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S90-95 Accessories

Welcome to my new S90-95 page of accessories, tips and techniques. I'm a happy S90 owner who's been adding all the knowledge I can find, so I can use my new camera more effectively, and since I edit & gather in real life, I've gathered S90 accessories, lore and info here. And I've gathered photographs taken with my s90 and what I've incrementally learned using it on J R's s90 Journal page. Some of the following may not apply to the newer S95, but the first several certainly do.
 

get a grip

S90 with Custom Grip - Photograph Copyright 2010 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Richard Franiec's S90 Custom Grip makes the s90 attractive and easy to hold in one hand.
Photos of my S90 with grip shot with a Canon SD780.
 

A very popular S90 accessory is Richard Franiec's S90 Custom Grip that makes this slippery bar of soap easy to get a grip on. $32.95 + $3 shipping. I got mine, and I've reviewed it on my new reviews page [link in green just below], but as I first assumed, it just works. It helps keep my fingers off the too-loose wheel on the back of the camera (See How to Fix below or get the inexpensive Lenscape ring below), and apparently it fits in many s90 compatible bags, although I usually park it in my pocket or dangle it from my neck.

Franiec links the 150-message DPR Canon Forum discussion of the grip and the second part of that thread, which includes lots of opinions and some sexy photos of it.

Franiec notes that differences between the S90 and S95 are enough to require a new model for the s95, which he's working on. The s90 grip is not suitable for the S95, because the s90 grip overlaps the battery/card cover.

My hands-on review of the Franiec Custom Grip is on my new s90 Reviews page.


 

Reader Daniel Saenz suggests a looped-strap alternative to the Franiec grips, actually made for the Leica M*, called "The Sling" from LeicaGoodies. Daniel says it seems to work pretty well, but nobody we know has confirmed that, so we'll have to wait and see. It's a strap handle that loops around middle and third fingers. That site also includes several other possibilities for s90 use. Thanks, Daniel.

 

Many LCD shade or hood varieties are available to keep the LCD from blotting out in direct sunshine. Despite high praise by customers on Amazon, s90 users say pop-up shades are not much use. Possibly because the light direction that blanks out our LCDs is over our shoulders, and most folding metal shades have only short struts with little to stop light coming into the LCD. Most of the other shade varieties block more light.
 
 

lcd hoods

    eFilm flip-upDelkin DU3.0-M BLK Universal Pop-Up Shade

Flip-Ups with folded, flat sides and top that spring out. — Amazon reviews sum it up and there's a diverse collection of flip-ups and hoods on TheFind.
 

There's not much light-blocking material, and apparently they often do not stick well to the camera.
 

Lee Screen Shade   Lee Screen-Shade

Bellows with accordion folded materials that pull out as rectangular tubes and are attached with glue
 

More light-blocking, but sticking is still a problem.

Seems like the ones that velcro or glue on tend not to stick. Steve's tested a wider variety, many of which are no longer available from back before LCDs grew to three inches. His Sunshades tests are linked at the bottom of his Digi Accessories page. Amazon lists a few (showing the same image across several brand names) but most — between 8 and 30 bucks — were not in stock the several times I looked.

LEE Filters makes a Bellows-type accordion Screen-Shade for cameras with 3-inch Screen. It folds down to 1/2 inch thick and attaches with adhesive strips, but it is currently unavailable from Amazon (The 2.5-inch model cost $40.) The Screen-Shade for screens up to three inches is also $40 but also currently unavailable.
 
 

Hoodman Professional 3" LCD Screen Luoupe   HoodMan Pro

HoodLoup made of molded plastic, often with a magnifier — $80 — ePHOTOzine review

The loup is almost as big as the camera. Unless you have visual issues, you won't need the magnification, but it can't hurt.

My brief review of what I call The Hoodloup Kludge on the s90 is on my new s90 Reviews page.
 

