Canon PowerShot S90

IMG_0508Mae Hong Son, shot with the Canon PowerShot S90 (ISO 250, f/4.9)

In response to my own post of several months ago, I eventually settled on the Canon PowerShot S90.

I've generally been pretty happy with it, and it's liberating to be able to stuff a camera in my pocket rather than lug around an entire kit. A few other positives:

-Easy to manipulate f/stop and exposure -Has a 'fast' f/2 aperture at the wide end -Can shoot in RAW -As shown above, with lots of light and at low ISOs, I can get pretty good quality shots

Some failings:

-Flimsy construction, particularly the wheel that controls the previously-mentioned exposure -Shots generally tend to look 'flat' with little dynamic range -Pretty noisy, even when shooting in RAW at relatively low (400) ISOs:

IMG_0529 Mae Hong Son's Wat Phra That Doi Kong Muu, shot with the Canon PowerShot S90 (ISO 400, f/2.0)

As always happens, I wish I'd held out a few months and bought the S95. I played with it in a store recently and the build is a lot stronger, although the image quality appears to be the same.