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S90 or G11 ??

 
kid007
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Feb 11, 2010 06:52 |  #1

People,

This camera will be a gift to a person who likes to have maximum available manual controls in a point and shoot camera. I am a DSLR user and been a while since i looked at PS. I need you help and pretty soon too. Went to a camera store here and the sales person suggested S90 or G11; can some one tell which one is better or is there anything else to be considered. Would like to have to PS compact looking too.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers.


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Feb 11, 2010 14:03 |  #2

For me, it pretty much came down to the f/2 lens on the S90. The G11 has much better battery life and better ergonomics, but the f/2.8 lens was the deal-killer for me.


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Feb 12, 2010 00:47 |  #3

Went and got the S90..!! havent tested it yet...

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egordon99
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Feb 12, 2010 11:27 |  #4

DDWD10 wrote in post #9590168external link
For me, it pretty much came down to the f/2 lens on the S90. The G11 has much better battery life and better ergonomics, but the f/2.8 lens was the deal-killer for me.

+1

For ME, the choice also came down to size. This was to be my "pocket" camera that I can easily bring anywhere. The S90 is much more pocketable than the G11.




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Feb 14, 2010 16:30 |  #5

I got both, and it came down to size and f2.0...

The swivel screen of the g11 is nice to have but because the video capture mode is non-hd, didn't find it that much more useful.




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Feb 15, 2010 08:40 |  #6

kid007 wrote in post #9587605external link
maximum available manual controls in a point and shoot camera

For me, I would think that this criteria means going with the G11. I especially like the EV knob and ISO knob. The positive click feeling of them beats out the free-wheeling jog wheel of the S90.


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Feb 15, 2010 09:30 |  #7

cpm440vee wrote in post #9612637external link
For me, I would think that this criteria means going with the G11. I especially like the EV knob and ISO knob. The positive click feeling of them beats out the free-wheeling jog wheel of the S90.

I don't have the G11, but I have handled one in the store, and I agree that the control knobs are far better than that mess on the S90. However, I bought the S90 for it's size, and have no regrets. As for BIG cameras, I already have too many of them as it is.


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