Hoodman HD300  HoodMan HD300 Video

Folding Boxes of polycarbonate that fold flat, seal with Velcro or attach with elastic or glue. Read Steve's Review though those products are very old, some so old they are no longer manufactured.

My illustrated review of "The Hoodie-box Solution" is on my new s90 Reviews page.
 

Here are several Hoodman possibilities: Hoodman H-300 $20 + $8 shipping from Calumet; Amazon's image for the Hoodman H300 is not a H300; Nikon HL-E2500 LCD Hood $10; Nikon HL-E5000 LCD Hood; 3-inch LCD Viewfinder Hood at Amazon — $12 — attaches with elastic strap; Hoodman Camcorder Hood for 3-inch LCD at Vistek - $30; and  the LCD4 Video - $12 on Amazon

 

Hoodman Kludge - Photograph Copyright 2010 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Hoodman Kludge

My review of my Hoodman Kludge is on my new s90 Reviews page.

I've been using my very jerry-rigged 2.5-inch Hoodman kludge, with tape and fat rubber bands, and find it very nice, except it enlarges the camera's volume by about a half. The hands-on review of this kludge is detailed on J R's s90 Journal, complete with photos of the Hoodman Kludge.

In srping 2010, finding any hood or shade available was a challenge. I suspect there had been a surplus, followed by a run on the market, catching manufacturers off guard.

Here are several web pages that discuss hood varieties: Lonestardigital's LCD solutions for bright & sunny conditions; Hoodman Accessories review by Phil Askey, March 2001; DVshop.ca, April 1 2010;

 

straps

Many years ago, I had a metal "U" bracket that screwed into the tripod thread and had thin columns topped with strap loops on both ends so the camera and bracket would hang down from a neck strap, keeping the camera upright, and I'd dearly like to find mine or another like it, but it's been decades since I saw one. There are somewhat similar flash attachments available, but nothing that attaches to a neck strap. I've even looked longingly at punched metal flanks in hardware stores, wondering how I could bend it.

Here's a good discussion on DPR's Canon forum that explores several ways to carry it around our necks like our other cameras with two neck-strap lugs. Several participants mention using a SanDisk flash drive neck strap.

Gordy's Camera Straps include single- and double-post straps and look inviting, ingenious and secure.

See the Never-Ready Case discussion below for another way to carry the camera upright around a neck.

Peter Frailey has an ultimately simple ergonomic workaround for an s90 strap.

 


battery

The battery Canon built for the s90 is expensive. DPR Canon Forum regulars recommend SterlingTek's replacement for $20. Amazon sells a replacement for uner $8.
 


filter adapter

Lensmate (s90 store link) has a removable filter holder that uses magnets. Brief discussion about it on DPR Forum. A practical illustrated user review is now on the DPR Canon forum. Lensmate has other S90 solutions, also.

The JJC RN-9 Lens Filter Adapter designed for the S90 apparently does not work on the s95.

 

Need to attach a filter? Photography on the Net's "Removable, Unwieldy and Ugly RN-9 Lens Adapter Installation" — How to put the lens filter on your camera shows one way.

 

underwater

include, of course, the one made especially for the s90 by Canon — $183, about whose UW cases I've never read a disparaging word about and now, reader Daniel Saenz suggest, The FIX S90 from Fisheye, which looks pretty sturdy. Daniel suggests it "is supposed to be the best for uw photography.

 

cases

Never-ready Case

I'm looking for what news photographers used to call a "never-ready case" that would hold the camera, some spare memory cards, maybe even a fold-out LCD shade, then hang the whole caboodle around my neck, like a real camera.

Those old, usually leather cases held the camera so that they could be used without the snap-on top element of the case. You could click the shutter, focus or compose, with the top off. With it on, however, you couldn't do anything, although the camera was well protected. Thus the term, "never-ready."

