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Canon PowerShot S95

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1397 reviews of Canon PowerShot S95. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The performance and usability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the control panel and viewfinder, while there are some mixed reviews about the zoom.

portability, usability, performance, size, image quality

flash, battery, shutter, viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot S95 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot S95

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S95 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and size. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and shutter, while views are divided on the battery.

portability, usability, performance, size, image quality

shutter, viewfinder

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot S95

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S95 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the control panel and viewfinder. Comments are divided on the shutter.

portability, image quality, usability, performance, size

reliability, viewfinder, control panel

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot S95

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Canon PowerShot S95 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the color and size are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price and reliability.

performance, portability, size, color

reliability, price

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot S95

 

If you must have a camera that fits in your pocket, the Canon PowerShot S95 is the best compact model you can buy.

Beautiful image quality, even in low light. Large image sensor. Bright lens. Manual dials for a D-SLR-like shooting experience.

Expensive for a pocket camera. Price puts it close to D-SLRs and compact interchangeable lens cameras, which offer far superior images.

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Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tim Moynihan (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot S95

 

The PowerShot S95 a small, most pocket-friendly camera that doesn't sacrifice performance to achieve its dimensions. The S95 ($400 as of January 3, 2011) is a minor upgrade to last year's highly rated Canon PowerShot S90 (it adds 720p high-definition...

Compact, pocketable size ; Control ring provides fast access to settings ; Very good image and video quality ; Easiest advanced camera to grasp for beginners ; Fun scene modes for both stills and video

Disappointing battery life ; No raised hand grip ; Slow burst mode

The PowerShot S95 is a perfect camera to grow with, thanks to its pocketable size and ultimate blend of automated and manual controls.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot S95 review

 

Editors' note September 29, 2010 : We updated the review to reflect that the HDR feature is not part of Canon's "HS System," which is really just Canon's way of marketing improved low-light performance.

Attractive and well-designed; capable of producing very nice photos; complete set of manual controls; solid 720p video.

On the slow side, with subpar battery life; no low-compression JPEG option.

Though we'd like it to perform better, dSLR shooters looking for a sidekick camera will find the Canon PowerShot S95's top-flight photos and a full manual feature set worth the tradeoff of its compact size.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot S95 Review

 

Canon has improved upon an already great product, with added exposure modes and features, better burst mode performance, and the addition of HD video. All combined make one heck of an awesome pocket camera. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Well built, mostly metal body ; Good control layout ; Awesome f/2.0 lens ; Produces high-quality 10-megapixel photos ; Loads of user-friendly exposure options ; Almost unmatched degree of exposure control for a camera of this size ; Capable Smart Auto...

It's very easy to accidentally rotate the rear control wheel, which would cause exposure problems depending on the mode being used ; 400 price tag may seem steep to some

Canon has improved upon an already great product, with added exposure modes and features, better burst mode performance, and the addition of HD video. All combined make one heck of an awesome pocket camera. Read more in our

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Let's go digital (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot S95 Test

 

Canon PowerShot S95 Test : Letztes Jahr hat Canon die S90 lanciert; eine Kamera, die einen neuen Weg in der Strategie von Canon markiert. Es ist eine Kamera, bei der die Megapixel nicht das wichtigste Merkmal waren und die sogar im Hinblick auf die...

Feb, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot S95 review

 

Last year, Canon launched the S90, a camera that represented a new road in Canon's strategy. A camera which did not have Megapixels as its most important feature, and was even downgraded on paper in terms of hard specifications, but at the same time...

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. The Canon PowerShot S95 has...

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot S95 Review

 

The Canon PowerShot S95 is the successor to the popular S90, a pocket-sized camera that offers a lot of professional features. Aimed at the serious photographer looking for a capable compact, the new Canon S95 features improved handling and greater...

The Canon PowerShot S95 addresses virtually all of the issues that detracted from its predecessor - most notably the lack of HD video and sky-high price - whilst further improving the handling and customisation. Current S90 owners won't find too many...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon S95

 

In August 2009, Canon announced its PowerShot S90 -- an important digital camera for the company, because it marked a significant change in strategy. After many years spent chasing megapixels at the expense of outright image quality, the...

No-nonsense design is easily pocketed ; Bright, optically stabilized wide-angle zoom with very good image quality ; New Hybrid IS system corrects for both lateral shifts and angular motion ; Programmable control ring ; Shortcut button works great to...

Generally sluggish performance overall ; No noise reduction options ; High geometric distortion at wide-angle in uncorrected RAWs ; Moderate chromatic aberration at wide-angle ; Optical zoom not supported during movies ; Lens doesn't go as wide as some...

Though we ultimately couldn't ignore the quality of the Canon S90 despite its flaws last year, I'm happy to report that the Canon S95 is improved in just the right ways to eliminate many of the nuisances that made many of us veer off the S90. Swapping...

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Best compact digital camera

 

Manual controls, very good images in all light levels, shoots 720p HD video, big, sharp LCD display

Slow camera speed, short battery life, optical zoom doesn't work with video

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Luis Cruz (technoodling.net)

Technoodling Camera Showdown: Canon Powershot S95 vs. Panasonic Lumix LX-5

 

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...

More importantly, the LX-5 gives you a hot shoe. With no hot shoe, the S95 can’t play with your other photography gear. The Lumix, on the other hand, can sync with an external flash or, with the right equipment, studio strobes.

Mar, 2011

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