|The Canon PowerShot S95 10.0 MP digital camera is aptly named because of its many powerful strengths and functions. It proves that great things come in small packages, measuring only 3.9 inches by 2.3 inches by 1.7 inches. The camera weighs just under 7 ounces including the battery. The portable concept makes the S95 an everyday compact camera that can easily fit into a pocket or bag. The ultra-slim design of the Canon is available in matte black. It is manufactured using a durable metal with added texture on the front panel for extra gripping power. The Canon PowerShot is loaded with features that help you take great photos anytime and anywhere. The Canon S95 comes equipped with a 6.0-22.5mm f/2.0-4.9 lens. The S95 lenses have a 4x digital zoom ratio. The image sensor and resolution yields megapixels from a 1/1.7-inch CCD sensor with a primary color filter. The macro setting has a generous capture area of 2.5 by 1.9 inches for that close-up shot. The zoom and shutter options are located on top of the S95 for easy access. The 3.8x wide-angle lens offers optical image stabilization for pictures with high image quality. You can get image stabilization even in low light or action shots. Canon uses a built-in pop-up flash that corresponds with the auto or slow sync mode. The compact S95 cameras also support a 1/1600 second shutter speed when using AiAF TTL auto mode. It can go as low as 15 seconds if adjusted manually. The exposure compensation or brightness adjustment is done when shooting in manual mode. Capturing the true colors on a photo requires the right balance of light using the white balance setting. The white balance modes include daylight, cloudy, tungsten, auto, fluorescent H, fluorescent, custom, underwater, and flash.Video recordings on the S95 are captured in 720p high definition with stereo sound. The files are written in a MOV format. They can then be uploaded to many multimedia sites including YouTube and Facebook. There are two microphones that offer exclusive wrap-around sound. The large 3-inch LCD display monitor with 461,000 screen dots has a 460k resolution and can be used for viewing pictures or videos. ISO options on the S95 digital cameras range from 80 to 3200 depending on the lighting conditions. Canon incorporated HDR capabilities, also known as high dynamic range imaging, on these cameras. This feature produces photos that recreate the actual visual experience. The PowerShot 10.0 MP operates off a Canon NB-6L Li-ion type rechargeable battery. It is rated at 200 shots when fully charged. A Speed Class 4 or faster memory card is recommended for optimal video recording results. The PowerShot camera takes MMC, SD, SDHC, or SDXC cards. For maximum storage, always use at least a 4GB but preferably an 8GB or larger. Canon developed this camera to be portable yet have all the functions of a larger unit. It can be taken just about anywhere, making it one of the compact shooting cameras you'll want to have on hand when you need a portable and powerful device.|
- HS system with high-sensitivity 10.0 MP CCD sensor
The ability to shoot at higher ISO speeds and maintain excellent image quality is a key feature of the PowerShot S95. The HS System is a powerful combination of high-sensitivity sensor coupled with the latest DIGIC 4 image processor for outstanding image quality in a wide variety of lighting conditions, including low light.
- F/2.0 28 mm wide, 3.8x zoom lens with Hybrid Image Stabilizer
The fast f/2.0 lens allows the user to shoot without a tripod or flash in darker conditions. The optical Image Stabilizer corrects camera shake up to 4-stops, while Hybrid IS gives sharper results in macro scenes.
- Lens control ring, full manual and RAW
The lens control ring allows quick access to manual adjustments. Various functions can be controlled by the ring such as zoom, aperture, shutter speed, focusing, ISO or exposure compensation.
- 7.5 cm PureColor II G LCD
A bright and clear LCD with a tempered glass layer improves strength and ensures high visibility even when shooting in bright conditions.
- HD movies, HDMI
HD movies are now made possible in 720p at 24fps. The user can record HD movies with stereo sound and play back via the HDMI terminal.
- High dynamic range mode
In high contrast scenes, a conventional digital camera can struggle to capture detail in shadows and highlights. When mounted on a tripod the high dynamic range shooting mode takes multiple exposures of the same scene and combines them in-camera to capture a high contrast scene in detail.
- Smart auto
Smart auto uses Scene Detection technology to detect the appropriate scene from a possible 28, to obtain the best result. Smart flash exposure intelligently controls flash power and usage to ensure natural photographs.
- Multi-aspect shooting
The user can shoot in a range of formats including 3:2, 1:1, 16:9 and 4:5. This allows perfect composition at the time of shooting without the need to post-process.
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Lens System |
|Macro Focus Range||5-50cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 105mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||15 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1000, ISO 125, ISO 1250, ISO 160, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 2000, ISO 250, ISO 2500, ISO 320, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 500, ISO 640, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 6.5 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MMC Plus, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard (MMC) plus High Capacity, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Card, SDXC Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP3|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Digital Video Format||MOV|
|Still Image Format||DCF, DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.3, JPEG, RAW, Raw Image|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||Autofocus, Digital Zoom, Image Stabilization, Mini-USB, Red-eye Correction|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Beach, Color accent, Color swap, Fireworks, Foliage, Kids & pets, Landscape, Low light, Portrait mode, Poster effect, Smile shutter, Snow, Stitch assist, Super vivid, Underwater|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, HDR, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Neutral, Nostalgic, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red|
|White Balance||Auto, Cloudy (Preset), Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Tungsten (Preset), Underwater (Preset)|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||3.9 frames per second|