Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch inch LCD

Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch inch LCD

Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch inch LCD Rating:
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Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera Features

  • 10.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create Canon's HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality.
  • Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting portrait photography in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.
  • A control ring for intuitive manual control, built for the way the serious photographer has always accessed exposure control.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
  • A 3.8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens gets you close to your subjects as well as capture more in your frame.
  • Utilizes Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting.
Image Quality That's Better Than Ever.
The PowerShot S95 employs the Canon HS SYSTEM by combining a powerful 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the S95 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot S95 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 12,800. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.

Easy HD Shooting and HD Playback.
The PowerShot S95 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once.

Details

  • 10.0-megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor creates Canon's HS System
  • Capture 720p HD video in stereo sound; play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • f/2.0 lens for low light conditions or shallow depth-of-field; control ring for intuitive manual control
  • 3.8x optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle lens; Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included)

Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch inch LCD out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 953 user reviews
Canon Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch inch LCD Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera Features

  • 10.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create Canon's HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality.
  • Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting portrait photography in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.
  • A control ring for intuitive manual control, built for the way the serious photographer has always accessed exposure control.
  • Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
  • A 3.8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens gets you close to your subjects as well as capture more in your frame.
  • Utilizes Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting.
Image Quality That's Better Than Ever.
The PowerShot S95 employs the Canon HS SYSTEM by combining a powerful 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the S95 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot S95 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 12,800. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.

Easy HD Shooting and HD Playback.
The PowerShot S95 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once. $399.00 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZE9SmWdzL._SL160_.jpg

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10 Responses to “Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch inch LCD”

  1. Jason Phillips Says:

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    What a great camera and a great experience from the first photo you snap. I fell in love with the S90 a few months back, practically ditching my Canon 5D Mk II whenever I needed a quick shot. I started opting to travel light with only my S90 instead of lugging around the SLR and think I’m almost getting better shots.

    I’ve had the S95 for only a day now (I doubt anyone has had it any longer!), but improvements to the placement and function of the buttons, as well as access to the cable ports, is all considered and beautifully executed.

    The model designation is also more matte and subtle which seems like a new trend for Canon.

  2. I am el Jeffe Says:

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    I won’t go on with the features of the S95 – you can read that elsewhere.

    My G10 was too big, and the image quality never really impressed me – too many pixels and noise. It sat in a drawer at home.

    This S95 is amazing! Image quality rivals my DSLR bodies. I use a 7D and 5D with L lenses. I can’t carry those monsters with me all the time. The S95 will be with me always.

    The video is MUCH better than the G10 (and probably the G11) but Im sure the the G12 will beat it. Still, the small size is what matters most to me. The display on the back is gorgeous. There are some special effects that are a lot of fun – especially the “miniature” vintage and HDR presets.

    The (HD!) video is great. I could see using this a point of view on a video shoot. Due to it’s small size it could go anywhere. Attach it to a bike helmet or a guitar.

    Buy it. I recommend this camera to everyone. You can obsess with all the comparisons and features, or you can grab one and join the fun today.

    Another review gave it one star. I don’t get that. (?)

    What would improve it? Wider angle of 24mm would be cool, and more presets too. Preset could be added with a firmware update.

    I am traveling to California next week and may leave the DSLRs at home. It’s that good.

  3. Amit Patel Says:

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    I got this camera to replace my Canon SD880. I had considered getting the S90 but decided to wait to see if they fixed some of its usability issues. With the S95, they have.

    I was looking for a camera that fits in my pocket, so that I can keep it with me all the time. I don’t care about megapixels but I do want a good lens and sensor. As I learn more about photography, I wanted a camera that gave me a little more control than what most pocket cameras offer. In particular, I wanted good control over aperture, shutter speed, and exposure. The S95 gives me all of that, plus bracketing, RAW support, shallower depth of field, high ISO (simulated 12800), manual white balance (blue/amber, green/magenta), flash settings, sharpness, and a few other settings that will help me learn more about the technical aspects of photography that I wasn’t able to try out with earlier pocket cameras I’ve owned.

    There are also some features that might be interesting to try out: HDR, tilt-shift effect, stereo sound in movies, HD movies, movie wind noise reduction, focus tracking, face smile/wink/blink detection, saved custom settings, shadow correction, and some special effects. However, these aren’t the reason I bought the S95.

    Some cons: no viewfinder, thick (fits in my front pocket but not back or shirt pocket), small battery (estimated 200 shots), slow HD movies (720p, 24fps), no time lapse mode (although the tilt lens movies are time lapse), no front grip (although Richard Franiec’s custom grip should be available soon).

