Anyone who knows me, know that I pretend to be a Nikon bigot: “Nikon make microscopes and Canon make photocopiers”. It’s a bit of a front, since I started on Canon.
So, since coming to Taipei, I’ve been itching to have a camera to hand to capture the day to day, and indeed night by night, oddness all around but I’ve not been carrying the D300 and the iPhone just hasn’t quite cut it.
Luckily, Canon to the rescue! I’d always had a sneaky hankering after the G9/G10/G11 series but for P&S boxes they are hellishly chunky. From passing through Hong Kong to arrival in Taipei there has been wall to wall advertising for the S90. Good timing.
So, I checked the price on the interwebs, walk into a store, pay a little more but pay on Amex but still less than the best price on Amazon UK, and walk out with a shiny little toy.
As far as I can tell, it has *everything* I want in a walkabout camera:
Everything seems to be in the right place and there are some nice ergo features like a ring round the lens for zooming.
All in all a very nice little package.