The Canon Powershot S2 IS provides a superb range of features and great handling abilities in a relatively small package and gives more than adequate results at a resolution that is ample for prints up to and over A3 in size. Even with Canon’s recently announced avalanche of new cameras, it still sits neatly in the range providing an enthusiast level of performance and specification at nearly half the price.
Image quality is pretty much on a par with all the other cameras in its class barring a couple of issues. Image noise over ISO 200 sensitivity is noticeable and in low lighting, there are annoying lapses in the AF, which seems to be a tad hit and miss in those conditions. Nevertheless, colour and exposure are great and the lens, despite its jack-of-all-trades focal length is impressively free of distortion.