'But, aside from a few other minor criticisms, the S90 is a first-rate compact camera for advanced amateurs.
'Having lived with the S90 for a couple of weeks, that special impression is still with us - it's a magnificent compact camera. '
'The PowerShot S90 IS is a definite contender for ye olde camera of the year. '
'The S10 had more features, better construction and better image quality than Canon's other small digital cameras. '
'The grip-less camera feels surprisingly good in the hand, thanks to thoughtful ideas like a small but well placedÂ thumb rest on the rear panel.'
'carry-anywhere all-purpose camera'
'The best part about the Olympus XZ-1 was the fact that its image quality backed its hardware, and the camera proved itself a well-equipped tool that excelled when it came to manual controls.'
'Large image sensor'
'bright and clear to use, but with 115k pixels looks much coarser than the S5 IS's screen.'
'I found the camera and controls nicely fit my medium-sized hand'
'I was able to take 16 shots before the card was full.'
'ISO 1,600 images are rough at 5x7, with very grainy shadows, and a more pointillist painting feel throughout, which doesn't get much better at 4x6.'
'The camera is fairly light for its size.'
'The camera is responsive with reasonably
fast focusing even at the longest extension.'
'I suspect the disappointing performance remains unchanged as well.'
'The camera's feature set is quite robust and should suit people looking to upgrade from an old compact.'
'This black, sleek, digital camera has got smooth and modern lines that will keep it visually stunning for years.'
'Compared to other enthusiast's digital cameras on the market, it is relatively inexpensive at around $250..'
'best still images possible'
'Prosumer digital cameras are designed to appeal to photography enthusiasts and the Z812 IS lacks a custom/manual white balance mode – a feature lots of photography enthusiasts regard as essential.'
'The new video resolution is listed in the specs as 1024 x 720 pixels, and at 30fps this is an impressively high resolution for a still camera'
'the EasyShare compacts, however.'
'I'm happy to say, 4 months later, I made a great choice in chosing this camera.'
'Unfortunately, if you want to adjust those exposure settings, you're forced to adjust them all individually; the camera lacks shutter- and aperture-priority modes.'
'Digital IS (anti-blur scene mode) will automatically select a high ISO to help eliminate or reduce blur due to camera shake and/or subject movement.'
'By ISO 800, noise increased to the Unacceptable level'
'All-in-all the EasyShare package is pretty darn good for bundled software, especially if you've seen the stuff that some other companies give you.'
'Plus, its relatively small size makes the Z712 IS one of the more portable superzooms out there'
'The Z712 IS looks like a professional camera'
is extensive and very detailed.'
'As with most compact digital cameras, higher ISOs tend to suffer from noise and image detail loss.'
'This is a very nice camera for the beginner ready to jump up'
'The 18x super telephoto zoom gets you closer to the action than any compact digital camera on the market.'
'When powered down, the Olympus SP-550UZ is a squat, bulky looking camera, with an appearance very similar to competing Canon and Sony models.'
'image stabilization, a decent movie mode, long battery'
'digital image stabilization and an amazing sensitivity range of 50 to 4000 ISO'
'lack of sharp focus.'
'manually enabled popup flash is fairly weak - maximum flash range (in auto ISO mode) is just short of 15 feet; not very impressive for a camera with a 10X zoom.'