Canon PowerShot S95

Announced Aug 19, 2010 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 105 mm (3.8×)
dpreview conclusion

The S95 is a subtle upgrade to its predecessor, but the improvements are worthwhile - refined ergonomics, a higher-resolution video mode and added customizability all make the S95 more appealing than the S90. Image quality is very high, and the small bodyshell makes the S95 the most genuinely 'compact' camera in this sector of the market.

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Silver Award
72%
dpreview score
Good for

Taking everywhere - the snapshot-friendly body is small enough to fit inside a shirt pocket, but with no penalty in image quality.

Not so good for

Shooting video, where the lack of AF and optical zoom control are very limiting, and use outdoors in cold weather, when the tiny buttons become hard to manipulate.

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Other reviews
Canon PowerShot S95 review
By: Matt Tuffin, What Digital Camera (Dec 13, 2010)

The expense may be a stumbling block for some, but the Canon Powershot S95 takes some absolutely stunning images, and the full manual control lens ring is especially useful. For those who’ll use it to its full capacity the Canon S95 will impress.

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DCRP Review: Canon PowerShot S95
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Oct 1, 2010)

The Canon PowerShot S90 was already an impressive camera, and the S95 is a nice upgrade that adds some useful new features. The basics haven't changed; the S95 has the same 10 Megapixel, high sensitivity CCD, fast 3.8X optical zoom lens, and customizable controls of its predecessor. New features include an improved image stabilization system, useful HDR and shadow/highlight correction options,...

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Canon PowerShot S95 review

Canon's PowerShot S95 subtly builds upon its predecessor to deliver one of the most compelling pocket cameras for enthusiasts. The core specification hasn't changed, but a selection of minor upgrades address some of the issues facing the earlier S90, while others take inspiration from the best of the competition, most notably its major rival from Panasonic. So with the PowerShot S95 you're...

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