Back in the market for a camera (Read 2453 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    Canon S90?

     

    "a market for compacts packed with advanced features in a compact body"


    Needs more cowbell!

      Also, dpreview has loads of cameras without reviews.  Makes me wonder about the website's name. dpreview.

       

      I think because they tend to do very exhaustive professional reviews...at least on the higher-end/prosumer cameras they do.  Not sure if that's the case with all point-n-shoots.

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      Needs more cowbell!

        Canon S90?

         

        "a market for compacts packed with advanced features in a compact body"

         

        Ooh, looks nice...though I'm not sure I would consider that ultracompact.  Still pretty small looking, though.  RAW?  Nice.  That was one feature my point-n-shoot doesn't have that I would have liked, but the next step up would have been a G-series and it just wasn't worth the price point for RAW.  High-quality JPG is still pretty darned nice and my camera is a good deal smaller than the current G body, anyhow.

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


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          It seems to have a mode where it records both RAW and jpg.


          Needs more cowbell!

            It seems to have a mode where it records both RAW and jpg.

             

            Very nice.  The Canon DSLRs do that, too.  Though I've never bothered extracting the jpgs, since I just go right to RAW for anything I want to keep/print.

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


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              One review:

               

              "For now though, if you want the world's smallest and lightest shirt-pocket-sized (SPS) camera that shoots raw and comes in at under $500, the Canon Powershot S90 is the one to get."

               

              Looks like via Amazon, Beach Camera has a deal where you get a bundle of extras for the lwoest internet price for the camera alone.  I have had excellent luck with Beach in the past.  Now I gotta scrounge the cash.  Maybe I can get me a donate button... Wink

               

               

              Z2, what do you use for extracting RAW?

                I use the Canon SD980 IS for running.  It's super tiny and shoots great photos.    Has a very wide wide angle (24mm) and shoots HD video too.  Overall, I'm very impressed.  Upgraded from the SD800 IS after I broke it.

                 

                If you install the CHDK you can also shoot RAW, among many other cool things. 

                http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK

                 

                  - Chris


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                  What do you think of the touch screen on the 980?


                  Lazy idiot

                    Tick tock

                       

                      I live on dpreview and have already looked long for info there (and on cnet and elsewhere). The problem is that there are just too many choices, too much data. And there are in there loads of cameras that are no longer available. The reason I asked here is to see if people have specific recs to supplement or guide that research.

                       

                      just the other day, someone was asking about marathon training programs on dpreview, because they said there was just too much information about it on runningahead.com


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                        just the other day, someone was asking about marathon training programs on dpreview, because they said there was just too much information about it on runningahead.com

                         

                        Yeah, I saw that.

                          What do you think of the touch screen on the 980?

                           

                          It wasn't a positive or negative influence on my decision to purchase.  It works as advertised... I just don't use it terribly often (you can also use the standard nav buttons as in all the previous versions of the SDs).  I probably should mess around with it more, because you can do some cool things like touch where you want the focus to be, touch shutter in vertical mode, etc. 

                            What do you think of the touch screen on the 980?

                             

                            Also haven't used it that much.  Coming from a much older IS model, I am trained to use the buttons to navigate the menus.  The advantages with this camera for me are:

                            1.    small size

                            2.    largish screen

                            3.    5x zoom and WIDE angle

                             

                            Really not concerned with RAW (yet).

                            “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory." - Mahatma Gandhi


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              Z2, what do you use for extracting RAW?

                               

                              Photoshop...I've never tried anything else.  Back when I got my first DSLR Photoshop was one of only a couple of RAW conversion programs.  Now there are lots more.  I'm guessing they're all pretty good.  Photoshop is my go-to, since all other photo manipulation I do is with PS, anyhow.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


                              I've got a fever...

                                 

                                RAW

                                 I just don't understand why they have to shout about the format.

                                On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office.  But you will wish that you'd spent more time running.  Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.