Ditch the top part, and an updated never-ready could hold the camera body while allowing full view of the LCD and full-access to all the necessary buttons. It would hang from my neck, instead of being squirreled away in a pocket, where it's truly never ready, or strung from my wrist.

Canon cases seem fairly boring.
 

Shoulder Straps & Cases
Canon Leather Never-Ready Case

Canon Ever-ready Case

$65 for a leather s90 case (minimum ten) on Ebay seems expensive, but there's also a $30 leather case [shown above] that seems to have the ideal bottom portion with neck-strap lugs and open portals for both lens in front and LCD in back. $30 + $10 postage via PayPal from several Ebay merchants. Available in black or cordovan.

As a case it doesn't offer much protection from dust or rain, even with the top snapped on because of the gaps at the top corners, but it seems ideal for carrying the s90 right-side-up and strung around a neck. I'd probably jettison the top and just use the cradle portion. There appears to be several configurations, and I wonder who decides which one we get.

posts on DPR's Canon Talk forum indicate that these Canon-branded cases are not actually from Canon, and using them may involve risks from substandard quality.

Here's a Do It Yourself way to create an R Strap that attaches to the tripod with a 3/4" bolt with extension or an L bracket (not sure how that'd be configured). I'd hoped this guy was selling these things, but apparently he's selling the idea of making it from parts.

Canon's Metal Neck Strap 1 $16 seems a little creepy and just as flimsy as their wrist strap. No pictures on their Leather Neck Strap - $22. Their Semi-Hard Case SHC-PS300 - $80 has one picture. No telling what's underneath. Probably have to take the s90 out of the case to see the LCD or touch the buttons. Truly a Never-Ready Case [above].

The Mini Loop and Mini Loop QD Straps are a neck strap for devices with only one connection point, like our friend the s90.

NEW More pouches and bags: Op/Tech USA Snappeez Soft Pouch, Medium, Op/Tech USA PDA/Cam Macro Soft Pouch, and the Op/Tech USA Digital D Soft Pouch, Small all at B&H.

Canon PSC-900 Deluxe Leather CAse

Canon PSC-900 Deluxe Leather Case

NEW The Canon PSC-900 Deluxe Leather Case for the s90 works for the "thinner" s90 also, but looks very sturdy, more like a box than a bag, closes with a magnetic snap that users say give very quick access.

NEW Several case pictures here on DPR's Canon Talk forum.
 

Wrist Straps & Attachment Devices

PodMount   PodMount

The Luma Labs LumaLoop strap $69 attaches to the tripod mount with a PodMount $15 (above, which may be all we need) that screws into the tripod socket and would loop mount to the S90 wrist strap, although that would leave the cameral perpetually upside-down.

Amazon sells two padded black wrist straps: the HDE Hand Strap $9.50 that, according to some purchasers, literally stinks, or the Opteka Wrist Grip Strap $9.95 that attaches to the tripod thread. They also have page after page of other straps, although many are designed to attach to regular camera lugs, not the tiny slot the s90 has.

UPstrap (click Go to Next Page at bottom; direct link won't work) to rubber shoulder-grip camera straps and a Half-Inch Swivel Snap or Swivel Snap for $5 or $6 each that could be used to attach a strap to the s90's wrist strap, but Canon's standard wrist strap's pretty puny and might not last rubbing against this. It might not even last simply attached to a hand.

Gadgeteer Review of ProStraps camera straps.

Here's 9 pages of the Amazon Bracket Collection, but none do what I want a bracket to do — hold the camera straight and attach to a neck strap, so I don't have to always hang on to it with my wrist.

Here's a quick & cheap cure for sliding wrist straps.


Camera Bags

The DPR Canon Talk Forum has camera bag solutions for the S95/S90.

Soft CaseLogic bag

The s90 fits snugly in the soft, gray Case Logic bag I bought for my Canon SD780 (and here photographed with it) at Office Depot. With the s90 in it, it feels rather bulky in my pocket but probably protects the LCD. It's not particularly easy to get the cam in or out, but it works well enough. Golla Digi Bags for $5 on sale are the cheapest I've seen and some look like the this CaseLogic bag.

