|Canon Powershot S2 IS - Versatility
When we used the Canon Powershot S2 IS it turned out to be a versatile digital camera. High resolution images, advanced videos with stereo sound and a large optical range with optical stabilisation are ingredients that enable a versatile use of the camera. The camera does have a few dangerous competitors, but due to its well thought out way of operating the camera conquered a space in the heavily competing group of advanced Mega zoom digital cameras. The Canon S2 IS camera is the successor of the Canon Powershot S1 IS and is a worthy one. The resolution increased from 4 to 5 Megapixels, auto focus and image processing speed improved and the camera features a larger multi-media character thanks to the enhanced sound functions.
Canon S2 IS - DIGIC II
One item that distinguishes Canon from its competitors is the integration of the in-house developed DIGIC II image processor. This powerful processor is developed thoroughly and has reached the second generation. Superior integration of different parts and improved algorithms enable the processor to carry out functions a great deal speedier and at the same time keep the energy management under control. The user will benefit from these innovations straight away and will notice it for example from the long-time battery performance. The Canon Powershot S2 IS has thrown a powerful device into the battle, DIGIC II.
Powershot S2 IS - Remarkable qualities
The excellent working stabilisation combined with the high resolution is pleasant to work with. It makes photographing a lot more relaxed. The effort to keep the camera as still as possible when photographing in large telephoto, is no longer an issue. The sound quality and the possibility of taking pictures during recording a video enhance the multi-media joy. The camera's hand fit is perfect, thanks to the obvious handgrip. Colour rendition and exposure are both excellent and hardly require any corrections. Add to this the remarkably economical character of the camera and Canon once again impressed friend and foe with a high quality digital camera added to the Mega zoom group.
Canon Powershot S2 - Improvements
Not many comments can be made concerning the S2. The camera performs well in practice. Despite that there are some points of criticism. The noise level, especially at images with ISO 400 is simply too high. Fair enough, the prints are fine, but they could have even been better and nowadays techniques enable printing enlargements with hardly any noise even at ISO 400. Canon could still improve something here. The optical lens with 12x multiplier is fine, and features a powerful zoom. Wide angle however encounters a rather clear distortion, but telephoto hardly any at all. Also super Macro delivers images with rather unclear edges, we have seen better results.
Canon Powershot S2 IS digital camera review
Canon possesses a very large market share and is enjoying various number 1 positions on the field of market shares. Canon knows how to reach their consumers and not only by inventive marketing campaigns. The products are well-established and products like the Canon Powershot S2 IS add to Canon's great success. The camera is versatile and is equipped with powerful functions. Featuring innovations like the DIGIC II processor lift the S2 IS to a higher level than its competitors. The performance of the camera is excellent, and as far as we are concerned, the camera is definitely recommendable!
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