Monday, January 31, 2011

Canon PowerShot S90 Review

Revision based on a production Canon PowerShot S90The arrival of digital SLRs ' accessible ' saw most manufacturers slowly withdrawn from the market of high end compact camera, but recently the models like the Canon G9/G10/G11 and Panasonic LX3 have shown that there is still the question of pocketable camcorders with real photographic controls. And the Panasonic LX3 is that Canon has in its monuments with the latest in what was, for a long time, that purports to be a dead line of cameras stretching back nearly a decade.

The S90 may not seem like much the S80, S70 and all its predecessors, but was conceived much the same spirit; an alternative smaller, more stylish G-series, offering key features passionate (e.g. acquisition of raw materials and manual checks) in a compact body.

Was already in August of 2005 that Canon has launched the latest in its line of s-series compact cameras photographers ', the S80. And if you can see traces of DNA of S60/S70 S80/S90 in is a very different beast from those cameras; the S90 is smaller, thinner-and in many ways more sophisticated, but lost the optical viewfinder and the lack of something to really get no doubt have an impact on operations.

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the new design is the new control ring built around the lens, which can be set for the control of exposure (i.e., speed, Aperture or shutter), AE compensation, step zoom, manual focus and a selection of other functions. Find a way to offer manual controls can use has proved surprisingly difficult for designers normally brilliant of ultra compact cameras (even if we have suggested a traditional ' opening ' ring like this on many occasions); This addition apparently simple has a transformative effect on the usefulness of extensive manual controls the S90.

As with the Panasonic LX3, Canon has chosen to incorporate a relatively large (1/1.7 "0,43 cm?) CCD sensor, which has been designed with high sensitivity, rather than just higher megapixel count in mind, to maximize the light lens. This 10 megapixel sensor is then coupled with latest Digic 4 processor Canon to offer what the company describes as a dual system. Lens control Ring10 million pixels sensorRAW shootingFast f/2.0-4.9 maximum aperture rangeLens covering the classic 28-105 mm rangeDual Anti-Noise (high sensitivity sensor and Digic 4 noise reduction) 3.0-inch PureColor II LCDOptical image StabilizationSmarter DetectionLow Light modeDIGIC 4 scene image output processorHD

The picture below should give you a good impression of how the Canon S90 compare size-wise with Panasonic LX3. It is a bit smaller and more like SD/IXUS than the LX3, its simplistic global design makes it visually appealing so refined.


• 1/1.7 CCD "Type
• 10 million effective pixels

Sizes • image: 3648 x 2736
• 3648 x 2048
• 2816 x 2112
• 2272 x 1704
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240 Movie clips • 640 x 480 @ 30 fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fpsFile formats • still: JPEG (Exif v2.2), raw
• Movie: MOV [h.264 + Linear PCM (monaural)] Lens • 28-105 mm (35 mm equiv)
• f = 6.0-22.5 mm
• 3.8 x optical zoom
• F2.0-4.9
• Construction: 11 elements in 9 groups, 7 elements in 6 groups (2 aspherical elements including 1 side item au) Focus • autofocus: TTL
-9 point AiAF
-1-point AF (Center or face select and Track)
• Manual mode focusAF

• Single
• Continuous
• Servo AF/AE

• Evaluative Metering (linked to Face Detection AF frame)
• Center-Weighted Average
• Spot (Center), ISO sensitivity auto •
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000
• ISO 2500
• ISO 3200Exposure compensation +/-2 EV in 1/3 stop incrementsShutter speed • car (1-1/1600 sec)
• 15-1/1600 secModes

• Auto
• Program AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Manual
• Custom
• Scene
• Low light
• Film

Scene mode

• Portrait
• Landscape
• Nightlife
• Night Snapshot
• Children & Pets
• Indoor
• Sunset
• Foliage
• Snow
• Beach
• Fireworks
• Aquarium
• Underwater
• Highlight color
• Color Swap
• Nostalgic
• Assistance stitch

White balance

• Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Flash
• Custom
• Underwater
• Correcting white balance

• Auto Timer 0-30 sec (1-10 frames)
• Face Self TimerContinuous shooting • approximately 0.9 hits per second.
• AF: approx. 0.6 shots/sec.
• LV: approx. 0.8 shots/SEC. (until memory card becomes full) image parametersMy colors (My colors Off, vivid, neutral, sepia, black & white, positive Film, lighter skin tone, darker skin tone, Vivid blue, vivid green, vivid red, Custom Color) Flash auto, Flash on *, Flash Off, slow sync, red-eye reduction
• Sync speed: fastest speed 1/500 sec
• +/-2.0 EV with 1/3 stop
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Safety FE
• Flash Exposure lock
• Manual adjustment of power
• Second Curtain Sync
• Range (ISO Auto): 50 cm-6,5 m (wide)/2.5 m (tele) LCD monitor • 3.0 inch PureColor II LCD (TFT)
• 461,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
• AdjustableConnectivity • hi-speed USB 2.0
• Mini HDMI connector
• AV out (PAL/NTSC switchable) Li-ion battery StorageSD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, HC MMCplusPowerRechargeable NB-6 L

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