point and shoot camera – one of the best around.
- Compact size
- Excellent build quality
- Very good images
- Fast lens
- Not much optical zoom
- No HD movie mode