Canon Digital Cameras - Canon PowerShot A95

 
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Canon Powershot A95 Digital Camera Review

CCD
Type 1/1.8" CCD
Effective Pixels Approx.5.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC with iSAPS technology
LENS
Focal Length 7.8 - 23.4 mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 - 114mm)
Zoom Optical 3x, digital approx. 4.1x, combined approx. 12x
Maximum f/number f/2.8 - f/4.9
Construction 6 elements in 5 groups (2 aspherical elements)
FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points 9-point AiAF, 1-point AF (Any position is available or fixed centre)
AF Point Selection Manual selection using Flexizone AE/AF
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 5 cm

EXPOSURE CONTROL
Metering modes Evaluative, Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre or linked to focusing frame)
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400
SHUTTER
Speed 15 - 1/2,000 sec
(Slow Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more, available in Manual and Shutter Priority AE modes only. Shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. and more operate with noise reduction. Certain combinations of shutter speed and aperture may not be available.)

WHITE BALANCE
Type TTL
Settings Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

VIEWFINDER
Viewfinder Real-image zoom, optical viewfinder
LCD MONITOR
Monitor Vari-angle 1.8" P-Si TFT, approx. 118,000 pixels
Coverage 100%
FLASH
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Built-in Flash Range 45cm - 4.4m (W) / 2.5m (T) (at ISO AUTO equivalent)
SHOOTING
Modes Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Custom, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Fast Shutter, Slow Shutter, Stitch Assist, Movie
Special scene mode (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Party, Kids & Pets, Night Snapshot)
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Drive modes Single, Continuous
Continuous Shooting High Speed at approx. 2.0 fps1 (speed maintained for up to 14 images)

Normal at approx. 1.5 fps1 (speed maintained for up to 17 images)(2)


RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION
Image Size (L)2592 x 1944, (M1)2048 x 1536, (M2)1600 x 1200, (S)640 x 480
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Movies (L)640 x 480, 10fps,(M)320 x 240, (S)160 x 120, 15fps
Movie Length Up to 30 sec (640x480) (2)
FILE FORMAT

Still Image Format JPEG (Exif 2.2 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies AVI [Motion JPEG + WAVE (monaural)]
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
DIRECT PRINT
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Movie Print supported on CP printers only)
PictBridge Yes
OTHER FEATURES
My Camera Start-up image and camera sounds customisation
Sound Memo Up to 60 sec per image
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x - 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
INTERFACE
Computer USB (Mini-B, PTP)
Other A/V output (PAL/NTSC)
MEMORY CARD
Type CompactFlash Type I (3),
32MB CompactFlash card supplied
SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM
PC Windows 98(including SE) / 2000 / Me / XP
Macintosh OS 9.0 - 9.2, OS X v10.1 - v10.3
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX (PhotoRecord) / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation ArcSoft PhotoImpression, ArcSoft VideoImpression
POWER SOURCE
Batteries 4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries (Alkalines supplied)
Battery life Approx. 140 shots (4)

Approx. 400 shots (with optional Canon NB-2AH batteries) (4)
Approx. 280 min. playback (with supplied batteries)
Approx. 360 min. playback (with Canon NB-2AH batteries)

A/C Power Supply Optional, Power adapter CA-PS500

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Environment 0 - 40C, 10 - 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 101.1 x 64.6 x 34.7 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight (body only) Approx 235gm

Reviews
 
Review by: Gavin
Lacation: Las Vegas,Nevada
Type of Sport: Point and shoot cameras
Review Date: 04-14-2007
Cost Performace

It is simply wonderful, in low light the camera focuses accurately. Its LCD has auto gain function. Full manual controls. It has excellent color and very good photo quality; easy to use and reliable soft is used. Good price value; perfect for wide variety of situations.

 
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