Excerpt: I've had this camera for over a year & have been incredibly satisfied with it. By this time I normally would have got rid of the camera for another more upgraded version, but I've been so pleased with it that I haven't felt the need. It is pretty much perfect as a point & shoot in my opinion. It is fast & discreet & you can really produce fine images with the RAW photos.
Excerpt: I really like this camrea. IT does great outdoor photos but there are a couple of minor flaws when indoors. When indoors it sometimes takes very yellowy pictures. It also is very slow at taking a picture it seems like a long time from when you hold down the butten and the photo is actually taken. I also tend to get lots of blurry pictures. Again great pictures outdoors but we are looking for a new camera for our indoor shots!
Summary: We had our Canon Powershot S95 approximately two years with average use. The shutter suddenly wouldn't open. The standard repair charge by Canon is $149 plus $11 shipping for a total repair cost of $171. A new camera costs $355. You make the call. Our next camera probably won't be a Canon.
Summary: I loved it at first , and it took really good pics until lance break down, after a fall. all the photos ware out of focus. still works, but most photos are blear and fuzzy . sad it was a waist of money .
Summary: Had it for just over a year. Had two batteries since new, and rotated them through the camera. Both batteries are on the way out, or there is a problem with the camera...can't get more than a few shots on each fresh charge. Camera is now useless until I have it and the batteries tested.
Summary: I love this camera. It takes some gorgeous pictures. I usually shoot with a very expensive DSLR but needed a small point and shoot to take with me when I go hiking or on a bike ride. I've tried many different cameras but this one takes the clearest pictures. I've posted some of my pictures above for you to see for yourself. However (and this is a big one), I have been getting the dreaded "lens error" and the camera will just shut off.
Summary: I have been using this camera for the last 3 months and my feeling is that I should not have bought it. At this price its getting close to Nikon J1 and you get a lot more with Nikon J1. I know J1 is bigger, but still small enough to fit a lot of pockets. I was disappointed with S95's Image Quality. I thought some of the cheaper Canon's own point and shoot performed just as well. I'm going to give my away to my sister maybe and just buy J1.
Excerpt: Imho the best that can be actually EDC-d and can ride on your belt to be there whenever you need it. As normally thats a cellphone for everyone its miles better. On the other hand its a compact. A good one but compact. No shallow dof, above iso800 its useless Crappy f5.6 on tele end and so on... I am not really satisfied with it but its not its fault. I hate compacts.
Summary: I bought this camera primarily based on reviews that gave high praise. It worked well for about 3 weeks and then the silicon image chip went dead. I mailed it back to Canon for a warranty repair, and it now works again. Aside from failing soon after purchase it appears to be a good camera.