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More plus points than negatives

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03.11.2006

Advantages:
Excellent picture quality

Disadvantages:
manual could be clearer

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Durability

Overall Look & Design

ReliabilityExcellent

SizeBig

WeightAverage

Value for MoneyExcellent

Instruction ManualPoor

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After a lot of research I opted to buy this camera as I prefer the size and feel of an SLR but couldn't justify the extra expense to buy a digital SLR.

The clarity of photographs is excellent and the camera is fairly easy to use. It is very easy to use in 'auto' mode which I generally leave it set up in just incase I need to capture 'the moment'. However, it can do so much more and allows the photography to make creative choices.

My one complaint would be that I feel I have to discover many of its features by chance as the manual that comes with it is in a miniature format which makes it difficult to read. Also some of the symbols used on the camera could be clearer and are difficult to see in low light.

I would rate this camera as 8/10 - it loses a point for the above and a further point as I have been disappointed on occasions with photos taken in 'live music' situations where stage lighting has not proved sufficient. Perhaps I have not yet discovered the correct set up to use but I have had better results with a Kodak set on auto!
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87degrees 03.11.2006 13:22

Welcome to Ciao. This isn't bad for a first review, but I feel it could do with more detail. Read around the site a bit to see what gets rated highly. If you edit this, leave a note in my guestbook and I'll re-rate. Jess

reddragonflame87 03.11.2006 12:27

Hello on this fine frosty morning, pull up a chair and feel welcomed to Ciao! Hey, I'm getting pretty creative with these welcomings....

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General

MPN 9883A007AA, s2is, 9883A010, 24530880, PowerShot S2 IS, 9883A001, 9883A017
Product Type Digital camera - compact
Sensor Resolution 5.0 Megapixel

Exposure & white balance

Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200, ISO 50, ISO auto
Exposure Metering Evaluative, spot AF area, centre-weighted, spot
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

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