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.
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.