Did I get a lemon or is this a substandard camera/service?
Michael Sklar, Amazon
26 July 2012
Summary: I have had this camera for 2 years and bought the extended warranty. My camera is now back at the retailers for the 4th time in as many months. After about a year, it began to shut off randomly. That was fixed. Then it started taking blurry pictures about 60% of the time. This has not been fixed after 3 service trips. I am hoping they will decide to give me another camera and I hope it's not this one.
Summary: Several people have already commented about the nice features of this compact camera and I agree, it is a good performer. I own a G10 and liked it so much I bought this camera to compliment or replace it because the G10 is too bulky to fit in my pocket. I read the reviews and bought the S95. All was well for the first few months. Until the dreaded "lens error" occurred. When it happened I was in Thailand where I spend about half the year.
Summary: This is not a review of the camera since I haven't really been able to use it. When this camera arrived the charger it came with is model number of CB-2LYE which comes with a cord for European outlets and I live in the US. There was also no English manual for the camera. The product description clearly states that the charger is CB-2LY (I assume the "E" on mine means European).
Summary: Absolutely amazing picture quality, this was the first camera that I've ever owned that I truly loved. It takes gorgeous pictures, is incredibly compact, and feels very well engineered in the hand. Downside - I encountered the dreaded "lens error" issue when the lens jammed as it tried to retract into the case when I powered it down. I had an extended warranty that refunded my purchase price on it.
Great camera.. until it breaks from lens error every time.
Michael A. Bobrowski, Amazon
22 April 2012
Summary: I bought this camera 2 times. The 1st time it broke due to a lens error (mgf. issue) . Bought another one, it did the same thing. Sent it to Canon for repair and the camera broke again within 2 months. Now using as a paperweight since it's totally worthless.
Summary: I bought this camera on Nov 2010 with high hopes on it. Took it to a couple of trips, took a couple of photos but after 11 months the lens cover started to fail. I thought it was some dirt, so I cleaned it. It work for a little while but then again failed. Returned it to Canon for service and they said the camera is not repairable and NOT COVERED by the warranty!! (the said the found corrosion). What?!?!?!?
Summary: The camera I received was defective. When I turn it on, the screen comes on but it takes a full minute for any of the buttons to work and be ready to take a picture. All of my online searches indicate this is a precursor to the dreaded "Lens Error". I then tried to order an Elph 300 HS and received it with the same result out of the box. Never ordering or buying a Canon again.
Summary: Have used Canon cameras for over 20 years, so this experience surprised me. Bought the S90 and was blown away by its capacities. Unfortunately, after only 15 months of ownership, the motor that powers the lens in an out quit. Upon doing research on the net, I learned that this is a common problem. Because I like the camera so much, I spent the $170 to get Canon to repair it. Ten weeks later, the dials where you choose the function froze.
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: This camera wa supposed to be a step up . I would have no clue since it comes with NO INSTRUCTION BOOKLET except a flimsy quickstart paper telling me how to put in the battery and put on AUTOSHOOT and use. If I wanted autoshoot only i would have bought a $69 walmart camera. I guess a newbie is asking too much to want a booklet with feature instruction???????????