Canon Powershot S95 Camera

By August 25, 2010Camera Digital


Last time I checked, digital cameras were ridiculous.  Yep, they still are.  I mean seriously, even the compacts, like the upcoming Canon Powershot S95 give you so much for the money it makes me want to cry.  Waaaah.

This little beauty sports a 10.4 megapixel sensor with 3.8 optical and 4x digital zoom.  It also comes with most other things you have come to expect, but also includes some other nice features.  One is the f/2.0 wide-angle lens.  The other is 720p video with stereo sound and HDMI output.  Here’s a funny video that highlights another one of the S95’s good qualities: low light photo quality:

Here are the specs:

Focal Length
6.0 (W)-22.5mm (T) f/2.0-4.9 (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm)

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Auto: 2.0 in./5cm – infinity (W), 12 in./30cm-infinity (T);
Normal: 2.0 in./5cm – infinity, 12 in /30cm. – infinity (T);
Macro: 2.0 in. – 1.6 ft./5 – 50cm (W) 12 in. – 1.6 ft./ 30 – 50cm (T) ;
Manual Focus: 2.0 in. – infinity/5cm – infinity (W), 1.6 ft. – infinity/50cm – infinity (T)

Optical Viewfinder

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 pixels

LCD Coverage

Auto, ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200 equivalent in P Mode

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame

Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C, Low Light, Special Scene (Portrait, Landscape, Kids&Pets, Smart Shutter*, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, High Dynamic Range, Nostalgic, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Beach, Underwater, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Stitch Assist), Movie (Standard, Miniature Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap).
* Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer

Photo Effects
My Colors
My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self Timer
* Delay time (0 – 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots
(1 – 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Normal: Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 3.9 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode);
AF: Approx. 0.7 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.0 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode);
LV: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (when shooting in P mode), Approx. 1.1 shots/sec. (when shooting in Low Light mode)


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