Canon S95 Miniature Effect Mode

The Canon S95 can produce a miniature effect mode for both photos and videos. In my experience it’s generally more useful when shooting a scene from a raised vantage point, preferably at an angle. It may be more successful with subjects such as people, vehicles, and buildings. The following photos were taken in Nikko, Japan and Yokohama, Japan. If you click through the photos, they’ll give you a slightly larger image to view. I’ll post video soon from the CanonRead more

Canon S95 100% Full Size Samples Displaying Low Light Capabilities

The following images display the Canon PowerShot S95 low light capabilities at ISO 80, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and just for kicks, 3200. This is a follow-up to my initial review of the camera. In my opinion, ISO 400 is just fine, 800 usable, and 1600 moderately usable if need be. ISO 3200 is pretty much a mess, but would be better than nothing if the situation calls for it. For a compact camera it definitely impresses. These images link directlyRead more

Canon S95: A fantastic backup to my DSLR (full review with sample photos)

I just bought the┬áCanon PowerShot S95 as an always-with-me backup to my huge DSLRs. It’s the best compact camera I’ve ever used or owned. Period. I’ve been out of the market for a pocket sized camera for years – the last compact I bought was a Canon G7, before that a Canon S2 IS in 2005, and my first digital camera – a Canon PowerShot S40, purchased in 2002 before I moved to Indonesia. I still have the S40!? fromRead more