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Old Sep 16, 2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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It figures that not long after I purchased the S90, the S95 is released. I hear a big improvement is the control wheel which no longer spins freely--rathe it has clicks that control the spinning. On the recommendation of this forum, I purchased the add-on O-ring which helps control the unintended movement of the control wheel and it works well on my S90. A minor beef I had with the S90 was that the carry strap got caught on the velcro of m carrying case and caused it to start unravelling. I finally replaced it with a Opteka strap which is a lot more robust.

I'd be interested in any material differences in IQ between the S90 and S95. Have they upgraded the sensor?
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The sensor is similar but not the same. To my eye (and many others), the high ISO shots are a little sharper and display a little more detail. The default sharpness setting seems to a tad sharper as well but that is a processing tweak rather than an actual IQ improvement. The ergonomics are certainly improved but still nothing to write home about - my ZS7 is still a much better design imho. The HDR and HD video modes are a nice addition but HDR requires a tripod and there is no optical zoom or continuous AF for video mode. If I was in the store and had to choose between them, I would choose the S95 without a doubt. If I already owned an S90 though, I don't think I would bother upgrading.
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I have the S95 and i like it. I had the S50, S60 and S80, for there Time all good Cameras.
For the Size of the S95 it makes very good Pictures.
I have written something over the Camera, but it is in German, so if your interested you need to translate it.
You can find it here: http://kurcafe.blogspot.com/2010/10/...eindrucke.html and here: http://kurcafe.blogspot.com/2010/10/...ot-s95_08.html
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 1:38 PM   #4
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I have the S95 and i like it. I had the S50, S60 and S80, for there Time all good Cameras.
For the Size of the S95 it makes very good Pictures.
I have written something over the Camera, but it is in German, so if your interested you need to translate it.
You can find it here: http://kurcafe.blogspot.com/2010/10/...eindrucke.html and here: http://kurcafe.blogspot.com/2010/10/...ot-s95_08.html

Very interesting information! I am looking for canon s95 shots to check its low lights capabilities, tipical party-social shots in clubs, discos, under low or very low conditions, have anybody photos like this? With and without flash?
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Old Oct 21, 2010, 2:13 PM   #5
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If your on Flickr take a look at this group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonpowershot_s95/

My conclusion under low light:
Dont use the "Low light mode" it boost up the ISO and give you slushy Pictures.
I use for that the P Mode or M Mode.
Go to Menu and set the "Auto ISO Range" to maximum of 640 and slow.
You can make great pictures under low light on partys or indoor but you need something to fix the camera or a tripod. With that, the images are very good for my understanding. For a always carry with you camera. The good thing for shooting under low light is, that you can set the ISO to the wheel on the front side and the range of exposure on the backwheel.

The promotion says easy to take pictures under low light of course the low light mode. It works, but the pictures dont satisfy me.

I had the S50, S60, S80 and now the S95 and i love this little Camera. As we say here in Germany this Camera is a "Reporter Camera". It is not the best in Macro and sure not the best for great Panoramapictures with hole distances. Best Images are in distances between 1 Mtr. and 50 Mtr., so a good choice for reporting.

I can take images under low light if you want, give me the instructions what light and ISO and ... but beware, it can take 4-5 Days.

Overall i hope my english is good enough for that.

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Hello,

I am Spanish, so my English... is not the best... but you know, Spanish, German people speaking in English. People here I suposed noticed it at the first sentence... but they are very patient Thanks

About Canon s95 photos, I don´t find low light photos, with people, using flash? Anybody can show us few samples?

My interest is because this is the main weak point of most of point and shot photo cameras, weak flash combined with not bright lens produce very poor IQ result. And my ZS3=TZ7 is an example of this issue.

On the other hand, I was in München last Summer with a group of friends, I think should be a really nice place to live, enormous Parks, nice Avenues, not to much traffic problems, good restaurants, and the Bavarian lakes area ...
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I dont think that this is the right Camera for this special conditions you want to use it. You can play a lot with the flash but therefore you may need a external flash. I made around +4000 Images now, but i dont use the flash as long as possible. I may shot only 50 Pictures with flash, just for fun or testing.

May this Images help you:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_wra...an/4926032463/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_wra...an/4926632156/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_wra...an/4972408016/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5012642984/
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]I dont think that this is the right Camera for this special conditions you want to use it. You can play a lot with the flash but therefore you may need a external flash.

Don´t you think it is a good camera for nights portraits photos with flash?
How is the flash?

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I made a few pictures with flash as i wrote in the posting before. The flash of the camera is slightly better than other compact cameras I know. For such shots as you they're up to, in the camera are several options available: long-term synchronization, flash exposure compensation and manual adjust flash output. In the image you see here, I used the flash outdoors at much fog and the performance of the flash in M mode - 2. The Flash has not the "Spot" as some other have in compact cameras. The light is a bit wider. There is a small discussion on Flickr using an satelite flash with the camera: http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonpo...7625040924015/

In the manual from the Camera: The Effective flash range is about 50 cm - 6.5 meters at maximum wide angle and
90 cm - 3.0 m at maximum focal length.

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Nice shot!
Better than average flash for a compact camera, with many flash options, I think it has very good performance.
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