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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot A95

Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon S95

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Wide angle
Much better wide angle
28 mm vs 38 mm
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Around 30% better wide angle
Size
Much smaller
100×58×30 mm vs 101×65×35 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the S95's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
461k dots vs 118k dots
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Around 4x higher resolution screen
Weight
Much lighter
193 g vs 335 g
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More than 40% lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10 MP vs 5 MP
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Capture around 2x more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO
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The S95's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
Thickness
Thinner
1.2" vs 1.4"
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Around 20% thinner
Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              PowerShot A95f/2.8
              S95f/2
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              PowerShot A95400 ISO
              S953,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              PowerShot A952 fps
              S951.9 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              PowerShot A95118k dots
              S95461k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              PowerShot A9538 mm
              S9528 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              PowerShot A953x
              S953.8x

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