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Comments about the Canon PowerShot S2 IS?

by CobraBob / June 2, 2005 4:34 AM PDT

I've been searching around for info on the best digital cameras and keep coming back to this one. I know it's a new release. Does anyone have any comments on it, good or bad?

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canon S2IS
by Bajan007 / June 3, 2005 8:33 AM PDT

I have the camera and so far i am very pleased with it. lots of reviews from current owners are posted on (On the canon talk forum with sample pictures available).

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Canon ES S2
by harpita / June 22, 2005 6:36 AM PDT
In reply to: canon S2IS

I have had the camera a short time(obviously) AND it is my first digital camera. I am fairly quickly getting used to the myriad of potential settings. I bought it to be able to take close ups of birds.
Last night there was a humming bird at our feeder, and we zoomed way in, hand holding while resting an elbow on an arm chair. There sure is alot of movement visible thru the view screen, but with the ES the image came out clear.
As a new-be to the digital world, I find the digitalized image through the view finder and the LCD to be quite disconcerting as that image looks nothing like the real image, and the digitalized image always looks worse. However, I think I will get used to it too.
When I've been taking pictures in bright sun the LCD screen is VERY hard to see--it is not putting out enough light tho I have it on the bright setting.
I would go down to your local vendor with these things in mind and try it out yourself.

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New Review of S2 IS
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 8:56 AM PDT

dpreview just released their review of the S2 IS.

I have not read all of it yet, so I jumped to the "conclusions page" and it is rated "Highly Recommended".

Here is a link to the review:


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