Canon PowerShot S95: Don’t be misled by it’s compact size

Many people will be looking to buy a new camera this holiday season and there is a plethora on display in the market right now. If you want something more than a cheap and cheerful snapshot camera and are looking for a good quality digital then we recently gave you a post about the digital SLR camera, the Nikon D3100 but what else is around that could be a good alternative?

We’ve been taking a look at a review of the advanced high-end compact Canon PowerShot S95 by Elias Plastiras over on PC World and it seems that if you are looking to invest in a really decent piece of equipment, this is a good option to go for. Don’t be misled by how compact this camera is as it packs in an awful lot of features for a small camera. The rating for this review was a great 4.5 out of 5 stars and the reviewer “fell in love with it.”

It’s priced at US $399.99, has an aspect ration of 4:3 and a 10-megapixel CCD sensor at 1/1.7.” This slightly larger sensor than on some models means it gives impressively vibrant images and it also has a 28-105mm zoom lens with an f/2.0 aperture which means great pictures even in low-light situations. The only real negative points are fairly small, such as the lens ring clicking when you turn it instead of running smoothly and the shutter speed not being overly quick. Other than that the Canon PowerShot S95 is truly impressive and would appear to be a great choice if you want to invest your money wisely.

For more on this go to pcworld.idg.com.au. What are your thoughts on the PowerShot S95? We’d like to hear what you think of this camera so please do send us your comments.