S95 minor construction changes

Started Aug 19, 2010 | Discussions
sneakerpimp
sneakerpimp Senior Member • Posts: 1,089
S95 minor construction changes

1. 2 strap holes to wear camera horizontally.

2. heavy knurling on mode dial.

3. revised top and bottom caps, shiny finish--metal?

4. much reduced thumb grip (due to 'non-slip' paint finish).

5. more conventional shutter button.

6. slightly thinner and lighter.

with the exeption of #5 i really would have liked to have all of these in the S90.

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Sun_Zeneise Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: S95 minor construction changes

The body of the Canon S95 is quite similar to that of its predecessor, although it's a fraction of a millimeter less tall and deep, and a few grams heavier . The front panel has some added texture, but otherwise you'd be hard put to tell the cameras apart without seeing the model number.

Source: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/PS95/PS95A.HTM

SHood Veteran Member • Posts: 4,896
Re: S95 minor construction changes

The reduced thumb grip is a big negative for me. I don't see how that can be a positive.

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Re: S95 minor construction changes

Sun_Zeneise wrote:

The body of the Canon S95 is quite similar to that of its predecessor, although it's a fraction of a millimeter less tall and deep, and a few grams heavier . The front panel has some added texture, but otherwise you'd be hard put to tell the cameras apart without seeing the model number.

Source: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/PS95/PS95A.HTM

my sources show the contrary:

http://dpreview.com/news/1008/10081918canonpowershots95.asp

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_s90.asp

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macshark Senior Member • Posts: 2,848
Any changes to the rear control wheel?

Like click-lock operation like the front control wheel?

Stephenbw
Stephenbw Senior Member • Posts: 2,515
Re: S95 minor construction changes

The Canon website shows the S95 to be 5 grams lighter than the S90.

http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_Camera/PowerShot/index.aspx#
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Re: S95 minor construction changes

SHood wrote:

The reduced thumb grip is a big negative for me. I don't see how that can be a positive.

the new finish makes the grip less of a necessity. smaller equals thinner.

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Re: Any changes to the rear control wheel?

macshark wrote:

Like click-lock operation like the front control wheel?

yes but that and the other obvious/big changes are already in discussion. i'm just trying to cover the little things here.

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PaulRivers Veteran Member • Posts: 7,420
Re: S95 minor construction changes

SHood wrote:

The reduced thumb grip is a big negative for me. I don't see how that can be a positive.

Ditto. It wasn't terribly ergonomic to begin with, the thumb grip was it's one ergonomic point. I can't see what advantage we would possibly gain by not having it - it's just empty space where it used to be.

If they wanted to save weight, take off the min-hmdi connector. I've never used it. Sure, someone or other has probably used it, but they should be able to do that via the usb port with a special cable, without adding weight to the s95.

ajmiarka
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Re: S95 minor construction changes

Are the two holes on top the stereo microphone?

Fhoton Regular Member • Posts: 103
Re: S95 minor construction changes

ajmiarka wrote:

Are the two holes on top the stereo microphone?

Look like strap holes to me

ajmiarka
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Re: S95 minor construction changes

So where are the mics then? They aren't on the front.

gail Forum Pro • Posts: 13,877
Re: S95 minor construction changes

Someone in another thread mentioned that there is what appears to be a button by the flash on the top left of the camera. They guessed that it was to manually pop-up the flash. If this is so, it's a much welcome improvement.

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Ed_arizona Senior Member • Posts: 1,608
Re: S95 minor construction changes

is just a strap hole, would rather pop up button for flash too
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Re: S95 minor construction changes

gail wrote:

Someone in another thread mentioned that there is what appears to be a button by the flash on the top left of the camera. They guessed that it was to manually pop-up the flash. If this is so, it's a much welcome improvement.

an improvement indeed.

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trevmar Senior Member • Posts: 2,467
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I don't think it is a button, I think it is the top of the strap-fixing hole, isn't it?
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RKral Regular Member • Posts: 392
Re: S95 minor construction changes

Just by looking at it and the hole on the other side it is clearly the STRAP HOLE. (1 of 2, one on each side, it's obvious to me).

gail Forum Pro • Posts: 13,877
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RKral wrote:

Just by looking at it and the hole on the other side it is clearly the STRAP HOLE. (1 of 2, one on each side, it's obvious to me).

I didn't notice the one on the right. You're probably right. Darn. S100, maybe?

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ajmiarka
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Re: S95 minor construction changes

RKral wrote:

Just by looking at it and the hole on the other side it is clearly the STRAP HOLE. (1 of 2, one on each side, it's obvious to me).

I see they are strap holes now... sorry.

Two mics are under the lens

snapshot09 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,512
Re: S100?

Have to agree, with the S95 just being announced now, it could have been so much more...guess we have to wait for the S100 for at least another year.

Still don't get "much reduced thumb grip (due to 'non-slip' paint finish)."

gail wrote:

RKral wrote:

Just by looking at it and the hole on the other side it is clearly the STRAP HOLE. (1 of 2, one on each side, it's obvious to me).

I didn't notice the one on the right. You're probably right. Darn. S100, maybe?

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