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| p.1 #2 · Point and shoot for wife question |
We had a Canon S90 for a couple years until my wife lost it. It took great pictures (by P+S standards) and had enough manual controls that I was pretty happy when I used it as well. The current Canon S100 is, by all accounts, also a very good camera, but is probably due for an update sometime soon.
I actually just ordered a Sony DSC-RX100 as a replacement, which is a P+S with a 1" sensor, the same size a Nikon's mirrorless (CX) system, roughly a 2.7x crop factor. It is a much larger sensor than is typical in a P+S, and all reviews and sample images I have seen so far look stellar (for a P+S). I'm trying for something here that will be easy and small enough that my wife will be happy to use it, but that will offer good enough image quality to satisfy my DSLR standards. It looks like this is it, but we'll see in about a week.
There are a couple threads in the Alt Gear forum, and a pretty good review at Imaging Resource.