    If you’re looking for a camera that fits in your pocket and gives you control over aperture, shutter speed, and so on, this is a good camera for you. If you don’t care about pocketability, there are larger cameras to consider (like the LX5 or G11, mentioned by others). If you’re looking for good movies I would look at the SD4000 or EX-FS10 instead. The S95 barely fits into a pocket; look at it in person before deciding whether you’d want to carry it around in your pocket. If you’re looking for simplicity or thinness, this is not the camera for you. If you’re looking for good macro or good zoom, other cameras (like the SD880 I previously used) are better. I would not recommend this as an upgrade to the S90 unless the usability issues are driving you mad, and if the usability issues don’t bother you, you can save a bit of money by getting the S90 instead of the S95. If you want some of the advanced features from a DSLR but need something that fits in your pocket, the S95 is a good choice.

  4. Michael Sandman Says:

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    If you’re looking for a pocketable camera that has reasonably high quality images, lets you control aperture, speed and focus and shoot in RAW format, this is it. I bought mine as an upgrade from a previous small but versatile camera, a Canon Powershot S70.

    The Powershot S95 was introduced in August 2010 as a slight upgrade to the S90, which was widely praised for its image quality and excellent interface but criticized for being hard to hold (“like a bar of soap in the shower”) and for having a control dial that turned too easily. The S95 fixes both problems and adds a couple of other features in a package that fits in the pocket of your jeans (if they’re not super tight). The case is metal, and although there are no finger grips on the body, it’s not slippery at all. It feels like it’s covered with super-fine sandpaper (like 1000 or 1500 grit, for those you who know what that feels like).

    The second major complaint about the S-90 was that the function selection ring on the rear moved too easily. The ring on the S-95 has a slight click when you move it, and it doesn’t move unless you want it to.

    There are a couple of other cameras of this type, including the Panasonic LX-3 and LX-5 and the Samsung 150. They all have let you control camera functions, and like the S95 they have 10 MP sensors that are almost twice as large as a typical pocket camera, so the pixels on the sensor are larger. That lets them gather light more efficiently, which reduces digital “noise” when you shoot in dim light. Image quality is noticeably better than photos from typical pocket cameras. You can make an 8 x 10 or perhaps 11×14 enlargement, although a digital SLR will be significantly better for larger prints. They also have f/2.0 lenses at their widest angle, although the aperture closes down as you zoom in.

    The Canon has two advantages over the Panasonic LX-3 & LX-5. First, you really can put it in your pocket or in a belt case no bigger than the one you use for a mobile phone. Second, the interface is a brilliant re-thinking of how a very small camera with a full set of controls should work. There’s not much room for buttons on the small surface, but you don’t have to get into a multi-level menu on the LCD, and yet changing settings is fast and intuitive.

    For example, there’s a ring around the lens that you can grip easily to control zoom, or, sapped, or aperture, change ISO, or manually focus. You select what you want it to do by pressing a button on the top, and when you look at the LCD screen you can see what it’s programmed for. There’s a selection wheel on the back for other functions, and when you move it, a clear set of choices appears on the screen. The selections are context-appropriate, so they change depending on whether you’ve set the camera for aperture control, “Program” control, etc.

    The two Panasonics have the same sensor as their Canon equivalents, but they offer a slightly wider lens (24mm vs. 28 for the S95). The LX-3 has a much shorter telephoto – only 60 mm. The LX-5, which was introduced a couple of weeks before the S95, has a 90mm telephone, and you can buy an add-on optical viewfinder. It also has a flash shoe in addition to the pop-up flash, although you can buy a dedicated add-on flash for the S-95 to supplement its pop-up flash The LX-5 is about 25% more expensive than the Canon S95 (and 60% more with the optional viewfinder) and while it would fit in a coat pocket, you can’t stuff it into a trouser pocket.

    If you want a truly pocketable camera that gives you good image quality and full control over your photography, the S95 is an excellent choice.

  5. Amazon Fan for Many Years Says:

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    I spent two or three months doing tons of research to replace my old Canon SD870. Finally a month ago I decided to buy the S90 despite the fact that it didn’t have 720 HD video, it was a one-year old model, and many reviewers disliked the looseness of the control dial. My S90 arrived in the middle of August and over the course of many days I learned how to use all the functions and was very pleased with the results.

    And then on August 19 Canon announced the upcoming release of the Canon S95. I immediately returned my S90 and anxiously awaited the arrival of its successor. Earlier today it was delivered and I’ve been using it all day.

