Canon S95: the Professional Point and Shoot

Photo Courtesy of Canon

This week Canon announced the PowerShot S95, an update to their popular advanced point and shoot the PowerShot S90. After reviewing some of the added features I think I am sold. I had a quick hands on with the last version which I wrote about here. I really like the form factor of the S90 so I am glad that that has remained unchanged. Here’s a quick list of the new features.

  • 720p HD at 24fps Video Recording with Stereo Sound
  • 3.0inch PureColor II G LCD Display, 461k-dot
  • HDR shooting mode (really? embrace the light, don’t fight it)
  • Slimmer Body, 29.5 mm thick
  • The Same External Coating (paint/texture) Used on the Canon EOS 7D
  • 1st Canon point and shoot to use the Hybrid IS
  • Revised Control Dial with Better Click-stops for Settings
  • XDHC Card Compatibility

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Portrait of Don Allan

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Portraits, portraits and more portraits. Get used to it if you are on the path of photojournalism and editorial photography. I often bring lights, softboxes, radio triggers, gels, light stands and a variety of other light modifying devices when I know I am shooting a portrait. And Sometimes I leave it all in the car when the natural light is just too good to pass up. The portrait above is of Clear Creek County Coroner Don Allan. It’s lit using the light from a large window and the reflection off of a wall from the same window. No artificial lights, no modifiers. Just Don’s personality and f2.o at 85mm. Read the full story here.