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Gift Tip 18: Canon S90 Digital Camera

Nov 23 2009, 10:00pm CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Tip 18: Canon S90 Digital Camera
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The all-new Cannon S90 IS has come to the market with brand new and exciting features. In August 2005, Canon launched the last in the line of its S-Series compact cameras. After four long years, the company has rebooted the range with the sleek and stylish looking S90.

The Canon S90 is a compact digital camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical/4x Digital/15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System powered by the same 10-megapixel image sensor as the G11. As with the G11, you will get the same fantastic image quality, solid low-light performance and ability to shoot in RAW. What makes the Canon S90 stand out is the fast f/2.0 lens that allows improved low-light photography and overall faster performance. While lacking a viewfinder, the 3-inch TFT LCD monitor with 461,000 pixels and 100% coverage more than makes up the difference.

The Canon S90’s Dual Anti-Noise System and lens covering the classic 28-105mm range make it a precious asset for photographers. Optical Image Stabilization, smarter scene detection, low light mode and the DIGIC 4 image processor are the key features of this device. However, the standout feature is the programmable control ring around the lens that allows detailed control over aperture or focus just like a full-sized SLR camera. The bright lens allows exceptional versatility, capturing low-light images and fast-moving subjects at higher shutter speeds. The 28mm wide angle lets you put more in the frame, while Canon's optical IS reduces blur caused by camera shake.
This camera is not without its faults though, it is lacking a viewfinder and the battery life could be longer. Small camera buttons and low light scene mode do not allow the user to select a focus mode. The control dial is too loose and for that reason it is automatically assigned a function based on the function assigned to the Control Ring.

Great Gift For
The Canon S90 is the idea gift for someone who needs a tiny but great camera for their travel purposes. Some say the S90 is actually better than the Canon G11. They are both priced almost the same, but the Canon G11 has a bit more professional touch.

Price and Where to Buy
The Canon S90 is on sale on Amazon.com for $429.88. This gift tip is part of the I4U News Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide. Find many more hot tech gift recommendation across 10 categories and shopping tips now here.

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