My brief review of the Case Logic Bag is on my new s90 Reviews page.
 

The Kata Pixel J Loop pouch hangs on a belt; BuyCheaper has a wide variety; Amazon list 4 pages although, as usual at Amazon, the list is not limited to the search term;

There's a s90 bag discussion on flickr that includes several possibilities; I'm sure there's several DPR discussions on bags; and I'll probably track down more.

There's a Another S90 Case Option thread on DPR's Canon Talk forum.


More s90 accessories
are listed on Canon USA and here, Amazon's s90 page, B&H's and Boxwave.


s95 changes
from the s90

The following info is redacted from forum talk, camera site previews and reviews

  • millimeters thinner body requires new Franiec grip
  • 4 grams lighter
  • RAW and JPEG shot-to-shot rate is 2 frames per second compared with 1 for the s90
  • s90 lens has 11 elements; s95 has 7. Less is supposedly better.
  • s95 body surface is grippier
  • squirelly ring on the back of the s95 now is more secure and has detents
  • s95 has 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) at 24 fps movie mode, with stereo sound, but still cannot optically zoom or auto focus during recoring
  • High Dynamic Range mode, but must be used on tripod and three successive images are taken at the usual slow rate, manual recommends turning IS mode to Off, and it doesn't work in RAW
  • has a mini HDMI connector for HD Displays
  • shoots in 3:2, 1:1 and 4:5 aspect ratios
  • Twice as fast shot-to-shot time.
  • top panel behind flash no longer flexes
  • Image Quality may be minutely improved
  • now can use SDXCards
  • New version of DPP
  • Better battery life (up to 300 shots) and more accurate battery warning meter
  • P Mode with flash on Auto is wonky, selects too low shutter speed and too high iso
  • Ring Function and On/Off buttons have been transposed
  • Set button flush with surroundings, doesn't stick out slightly like on the s90. The tiny ring is gone.
  • Shutter button feels different
  • Thumb detend at top right of back missing
  • The S95 has two strap lugs, so the camera can be carried horizontally
  • PaulRivers of the DPR Canon Forum tested comparative exposure speed using  repetitive finger-pushings and continuous mode with and without autofocus
  • Higher burst speed — 10 RAW frames in 9 seconds
  • Focuses closer without using Macro mode.

  •  

The Competition LX5 vs. S95

The s90/95's main competition — and the camera Canon copied them from — was the Panasonic LX3, now the LX5. This list compares what the LX5 has verses s90/s95, some of the reasons the LX5 cost nearly $100 more. LX5 specs vs. S95 specs.

Image comparisons of S90, S95 and LX5

Comparisons & tests: LX3 vs. s90 on YouTube, Wirefresh - which is compact top dog?, B&H Insights compares s95, LX5 and Nikpn P7000, DPR's Panasonic Talk, Using the LX5 video on YouTube,

A test of the Panasonic LX5 on Imaging Resource compares ISO and other features with the S95.

  • Optional, 202k dot, attachable Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with 100% field of view, -4 ~ +4 diopters, 28.4 x 42.9x41.5mm, 24g, pivots 90-degrees, the DMW-LVF1 used on the Panasonic Lumix GF1 — $125 — not fabulous resolution but helpful in full-sun situations.
  • f/2~f/3.3 max aperture 24~90mm equiv zoom; s95 has f/2~4.9
  • +or- 3EV
  • 1cm minimum focus distance
  • Shutter: 1/4000~60 seconds; s95 has 1/1600~15 seconds
  • s95 is 6.5 oz.; LX5 is 9.6 oz.
  • LX5 gets 2.5 fps to max of 5 images; s95 gets .9 frames per second
  • 24~90mm equiv zoom; s95 has 28~105
  • Lens thread with optional adapter
  • External flash hotshoe
  • 40mg Built-in memory
  • AVCHD Lite movies
  • 1/1.63" sensor size; s95 has 1/1.7"
  • 10.1 efective pexels to s95's 10
  • 24 MP/cm² pixel density to s95's 23 (lower is better)
  • comes with neckstrap
  • attached lens cap; s90/95's are built-in

