Canon PowerShot S95

  • Canon PowerShot S95
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Based on 53 scores, 67 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    22
  • Good:
    28
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Excellent image quality for its class, Customizable front control wheel, Good low light performance, Full manual controls, Good build quality, 720p HD video with stereo sound
  • Very good image quality, Slim and lightweight exterior, Easy to use, excellent smart flash feature.
  • 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.

Cons:

  • Average battery life, No optical zoom during video recording
  • Below average battery life, Lacks ND filter, Poor video functionality

Expert reviews and ratings

By DigiCamReview on 80

The Canon Powershot S95 is one of the most compact cameras available with RAW support and a larger than normal sensor. Recently it’s been replaced by the Canon Powershot S100, which to all intents and purpose is a better camera, however it’s...

By Photography Bay on

The Canon PowerShot S95 continues with its predecessor’s role as a photographer’s compact camera. It improves on the S90 with the addition of features like HD video capture and a dedicated HDR mode.While the S95 will not deliver...

By PCWorld India on 88

The Canon PowerShot S95 is an advance compact camera and is a successor to the older Canon S90. It has a 10 MP, 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor and offers a bright F2.0 lens for better low light images. It has an unique front control wheel for changing...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Canon S95 is to expert compacts what ultra-compacts are to regular compact cameras (bear with me on this): it's smaller, more stylish, but just as effective and with just as many functions as its bulkier counterparts. As far as we're...

By Camera Gear Guide on 80

We’ll say it again, the S95 probably will not and should not be the first choice for control-happy advanced photographers. For these photographers, the S95 is easily overshadowed by Panasonic’s excellent LX5, which does just about everything...

By PC Mag on

Called "the upgrade you've been looking for" by Canon, the 10 megapixel PowerShot S95 ($399.99 list) is a compact digital camera with several performance and convenience features. In a similar class with the PowerShot SD1400 IS (4 stars, $229.99...

By PCWorld on 80

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

By Buy-n-Shoot on 90

Just like a first impression of someone walking down the street in a business suit, it’s very easy to overlook and underestimate the depths of the Canon PowerShot S95 at a brief glance. The unassuming advanced compact from Canon opts for substance...

By LetsGoDigital on 80

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...

By What Digital Camera on 91

The Canon PowerShot S95 is full of impressive extras for the discerning photographer, yet resembles a standard compact camera. Under the unassuming black frame lie full manual DSLR-style controls, a HD movie mode and optical image stabilization. There...

By TechCentral on 80

The Canon PowerShot S95 is a great compact camera for advanced users. The control ring is great for accessing various features, the camera shoots very well in low-light conditions, and there are lots of nice effects to add to pictures and videos. At...

By Expert Reviews on 100

Building on the success of the S90, the S95’s handling has been improved and there are some useful new features. Image quality is also right up there with the bulkier LX5, but it does lose some flexibility as a result....

By CIOL on

When it comes to photography, every single person swears by the quality on the DSLR. That quality comes at a price and requires some basic level of knowledge about things such as Aperture and Shutter speed. The basic trouble with a DSLR is the size...

By Macworld UK on 80

Canon’s 10-megapixel S95, upgrade to the S90, is aimed at photo enthusiasts who value the portability of a snapshot model but don’t want to forego creative control. Notably, it includes a manually operated function ring that encircles the...

By TechRadar on 80

The Canon Powershot S95 was released a little over a year after its predecessor, the Canon S90, was announced. Building on a legacy of quality premium compact cameras, and with more and more entering the market, Canon have a lot to compete with...

By PhotoRadar on 80

The Canon S95 is a great little camera that enthusiasts will love. It’s small, fits in the pocket and is classily designed as well as shooting good quality images. DSLR users looking for an everyday camera to shoot with the on the fly will...

By PC Authority on 83

We loved the old PowerShot S90. Find out what improvements Canon has made for its successor...

By Camera Labs on 88

Canon’s PowerShot S95 may not represent a huge leap forward from its predecessor, but remains an ideal choice for enthusiasts who want a pocket camera without compromising on control and features. Think of it as an IXUS / ELPH for the more...

By Cameras UK on 87

Although there is a premium to pay I really like this type of camera. The Canon Powershot S95 is small enough to fit comfortably into a medium sized pocket yet has a good all round set of features. Picture quality is a level above cheaper options. I...

By ConsumerSearch on

The Canon PowerShot S95 may be pocket-sized, but testers say this businesslike black camera offers the manual controls -- and high-quality images -- of a larger, pricier, more advanced camera. For almost $100 less than the more advanced Canon...