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Canon PowerShot S95 10 MP Digital Camera with 3.8x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD

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  • 10.0-megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor creates Canon's HS System
  • Capture 720p HD video in stereo sound; play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output
  • f/2.0 lens for low light conditions or shallow depth-of-field; control ring for intuitive manual control
  • 3.8x optical zoom; 28mm wide-angle lens; Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake
  • Capture images to SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (not included),Made in JAPAN
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • Image Stabilization
  • Video Capability

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.2 inches ; 5.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003ZSHNGS
  • Item model number: S95
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (658 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #467 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 17, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

One look at Canon's new PowerShot S95 will have you moving "upgrade my digital camera" to the top of your to-do list. The ultra-slim, ultra-intelligent S95 is loaded with all a serious photographer's must-haves, including a bright f/2.0 wide-angle lens and professional-style control ring for intuitive manual control. Canon's HS System is on board for spectacular performance and image quality in low light.

Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights

And, new for a compact, the S95 incorporates Canon's Hybrid IS for blur-free shooting even close-up. You'll shoot stunning 720p HD video with stereo sound, then watch it immediately on your HDTV with the simple HDMI connection. If photography's your passion, now is the perfect time to step up to PowerShot S95.

Canon PowerShot S95 Highlights

Canon's HS System for improved low light performance and better image quality
The PowerShot S95 employs the Canon HS System by combining a powerful 10.0-megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Thanks to this technological advancement, the S95 is dramatically more sensitive than cameras with identical megapixel counts, and delivers spectacular images with minimal noise. Increased sensitivity demands a higher ISO speed, and the PowerShot S95 delivers with a new maximum setting of ISO 12,800. Blur and camera shake are notably reduced for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.

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Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound
The PowerShot S95 lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 still images at once.

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Control ring for intuitive manual control
Focus, Exposure, ISO, Step Zoom, or White Balance can now be adjusted more precisely than ever with the S95's control ring. It's even more intuitive and quicker than the usual 2-button control and the S95 lets you decide which function the ring will adjust.

Bright f/2.0 lens
The S95 sports an f/2.0 aperture, perfect for creating enticing portraits, by drawing attention to the face and blurring the background with its impressively shallow depth-of-field. The Macro setting lets you get even closer. The large aperture also does more. It lets you capture more nuances in low light shooting by using more of the available light. You'll be ready for anything with a lens aperture larger than even many professional sizes.



Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting

Canon PowerShot digital camera highlights
The PowerShot S95 is one of the first compact cameras to be equipped with Canon's highly advanced Hybrid IS function, which corrects camera shake from two sources to deliver sharp, blur-free images even when you zoom in close to your subject.


Hybrid IS employs both an angular sensor and an accelerometer, enabling it to suppress both the blur caused by the angle of the camera and the "shift blur" that happens when your subject moves parallel to the camera, a problem that is especially noticeable at large zoom factors.

With the ability to produce clear, steady images in most situations and at any zoom length, the PowerShot S95 is the camera you'll want to take everywhere.

Full range of shooting and recording modes
The PowerShot S95's RAW mode lets you shoot images without JPEG compression. It gives you clearer images and complete creative control in editing. RAW images are transferred directly to the computer where they can then be edited using image adjustment software or a processing application to adjust your images as you please. The camera can also be set to allow the simultaneous recording of both RAW and JPEG images while shooting.

Also, with 26 Shooting Modes including 18 Special Scene Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way.

3.8x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm wide-angle lens
The PowerShot S95 features Canon's precision 28mm wide-angle 3.8x optical zoom lens that allows you to shoot most scenes from wide-angle to telephoto. It lets you capture more in every frame, so everyone fits in a family gathering shot. When it's time to take a closer look, the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer helps minimize camera shake and reveal almost every detail.

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What's in the Box

  • PowerShot S95 Camera body
  • Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
  • Battery Charger CB-2LY
  • Wrist Strap WS-DC9
  • AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Product Description

One look at Canon's new PowerShot S95 will have you moving "upgrade my digital camera" to the top of your to-do list. The ultra-slim, ultra-intelligent S95 is loaded with all a serious photographer's must-haves, including a bright f/2.0 wide-angle lens and professional-style control ring for intuitive manual control. Canon's HS System is on board for spectacular performance and image quality in low light.And, new for a compact, the S95 incorporates Canon's Hybrid IS for blur-free shooting even close-up. You'll shoot stunning 720p HD video with stereo sound, then watch it immediately on your HDTV with the simple HDMI connection. If photography's your passion, now is the perfect time to step up to PowerShot S95.1-Year Canon U.S.A. Warranty.

