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 directly to full size, unmodified samples. Feel free to download and inspect them as you wish (click the image, then click again to get to the full size version).

To make things easier, I’ve also posted 100% crops from the samples. Again, these are straight from the camera. However, take note that these were all shot as jpeg, not RAW with +1 on sharpening, +1 contrast, and +1 saturation I believe, using the “Custom” setting.

ISO 80 | f/2.0 | Canon S95
ISO 200 | f/2.0 | Canon S95
ISO 400 | f/2.0 | Canon S95
ISO 800 | f/2.0 | Canon S95
ISO 1600 | f/2.0 | Canon S95
ISO 3200 | f/2.0 | Canon S95

100% Crops from the above images:

ISO 80 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95
ISO 200 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95
ISO 400 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95
ISO 800 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95
ISO 1600 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95
ISO 3200 | f/2.0 | 100% Crop | Canon S95
  • ISO 3200 looks like ISO 400 I got with my compacts not too many years ago. 🙂

  • Max Ander

    Pretty impressive – The non-cropped versions at the sizes posted – hard to tell them apart & the crops up to ISO800 great in my opinion! Barely had a chance to play with mine – gone back with a Hot Pixel – awaiting replacement.