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The Canon PowerShot S95 is a high-end compact point and shoot digital camera.

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Pros

a great point and shoot companion for the amateur SLR photographer, more serious consumer

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in camera HDR mode

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records to affordable, capacious and easy to find SD / SDHC memory cards

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great build quality

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quality no-nonsense offering - nothing gimmicky or out of the ordinary, just a professional looking tool

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small size - very compact, can be stored in your pocket

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capable of shooting in the lossless RAW format

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3" display with a better than average 461k dot display

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HDMI output for easy viewing of recorded video and images directly onto a compatible HDTV or display

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full image stabilization system

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Fast start up

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cheaper than the S90 at launch

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Automatic flashlight open/close

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Decent battery life (300+ shots without flash)

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capable of recording video in 720p/24 high definition with stereo audio

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Cons

high price for the majority of consumers

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no optical zoom during video capture

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no viewfinder

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features the same 10MP sensor as the previous generation S90

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The Canon PowerShot S95 is a high-end compact point and shoot digital camera. It has a 10 mega pixels sensor and 3.8x wide angle optical zoom. The S95 also has the ability to shoot 720p HD video with stereo sound and output it to a HDTV via it's built in HDMI output. It has a control ring for precise manual focus adjustments. The S95 hosts numerous features including: face detection, auto focus, red-eye reduction, blink detection, and a 3.0'' LCD display. It uses SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards for storage. It is capable shooting RAW and standard JPEG still picture formats, as for video, it uses H.264 format for the picture and linear PCM for the audio component. The Li-ion battery that comes with the S95 is capable of up to 200 shots or 5 hours of play back time. Connectivity options includes USB2.0, NTSC/PAL video output, and PictBridge which enables the camera to connect directly to Canon printers with PictBridge feature.

Features / Specifications
  • 10.0 Mega pixels
  • 3.8x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
  • TTL Auto Focus
  • 3.0'' TFT colour display
  • f/2.0 - f/4.9
  • ISO 80/100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200
  • Built in flash with red-eye reduction
  • Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards
  • JPEG, RAW still picture formats
  • MOV Video format (up to 720p@24fps with stereo autdio)
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