Conclusion: Buy one, I did, and I already have an S90 from last year which I use extensively. I love the S95's $30 PSC-900 deluxe leather case . My belt slips through it, and then the case holds the S95 on my waist. It's very well made and a custom fit for the S95, with a magnetic catch.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot S95 is a compact camera with great performance that will settle even the most discerning palates and the most demanding photographers. The black color combined with the camera’s metal body gives it a sober and elegant at the same over a certain robustness.
Pros: RAW; ring for manual control, High Dynamic Range mode, Smart Auto mode; Movies HD.
Conclusion: Considering there really isn’t a lot to complain about with the S95, we may as well scrap the bottom of the barrel a little. Images tend to underexposure a little when there was a large highlight source in the composition such as the sky.
Excerpt: The Canon PowerShot S90 has a permanent place in my bag. As a compact point-and-shoot, the S90 has not only been a powerhouse compact, but also a great substitute slash justification for not carrying around a DSLR.
Summary: The Canon PowerShot S95 continues with its predecessor’s role as a photographer’s compact camera. It improves on the S90 with the addition of features like HD video capture and a dedicated HDR mode.
Technoodling Camera Showdown: Canon Powershot S95 vs. Panasonic Lumix LX-5
25 March 2011
Excerpt: The adage goes that the best camera to have is the one you are carrying when you need it. It doesn’t matter if your camera packs in 640 megapixels, goes up to 128,000 ISO, focuses in a nanosecond, and shoots 60 frames per second – if that camera is sitting at home in a dry box, it’s no good to you.
Conclusion: Canon PowerShot S95 camera review The S90’s quality, predecessor to the Canon S95 camera that we discussed here, was already at a high level. There were a few features, such as the position of the zoom button, which prevented smooth control of the camera.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Full manual controls, excellent sharpness and tone, HD video
Cons: Control dial responsiveness, price, occasional cast on white balance
Excerpt: While the Nikon Coolpix P7000—reviewed —is a compact camera with top-shelf features, it’s not really small enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere. (Unless you have big pockets.) The super sleek Canon S95, on the other hand, is seriously pocket-worthy.
Pros: The best true pocket camera on the market; bright f/2.0 lens; 720p HD video mode with stereo sound; effective Hybrid Image Stabilization; great for low light shooting; classic discreet design.