Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Great compact camera for those who don't want to carry a chunky DSLR
Canon Powershot S95
Member Name: doremifaso
Canon Powershot S95
Advantages: Auto and Manual Modes, Shoot in RAW, HD movie recording, Scene Modes, Compact and Very Lightweight
Disadvantages: Cannot change lens, not many colour choices to choose from
I'm not pro with cameras but I've been on the hunt for a good quality, great image capture and colour payoff, decent priced, lightweight and compact camera that falls somewhere between a regular compact camera and a DSLR to replace my old, old Canon IXUS 65!
This camera has the ability to shoot in auto and manual mode as well as giving the option to shoot in RAW as well so you can edit the photos on your computer to your heart's content. You can also shoot HD movies too.
It also has a manual zoom which is quite handy for when you want to focus more steadily on a subject.
The display is brilliant and wide - was one of the first things people noticed when I showed them my new camera... the display is very clear.
I've read some people find the pop-up flash on the top can be obtrusive when your thumbs is there but I've never found it a problem.
The low light mode is useful for shooting indoor when you don't want the flash light to pop up because some pictures look worse with flash!
The scene mode has some useful cool effects such as Fish-Eye, Miniature, Snow, Foliage, Poster, Under Water, Super Vivid, Fireworks, Nostalgic and more!
There is so much more to this camera to discover and play with. I think this is a great bridge product for someone who is coming from using a point-and-shoot compact camera to experimenting a bit more with manual modes and playing with the ISO settings before going full blow and paying for an expensive DSLR camera.
Summary: Perfect for someone who wants something more than just a point and shoot
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