The Canon Poweshot S95 is one of the most anticipated point-n-shoot cameras from Canon in 2010. The S95 is built from last year’s Canon Powershot S90 except this one has a few new upgrades. So if you loved the S90, you will definitely love Canon’s Powershot S95. Below is a full review of the S95 and its features.
The Canon Powershot S95 is technically all black with a clearish finish. This camera is very compact with rounded edges and is 3.93 inches wide, 2.3 inches tall, and 1.16 deep, making the S95 a little over a fraction smaller and lighter than the S90. At it’s full weight, the S95 weighs about 8 ounces all together.
The S95, just like the S90, has a 3.8x zoom and a 28-105 focal range. It also has a fl2.0 wide aperture lens, which works great when taking low light shots which come out in great quality.
Around the S95’s lens is a control ring that adjusts depending on the mode and functions that you’re in. When the S95 is in auto, there are 5 focal lengths that you can turn on the control ring; 28, 35, 50, 85, and 105 mm. When in Program AE, the camera manually adjusts to the focus and gives you lots of adjustments using just your fingers. Both of these used together or at once is hardly found on compact cameras. So if you want to go further than auto, you have the power to do it.
The S95 has HD recording, and movie options, along with SCN for access to 18 screen modes. Although it has HD video recording, it is only 720p, not complete HD but a good amount of high-definition.
The S95 has the usual screen modes such as portrait and fireworks, but it also has some other ones to such as fish-eye and miniature. One new feature that the S95 has is HDR (High-Dynamic Range). With the HDR the camera will take three shots in a row and combine them to make a wider range. When using the HDR the ISO ranges from 3200 and 12800.
The lack of noise on the S95 is just as good as Canon’s S90. When on ISO 1600, it sounds great. Even at 3200 it is pretty good. The colors on the Canon when taking almost any shot in low light are brilliant.
– Better than Canon’s other point-and-shoot cameras
– Amazing low-light shooter
– Great LCD screen
– Have to get used to the unusually placed buttons
– Slow fps; not a camera for shooting action
– Low battery life
All together the Canon Powershot S95 is just as good, if not better, as the S90. Other than the few cons to this camera, The S95 will definitely make any camera fanatic happy. For more information about the Canon Powershot S95 feel free to visit the links below: