Canon Canon Powershot S95 and Some Thoughts About Camera Size

Somehow I missed this thread :eek: Anyway I was in the same boat as a lot of people here looking at the S95, Samsung T500/EX1, the Sigma DP1s and others. I got the T500/EX1 and could not be happier. I had mistakingly thought the faster lens of the T500 would not be that big of a deal, I was wrong. I also thought the articulating OLED screen would not be that big of a deal. I was wrong again.

After using the T500 for a few weeks I would never buy a small compact camera without an articulating screen and a fast lens.

One other point to make about the wide end while it is a 22mm equiv in 35mm film terms, in reality it is 5.2mm which means that you get good DOF.

This shot


Was taken at at 5.2mm and f/1.8

You could only get this shot with a camera such as this. If I tried to use my DSLR at f/1.8 and 22mm the DOF would be so shallow it would not work, yet here you have enough that it works. Yes it is a bit soft but the amazing thing for me was this was shot at f/1.8
 

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Oct 10, 2010
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Sep 8, 2010
London UK
Andy
Well i have just got back from the shops with a little package! It's the s95. I really did like the s90 and looking back i should have kept it but i sold it and have now 'upgraded' to the next level... kinda! Just need to work out the differences now.:)
 

BillN

Hall of Famer
Aug 25, 2010
S W France
Bill
Andy - I got one a couple of weeks ago - I carry it with me most of the time
I just see it as complementary to my M43 stuff and DSLR

It's good and I really like the size - I'm just waiting for the thousand $ snap to cross its "little lens"
 

Lili

Hall of Famer
Oct 17, 2010
Dallas, TX
Lili
The S95 made my short list but like Amin I *really* prefer fast glass at *all* focal lengths.
Carrying a Purse means I ultimate compactness is not the highest priority.
So I adore my XZ-1 :)
 

jonoslack

Veteran
May 6, 2011
The S95 made my short list but like Amin I *really* prefer fast glass at *all* focal lengths.
Carrying a Purse means I ultimate compactness is not the highest priority.
So I adore my XZ-1 :)
HI Lili - and Amin
Welll - anguish is over for me - Like you and Amin, I really prefer fast glass, and so I also bought an XZ-1 today. First impressions are really good.
 

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