Canon PowerShot S95 Review

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Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 9
    • Features
    • 9
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Performance
    • 9
    • Total Score:
    • 9.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


  • Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent image quality
    • Good low light performance
  • Cons

    • Battery life could be better
    • No handgrip
    • Somewhat pricey

Quick Take

Great image quality, superb HD video and flexible shooting options make the PowerShot S95 an easy pick for a DCR Editors' Choice award.

Before they were discontinued in 2005, Canon’s elegant little prosumer “S” series cameras were very popular with photo enthusiasts because they were designed especially for more advanced shooters and shared lots of features with Canon’s top-of-the-line “G” series.

Canon PowerShot S95

Last year Canon resurrected their venerable “S” series with the introduction of the PowerShot S90. Late last month Canon introduced the PowerShot S95, which is visually identical to the S90 and differs only slightly under the hood. According to Canon, the S95 is an updated “sibling” of the S90 and not its replacement, which seems to indicate that the S90 will (at least for the foreseeable future) remain in Canon’s product catalog.

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