Summer Trip to the Med: Canon g11 or S90?

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1. Posted by Jskahen (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi,I'm taking a 60 trip around the med and will be staying in a lot of hostels in italy, greece, croatia, and spain, while traveling a lot by train.

I am wondering if it seems absolutely necessary to bring something with a little more power like the canon g11 instead of a pocketable camera like the canon s90.

Photography is huge to me and a large part of the trip for me is getting to capture it w my cams and then i like to use editing software as well. I usually shoot in pure manual mode with a canon eos 20d and rebel xt with a few lenses but I'm worried ab getting them stolen.

Does anyone know if there is a terrible advantage to the manual features and ease use of the g11 that would override the S90's simplicity and ease of concealment?

Thank you so much for your time!


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5617 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I'd bring the 20d; why have a tool if you're afraid to use it? Have good travel insurance, make use of the lockers at hostels where available and carry it with you whenever you're not at the hostels (keeping it out of sight in a backpack when you're not using it), and don't worry too much.
I backpacked everywhere with Nikon D200 - putting it in a triangular toploader inside my daypack - and it was totally worth it.

That said, from what I've read of the S90, it should be plenty capable of taking good shots. I'd suspect it mostly comes down to how familiar you're with it and how swiftly you can operate it so you won't miss any shots.

3. Posted by Jase007 (Respected Member 8870 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I agree with Sander, i'd take the 20D.
Although having said that i wander around with an isux120 in my pocket unless i know there is something i'm going to take pictures of worrent the better images.

Probably hasn't helped, but hey we are here to confuse

4. Posted by AIRrunner (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Like others have said, I would take the 20D. I mean what's the point of even buying it if you're afraid to bring it with you? I've brought my D60 along with lenses and filters twice to Cuba, once to Dominican Republic, once in France and once in El Salvador without any issues. Use common sense and don't leave it laying around unattended.

With that said... I haven't tried the S90 but have a G11. The whole G line from Canon are simply amazing. I would not even hesitate on the G11. However I did hear good things about the S90 too.

Hope you enjoy your trip and get some great shots.