Reviews of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Imaging Resource   ApertureLand   Pocket Lint   Photography Blog - includes direct comparison with S95  

 

software

A CHDK [CHDK wiki explains a lot] available for the s90, but it's still in beta. Install Guide [page confusingly called "Downloads - CHDK Wiki}] helps us find the info we need to choose the right build; and Download [page called "CHDK Download - build 0.0.0, revision 885" and includes many CHDKs for many cameras — I think all Canons] pages.

I used to beta-test software, and now I don't. I'll wait for further discussion, mostly on DPR, my most trusted forum.

This DPR Canon Talk forum page helps us install the CHDK.

Christian Reidel has posted his own Adobe Lightroom 3 and Camera Raw lens profile for Canon Powershot S90. Its download link is under his Thursday June 17, 2010 blog entry, although Lightroom's own profile in the lens corrections section of the Develop module, which some find to leave too much pincushion effect...

 

Lens

There's a well illustrated and detailed report of how cameras, including the Canon S90, correct lens distortions. It's called "A Distorted View? In-Camera Distorion Correction."

Clean waterspots and stuff off the lens by taking the battery out of the camera with it turned on, so the lens does not retract.


books

A Short Course in Canon PowerShot S90 [direct link] Photography book/ebook by author Dennis P Curtin, 160 pages, B&W photographs, includes CD, $37 (amazon) PDF $20 direct. ISBN-10: 1928873944 and ISBN-13: 978-1928873945   Curtin's book without the CD is available for $25, and a downloadable PDF version is $20 via Curtin's S90 Short Course page.
 

Canon's PowerShot S90 Camera User Guide and other guides are available in PDF format and can be downloaded free from the Canon Drivers & Downloads page for the S90.
 
 

S90 Techniques & Tips

BELOW:   Exposure   Macro   Raw   White Balance   Focus   Image-Review   LCD
Controls   Ring-slower   Phsical Add-ons   Straps   Memory

 

I'm gathering tips and tricks to help make sense of all the possibilities of my new camera and serve as a collection to help other S90 users learn how to use theirs. Most are based on information in the Canon s90 manual. For this page, the "ring" is around the lens; the "wheel" turns too loosely on the back; and the "dial" twists to change modes on top. Other buttons are called by what's printed on them.
 

Dial Wheel     Ring and Dial
 

exposure

To Change aperture & shutter combinations in P mode, half press the shutter, press up on the wheel, and all the appropriate shutter-speed/aperture combinations show, so we can choose for action-stopping/slowing or depth of field by turning the wheel. In C, Av and Tv modes, holding the shutter halfway and pressing up on the wheel allow us to change to equivalent aperture/shutter speed pairings with the lens ring.
 

According to Humble Bear on the DPR Canon Talk forum, in low light, the s90 starts out at f/4 @ 1/30th, then opens up slowly toward its maximum f/2 while holding shutter speed at 1/30 before it "bumps up the ISO ladder." Humble adds that Auto ISO is different in Av and P modes. In P it selects 1/30th in low light, but in Av it uses 1/60th.


Most experienced s90 users — like most other experienced photographers with other cameras, including cheaper Point+Shoots and much more expensive dSLRs — use –2/3 Exposure Compensation in bright sunlight. This greatly reduces the s90's (and most other cameras') tendency to
"clip" highlights.
 

Set the SCN mode to "kids and pets" with the wheel, so the camera won't shoot below 1/60 and will use flash if it cannot expose well below 1/60 @ f/2 and iso800.

