Seventeen specialty scene modes are available on this Canon camera.
Handy adjustment ring. Pocket-sized. Supports RAW shooting
Raw recording, Function ring on lens, Bright lens, Good build, Great noise control
Excellent image quality, particularly at lower ISO settings, Well optimized JPEGs, Extensive photographic feature set, New Function Ring transforms use of manual controls on a small camera, Usable, fast raw mode with excellent DPP software supplied, Highl
Large aperture (f2), Very good low-light image quality, RAW mode, Easy to use control system
Excellent user interface, Outstanding image quality, RAW format support, Extremely compact and lightweight.
Compact proportions, fast lens, lens control ring, Raw mode, good quality LCD screen, overall image quality, fast startup
Very good photo quality, Roughly a full stop advantage over typical compact cameras in low light, Fast F2.04.9, 28 105 mm zoom lens (telephoto lovers take note), Optical image stabilization, Ultra high resolution 3inch LCD with very good outdoor and low l
Very small body that is easily pocketable, Excellent, high-res, vibrant LCD, Fast f/2 lens at wide-angle, Optical image stabilization, Front Control ring is handy for some controls, Firm Mode dial, Shooting-priority design means camera is always ready ...
Pocketable body with great controls, 3.8x zoom with f2.0 aperture at 28mm, Great quality 3in / 460k screen, Full manual contro, RAW files and HDMI.
Compact size, Excellent build quality, Very good images, Fast lens.
Compact and light; useful features such as time-lapse mode; options for choosing AF frame size; quick to focus; fast performance.
Terrific low-light shooter, Typical high-quality Canon photos, Extensive photo adjustments via control dials, Excellent LCD screen.
Excellent user interface, Outstanding image quality, Raw format support, Extremely compact and lightweight.
This compact digital camera has poor overall performance.
No HD video. Less zoom range than most rivals
Very slight barrel distortion, Command dial is a bit too tough for its size
Highlight clipping and channel clipping in bright, contrasty conditions, Rear dial rotates too freely and cannot be disabled, so accidental settings changes too common, No noise reduction options, JPEG NR too strong at higher ISO settings, Video limited t
Jog dial is a bit too smooth, Average performance at low ISO, No HD recording
Lackluster battery performance, No highdefinition movie recording, Control dial can accidentally change settings
Operation hampered by a few design issues, flash sometimes raised when not needed, some WB inaccuracies, mode dial stiff and slightly inaccessible
Ergonomics are a real mess freewheeling control dial makes it way too easy to accidentally adjust important settings; power and ring func buttons are identical and right next to each other (you know where that's going); popup flash takes up valuable r
Rear Control dial turns freely, which causes inadvertent exposure changes, Front Control ring's function changes with the mode, Zoom control takes too long to respond, Flash is placed where fingers are usually in the way, preventing it from opening, P
No HD movies or zooming when filming, Slow burst shooting – below 1fps at full res, Panasonic LX3 better-featured, M4/3 better for noise and shallow DOF.
Not much optical zoom, No HD movie mode.
Picture quality starts to deterioriate from ISO 400; control ring operation can be cumbersome; no multi-aspect mode.
Watch your fingers with pop-up flash, Button placement takes getting used to, Slow frame rate; not a camera for action shooters, No HD video, Worse-than-average battery life, *
Control dial on back can accidentally change settings, Lackluster battery performance, No HD movie mode
By PC Authority on August 30, 2010
With sumptuous image quality and great controls in a compact package, its worth the high price...83
By TopTenREVIEWS on June 01, 2010
This camera has some advanced features but overall lacks what it needs to be the...50
By Stuff.tv on May 06, 2010
Hits the mark with its design, features and performance. A top-class compact...100
By Cameras UK on May 01, 2010
The Canon Powershot S90 is a small digital camera packed with features. These include manual exposure modes, the ability to shoot in RAW mode and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/2. More standard features include 10 megapixels and a 3.8x wide...86
By T3 Magazine on April 30, 2010
A feature-packed, high-quality camera that takes great pictures. The price is arguably a bit much, but in this case you do get what you pay...100
By ePHOTOzine on April 14, 2010
Judging by the features available on the camera, the Powershot S90 appears to be a compact that isn't here to have fun. It's not here to be slung in a drawer and only taken out for nights out or on holiday. This is a serious picture making...80
By Digital Photography Review on April 08, 2010
There's been something of a 'serious compact camera' renaissance in the last couple of years, led by Panasonic with the LX series and Canon with the G9/10/11. That said, the choices for the enthusiast wanting full photographic control in a...-
By Tech2 on March 09, 2010
Sadly even though there is an HDMI port the S90 features no HD video recording and is only limited to record at 640 by 480 VGA. This totally eliminates the need to have an HDMI port in the first place since what you will be watching even on an HD TV...80
By PC Advisor on March 02, 2010
The Canon PowerShot S90 compact digital camera is the best pocket-size model we've seen. Even though its a fraction of the size of a digital SLR, it provides many of the features we value in larger cameras: a fast lens, a RAW option and high...90
By PCWorld on February 26, 2010
The Canon S90 takes great pictures in just about any lighting situation, and it provides easy-to-use, intelligent controls to do so....-