As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Canon PowerShot S95 is also often compared to super zooms, travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot S95's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX530 HS and the PowerShot SX230 HS) and Olympus (such as the Tough TG-4 and the XZ-1)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S95 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and is slightly less expensive ($315.00 vs $1,330.59).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (200 shots vs 350 shots) and is older (august 2010 vs august 2013).

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
4 years newer
$447

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the TG-4 and S95

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200
3 years newer
$232

Significant advantages of the S200 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S200 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the S200 and S95

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000
2 years older

Significant advantages of the P6000 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P6000 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the P6000 and S95

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
3 years newer
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and S95

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
similar age

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the P7000 and S95

  • None found

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
1 year newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the S100 and S95

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S95 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3), has a built-in flash, has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and is significantly less expensive ($315.00 vs $1,239.89).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), is much larger (compact (100×58×30 mm) vs super compact (94×56×23 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (1.2" vs 0.8").

Casio Exilim TRYX

Casio Exilim TRYX
4 months newer
$1,240

Significant advantages of the TRYX (vs the S95)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (122×58×15 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the TRYX (vs the S95)

  • No built-in flash
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter max exposures: 1/8 of a second vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the TRYX and S95

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Very small: Super compact (122×58×15 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Thin: 0.6" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX66
6 months older
$361

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX66 (vs the S95)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX66 (vs the S95)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the DMC-FX66 and S95

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2
  • Very small: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Samsung CL80

Samsung CL80
7 months older

Significant advantages of the CL80 (vs the S95)

  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the CL80 (vs the S95)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the CL80 and S95

  • Very small: Super compact (104×58×20 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.2"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the S95)

  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS3 (vs the S95)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Larger: Compact (104×64×28 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-TS3 and S95

  • Very small: Compact (104×64×28 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.2"

Fujifilm FinePix JX400

Fujifilm FinePix JX400
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the JX400 (vs the S95)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 193 g
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.2"

Significant disadvantages of the JX400 (vs the S95)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the JX400 and S95

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2
  • Very small: Super compact (94×56×23 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 130 g vs 193 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S95 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (compact (100×58×30 mm) vs prosumer size (120×82×92 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (193 g vs 442 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.8x vs 50x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (august 2010 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
4 years newer
$249 - $255

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the S95)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1.2"

common strengths of the SX530 HS and S95

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (100×58×30 mm)
  • Light weight: 442 g vs 193 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S95 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.3).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.9 fps vs 40 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
5 months newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the S95)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2

common strengths of the SX230 HS and S95

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $315.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5v
7 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the S95)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX5v (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2

common strengths of the DSC-HX5v and S95

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the S95)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 1.9 fps
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and S95

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
5 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the S95)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and S95

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $315.00

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
4 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the S95)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2

common strengths of the SX710 HS and S95

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $315.00

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
5 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the S95)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 461k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the S95)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and S95

  • Inexpensive: $269.00 vs $315.00

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S95 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2 vs f/3.5), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is newer (august 2010 vs february 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (compact (100×58×30 mm) vs ultra compact (93×54×13 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.9 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and S95

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S95)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the S95)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and S95

  • None found