Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera Launched; Features 10MP CCD Sensor & DIGIC 4 Image Processor

Canon today announced the latest model in its successful PowerShot S-series with the launch of the new Canon PowerShot S95 Compact Digital Camera, an advanced, compact digital camera for photographers looking for outstanding low light performance and manual control in a pocket-sized body.

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Succeeding the highly-acclaimed Canon PowerShot S90, the new Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera offers improved handling, greater levels of manual control, 720p HD movie capabilities, the powerful HS System and Hybrid IS – providing a powerful feature set capable of superb image quality in all shooting conditions.

Building on the S-series’ core principle of offering advanced manual control and low light performance in a compact body, the new Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera is designed for users who demand maximum control and premium image quality in all conditions.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera is equipped with the popular lens Control Ring, introduced with the PowerShot S90 digital camera, but with improved and greater levels of flexibility, while a bright, f/2.0 lens and Canon’s HS System provide an even more powerful basis for low light and creative photography.

The PowerShot S95 digital camera is also the first-ever Canon compact to feature Hybrid IS technology, providing improved image stabilization for macro photography.

Improving on both the size and handling of its predecessor, the Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera features an even slimmer body at just 29.5 mm thick, an improved multi-control dial and the same external coating used on the EOS 7D to improve slip-resistance and grip.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera also includes Canon’s HS System which is a combination of a high-sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and powerful DIGIC 4 processing, that provides exceptional low light performance; even better than that of its predecessor.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera also features Canon HS System that enables the camera to support a maximum ISO of 3200 at full resolution and works to reduce the occurrence of noise at all ISO speeds for high quality images.

Using Low Light mode, the Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera can also achieve an extended ISO range from ISO 320 to ISO 12800, capturing images at 2.5MP resolution.

Manual control of ISO settings and white balance in Low Light mode also provide greater control over shots taken in darker conditions, allowing users to accurately capture the ambience of a dimly-lit environment exactly as they see it.

A bright, f/2.0 genuine Canon lens perfectly complements the Canon HS System, allowing more light into the camera and providing greater ability to use faster shutter speeds and freeze the motion of moving subjects.

Genuine Canon lens with Hybrid IS

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera’s 28mm wide-angle lens features 3.8x optical zoom, allowing users to get closer to distant subjects during shooting and the camera benefits from Canon’s extensive heritage in lens design, having been developed using the same processes and high-quality standards employed to manufacture Canon’s EF lenses, ensuring sharp, high resolution images with every shot.

Canon’s acclaimed optical Image Stabilizer (IS) counteracts camera shake, reducing blur and enabling users to capture shots in darker conditions and shoot at a shutter speed approximately 4-stops slower than would otherwise be necessary to achieve a blur-free shot.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera also offers Hybrid IS feature that prevents image blur during close-up shooting, counteracting angular and shift shake that becomes more pronounced during macro photography.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera is equipped with a 7.5 cm (3.0”) 461k-dot PureColor II G LCD screen features a tempered glass outer layer, offering enhanced strength, high contrast and a wide viewing angle that offers greater visibility even when shooting in bright conditions. A new RGB histogram available in playback also allows photographers to instantly check the exposure of a shot in detail.

HD movies with stereo sound

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera allows 720p HD 24fps movie recording with stereo sound and also features a range of creative modes to add a new dimension to movie without requiring additional post-production. Miniature Effect is available in both movie and still image capture, mimicking the effects of a tilt-shift lens to give subjects a model-like profile while Fish-eye Effect replicates the distortion of a fish-eye lens, adding a new angle to portrait and landscape shots. Then there is a Super Vivid function that boosts colour saturation, while Poster Effect features creates a more retro feel to images, allowing users to make their photos really stand out from the crowd.

An integrated HDMI port with CEC compatibility makes it simple for video and stills to be viewed and controlled directly using a compatible HDTV and remote control.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera includes a range of shooting modes to match the desired level of control or the photographer’s skill. In addition to the flexibility of Full Manual control and semi-automatic Aperture priority (Av), Shutter priority (Tv) and Programme AE modes, the PowerShot S95 also features Smart Auto for those who simply want to capture great shots instantly.

The Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera also allows easy, wireless content transfers supported by Eye-Fi connected functions, allowing remote uploads to image sharing websites such as CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.

The PowerShot S95 camera also features a dedicated Eye-Fi section within the User Interface, and disables the auto power-down function when the Eye-Fi card transmits data – allowing the easy transfer of content without interruption.

Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera Key Features

  • HS System & f/2 lens
  • High-sensitivity 10 MP CCD
  • 28mm wide, 3.8x zoom lens, Hybrid IS
  • Compact, stylish metal body
  • 10 Megapixel CMOS CCD
  • Powerful DIGIC 4 Image Processor, with 10 Megapixels.
  • 7.6 cm (3.0″) PureColor II G LCD
  • 720p HD Movie Recording
  • HDMI Digital Out Port
  • Super Slow Motion Movie
  • Smart Auto and Smart FE
  • Shooting modes. Best Image Selection
  • Multi-Aspect Shooting
  • Wink Self-Timer

Price and Availability

The new Canon PowerShot S95 10.0 MP Digital Camera would be available from September 2010 for the price of  $599.99 (Rs. 27,959 Approx.)

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