Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Love Letter to Camera

A Love Letter to Camera, NYT article. About the pricey, but powerful compact camera Canon S95.

Funny enough I was just reading another "love letter to a camera", with some interesting similarities and differences. This one is about the upcoming Fuji X100 (blogged before), which has an oldie-timey feel.

EmptySpaces said:
Incidentally, now's probably the time to grab the amost-as-awesome S90 at a discount price (doesn't do 720p, but it's basically the same camera otherwise).
If I were buying either camera, I'd recommend purchasing Richard Franiec's grip, which makes it much easier to hold (and still pocketable).

Couldn't agree more, on both counts. I have that excellent grip (blogged here). Nobody would think it was not build into the camera.

I did wonder if there really weren't any other significant upgrades to the S95? Is the S90 sensor really that "big"?

Update: Bruce sez they are mostly the same, and reminds me of Imaging-Resource's excellent comparison feature.

I'd say the success of this camera shows everything does not have to be about price. It is twice the price of many similar-featured cameras, and yet it's quite successful. People like something that's done really well.

6 comments:

emptyspaces said...

Incidentally, now's probably the time to grab the amost-as-awesome S90 at a discount price (doesn't do 720p, but it's basically the same camera otherwise).

If I were buying either camera, I'd recommend purchasing Richard Franiec's grip, which makes it much easier to hold (and still pocketable).

eolake said...

Yep and yep.
(post updated.)

John D. Linn said...

I'll second that... great pocket camera with the grip installed.

John
http://2look.blogspot.com/

eolake said...

Yes, it's my go-to take-everywhere camera.

Bruce said...

The side-by-side feature at dpreview.com is a great way to compare two cameras. Not a whole lot of changes, although the S95 does have a 1:1 aspect ratio as an option.

The pixel density is 23, which is good for a small camera, but not as good as a removable lens camera

eolake said...

Thank you.

I had forgotten that feature, indeed it's excellent.