HD video capture and low-light performance are high on Canon's list of priorities when it came to crafting the latest installments in their popular PowerShot Line. See below for a breakdown of the three new cams.
Canon PowerShot S95
As its name would suggest, Canon's follow-up to their superb S90 compact has much in common with its predecessor. They have bumped up the SD video capture to 720p HD and have also added an in-camera HDR scene mode for those who want the look of HDR, but choose not to merge their images in post. Built-in IS compensates for angular and shift camera-shake, while the 3.8x f/2.0 lens returns to make the most of low-light situations. Inside you'll find a Digic 4 image processor and a 10-megapixel High Sensitivity CCD, all of which seem very familiar to those who have used the S90. They have also kept the focus ring that surrounds the lens as well as the RAW capture capability, all while dropping the street price to $399.99, which is slightly cheaper than the S90 was when it debuted.
Having spent a little hands-on time with the camera, we noticed that they also changed a few design elements on the body itself. It's nothing major, but we can only hope it helps remedy the S90's annoying tendency to change your exposure every time something accidentally brushes the rotating wheel on the back.