Pros Impressive photos, great videos, compact size, manual control, great lens & flash, photo options
Cons Flash pop-out surprises
Summary Got the camera a week back. The black case has a slick built quality and its beautiful to look at. The photos (indoor and outdoor) are very impressive (DSLR quality or more), the videos crisp and clear. For eg: the vivid color option, brings along an amazing arrangement of colors on a landscape photo. The flash is very effective for low-lights photography. Overall a great camera for taking photos of birthday party, picnic, rock concert, conference, potraits....a wide variety of scenarios.
Pros Good little camera...very portable
Cons A 4" X 6" paper manual does not come with ithe S95, but comes with the S90. At age 80, I will miss looking up forgotten items while out photographing in the field!
Pros Lots of control, decent photos, pocketable.
Cons Having traded up from a 790IS that could focus as close as an inch, discovering that the S95 could only focus as close as 5" was a disappointment. It's just not going to be useable for certain types of macro shots (e.g., insects).
"Wow. Wow. Wow"on by chimayred
Pros Like I said. Wow.
Cons OK. OK. There have to be cons. no viewfinder. Duh. No "sunset" scene control. Small.
Summary I own a Nikon D40, Canon G10, Olympus EPL-1. This was a sneak gift from my fiancee since I no longer have a small camera to carry on a daily basis. Wow, what ovekill! This thing could almost make me forget my G10. Solid, stark, well built, easy to navigate, feels like a legacy camera, great pictures, nice controls, I like the HDR option. Hi speed flash sync. I've had great P & S cameras including the original Fuji F30, the one to compare all others against, and this looks like it will be hard to beat for a daily pocket/pack camera. Hard to beat my EPL 1, though for its incredible pictures.
Pros Great Image Quality, Great HD video, Solid Build, Many features, Easy to Use on all Levels, Great screen.
Cons None That Have appeared yet.
Summary This is a camera for all the people that have ever thought that they should expect more from a point and shoot. Well this is it this camera has amazed every one that I meet. The way it operates is amazingly simple and if you want to step it up a notch you can. I have worked with SLR's and I understand the feeling of need to get one but for most people this will way more that enough.