As mentioned previously, I’ve had the Canon PowerShot SD890 for about a month now, and the first real test I ran it through was our trip to Door County, WI last month. I thought I’d share some of my initial reactions and first photos using this little guy.
For a camera so small, a good part of the backside of it was the screen, which was larger than I’m used to. I’ve shot with Cindy’s Nikon E5600 from time-to-time, so using the LCD instead of the viewfinder isn’t that big of a change for me, but the nice, clear screen on the SD890 made it very effective. Even in bright sunlight, where Cindy’s Nikon sometimes suffers, it was still bright enough to get a good shot.
I was pleasantly surprised with how well the SD890 captured true colors with even the basic shooting modes. I had some success with adjusting white balance and exposure settings, but even out of the box or with one of the program (SCN) modes, it held up to the Canon name. As you can see with the colors in the photos here, everything looks crisp and vibrant, and for the few times we had clear skies that weekend, these shots came out great.