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Canon PowerShot S95 review

Is the S95 yet another Canon compact for serious photographers?

Canon powershot s95

The Canon S95 is a great little camera that enthusiasts will love. It's small, fits in the pocket and is classily designed as well as shooting good quality images.

DSLR users looking for an everyday camera to shoot with the on the fly will appreciate the high image quality this offers in a neat package.

That said, it's pricing is, at the moment, a little expensive for what you get, and a couple of niggles (like the lack of selectable autofocus points, no ISO button, no movie button) begin to make other premium compacts, such as the Panasonic LX5 which answers many of these problems well, seem more attractive for serious users.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Effective Camera Resolution10 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot S
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MMCplus, HC MMCplus
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom4x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection, Manual White Balance, Aperture Priority, Continuous Shooting Mode
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)170 g
Image Sensor Size1/1.7" (7.60 mm x 5.70 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution3648 x 2736
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.4 mm
Width99.8 mm
Depth29.5 mm
Product SeriesS
Focal Length6 mm to 22.50 mm
Image FormatsRAW, JPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelS95
Product NamePowerShot S95 Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number4343B010
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

With HS System and f/2 lens, the 10.0 MP PowerShot S95 excels in low light. HD Movies, RAW and unique lens Control Ring for manual control make it the pocket camera for the serious photographer.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot S95 Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L
  • Battery Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year