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Customer Reviews

I bought this one to compliment my othe S95. The picture is great and is excellent in low light. I'm shooting video for YouTube and these fit my needs perfectly Read more ›
It allowed me to shoot everything in RAW, and had a very fast write speed (though I bought a SanDisk Extreme SD card). The images were amazing. The live-view editing of… Read more ›
Excellent camera. The picture quality is amazing. I really like the zoom in feature on the lens. Read more ›
The picture quality was about the same....this one just has fewer features. The pictures are great and the videos are phenomenal when there is plenty of light around. Good… Read more ›
Many times, they are just too heavy for the occasion, so…The results are extremely good for a point and shoot and the controls are customizable enough to get great photos. Read more ›
This is working great for me. It takes great photos and is easy to download onto my computer. It's a winner. Read more ›
I love this camera because it seems to find light where there is no light, even in Auto mode. The manual functions are also awesome for a little P&S. Read more ›
This camera was recommended by a friend that does his research,…The incandescent shooting features are fantastic and the images are as crisp as a professional digital. P… Read more ›
There are so many great settings to get great pictures no matter what you are shooting, but the auto setting is perfect when you just want to point and shoot as it… Read more ›
The photo quality is just that good, it rivals the…As with all Canon point and shoots, they are easy to use and the menu and function layouts are logical and intuitive. T… Read more ›
The ring up front to change the options is pretty neat. The only con is u need to get used to the camera, read the manual! Read more ›
Third, the manual controls are pretty great. I really like how the ring around the actual lens is a control, mimicking a classic aperature ring. Read more ›
Great camera, takes great pictures, easy to use. Has a nice zoom lense. Read more ›
Easy to operate and fantastic quality. Great for rapid picture taking. Read more ›
Used it for 2 years! Great camera for general use. Excellent results in low light without flash. Read more ›
Still using today because it takes great pictures. Easy to use, and it's small, so my husband can carry it in his pocket. Read more ›
took great photos, light easy to use, needed a handle from franic, and extra battery but malfunctioned after 14 month. Read more ›
Features: they're great and easy to use. I take everything in RAW so I can photoshop if needed with the full feature set. Read more ›
* Lens is reasonably good, very nice and sharp at apertures of 6.3-plus. Read more ›
S95's image is more consistent from center to corners but S100's image has 1 or 2 soft corners. At this focal point, S95's lens is brighter so has faster shutter speed. At… Read more ›
It takes SLR quality photos. The lens is incredible. The only downside, is if you plan to put it in auto and just shoot, not every photos is going to be perfect. Read more ›
The camera is very logicial in its operations and best of all takes really usable pictures in low light conditions at ISO levels up to 1,600,…The lens is very fast F 2.0. Read more ›
-Pop up flash is very annoying, that's where my left index…-Aperture is pretty bad when fully zoomed in, at f/4.9 (though the lens is quite fast at the wide end at f/2.0) Read more ›
The adjusting ring located around the lens is very easy to use. You can adjust it to control various settings. Read more ›
It Takes beautiful pictures. Video is real good as long as you don't zoom in all they way. Very easy to use with a quick read through the manual. Read more ›
I purchased a brand new: Panasonic TZ10…The results were and still very good in day light and the video is really amazing for a compact camera and the zoom is remarkable. Read more ›
Despite my gripes, I don't regret getting this camera. The video is still good and with a little thought up front, the video can be great. When the s9x upgrade comes out,… Read more ›
It's user friendly. The HD video was easy to do and goes right to UTUBE with Quicktime. Read more ›
Small price to pay for such great pictures and manual capabilities. Video is also really nice, and the stereo sound for the video is really good as well. Read more ›
However, I would like to add one thiing in reference to those who complain about the lack of a zoom and auto focus then shooting…This is a still camera, video is a plus. Read more ›
General - if you're a…The size is great, it easily fits in a pant pocket, and you certainly don't experience fatigue by carrying it all day, as you clearly do with a 5d. Read more ›
Purchased the PowerShot S95 for a trip abroad. Size is perfect, fits in a pocket. Shtter speed is quick making it easy to take great shots. Read more ›
It is very easy and I find it quite easy to adjust my shutter speed and aperture. The size is also great. It is certainly not as small as some of the other digital cameras… Read more ›
Pros: +small size (This is a huge advantage. I put its case on my belt everywhere I go. Read more ›
Good low light shots Compact size is great Solid construction/feel Read more ›
Great little camera. Just the flash is not as powerful as the G series of cameras, but the size is fantastic. Read more ›
The image quality is good enough to us for normal viewing and better than those standard point-n-shoot cameras. The color balance is very good for our taste. The low light… Read more ›
It did not disappoint. From action shots to low light, every image was sharp and the color was excellent. At one point, however, I found myself in a Tyvek suit around a lot… Read more ›
The photos I have taken have come out amazing. The colors are vivid and the images crisp. The software that comes with the camera for editing RAW images does a good job and… Read more ›