To avoid the camera resetting shutter speeds in Tv mode, turn off "Safety FE" in that mode's flash settings menu.
 

Macro

Carl "Slackjawgaze1" on DPR's Canon Talk forum suggests the following procedure for using the S90 for macro.

1.select "macro" on rear thumb wheel
2.menu button - change face aiaf to "centre" (then "frame size to small")

Then when focusing you will have a very small geen box on the rear lcd to focus
on your subject - this will ensure very precise focusing.

Also another tip - is subject likely to move? (ie flower in wind)

1.change from fixed focuing on half shutter press to continuous focusing when half
pressed (this changes the box from green to blue).
2.menu button - change "servo af" from off to "on"


Brad Schram also suggests setting focus frame size (under the shooting menu — camera shape) from default to small and increasing contrast.  dave_bass5 suggest increasing the ISO. And schaf suggests keeping the zoom at full wide angle and not to forget setting the Macro Focus mode.

Several Canon Talk forum members recommended we keep trying macro focus, as if something none of us have thought of so far is causing the difficulty. Others suggest focusing on something at much greater distance, then coming back to the macro subject will help and/or shooting in Auto mode, although then the camera chooses where in the frame to focus.

Also, if you're having trouble macro focusing, turn on AF-Point Zoom and AF-assist Beam, both in the camera menu

I suspect that trying to make the back of the camera parallel with the the broadest area to be focused might also help.

 

raw

RAW is only available in Av, Tv, M and P modes.

I've never used RAW, although I probably will, eventually. Right now, it just seems like too much trouble, since it requires additional software to correct image distortion that the camera automatically corrects in JPEG.
 

white balance

White Balance: In addition to the s90's white balance menu, there are two ways to fine tune White Balance:

1) We can fill the LCD with the white portion of an object in that lighting, press MENU, watch the LCD darken, then adjust white balance to that color. Or,

2) if we press DISP. in the White Balance menu, we can visually adjust the White Balance using the 4-sided box.
 

According to a post on the Canon forum we should use [an 18%] gray to set the Manual White Balance instead of White.

Although the results from using whatever white object was available had never bothered me, the next couple times I tried it, gray worked better. Subtly but noticeably better and more free from yellowing.
 

Convert to Black & White: See CloudyBay43's step by step instructions in DPR's Canon Talk forum.

 

focus

To set a specific focus distance, use manual focus to set focus at that distance, then push MENU, scroll down to the last item under Camera Icon Tab, Save Settings and confirm. Then use the C mode to always have that same distance set.

PaulRivers on the DPR Canon Talk forum tested his S95 to determine its fastest shooting mode.

 

lcd

Mel7 tells that Canon uses glass screen covers and any sort of plastic "protector" will be softer than the glass, so why bother, but everybody on the forums seems to have a favorite plastic sheet to stick on the glass LCD to "protect" it.

I and other photographers on the forums never use them, because we don't want anything in our way of seeing all the light we can.

Pushing down halfway on the shutter to focus before exposure temporarily turns off the LCD's ability to show actual exposure at the current settings. Back off the shutter, then twirl the Wheel slightly, to see the actual exposure at the current settings.

 

review images

Press DISP in Review mode to toggle different modes of viewing the image.

Set settings separately in each mode — P, C, M, Av, Tv, candle (low light)

If the camera is set for continuous shooting, Image Review is only available in AUTO and C (custom) modes. To change Continuous Shooting to Single Shot mode, press the FUNCT. SET button in the middle of the [loose] Wheel and choose the single solid-line rectangle (2nd icon from the bottom on the left of the LCD) to regain Review capability in other modes.
   

controls

How to fix the Loose Wheel - for those who are handy working tiny. It used to bother me something awful, but I rarely have any trouble with it now, and I use my S90 daily. Maybe the ultimate solution is to get used to it.

Lenscape offers a ring to slow down the often too-fast turning wheel. See Ringslower below.  

