I have owned 5 Canon digital "Point and Shoot"
cameras. Two of them are still useable, but relatated
to back-up service - A20 and
A1100. A third is my new S95.
I always have at least a Point and Shoot camera with
me - even on the bicycle. When looking at these
pocket cameras, I had a couple of features that I looked
Features, big plusses to me
- Standard memory cards (CF or
- AA Batteries
- Built-in flash
When I started getting big into HDR photography,
my needs changed. I wanted a point and shoot camera
that would record in RAW, will do bracketed exposures,
and fit in the pocket of my cycling jersey. I
was carrying my Rebel T1i on the bicycle, which was
overkill. Furthermore, to shoot HDR, I had to
ride one of the bikes with a luggage rack.
At Nebraska Furniture Mart, the sales clerk showed
me the Canon S95. The camera fills the bill.
Features I had to give up
My new Canon PowerShot S95 has a 10.1 MP sensor,
5x optical zoom and optical image stabilizer.
The Canon Powershot A20 uses a 2.1 MP , 2.7"
Canon PowerShot A1100 has a 12.1 MP sensor, 4x
optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer.
The PowerShot A540 was retired
because the automatic lense cover sticks. Basically
not worth repairing.
I replaced it with the A590. I
liked this camera but it would forget its set-up date
and time. After 3 times back to Best Buy for repairs,
the 4 time resulted in a new camera as I had covered
it under a warrancy.