It takes 1 sec to snap and ready for next shutter. Picture resolution and color is very good, you can crop any portion and it is usable . The only annoying thing is the… Read more ›
The picture quality is AMAZING! The camera captures colors that are rich and intense. I also took a picture in a dark room and it captured the entire space perfectly. Read more ›
This cameral does all this very well, as others have…What amazes me about the S95 is how useful I find it... the lens is pretty fast and the colors are excellent to my eye. Read more ›
The S95 works ok. It is not like a DSLR but the pictures are great for the price, quality, and size of the camera. I just wish it had a CMOS sensor. Read more ›
Now I'm no great photographer at all but this little guy takes…I bought this camera twice and id recommend it to anybody looking for a quality camera at an awesome value. Read more ›
The camera takes extremely sharp photos, works well in low-lighting conditions…Sometimes it takes better photos than my own cameras, despite the huge price difference. F… Read more ›
Although it is new and at a good price (320), the one I got was a Euro / UK version and came with the CB-2LYE charger (that has a cord that plugs into it) with a UK cord… Read more ›
The ability to change main settings easily is nice but I find myself using P…I got this camera when it was on sale as a 'Gold Box Deal Of The Day' so it was a great value. Read more ›
I have a Rebel T2i that I love but needed something smaller for convenience sake now &…I'm very happy with the camera, mostly b/c of the small size and great picture value. Read more ›
The black color is just perfect. The 3'' lcd screen is very clear and vivid. Very fast camera for turning on and taking pictures. Read more ›
Couple things worth noting here, the back color LED screen is truly sharp and vivid in resolution and color, while the pictures shown up on my 20" Dell IPS display turn out… Read more ›
Sound quality leaves something to be desired if you're not incredibly close to the camera, but the video quality itself is…Even up on a big-screen, playback is incredible. Read more ›
Disappointments - no viewfinder but the screen is very good. No printed manual - if you spend $400 for a camera, I expect a manual. Read more ›
Some random thoughts: The camera is pretty sturdy (at times it reminded me of my old Nikon F3 for reasons not entirely clear to me) and the black finish is tough and… Read more ›
I give a quick check to see if I got a decent shot or not, and my wife will look at the pictures we took at the end of the day (the s95s display is awesome for this), but… Read more ›
Am I going to sell the S95?, No, I love this camera. The size, the picture quality, and the performance is great except for that issue. The video (HD)is not the best in… Read more ›
It takes better pictures than my girlfriend's Lumix GF2 DSLR. The low light performance is excellent, the macro detail is amazing, the color performance is great. Read more ›
This little camera takes pictures that are almost SLR quality. Low light performance is excellent as are focusing speed and accuracy. It also has almost instant startup and… Read more ›
This camera seems…Low light performance is outstanding, though you may have to accept substantial reduction in resolution to take pictures in exceptionally dim conditions. Read more ›
My Powershot S95 is an upgrade from a Powershot SD700IS, and overall I am very impressed. Especially the low-light performance is excellent. I was out taking pictures of my… Read more ›
Image quality surpasses my D40. Low-light performance is fantastic. Startup time and menus are very fast. Read more ›
The RAW capability, and surprising amount of controls for…Being able to control the exposure for video, and being able to control the f power of the flash is truly great! Read more ›
The autofocus is slow and write time to the card is slow, forget action work. The fill flash is random, good somtimes, awful the next. It is a great camera is you have the… Read more ›
I made the…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. Read more ›
The only thing we noticed was sometimes between shots the load time was a little annoying, we believe this…Also, the pop up flash is really cool, but it kept surprising me. Read more ›
8) Lots of controls - fun to play with. 9) The flash is pretty strong for a compact camera if you want to use it. Read more ›
The flash pop up is the most annoying thing with this camera and other…The flash works well and overall the camera could be the best there is in the subcompact field. I… Read more ›
I'm not much of a photographer, but this little guy takes nice photos. Easy to carry around; small and light. No big lenses to deal with, which is good for me. Read more ›
The S95 is a really nice looking little camera, with lots of…I was excited to have a camera that was so small and easy to carry around, and that took high-quality images. Read more ›
Good performance at low light. Easy to carry. Read more ›
I wanted a high quality point and shoot camera that was easy to carry around and has lots of features. I'm no photographic expert, but in my experience, this is an… Read more ›
I'm enjoying it even more than I thought I would. Easy to carry, easy to use, great design. Just right. Read more ›
I have this camera and a Canon 300 HS (replaced by the 310 HS). The 300 is even smaller and more simple to carry. It is cheaper. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

992 of 1,013 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sandman on September 9, 2010
If you're looking for a pocketable camera that has reasonably high quality images, lets you control aperture, speed and focus and shoot in RAW format, this is it. I bought mine as an upgrade from a previous small but versatile camera, a Canon Powershot S70.

