Good camera but I was sold one with a defect not stated on e-bay
3 April 2014
Summary: This model is very good point and shoot camera with option for manual adjustments. My biggest frustration is that I bought it from e-bay as a used in mint condition but later (after the 30 days) I found out that the digital zoom is absolutely missing which means that it was refurbished. Now my zoom is very limited. It was too late to return it or get my money back. I don't think I will go and buy something else on e-Bay. Bottom line: the camera is good but buy it new.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: 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 bought the S95 because I wanted a pocketable camera and I must say this little thing has been enormously pleasurable to use, small, discrete, reliable, fast, ever ready. JPEGS are fine for a compact and you can tune the camera settings to your liking. Since I bought it I left my DSLR on the shelve and deciding to use it and take it with me requires now a strong intellectual effort, that is what really am I expecting from photography, pixel quality and endless pp's, or...
Excerpt: The Canon S95 is a nice camera for your pocket. It could be called a "pro Ixus" because it has similar size and weight but offers manual control you want as a more enthusiastic photographer. The lens ring is a nice feature not many cameras offer. The lens is fast at the wide end, not so much at the longer end but for shooting indoors F2 comes pretty handy and normally you need more wide-angle indoors than telephoto range.
Excerpt: Let me first say I am a beginner when it comes to photography. I purchased this camera from beachaudio.com when it was on sale for around $360. From my use it was overpriced. The flash it terribly placed and can easily be damaged. I didn't like the pictures from a distance on automatic. I'm not skilled enough to take decent distance pictures on manual. The closeups or macro I think it's called were really good most of the time.
Excerpt: The S95 marks Canon's adoption of a larger sensor in a subcompact camera. The S line now uses the same sensor as the larger G series cameras. In fact there is little to recommend consumers to go with the larger bulkier G series cameras. If you want a larger bulkier camera that does not fit in the pocket it makes more sense to step up to the Canon Rebel series cameras.
Excerpt: The Canon Powershot S95 is a powerful little camera. For one, it produces some of the best picture quality I have seen in a point and shoot camera. Some of the images are comparable to the digital single lens reflex (dSLR) camera that I typically use to shoot my pictures. To go along with that, its zoom is extremely effective and functional.
Excerpt: We have really loved our Canon Powershot S95 Digital Camera. It takes great photos for being a point and shoot camera. I also love the zoom feature it has. The video is nice quality as well, which is sometimes hard to find in a point and shoot camera. It seems to be of great quality as well, because I have dropped it a few times, and it still works just fine. It is a little scratched up though, so it seems the inside holds up a little better than the outside does.
Summary: It truly is the best compact. I was less concerned about the picture quality but rather about the shutter lag. The speed between the shots. It is the fastest one I even owned. And except for the flash being right where your finger would usually go to hold the camera.... everything else is perfect. I still think it is way overpriced. A compact is a compact is a compact is a compact.
Excerpt: Perfect little go anywhere ready for everything camera. Have mine for about a year, when ever I don't feel like carrying my SLR, my S95 is in my pocket, always wanted a tiny powershot with RAW file output. Slightly larger sensor provides images better then normal point and shoot cameras. Wish the lens was little faster and GPS was added.