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Old Sep 24, 2011, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default First year with S95 in my pocket

The convenience of a high quality P&S is a great asset for those of us who are enthusiastic about photography but don't want to lug around a DSLR all the time.

I really enjoy shooting in M mode and being to see the changes on the rear lcd.

A couple of other things I like are the ability to shoot raw and a f/2 lens.

The zoom range is a bit limited but the IQ is very good IMO.

I have a few examples to share.

Being able to keep up with the little ones at the beach a small P&S is a necessity.
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When you just don't feel like breaking out the DSLR with your long lens to take to the soccer game don't. Just bring you P&S and see if you can get that one good shot.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 12:19 AM   #3
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When your out with the wife (or husband) and you know there is going to be some good light but you want it to be about the date not your photography, throw your P&S in your pocket and get a couple of quick ones.
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Great pictures! Sharp, clear and noise is very well controlled in the sunset shot.

I hope you get many more years out of it.
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Thank you. As long as we don't drop it I'm betting we'll get some years out of it.
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Excellent pictures Mike. The reasons you describe are exactly why I got my small carry around camera, a Canon G12, which as you probably know has the same sensor as your S95.

It is nice having a small, competent camera, to avoid having to drag around larger, heavier DSLR's on a daily basis.

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While I use a D300S + $$$$ lenses for my aviation photography, I always rely on my S90 for those times when even carrying a D90 is too cumbersome. Best compact P&S out there (IMHO).

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Wow! Can you share what settings you used for the beach and the soccer game? I am just getting started with my S95 and need some help figuring out how to catch kids in motion.
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Love the pier shot...
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Thanks Simon.

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Wow! Can you share what settings you used for the beach and the soccer game? I am just getting started with my S95 and need some help figuring out how to catch kids in motion.
Congratulations on getting a great little camera. It's not really the camera I would choose to shoot kids sports with but I ended up with a few from this day.
I shot in M mode and set the shutter speed to 1/200 with the rear dial and spin the front dial around the lens until the view in the LCD looks right. If you cannot get the view bright enough then you need to adjust the ISO (func/set button in the center of the rear dial) to a higher number such as going from 200 to 400.

You can get the same results shooting in S mode and follow the same steps. For kids sports it's important not to let the shutter speeds get below 1/200.

The settings for that shot where 1/200s f/4.9 ISO200.

For the beach I shot in A mode. The camera was set to 1/640s f/8.0 ISO200. Just remember that when you make your adjustments you can watch the viewfinder get darker and lighter. Spin either dial until you find the right exposure. It takes practice but in time you'll get the hang of it.
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