The Powershot S95 was introduced in August 2010 as a slight upgrade to the S90, which was widely praised for its image quality and excellent interface but criticized for being hard to hold ("like a bar of soap in the shower") and for having a control dial that turned too easily. The S95 fixes both problems and adds a couple of other features in a package that fits in the pocket of your jeans (if they're not super tight). The case is metal, and although there are no finger grips on the body, it's not slippery at all. It feels like it's covered with super-fine sandpaper (like 1000 or 1500 grit, for those you who know what that feels like).

The second major complaint about the S-90 was that the function selection ring on the rear moved too easily. The ring on the S-95 has a slight click when you move it, and it doesn't move unless you want it to.

There are a couple of other cameras of this type, including the Panasonic LX-3 and LX-5 and the Samsung TL500. They all have let you control camera functions, and like the S95 they have 10 MP sensors that are almost twice as large as a typical pocket camera, so the pixels on the sensor are larger. That lets them gather light more efficiently, which reduces digital "noise" when you shoot in dim light. Image quality is noticeably better than photos from typical pocket cameras. You can make an 8 x 10 or perhaps 11x14 enlargement, although a digital SLR will be significantly better for larger prints. They also have f/2.
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479 of 493 people found the following review helpful By Thomas McLean on September 5, 2010
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I own both the S90 and S95 (G10 and G11 also, as well as F-1 and numerous Nikons including the D90).
Hands down, I took more photos on a daily basis with the S90 since I took it EVERYWHERE.
As they say, the absolute best camera is the one you have when you need to take a photograph.
The picture quality of the S90 is superb and the S95 is at least as good.
Often the biggest limiter to picture quality is the skill of the photographer.
Time spent mastering a particular camera is well spent and paper specs often can mislead.
Discussing subtle nuances over comparable cameras is often more academic than practical.
The S95 gives the serious photographer tremendous flexibility from full auto to full manual and superb features that are packaged in a truly pocketable high performing camera that is arguably best in class.

So what has improved:

Body finish...more tactile and grippy
Selection wheel on back has click stops....hurray!
On/off button is where it should be.
720p movie mode added (24 fps vs 30 for lx5) with stereo recording.
More scenes including High Dynamic Range (very cool)
Numerous technical innovations that result in more stable, sharper pictures.
Button feel on back is more positive.
Ring on front has more friction and feels more positive.
Body even smaller and more pocketable.
Menu system updated but if you can drive a S90, G10 or G11 you will be off and running.
Improved hand lanyard placement.
Improved shutter release.
Slightly rounded corners...looks feels better.

What stayed the same:

Battery door and card slot.
Same cables and connectors.
Lack of grip....no denying it would add weight but...
Build quality...as good as it will get.
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578 of 600 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Fan for Many Years on August 31, 2010
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I spent two or three months doing tons of research to replace my old Canon SD870. Finally a month ago I decided to buy the S90 despite the fact that it didn't have 720 HD video, it was a one-year old model, and many reviewers disliked the looseness of the control dial. My S90 arrived in the middle of August and over the course of many days I learned how to use all the functions and was very pleased with the results.

And then on August 19 Canon announced the upcoming release of the Canon S95. I immediately returned my S90 and anxiously awaited the arrival of its successor. Earlier today it was delivered and I've been using it all day.

I must say that I wanted to love the S90, but the smoothness of the body annoyed me. I figured I'd just have to get used to the slipperiness. But now that I have the S95 in my hands, I can't believe what a difference the matte finish makes regarding secure handling. There's no way you can appreciate the difference if you haven't handled both models yourself. Honestly, that feature alone is worth the slightly higher price.

Control dial issues? No longer! Subtle click-stops have solved that problem.

Finger missing the shutter button on the S90? Well, the geniuses at Canon took care of that, also. You won't mistake the shutter button on the S95 for any other button due to the distinct and secure feel.

I'm in love with this camera. I won't go into details about picture quality because it's as good as its predecessor; there are examples all over the Internet. And of course the S95's 720 HD video is a big improvement over the standard video of the S90.

Only one "con" I can think of: The new, smooth, elegant display on the back is no longer recessed therefore you'll have to be careful if you place the camera face up on a flat surface. In that position it appears the screen will come in direct contact with the table's surface.
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