Everybody who reviews the camera or owns one decides on their own functions for the front Ring and the Short Cut button, and everyone has their own rationale for their choice(s).

I've never changed it from the camera defaults, because I like being able to quickly choose shutter speeds in Tv mode and apertures in Av mode and ISO in P, and I am very happy with those selections.

Apparently, it is a deeply personal preference, as probably, it should be.

Humble Bear [and many others] chooses ISO for the front ring, so it's uniform across all different modes.
 

At first the controls seem weirldly placed, and that Wheel was way too easily twirled. But as we get used to having our hands and fingers on this thing, few of those issues we worried about early on, make much difference.

The camera works and works well, and its controls only help. We and our fingers learn how to deal with it. I almost never accidentally bump or move anything important and am rarely surprised when the flash pops up. My fingers have learned to stay out of the way.

DPR's Canon Talk forum-member Gail has a page of suggested P Mode Settings.


Ring-slower

Lensmate has a "small laser-engraved Delrin™ ring with adhesive backing that surrounds the dial, thus eliminating unintentional dial rotation and button presses for just under $5 and under $9 with standard shipping. It fits and may be useful on both S90 and S95 cameras.

 

Physical add-onS

RichCapeCod on the Canon Talk forum on DPR suggests:

Putting "a tiny, tiny amount of plastic cement on [the] on/off button (by tiny I mean a tinsy amount of glue put on the tip of a toothpick and then carefully placed on the center of the on/off switch). I can now feel a tiny bit of raised glue on the switch, so I can turn the S90 on and off without looking. "

 

memory

The manual says the s90 only works with up to 8 gigabyte SDH Cards,

But mine works fine with my 16 gig SDHCs, and although it may be overkill, I wouldn't mind a 32gig, except they are more than twice as expensive as 16s.

 

straps

Keep the wrist strap away from Velcro.

Tie a knot in the wrist strap to keep it closer to your hand size, so it does not slip off. Replace it with a shoelace. Use another camera (s70)'s strap. Buy a cord lock. [See other straps, above.]

 

Battery

Turn down the LCD brightness or turn it off quicker (set the duration to 2 seconds) and avoid using the flash as much as possible to save battery power.

 

other tips & techniques collections

Ken Rockwell, who introduced me to the s90, now, finally, has a short s90 User's Guide that includes all the menu selections he uses and other tips. Quite good and short. I keep rereading and figuring out new (to me) concepts.

DigicamHelp's s90 hints, tips, issues & links — choose from the gray menu on the right
tips & tricks and Enticing the Light's S90 review
And Digicamhelp's My Canon s90 settings is short.

Most "tips & tricks" lists only list that author's favorite settings.

I write about various aspects of my ongoing experience the S90 since March 2010 in my S90/95 Journal.


s95 Reviews, Etc. Online

p - pre or over-view, r - review :: That's enough previews. Now on I'll only list actual reviews. Listed in the order I discovered them, from early (top) to later.

Photography Blog r
Imaging Resource p
TechRadar p
Crave - CNET p
Steve's p
DPR p
DCI p
Amazon
DigitalRevTV on YouTube
CNET
Photoreview - lots of graphs and samples

s90 Reviews, Etc. Online

Gail Bjork
ByThom (Hogan)
CameraLabs
CNET  CNET Asia   CNET UK
Digicamhelp
DigitalCameraInfo
Digital Photography Interface
Digital Camera Resource
Digital Photography Review
DPPhoto Journal lists reviews
Digital Trends
Enticing the Light
Gizmodo
ImageResource
Ken Rockwell
Luminous Landscape
MacWorld
NeoCamera
Neutral Day
PCAuthority
(short)
Photography Bay
Photography Blog
PhotoReview Australia
Simply Electronics
Steve's Cameras

TechRadar
Wired.com

Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips' even longer link list of s90 reviews

The s90 on Wikipedia.
Shots & Discussion on Flickr


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