This shot was taken at Venta El Gallo restaurant in Granada, Spain in 2010 – using a Canon S90. The S90 is a great little camera.
It’s small – only 195 grams and 100 x 58 x 31mm. Easily pocketable, when you don’t want to be obtrusive, or schlep around a big camera.
A few features made the Canon S90 more interesting, to me, than the average “compact” camera:
- 1/1.7″ sensor (almost 50% bigger than most compacts) – similar to the Canon G-series.
- Fast f/2 lens (now f/1.8 on the S120).
- Manual controls, such as the front ‘Control Ring’, with customisable functions, eg. zoom, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.
- And the rear thumb-dial’ which can control EV, etc.
What is most pleasing is the S90’s performance in low light – these shots all taken using the “Low Light” (candlelight) setting.
The S90 is now almost 5 years old. It has been superseded by the S95, the S100 (longer zoom lens, improved sensor, HD movies, GPS), the S110 (touchscreen, wifi) and now the S120 (faster f/1.8 lens).
My S90 was ‘pimped’ with a Richard Franiec Custom Grip.