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Anyone else using an S90 for their REALLY compact wants/needs?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by Ray Sachs, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I've had the S90 as a second camera for a while now. I'm very happy to take the epl1 anywhere I'm going shooting, but there are times when photography is about my 4th or 5th priority (I know, I know.....) but its nice to have a camera along. Bike riding is my big one. I just spent a couple of days at the beach and just took the S90.

    Its nowhere near as versatile as m43 and the IQ isn't as good, but its far from bad, it shoots raw, its got the biggest sensor they've figured out how to get into a truly compact camera, a useful zoom range of 28-105 equivalent, pretty decent low light performance, and its got INCREDIBLE manual controls - very easy to change ap, shutter, iso, on the fly. And its highly configurable to your preferences. And its REALLY little, substantially smaller than the LX3 or the new Samsung. It really fits in an ordinary pocket quite easily.

    Is anybody else using one of these puppies?

    Here are a handful of samples:


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4733426237/" title="IMG_0304 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 146819 "1024" height="768" alt="IMG_0304"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4680845190/" title="Crazy Topiary by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 146821 "1154" height="1050" alt="Crazy Topiary"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4652755231/" title="Sunday Ride 072 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 146822 "1354" height="1050" alt="Sunday Ride 072"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4653373672/" title="Sunday Ride 074 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 146823 "1354" height="1050" alt="Sunday Ride 074"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/20889767@N05/4734064270/" title="IMG_0379 by ramboorider1, on Flickr"> View attachment 146824 "1024" height="768" alt="IMG_0379"></a>
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  2. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I've been eying the S90 for a while now to take along wherever I go. The trade-off is against my iPhone, which takes good enough photos for when I'm just walking about without a camera. While the IQ would be better on the S90, I'm not sure if I need something else to put in my pants pocket. I'm still thinking about it. If I had steady source of income I'd jump on it.
  3. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    the s 90 has great iq just got a point and shoot with similar iq the tl500\ex1
  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    Yeah, I saw that thread and that's what got me to start this one. I've been intrigued by that camera and by the LX3, but for this "other" camera I decided size and portability was paramount (because the epl1 with the right lens is already pretty portable, just not quite "stick it in a pocket and forget about it" portable). The S90 is, which to me is worth some of the other tradeoffs.

  5. crcal

    crcal Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    Honolulu, HI
    I'm waiting for the replacement model to the S90, then I will upgrade my point and shoot to it.
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