The Canon S95 has been constantly typed into our search bar. Because of this, we’ve decided to give you a full round-up guide of our postings on this magical little camera that everyone loves for your perusal. Keep in mind that it will a hot seller this holiday season, so check out our listing of Holiday Deals to help you to figure out what you want.
The Complete Canon S95 Review- After we got hands-on with the camera, we were able to test it. The round up of our very thorough tests detailing high ISOs, lens sharpness, HDR effects, ergonomics, autofocusing, and even the RAW output. We rated the Canon S95 very highly.
Vs the Leica D-LUX 5- We started off a while ago asking if you should get this camera or the Panasonic LX-5. The Leica D-LUX 5 is almost the same camera with some differences.
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You’ve been waiting for it: which one is really better? Is it the Canon S95 or the D-LUX5? Sure, Panasonic has the LX-5, but we didn’t get that in for review. After a comparison of the specs on the cameras and now the full field reviews finished, we now present to you the camera to choose.
The Canon PowerShot S95is a rare specimen of a no-nonsense compact camera. It isn’t streamlined. It isn’t full of cutesey features like a front-facing screen for portraits. It isn’t super-thin or super-light. Instead, it packs a ton of useful features and controls into its chunky matte black body. [click to continue…]
The Canon S95review continues by analyzing the results of medium to high ISO images. The results will perhaps surprise you. If you remember correctly, images were a bit problematic at low ISO settings.
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One of the S95‘s most heavily publicized features is its in-camera high-dynamic-range (HDR) mode. It’s tucked into the scene modes, under the SCN position on the mode dial. It takes 3 bracketed shots, then compiles them into a single HDR picture. The resulting image can be quite striking, but it takes some effort to get right. You absolutely need a tripod or some other stabilizing device for HDR shots to be usable; if there’s the slightest shake in the camera during the second it takes to capture the three exposures, the entire photo will become a blurry, shadowed mess. If you can set up a tripod and put the camera on a short timer to avoid any jostling from pushing the button, you can take some great-looking, vibrant photos in otherwise unusable lighting. [click to continue…]
An overcast day in midtown let me put the S95‘s mid-level sensitivity and high-speed shooting through its paces. The camera performs much better under clouds than under the sun. The less intense and more neutral lighting lets the S95 metering produce a more accurate exposure. These shots were taken in JPEG, with no post-processing done.
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