Summary: I made the mistake of ordering this model although I had read about the flash problems on the Internet. When the unit is turned on, the flash pops up and it gives an error message: "Wrong flash position. Restart the camera" and the flash does not function anymore.
Excerpt: I decided not too long ago that I was interested in purchasing a quality point and shoot so I wouldn't have to lug my DSLR gear around if I wanted to take photos while out and about. After some research (and finding a great pre-Xmas sale on Amazon) I pulled the trigger on the Canon S95.
Summary: I have been a loyal Canon camera owner for about 35 years, until I purchased the Canon S95. Within a month, the flash unit jammed. In for repair, returned a month later. A few weeks later, the zoom jammed. In for repair, returned a month later. A month later, the flash unit jammed again.
Summary: I've had several small "pocket" size Canon cameras and have enjoyed them as something quick and convenient as an alternate to my DSLRs. I was very interested in the fact that the Canon s95 had the ability to produce "raw" files and shoot in low light with a relatively fast lens.
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera. I wanted a high quality, rangefinder like, digital camera to carry as an alternative to my DSLR. I picked this over the LX5 mostly because it was somewhat smaller and the many people carried it in their pants pocket.
Summary: Bought it on 11/20/2010. 1 star for quality. One of the biggest selling points for Canon is image quality and quality in general. I wanted a HIGH END compact camera to deliver HIGH QUALITY. My S95 has quality issues I did not expect. I own another S45 and S70 and their quality was very high.
Pros: Size. Speed. Customization level.
Cons: Image quality. Sensor white hot pixel. Overall quality. Intermitent blue hot pixel on the display. No viewfinder. Auto mode.
Summary: Cover your lens and look at the LCD to see how much dead pixels you have. Doe's anybody have this issue?
Pros: I love the camera!
Cons: except for the hot/dead pixels on the LCD! I have about more than 10 of them. Visible on dark surfaces. No dead pixels on the actual photo but it's just annoying to see it. I want to return and exchange but newegg does not have them any more in stock.
Excerpt: Все его недостатки выплыли тут же как снимки загрузили на компьютер,снимали четырьмя камерами примерно с одних ракурсов и одних условиях. два фотоаппарата были дешевые мыльницы до 4 тысяч рублей, одна была зеркалка.
Pros: размер, реально камера не большая.
Cons: ужасные снимки, все без исключения. Все заявленные плюсы убиваются тупой электроникой. Цена завышена в разы. Камера сделана именно для тех кто выбирает через интернет на бумаге выглядит очень все пристойно, большая матрица, светосильный объектив, громкое имя, в жизни просто маркетинговый ход.
Summary: L'objectif de cet appareil est bien trop fragile. Après un an et demi d'utilisation, le moteur a laché. La garantie n'étant que de 1 an, impossible de faire prendre en charge les réparations par Canon malgré ma demande. C'est inadmissible pour cette gamme de produit et cette marque.