Canon PowerShot S95: Conclusions

September 29, 2010 by Howard Creech Reads (14,141)
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

The Canon PowerShot S95 is an almost ideal general purpose digital camera and an excellent “street” camera for straight shooters. I carried the S95 with me (just about everywhere I went) for two and a half weeks and I was consistently impressed – just like I have been with every “S” series Canon camera I’ve ever used.

The bottom line is that you really can’t do much better than the S95 unless you buy a G11 or a G12 – this snazzy little digicam was clearly designed by photographers for photographers. If I was buying a digital camera today – I would buy an S95.


  • Compact
  • Excellent image quality
  • Very good feature set
  • RAW mode
  • Manual controls and lots of user input
  • Noticeably better than average in dim light


  • Battery life could be better
  • No handgrip
  • Price
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