Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera First Impressions Review

The Canon PowerShot S90 was a great little camera, and the signs are that the S95 should continue this trend.

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Handling

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Ease of Use


The Canon S95 looks to be a very easy camera to use, with a straightforward design and control layout. SLR users will particularly appreciate the control ring around the lens, which can be set to control several features, such as the zoom, ISO and exposure values.

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The S95 menu

 

Size & Handling


The S95 is a small camera, but it fits well into the hand, with the index finger falling right over the shutter and zoom control. Our only major complaint is that the lack of a raised ridge on the front of the camera body means that there is little to hold onto, so the grip can be a little loose. Canon has also moved a few buttons around from the S90, swapping the positions of the ring control and power buttons. The control dial on the back around the directional control pad has also been changed and tightened, as the S90 was a little easy to accidentally twist around.

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The S95 in the hand from the front and the back

 

 

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Sections

  1. Our First Take
  2. Product Tour
  3. Handling
  4. Modes
  5. Controls
  6. Hardware
  7. Conclusion

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