While a great choice for a camera, the Canon S90 does not have much optical zoom.
The Sony W290 is only 5X zoom.
Here is a comparison of specifications chart:
I added the Panasonic ZS1 and ZS3, they have been popular too.
I'm buying my first digital camera. Please suggest which one is good. I use it for personal use. I would like to have atleast 10x optical zoom. I'll use it for family purpose and It would be better if video recording facility is there. I have seen few cameras,
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS,
Canon PowerShot S90,
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
Not able to deside which one to select. Please suggest which one should I prefer. Please suggest if any other camera is good. My budget is $300. I can stretch + or - $50