    I must say that I wanted to love the S90, but the smoothness of the body annoyed me. I figured I’d just have to get used to the slipperiness. But now that I have the S95 in my hands, I can’t believe what a difference the matte finish makes regarding secure handling. There’s no way you can appreciate the difference if you haven’t handled both models yourself. Honestly, that feature alone is worth the slightly higher price.

    Control dial issues? No longer! Subtle click-stops have solved that problem.

    Finger missing the shutter button on the S90? Well, the geniuses at Canon took care of that, also. You won’t mistake the shutter button on the S95 for any other button due to the distinct and secure feel.

    I’m in love with this camera. I won’t go into details about picture quality because it’s as good as its predecessor; there are examples all over the Internet. And of course the S95′s 720 HD video is a big improvement over the standard video of the S90.

    Only one “con” I can think of: The new, smooth, elegant display on the back is no longer recessed therefore you’ll have to be careful if you place the camera face up on a flat surface. In that position it appears the screen will come in direct contact with the table’s surface.

  6. Jonathan Beling Says:

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    The Canon S95 is my 5th Canon compact camera over 7 or 8 years. When I was looking for a new camera a few weeks ago I wanted one that offered more than just the standard point and shoot features but also one that I could easily carry in my pocket. I was torn between the S95 and the LX5 (Panasonic). The S95 won me over and here is why. First, the LX5 is not exactly “compact” but the S95 is the perfect size. It fits nicely in my front pants pocket, not to mention the finish on the camera is not slick so you can easily grip it without worrying about dropping it. The second thing I wanted was to be able to take good depth of field shots. I’m not a camera guru, but I know a little and the basic point and shoot just does not offer this and if it does I promise it’s not as easy to use nor as good of quality as the S95. Next is the HD video. I took about 5 video’s at a karaoke bar last night and they are awesome. I have an 8GB SD card which according to the camera can record over 50 minutes of HD (720) video. Also, when taking action shots just using the AUTO setting on the camera, the pictures turn out amazing. The ring function is probably another major reason I chose the S95. You can use it to zoom or change any of the settings (e.g., aperture) just by turning it. No need to go through the menu settings etc. The S95 is also a solid camera. You can tell this by just looking at the parts used and feeling the camera itself. I don’t feel like I’m going to break it if that makes any sense. For the money you get a lot with this camera. The HD video is by itself worth it.

  7. JCC Says:

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    Here are some preliminary impressions of this successor to the S90. I’m sure we’ll all have additional comments once we’ve had some more time playing with it.

    * The body is slightly slimmer. However, the body finish is much grippier than the S90. A much welcomed improvement.

    * The front ring feels similar to the S90. Not much changed there.

    * As we all already know, the swapped Ring Function and On/off button placement is a long asked for change.

    * The thumb placement removal from the back makes the entire back look much more pleasing but I’m not sure it will please everyone as some people actually like the extra thumb rest. Personally I like this new look and with the grippy surface, it doesn’t detract from handling.

    * The shutter button is a bit redesigned and feels better when using without looking.

    * The buttons on the back feels tighter with more precise finish.

    * The rear dial, which received the most complaints from users of the S90, has received a welcome improvement as it will no longer move from just you breathing on it. It’s tight.

    * The flash movement seems better than the S90. Less hazardous. More rounded edges help reduce the pinch.

    * There are now stereo mics in the front below the lens.

    * Too bad the camera will not focus nor will it optically zoom when filming like the Panasonic LX5.

    * The 720P is only 24fps which is another disappointment as panning as well as fast moving subjects will be jerky.

    * There are also a whole host of additional functions such as HDR, Hybrid IS for close up as well as distance IS, focus tracking, tilt lens, face timer/smile shot/smile shot, simulated fisheye etc. Not sure if I’ll use all of these.

    * Finally and the most important point, the images don’t look all that better than the S90 so if you don’t mind the handling problems or slight video enhancements you may want to save a few bucks and just get the S90.

    Perhaps the S100 will be a better time to upgrade from the S90 for those who already own one.

  8. Steven J. Micallef Says:

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    Two weeks ago I was using my Canon S90 which I ordered before it came out. I did not expect to be holding that camera’s replacement 14 days later. In fact, the previous weekend I was at dinner with a friend who has a Lumix LX-3 and I mentioned that that camera’s successor was recently released. Who knew the S95 would beat the LX-5 to owner’s hands?

    After seeing the release on DPReview on the 19th, I investigated the camera further. I though, wow it looks very similar to my S90. I compared stats and saw that it was fractionally slimmer and the power and ring function buttons had swapped placement. The most exciting thing I found on the S95… I could actually use a neck strap with it! I found holes on both sides, now I just have to find one that’ll fit (Come on Canon, you couldn’t put one in the box!).

    Well, my S95 arrived today and I was excited because I still had my S90 before I dropped it off at the post office to meet it’s new owner. I was happy to compare them side-by-side in person.

    In person, you’ll notice the finish compared to the S90. That camera feels like a bar of soap in the shower now compared to the S95. The new finish feels much better. It reminds me of the Magnesium alloy they use on Valentine One radar detectors. I don’t know what they’re using, but, good job Canon. No more thumb rest, I was a little sad to see that go. The control wheel has a much more damped movement now and not so free-spinning.

    The shutter button and zoom dial are redesigned, along with the mode dial getting a different texture.

    Also noticed that the screen doesn’t have that purple anti-reflective coating look (when it’s off) to it anymore. It just looks nice and black. Lastly, the color they used to paint on ‘S95′ on the front is a darker shade of grey than used before to paint ‘S90.’ Same for the words around the lens.

  9. Thomas Mclean Says:

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    I own both the S90 and S95 (G10 and G11 also, as well as F-1 and numerous Nikons including the D90).

    Hands down, I took more photos on a daily basis with the S90 since I took it EVERYWHERE.

    As they say, the absolute best camera is the one you have when you need to take a photograph.

    The picture quality of the S90 is superb and the S95 is at least as good.

    Often the biggest limiter to picture quality is the skill of the photographer.

    Time spent mastering a particular camera is well spent and paper specs often can mislead.

    Discussing subtle nuances over comparable cameras is often more academic than practical.

    The S95 gives the serious photographer tremendous flexibility from full auto to full manual and superb features that are packaged in a truly pocketable high performing camera that is arguably best in class.

    So what has improved:

    Body finish…more tactile and grippy

    Selection wheel on back has click stops….hurray!

    On/off button is where it should be.

    720p movie mode added (24 fps vs 30 for lx5) with stereo recording.

    More scenes including High Dynamic Range (very cool)

    Numerous technical innovations that result in more stable, sharper pictures.

    Button feel on back is more positive.

    Ring on front has more friction and feels more positive.

    Body even smaller and more pocketable.

    Menu system updated but if you can drive a S90, G10 or G11 you will be off and running.

    Improved hand lanyard placement.

    Improved shutter release.

    Slightly rounded corners…looks feels better.

    What stayed the same:

    Battery door and card slot.

    Same cables and connectors.

    Lack of grip….no denying it would add weight but…

    Build quality…as good as it will get.

    What got worse:

    This part is highly subjective because different people see the same change differently (I see the size reduction as good, while others have said it’s bad….so be wary and know if you agree with peoples reasons).

    Thumb rest no longer there…I missed it.

    So there you have my first impressions and if I had to choose between the S90 and S95, the S95 is the clear winner!

  10. Surfseventy8 Says:

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    When I first saw the S90, I was quite intrigued by the amazing low light performance. As a dSLR shooter, I’ve become quite used to shooting at ISO 800 and above with virtually no noise. I hate the look of photos taken with tiny, on-camera flashes. They are very unflattering so I try to shoot with natural light as much as possible. I’ve had a few older, basic point and shoots and eventually moved up to the G9 but they all had the same issue: tons of noise on any photo shot above ISO 200. With the larger sensor size faster f/2.0 lens and advanced in-camera noise reduction processing, this seems to do just fine at ISO 1250 and 1600.

    This camera definitely rocks. The small size means that it’s easy to keep in my pocket at all times. My other camera is a Nikon D700 with a huge, heavy lens that I hate to take out just because of its size. The S95 is giving my pro camera a run for its money. The picture quality is great and the in-camera scenes give you so many options as well as full manual mode. Shutter lag is virtually non-existent. The LCD screen is bright and fairly accurate as far as colors. My last Canon, the G9, had a purplish tint to the LCD and didn’t display colors properly. The S95′s screen is polarized which makes it much easier to see in bright sunlight. The downside to this is that if you wear polarized sunglasses, the screen goes black when turned horizontally.

    The ergonomics of this camera leave a little to be desired. It’s not easy to turn on or off with one hand and i’m always struggling with how to hold it while shooting. I find that I press buttons accidentally. I suppose that’s to be expected on a camera that’s this small. I’m also less than impressed with the HD video. The picture quality was great considering it’s a p&s but it is a little jumpy since it only records 24 fps. Battery life is a little short, 1/2 a day of shooting (about 150 photos, a few >1 minute videos and some playback). If you plan to take this camera on vacation, do yourself a huge favor and get a spare battery.

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